Title ID 1000Collection ID487
Title[Oceanography Course in Corsica]
Date1971 [?]
CollectionAstor School
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurInstitutionalNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemePublic Services Travel
KeywordsChildren Education Holidays Outings Schools Seaside Resorts Travel Youth
LocalValence Zilia Calvi Dover
RegionalCorsica Kent
NationalEngland United Kingdom France Europe
ProductionAstor School
ParticipantsMr Gibson
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Pupils from Astor Secondary School in Dover go on an educational holiday to Corsica, studying the landscape, the ocean, and the flora and fauna.


The film opens with images of the schoolchildren looking at a poster advertising the school trip. They travel by bus through France, stopping off for a riverside picnic before continuing to the ferry port. Once on Corsica the pupils begin various projects, breaking into groups for recording data on sea temperature and salinity, and sealife. Their experiments take place both on the sandy beaches, and out to sea on pedalos - they collate their findings back at an outdoor classroom. They also enjoy excursions to old villages, a fireworks display, and an outdoor cafe. The film ends with their return journey through France.