Title ID 1369Collection ID274
Title[Girls at Claremont School]
Date[ca. mid-late 1930s]
CollectionFan Court School
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurEducationalNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsAnimals Children Dance Education Girl Guides Leisure Time Activities Performing Arts Schools Sport Swimming Youth
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNot known
FormatColour Silent
Duration14 min. 45 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of colour amateur material showing outdoor activities at Claremont School For Girls in Esher.


The pupils of Claremont School are filmed participating in a range of outdoor activities in the grounds of the former Claremont Estate. A doubles tennis match is followed by images of the girls being tutored in overarm serving techniques. The girls have swimming races and give a diving display in the outdoor pool. Parents watch as they perform a Greek play and give a gymnastics and dance display. Several of the girls wear Girl Guides uniforms, and are filmed raising the Union Jack flag and practising semaphore. The girls are also seen relaxing in the school grounds, handling pet rabbits and guinea pigs, and playing on a seesaw.