Title ID 1653Collection ID203
Title[New School]
Dateca. 1969]
ThemePublic Services
KeywordsBuilding Construction Buildings Children Education Interiors Schools
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMrs Thompson [?]
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Duration6 min. 20 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This amateur film records various stages in the construction of a new building for Claygate County Primary Junior Mixed School. The building work resulted from an increase in pupil numbers during the 1960s.


The film opens with an image of the sketch site plan for the new school building. This is followed by shots of the woodland site in the Firs grounds. Diggers are filmed at work, clearing the land. The modern, one-storey building is filmed at various stages of construction. Now completed, the film-maker films interior shots of the building, including the office-spaces and one of the corridors. A class of children work at their desks in their new classroom - a music lesson takes place in the hall. There is also a gathering of adults. The playground plays host to a Netball match. Outdoors break-time ends and the children file back into the building.


A close up colour still image from TID 1653, showing a large white painted notice board with the words 'Claygate County Primary Junior Mixed School' at the top in large black letters. The board has no notices pinned to it and is empty.