Title ID 4000Collection ID116
Title[Dance Time]
CollectionCollege of Education Bognor Regis
KeywordsPerforming Arts Dance Skirts Women Education
LocalBognor Regis
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCollege of Education Bognor Regis
FormatColour Silent
Duration3 min. 50 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Students at Bognor Regis College of Education perform a choreographed dance in the grounds of the college, produced in 1974 by fellow students under the guidance of John Jones as Head of Technology.


Young women, barefoot and wearing black leotards and coloured skirts, perform a dance in the grounds of Bognor Regis College of Education. They walk and skip around an urn while holding hands, seen from a middle distance. In further shots, the girls skip past the camera, seen from the centre of the ring. Their hands meet in the centre, seen from below. In further views from the grass, their feet are seen, circling the urn resting on the ground. Finally, one of the performers carefully lifts the urn onto her shoulder and walks away slowly, as the girls come to rest.

Contextual information

Bognor Regis College of Education was set up in a crescent of Regency houses during 1946 as an emergency training college for men and women to meet the severe shortage of teachers after the Second World War. The college merged with Bishop Otter College in 1977 to form the West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, which was renamed Chichester Institute of Higher Education in 1995. When the institute gained the right to award its own degrees in 1999, its name was changed to University College Chichester.

Screen Archive South East holds around twenty films produced by students at Bognor Regis College of Education under the guidance of John Jones, who taught as Head of Technology between 1969 and 1978. He was a pioneer in the use of television and film in the classroom, having worked for the BBC, schools and colleges, and in East Africa.

Related resources

Further Information on file at Screen Archive South East

The archive holds articles written by John James while at Bognor Regis College of Education, including "Learning for Earning", and biographical notes.