Title ID 4281Collection ID547
TitleBrighton International Children’s Camp
ThemePublic Services
KeywordsCamping Children Clubs Dance Folklore Leisure Time Activities Social Movements Youth Youth Organizations
RegionalBrighton and Hove East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionThe French Contingent of the 1946 International Children's Camp [?]
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration7 min. 25 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film contains images of The International Children's Camp held at Brighton in 1946. The Camp was organized by the British Woodcraft Folk, a member of the Co-operative Youth Movement. The event attracted over 1000 children from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Czechoslovakia, and other European countries.


The film opens with an image of a girl sitting under the Rainbow Flag of Co-operation. It proceeds to show images of the camp and of the assembled children, some of whom are filmed looking at notices on the information boards. Other children are filmed chatting, playing games, and having a meal outside their tents. There are also portrait shots of some of the children. Representatives from the various groups march under their flags and banners to an open space where an adult addressed them. There then follows footage of the children performing various, national folk dances to their fellow campers. The film ends as the children pack up the camp and leave in a convoy of double-decker buses.


A still from Brighton International Children's Camp (1946) showing children at the campA still from Brighton International Children's Camp (1946) showing children marching at the camp

Related resources


The Woodcraft Folk

The website for The Woodcraft Folk, "an educational movement for children and young people, which aims to develop self confidence and activity in society, with the aim of building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and co-operation."