The film opens with scenes of countryside and Sedlescombe village in East Sussex whilst the narrator introduces the Pestalozzi ideals; still of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi and a history of his work and beliefs about educating children. The film is interspersed with interviews by a female teacher (?) and Pestalozzi students. Stills of the Pestalozzi village at Trogen, Switzerland and an explanation of its work with war orphans. Scenes of the Pestalozzi village at Sedlescombe, including students; a boy from Tibet / India talks about his home life and experience of Pestalozzi, accompanied by stills of his family and scenes of everyday life at the village. Another student, a girl from Zambia talks about the students who live in her house and relationships with other students. Students are seen on a bus and in class at Hastings College; they talk about their ambitions when and how they want to use the education they have received when they return home. Students are seen playing drums and singing in an attempt to share aspects of different cultures and local primary school children, who have been invited to the village perform a song and dance. The female teacher (?) and students talk about the importance of cross-cultural understanding, accompanied by scenes of the students taking part in religious ceremonies. The female teacher talks about the role of Pestalozzi in promoting international understanding and encouraging people to support the work of Pestalozzi. The film ends with a shot of two students walking along the driveway to the Pestalozzi village. [End credits].