Title Details

School's Out

The activities of school children during their holidays.
Year : 1954 | Total Duration : 23 Minutes | Producer : H M Scales
Director : H M Scales |
Through iron gate to school building. School bell. Deserted school including empty classroom and chalk graffiti. Kite caught in telegraph pole, ball breaking window of house. Children in streets including playing hopscotch, go-carts, marble, ball. Dog yawning, Boys dressed up in cowboy suits and guns playing in streets. One boy riding on dog. Boys fighting in street. Busy playground - roundabout / hurdy gurdy, tug of war, skipping, see saw (children with dogs). Milk bottles handed out to children of various ages. Children learning to swim in and out of water at North Sydney Pool including deaf children using sign language. Far West Homes, children playing. Van for interview with children by Pete Smith from radio. Boy from Moree talking about having to dress up more in a city - at home he only has to put on a shirt and wash feet. Girl from Baronga (phonetic) saying it is too noisy in the city. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124998 | 6 mins 39 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Federation of NSW Police and Citizen's Boys' Club emblem on door. Inside club with uniformed policeman. Boys vaulting over horse in gym, somersaulting. First Aid class given by ambulance man, one Asian boy. Muscular youths lifting weights. Small boy being shown around by policeman, watching boys during brass band practice. Boys boxing, cheering onlookers. Yachting. Sea Cadet Corps. Young boys on parade, STD Snapper Island on their hats. Raising flags, boy climbing mast to retrieve flag. Tying knots. Sailing clubs, boys preparing yachts on land, launching. Girls playing beach game - net and throwing rings. Girls on bush walk on coast. CU kookaburra, girls imitate bird call. Girls inspect banksia. Girls in drama class, comedy in hall. Singing songs with enthusiastic leader waving arms. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 125002 | 6 mins 25 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Fitness camp. Boys walking across tessellated pavement (probably Ku-ring- gai) and inspect aboriginal rock carvings of fish and wallaby. HAS city beach (probably Bondi). Children surfing and snorkeling. Line of boys walking in flippers and swimming across ocean pool. Lifesaver talking to boys throwing sand. Lifesavers display with rope. Boys (nippers) being taught to parade and resuscitate. Boy Scouts. Pan Pacific Jamboree - parade of representees from different countries including New Zealand and Australia. 11,000 boys. Boys in uniform returning to school. Children talking enthusiastically in playground. One looks dreamily to montage of images shown previously of children involved in different activities. School bell ringing. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 125005 | 6 mins 2 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |