Druids Heath School (APDS)
16mm film Black & White Sound 1940 15:15
Summary: Film of boys' daily lives from the first approved Barnardo's children's school.
Title number: 10701
Description: Aldridge, Walsall; first approved school run by Barnardo's. Dormitory; boys get out of bed; wash under the shower; scrub toes; clean teeth; make beds; physical exercises; mid-morning break for milk; 'digging for victory' in the vegetable garden; staff in kitchen; cutting bread; cooking; assembling for dinner on parade ground; marching into the refectory; saying grace; mealtime; collect gas masks; march to air raid shelter; enter shelter; polishing floor; school room; teacher at the blackboard; tending the lawn; sawing logs; shovelling coal; staff in sewing room darning socks etc.; carpentry; sport; cricket; blindfolded boxing; tug of war.
George BERRILL wrote on December 10, 2018:I was at Druids Heath, leaving Dec 1961. It was the best thing that happened to me. It was a…I was at Druids Heath, leaving Dec 1961. It was the best thing that happened to me. It was a really nice place to be. I joined in the D.E.A. group. I would like to hear from lads who were there in my time.
M clark wrote on December 20, 2016:Was there in the late 70s for 5yrs it was the best home I went to, I especially liked the…Was there in the late 70s for 5yrs it was the best home I went to, I especially liked the swimming pool and the go carting not to mention the canoeing. Great life
Anon wrote on October 21, 2016:I Was There For two Years In The 70's After Being Transferred From The Notorious Bryn Alyn Community In Wales…I Was There For two Years In The 70's
After Being Transferred From The Notorious Bryn Alyn Community In Wales .
It Was Like Going From Hell To Heaven ..Even Tho ,It Was Not Until Many Years Later ,That I Realized The Questions I Was Asked .When Arriving At Driuds Heath . Made Me Think That The Staff Knew What Was Going On In Wales 🙁
Francis craig wrote on January 26, 2016:I was there for five years tha also included the Annex