Moving up to Year Seven: A Welling School Film
VHS unknown Sound 2000 10:26
Summary: Video presented by two kids at the Welling School in Bexley about how moving up to Year 7 isn't that bad
Title number: 1588
LSA ID: LSA/2098
Description: Music plays as opening titles read 'Moving up to Year 7 - what's it really like?' A school child, aged around 13 and wearing a uniform, washes his hands in a sink in the school toilets. Three older boys then come in and confront him aggressively, pushing his head into the toilet. The boy then wakes up in bed to see that it has actually been a bad dream. The boy then speaks to the camera and says that he used to have nightmares but now really enjoy going to school. A girl then speaks to the camera as she walks down a corridor; she explains how stories of kids being made to smoke and drink alcohol are just stories made to frighten Year 6's. The boy then explains that he and Bethany have made the film.
A title reads 'Moving up to Year 7 - A Welling School Film'. Kids are seen doing gymnastics, playing instruments, eating in the cafeteria. Various kids speak to camera about hos much they enjoy the school and have been looked after. The girl, Bethany, speaks to a class of younger kids about school.
A segment on 'Bullying' is next; we are told to tell teachers if this does happen. A boy talks to a teacher about bullying. Next section is on 'Getting Lost'. They discuss how this won't really be a problem once they get used to it. Next section is on 'Getting to School'. Bethany recommends taking the bus with friends. Section on 'Having More School Work'; Aaron and Bethany tell us there isn't that much more work. They then argue outside the headmaster's office about something. Bethany talks to the headmaster about adjusting.
Keywords: Education; secondary school; entry year; bullying; student film
In galleries: Easy as ABC
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Bexley; Welling School