School Sports 1970 / School Journey 1970
Standard 8mm film Colour Silent 1970 23:02
Summary: Amateur film of a school trip by pupils of Risley Avenue Primary School, Tottenham, to the Isle of Wight and of a school sports day in 1970.
Title number: 308
LSA ID: LSA/401
Description: The film begins in the school grounds with some pupils holding aloft sheets of paper reading '1970'. Some children are film boarding a coach outside the school, while it is parked on the Roundway. The film continues with film from the Isle of Wight, with children rowing canoes on boating lake and going to a beach where they swim and bury one of their number in the sand. The pupils are also filmed walking around ruins at Carisbrooke castle, visiting the miniature village and hedge labyrinth at Goshill, the Roman Villa, the Lighthouse. The film then moves back to Risley Avenue Primary School, where pupils are filmed in the school grounds and competing in a school sports day. The sports day events include running races, skipping races, hurdles, egg and spoon races and wheelbarrow walking. Children are also filmed taking refreshments, and sitting outdoors for a prize giving ceremony.
Credits: Director: Mr Powley
Further information: The filmmaker Mr Powley was head teacher at Risley Avenue Primary School in Tottenham.
Keywords: Holidays; Schools; Sports
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Haringey; Tottenham; Isle of Wight
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David Beasley wrote on May 26, 2021:At 16.24, the teacher sitting with the kids is Vic Brownjohn. At 16.33, the boy poking his tongue out behind…At 16.24, the teacher sitting with the kids is Vic Brownjohn. At 16.33, the boy poking his tongue out behind Mr Brownjohn is Danny Stubbs.
David Beasley wrote on May 26, 2021:I was at Risley Avenue School from 1967-71. The school does not have its own playing fields - sports day…I was at Risley Avenue School from 1967-71. The school does not have its own playing fields - sports day was held in the recreation ground on Risley Avenue. I can recall teacher Vic Brownjohn filiming with an 8mm camera on sports days - and I suspect that all of this film was shot by him. Mr Powley (headmaster until 1969) can be seen holding the shield (at 20.:03). At 20:05, George Lamb comes into shot (seated, white shirt). He took over as headmaster following Mr Powley. Fourth to his right is Miss Verrell (red shirt), then Mrs Richards (blue dress), then I think it's Miss Rant the music teacher. At 20:20, the teacher with the bald head is Mr Bearne, and in the dark blue dress is (I think) Miss McGlochlin.