This film is part of Free

Education and Local Industries

View Newham through a personal lens with this charming exploration of the borough’s local schools and industry.

Documentary 1980 5 mins

From the collection of:

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It’s back to school with the introduction of this quaint mini-documentary. Children clad neatly in blazers, hauling their book bags to class. Fresh faces gather in an assembly hall, reading their morning prayers, while school ambassadors address the studentship. The fruits of a good education are put on display with a tour of the local institutions: Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Tate and Lyle sugar factory, and the East Ham College of Technology.

This film is from the collection of Newham Local History Resource Centre, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.