This film is part of Free
In and about Ellerby Lane
Gorgeous film exploration of life and education in an east Leeds secondary school.
This is a gorgeous and unique documentary film exploring life and education in an east Leeds secondary school. Fascinating and poignant: it's a heartfelt, enthusiastic record of a day's routine - study, sport and play - and a lasting memorial for a school long demolished and a community transformed. Today the area's grids of cobbled lanes and snickleways, back-to-backs and factories have largely disappeared.
The film is the product of a pioneering educational filmmaking initiative set up by staff at the City of Leeds Training College to enable a group of children from the Ellerby Lane School's Senior Two class to document and examine the life of the school and its position within the community.
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