London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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Interesting look at two of London’s largest comprehensive schools in the 1970s, as children tackle a wide range of subjects.
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This absorbing ILEA film celebrates the achievements of two comprehensive schools in London –Southfields in Merton and Hampstead in Camden – promoting a combination of “discipline and friendliness”. The schools are both mixed gender, featuring a wide racial mix-up and some incredible hairstyles. The teachers are a mix of hip and wonderfully old-fashioned, while the kids are admirably erudite – or well-rehearsed – as they discuss ethics, history and religion.