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  • Short Summary

    A wooden hut provides a venue for a school for Gipsy kids.

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    Title: "SCHOOL FOR GIPSY CHILDREN. Little folk of the Romany Colony of Hurtwood, have their first experience of lessons in woodland school".

    Exterior. M/S of a woman wearing a headscarf leading a procession of children down a woodland path, pan to show them entering a wooden hut. Panning shot of the group of scruffy looking children outside the hut, they all giggle at the camera.

    Interior. M/S of a cramped classroom inside the hut, children of all ages work side by side. C/U of a man (the teacher) leaning over two boys working at a desk, the teacher shows one of the boys how to hold his pen properly.

    After a few seconds of spacing, story resumes at 01:18:36, looks like cuts. C/U of the teacher sitting at a desk next to a little girl, the teacher writes on her slate and points to something behind the camera (the blackboard?), he passes the slate back to the girl and she begins to write. C/U of two boys writing. More shots of the group of children. More shots of the group of children walking through the woodland.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:32:00 / 01:19:52:00
    G 1259

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