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  • Lanarkshire


  • Education
  • Food and drink


  • Sponsored
  • Educational


  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)


  • 1950s


Reference number: 4324

Date: 1955c

Sponsor: Lanarkshire Education Committee

Production company: SEFA (Lanarkshire Group)

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.21 mins

Description: Documentary on the school meal service in Lanarkshire. Here, the provision of school meals is shown to be not solely about the children's diet, but rather, involves social training too. There is a strong emphasis on teaching the children table etiquette and manners.

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Credits: nar. Arthur P. Britten
mus. arr. Peter F. Johnston
m. p. James G.F. Murray
sd. Leevers-Rich & Co. Ltd.
sd. rec. Alexander Biggar Ltd.

Shotlist: [Please note the access copy has no sound transferred]

opening credits (0.15) gvs children eating meal in school canteen (1.00) ext. shot school, shot of group of school children posing for camera. Various shots in the school canteen kitchen - we see the cooks at work preparing food (2.51) c/u menu poster - it reads: "liver and bacon, chips, carrots, lemon meringue pie, custard" (3.04) boy washes his hands in sink followed by gvs children entering canteen dining hall. They sit at tables, say prayers, then a member from each table collects a tray of food dishes. Once back at table, he/she serves the food out onto plates and passes to each at the table. Children eat meal (8.46) talking head headmaster (9.51) adults eating in the canteen, the cooks line up and pose for camera (10.14) gvs children eating in canteen again (10.45) The End (10.52) ecs (11.21)

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