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Science in a Rural Primary School

A sweet educational film from the era of ink wells, pen nibs and butterfly nets.

School programme and Educational film 1961 20 mins

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Could these be the budding Greens of the future? Village children at a primary school in Riding Mills, Northumberland, study the hidden secrets of nature. The children tackle the big questions of the natural sciences in the field and classroom. How many earth worms are there in a field? Where can air be found?