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Old School: New Building

Cat No: CVA0008
Duration: 00:32:19
Date: 7th January 1977
Location: Michael Faraday School, Walworth, SE17
Original format: Unknown
Colour: B/W


Old School, New Building examines the fight for a new school building for Michael Faraday Junior and Infant Schools on the Aylesbury Estate in Walworth London. Staff, ex-pupils, current pupils and parents are all interviewed in the video that explains the great lengths the local community went to, to secure funding for a new school building, as the existing Victorian structure was no longer fit for purpose. It was even debated in the House of Commons and garnered footage from the press. Scenes of young school children engaging in Art and English lessons is voiced over by former pupils reminiscing about their time at the school.

Production Credits

Walworth and Aylesbury Community Arts Trust - Camerawork and Production. Tape funded by ILEA (community education) and the Arts Council

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