Learning to Live - British Children at School

Still from 'Learning to Live' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1946'
'Britain has many well-planned new schools with modern equipment. These are described in the picture of a day in Billy Brown’s Nursery School, his sister’s Junior School, and the Senior School where his brother is a prefect. At all stages of education, children learn to be useful citizens.' [1]

Date: 1941
Duration: 13:29

Director: Harold Purcell
Production Company: Merton Park Studios Ltd.
Producer: -
Cinematographer: Jimmy Rogers
Composer: -
Narration: -
Editor: Royden Stocks
Sound Recording: Al Rhind

Length: 35mm: -. 16mm: -.

Distributor: M.G.M.


One of the schools featured is Northwood School, London, HA6 1QG.

Still from 'Learning to Live'
Learning to Live

Certificate: U
Distributors: M.G.M.
Producers: Merton Park Studios
1263ft / 16mins
Modern methods of educating and training children in English schools. Produced for the British Council.[2]

  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-3
  2. ^ Index to Vol.10 / No.s 109-120 / 1943-44
    New Short Films Issued between January 21 and February 20 [1943]
    19 Learning to Live
    Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI