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A typical school day for the three children of the Brown family at nursery, junior, and senior schools, and the principles behind their education.
British children at school
'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.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1947-50)
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