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Education Authority of Glasgow Special Services (clip 2)

School provision for disabled children in the 1920s

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Some of the education authority special services are illustrated including the preparation of school meals, transporting disabled children to school and the work of Woodburn Hostel for blind children and Langside School for the deaf. This clip shows a child playing with a yo-yo and girls dancing.

Questions & Activities


  • What kind of dance was this?
  • What style of music were they dancing to?
  • Did you recognise any toys or games?
  • What do you think of the girls' costumes?


Social History: Research Kennyhill School. Does it still exist and what are the modern equivolents?

Expressive Arts: Compare and contrast dance styles then and now, and dance styles in school then and now. Recreate the dance in your class.

Media Studies: Compose or source some music that fits with the images.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-247-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 1610
Date 1925
Genre Documentary, Sponsored
School Subject Expressive Arts, Social History, Health and Wellbeing
Subject Matter Education
Where Glasgow Langside
Attributes Black and White, Silent
Clip Length 1:18
Film Length 10:40