Wick Shopping Week (clip)
A primary school sports day and some views of Wick from 1933
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The film opens on a boat coming into Wick harbour and we get an impression of how busy the harbour is. A brief view of the town is given, with a panning shot looking over Bridge Street toward the mouth of the river. From there the film moves to the sports day of North School. We first see a procession of children carrying standards and instruments. We see footage of the crowd interspaced between some of the events, such as highland dancing, high jump and the sack race. A mixture of close and wide shots pick out individuals and the crowd as a whole.
Questions & Activities
- Why do you think it was called a "shopping week"?
- What can you tell about Wick from the opening sequence?
- What is significance of the date of 21 June in the calendar?
- What is the relevance of the swords in Highland dancing?
- What activities can you see taking place?
History / Sport / Health: Research traditional Scottish school sports activities and then create your own new school sport.
Social History: Research the different names of festivals around Scotland. How do they distinguish themselves from each other?.
Enterprise / Business / Art and Design: Organise your own 1930s sports day with all the traditional events. Design your own flyers, posters and banners to market the event.
Art and Design: Create your own standard - design an emblem to go on top of it.
|Resource Rights Holder||By kind permission of The Wick Society|
|School Subject||Art and Design, Social Studies, Health and Wellbeing|
|Subject Matter||Enterprise, Business, Sport|
|Who||Pavilion Cinema, Wick|
|Attributes||Black and White, Silent|