Thursday, 8 May 2014

Beat School

In 1961 British Pathe News paid a visit to Burgess Hill School, Hertfordshire, a progressive boarding school for artistic children. Traditional school uniform is replaced by shades, caps, quiffs and corduroy, and smoking is encouraged because it "calms the nerves". There are some very nice looking murals in the background. Subjects appear to include listening to jazz, smoking, abstract painting, motorbikes, doing the Twist and, erm, Elgar. Sounds like a groovy kind of place, Daddio.

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