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The classroom is a place of learning, but more than that, it’s the place where we take our very first steps towards independence. It’s where we had our first lessons in maths and science, as well as our first insights into the complexities of social life. Regardless of our own personal experiences, the classroom is a part of our memories, and the lessons learned in school a part of ourselves.
This collection is a journey back to your school days. Sit back and remember those important moments. Witness the excitement of the first day of school, learn about the environment in a Hungarian forest, listen to teenagers talk about history, or give their opinion on religion, see how Portuguese students struggled against a dictatorship, explore a variety of school activities – from tennis to modelling, and have fun browsing through the rest of our collection of videos from our shared European heritage.
Fifth years students from both rural and urban schools in Ireland speak about the role of religion in their lives.
RTÉ / Ireland, 1998 [02:48]
Children from primary school learn to play tennis.
TVR / Romania, 1964 [01:10]
Jorge Sampaio, the former President of the Portuguese Republic, commemorates the 1962 Academic Crises. He himself took part in the student struggle against the New State dictatorship.
RTP / Portugal, 2007 [01:48]
As the 1991/1992 school year gets underway, East and West Berlin pupils are free to attend the same schools.
DW / Germany, 1991 [02:49]
This UNESCO award winning Rainbow School in Austria has students from many countries and cultures.
ORF / Austria, 2008 [24:28]
A look at physical education for pre-school children.
RTV SLO / Slovenia, 1964 [04:09]
We welcome you to take a look at our previous collections for more EUscreen content; Euroean Celebrations, Women’s Rights in Europe, European Theatre, All That Jazz, Film Festivals of Europe, Motorsport and Vintage Cars, Audiovisual Heritage Day, and Faithful and Furry Friends.
|The first day of school in 1950
CT / Czech Republic, 1950 [01:31]
|A school for aspiring models
BBC / United Kingdom, 1960 [05:08]
|Learning about the environment at a forest school in Hungary
NAVA / Hungary, 2006 [26:16]
|History, Histoire, Geschichte
TVC / Spain, 1994 [06:43]
|New audiovisual teaching technologies in Belgium
RTBF / Belgium, 1970 [01:27]
|Schoolboys wash clothes and cook
DR / Denmark, 1935 [01:14]
|Theatre of reading
TVP / Poland, 1987 [01:49]
|The most important part of the school day: the siesta
INA / France, 1958 [01:04]
|A look at English Boarding schools
Screen Archive South East / United Kingdom, 1948 [08:09]