Documentary on British primary school education. Primary school education, school children learning in class, teacher at blackboard, interviews with headmistress. black school children going to school. White woman talking to black mother over school railings. music and movement lesson children of different ethnic minorities. Cutty Sark. oral history with older people. Primary school , where American student presenting the programme is on sabbatical. Happy Birthday sung to child whose birthday it is, Girl gets cake and blows out candles. School teacher ringing bell. Start of the day revolutionary Finmere school village Oxfordshire. Collecting eggs, children collect eggs for the cake. Here there is no timetable, projects are begun and finished. Eggs are sold to the cookery class and the money for chicken food. Young boy counting eggs. All children in one room and the different disciplines go on at once. Shots of the village road, children running down the street. Castleford in South Yorkshire - industrial area. Children on swings. Washing on the line - blowing in the wind. Revolutionary school nearby, Murial Pyrer, encourages children to talk in class. VS children in class painting and chatting. Studying in prep for the trip to London. Herrigate spelling - prosperous village , Oatlands school - pupils looking at a dove. Open plan classroom. London Street scenes, Red double decker . No 47 in Deptford. Fantos shop front. Old cockneys - old man playing mouth organ with old cockney lady. Tidemill Junior School, Sheila Lyng - sees children into the school in the morning - black family arriving, Head teacher concerned with emotional development. Market stall shopping, tired looking mother. INT shots of the school. Music and movement class. Multi cultural class. Playing freeze. Art class, blind folded touching objects from nature. Literacy classes, Head teacher discusses changes in education - and liberalisation. Big Ben - country school trip to the Thames , London. On river trip. St Pauls, Past HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge. City children going to the country for day,- in the forest collecting data. Chidren explore the Cutty Sark. Children visit OAP clubs and ask their memories about the area, OAPS then visit the school.