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A Letter to the Teacher Short Film (Full Length) – 1957 Documentary

A Letter to the Teacher

Short Film (Full Length) – 1957 Documentary

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The lessons have travelled many hundreds of miles so that small fry on a lighthouse can learn the three ‘R’s.
– From the narration
In the lonely homestead scattered along New Zealand’s rugged coastline, as in the remote England farms and high country sheep stations, children are being educated. This is their story: the story of the correspondence school pupils whose playgrounds are the rocky coastline, the native bush, the snow-clad mountain country; whose classroom is in the family living room or kitchen.
– From the narration
My nearest girlfriend lives 20 miles away — I have met her once. We used to have a pet deer, but he got too wild and bunted us with his antlers ... so we had to shoot him for dog tucker.
– A pupil from a sheep station in the Alps talks about her life