Reminiscence Films & DVDs


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How It Works

‘Schooldays’ is part of an award-winning series of DVD resource packs that uses British archive films to bring past events and experiences to life. 

This DVD looks at life at school and nursery with lessons and lunch, nursery and playtime, boys will be boys and music and movement. Taking you back to the days of school dinners, milk in the mornings and hula hooping in the playground.

Each Memory Bank pack contains a DVD with six short films as well as an accompanying book with user guide, film notes, discussion ideas, activities and photo, to help family carers or care professionals reminisce with those they care for, including those with dementia, on a one-to-one basis or in a small group.

Memory Bank DVD footage has been specially curated by the Yorkshire Film Archive, in conjunction with health and social care experts, staff and families, to provide meaningful, relevant content which helps to prompt stories and memories that can be shared, discussed and enjoyed, promoting an increased sense of self and identity.

These carefully selected films, spanning six decades of archive footage of familiar themes relating to people’s everyday lives, can help promote shared memories of childhood, growing up, loved ones and family, sense of place and home and work life. The footage will be recognisable to anyone who grew up in the UK between the 1920s and 1970s.

Key benefits

  • Encourages conversation
  • Helps restore a sense of personal identity
  • Helps to improve communication
  • Intergenerational activity
More Information
Website Stock Status Out of Stock
Delivery Period 3-5 days
Product Code MD004
Contents DVD (25 minutes runtime) & handbook
Stage All Stages
Difficulty Easy
Reusable Yes
Infection Control Compliant No
Notes Accompanying handbook (approximately 70 pages) with User Guide, Film Notes, a Life & Times section, providing information and facts to help prompt discussion and conversation, and three detachable photographs that can be used as additional conversational prompts.