How It Works
‘Sporting Fun’ 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 summer sports days and track training, days out at the races, braving a swim in the outdoor pools of England, scrums and changing rooms, muddy motocross moments, ice-skating on frozen lakes and sledging down snowy hills in the wintertime. Taking you back to the days of gym kits and hockey sticks, the sounds of speedy and excitable horse racing commentary, bravery on the diving board and friend’s helping to get the back wheel of your bike out of the mud.
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.