KEEP FIT! OTAHUHU TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL PARADES AT ANNUAL SPORTS 1939

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Otahuhu College Sports Day, involving several House teams from Colleges around the Auckland area.Teams parade on sports field, performing individual House introductions and haka-like performances. Athletes take part in team events. Group finale is ballet-like performance to music.

'Keep Fit! OTAHUHU TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL'parades at the ANNUAL SPORTS 1939.
Groups of school students parade around perimeter of field. Girls are wearing uniform i.e. white blouse, tie, gymslip, panama hat, white ankle socks and sand shoes. Boys uniform: dark shorts, shirt, ties, knee socks and black shoes. Spectators watch from sideline. College in background, 2 tents on field.
Man from sideline runs toward young boy who appears to be helping student holding banner, who is having difficulty with his shoe.
Side view of student on parade. Banners flying. Trees and house in background.
Teams of boys standing behind one another legs apart, wait as last person comes to front and throws the ball through their legs to the person at the end of row. This is repeated till each person has their turn. An organiser watches from the front as do students from the sideline.
'SING AS WE GO' The "Houses" show their paces.
Group of girls and boys sing and march toward camera, student holding banner to the left of team. Leader is on the right. He gives an order "Massey halt!"
Turning slightly to the right, bending down, hands on knees then standing upright the group waits for their leader to say "We are Massey," they proceed to bend down, hands on knees, chant, then throw their hands in the air and jump.
Another team sing as they march on. The leader calls ? House then they proceed to do a haka.
The 3rd team march on similar to the previous teams.
The team performs chant and haka like actions.
Another team repeats. Clapping in background. Turning to front they march forward singing as they go.
Teams assembled together on field perform a grand finale to music. Almost ballet-like.
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Year 1939

Reference number F5523

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:04:36