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For Rural Schools (England)
For Rural Schools cover spring 1947.jpg
BBC Schools Radio
Company:BBC
First run:
9th January
1940

-
June
1948

(9 school years)
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Duration:20 minutes
Subject:Geography
Audience:Age 9-11, Age 11-13
Language:In English
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  • Replacing earlier individual series such as Discovering England, Our Country, Our Village and Our Parish
  • A series called Let's Build a House had been planned for 1939-40, but was abandoned on the outbreak of war and replaced with general series For Rural Schools, particularly aimed at city children evacuated to the countryside.
  • The autumn 1939 unit was called Living in the Country (not to be confused with the later series of the same name.
  • Other units include Our Changing Country-side, Country Work and Country Ways, and Our Village in Wartime, a sequel to the 1937 series Our Village
  • From 1943 until (at least) 1948 programmes were based around the fictional English village of Dylsford, and the children in the Dylsford School Explorers' Club.
  • There was a separate For Rural Schools series for Scotland


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Rhythm and Melody
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Singing Together
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For Rural Schools (England)
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1940-1948
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1936-1967
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