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OU on the BBC: School Day

This resource looks at the UK education system. On January 15th 2004 a dozen film crews from the BBC in Bristol went out across the length and breadth of the country to capture a day in the life of education. Each crew followed a single person over their normal day.

The people that were filmed included a trainee teacher, a head, a pupil, a bus driver, a cook, a truancy officer, an advanced skills teacher, a classroom assistant - and not forgetting the Minister of State for Education, David Miliband. They filmed all over the UK - from Belfast to Middlesbrough and from inner city London to a tiny village in the far north of Scotland. This is one of the programmes available on the website which is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC.

The Open University
British Broadcasting Corporation
Steve Greenwood