This DVD is from a series of innovative resource packs using archive footage accompanied by a wealth of relevant information, illustrated notes and a manual filled with ideas and resources for activities relating to the theme. Winner of the Outstanding Dementia Care Product at the 2013 National Dementia Care Awards.
Each DVD features 6 films of 4 minutes, having key points where the film is intended to be paused and then used with the accompanying manual to facilitate a reminiscence activity. The theme of this resource is "Sporting Fun", the contents include:
- On Your Marks (1968): The pupils throw the javelin and discus, take part in the high jump and long jump, and power their way to the finish in exciting races. Teachers keep track of the scores and parents cheer their children on from the sidelines.
- Muddy Motocross (1953): These enthusiastic motocross riders scramble their bikes up steep hillsides, jolt down stony tracks and steer their way through the deep river, while spectators line the route. Not everyone manages it without falling off or needing a bit of a push!
- And They’re Off (1960): Racegoers place their bets with the eager bookies or on the Tote, as the horses parade around the paddock. From a packed grandstand, spectators cheer the race and for a lucky few it’s time to collect their winnings. Meanwhile, in the winner’s enclosure, the successful owner proudly receives the trophy.
- Winter Wonderland (1953): Wrapped up snugly in the winter sunshine, a little boy wobbles in his skates. Other skaters glide across the ice, some waltzing, watched by admiring spectators. Out on the hillside, people have fun on toboggans and some even have a go at ski-ing.
- Up and Under (1939): Crowds of eager spectators pile in through the turnstiles. Down on the muddy pitch the players charge with the ball, tackling their way through the opposition. The thrilled spectators cheer from the grandstand, until the winners raise the trophy.
- In the Swim (1934): Shivering in the cold, Sheffield’s Spartan Swimmers dive, swim and race across Millhouse Pool. Not even the snow and ice can stop them from enjoying that early morning plunge!