Litmus Films

Learning For Real PAL DVD

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Learning For Real PAL DVD

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Three extraordinary documentaries showcasing the educational and personal development benefits of giving children REAL responsibility.   Children of different ages from different places around Europe challenge preconceptions about risk benefit, peer learning and early specialisation in these stimulating and entertaining true tales of the unexpected:

•Arctic Outdoor Preschool (2008, 22min)

•The Budapest Children's Railway (2008, 22min)

•Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World (2006, 20min)

Absorbing and thought-provoking. I love these kinds of stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It's amazing how much information there was in a short film.

Jen Hardingham Cole, educational author, OUP.


Litmus Films presents three diverse documentaries with a common theme. Whether you're a 5-year-old Norwegian lighting a campfire, a 10-year-old Hungarian operating rail signals, or a 13-year-old English schoolboy protecting endangered orchids from extinction - children respond better when they know it matters. As educational systems around the world become more risk-averse, these films showcase risk-benefit.


For children, students, parents and teachers, Learning for Real's three stories entertain and inform, presenting real tasks not as a threat, but as an opportunity to learn.


  • •Arctic Outdoor Preschool (2008, 22min) - winner Best Children's Programme, Northern Character Film Festival 2009
  • •The Budapest Children's Railway (2008, 22min)
  • •Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World (2006, 20min)

Very interesting and thought-provoking - I really enjoyed the films.

Jennifer Mason, primary school teacher, UK.


Lots of food for thought. I wish my son had had some kind of authentic work experience during school.

Katharine Lay, teacher, UK.



Formats: PAL with English subtitles
Duration: 22min + 22min + 20min
Release Date: 2008

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