Work / Film

Look Around You

At school, educational videos provided welcome relief from the monotone diatribes of various science teachers. But rather than listening intently to the films’ normally worthwhile content, we instead focussed on the things we considered both stupid and hilarious: the over-simplifaction of processes; the often-dated language; the children within the film who, to us, never seemed to be normal children. This post serves as a reminder of those lessons, but more so of Look Around You, a hilarious series of 10-minute shorts (first aired by the BBC in 2002) that paid homage to, and satirised, educational film. Watch these again, you might just learn something.