A visit to Cork City's first Comprehensive School.
Ashton School emerged from a merger of Rochelle School and Cork Grammar School.
With 380 pupils there are plans to accept up to 500 pupils of which 400 will be from protestant homes.
The school is both co-educational and multi-denominational, which is a first for Cork City. The wide range of facilities at the school include a pottery kiln, and a language laboratory.
The School Principal Victor Bond speaks of the importance of moral education, which encourages students to think for themselves. He also talks about exercises in practical democracy at the school whereby the students create the rules. Victor Bond remained Principal until 1996.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 March 1975.