Memories from 1957 - 1962
Very smart uniforms and very strict on the correct wearing, including indoor and outdoor shoes.
The dining room was a separate building as was the gym/assembly hall. The dining room had a hard red floor which when the weather was wet became damp and one could slide on it, which was not allowed. The
There was nowhere to store our school books, so each day the required text books had to be taken to school and returned home. This was not so bad for
One of the school buildings did not have an outdoor fire escape, so every year the class in the top room had
The first time the school went abroad on a holiday was just before I left. It was to Switzerland and we arrived after 2 days on the train to a
We had a hockey field at the end of the road and for several years we had a hockey mistress who ran up and down the
Every year all classes would sit on the grass selling out text books to the year below us and buying out books from the year above. No free book for us year by year. We bought our own plus any new ones required.
The classes were small, and we were well taught and with great care; all the teachers were excellent. If we were ever out of line we were sent outside the headmistress' office, where there was a glass covered grating which we had to stand on until she appeared. We would have to state what we had done wrong and we would then receive our punishment.
Margaret Jackson nee Stead