The School - Then and Now

Title

The School - Then and Now

Subject

The Photographs show Oakridge Parochial School over time, L - R, T - B :

1 - 3. The School
4. The School in winter 1912. Note that what are now large trees had been planted in 1911 to commemorate the Coronation of King George V.
5. The School in 1961
6. The School, 1973
7. The School In Recent Times

Description

Penny Remembers the School in the early 50's

Penny recalls the curriculum concentrated on the 3 Rs with a bit of History and Geography. Little science, but two days a week children could ask General Knowledge questions of Chas E (Weston) such as how cameras worked.

One of the children would go to Wear's farm (Little Court) and get milk which was ladled out for each child. There was no kitchen then and most went home for lunch.

The heating stoves in the classroom had pots of boiling water sat on top and Penny remembers putting plasticine on a stick and holding the stick in the water to warm up the plasticine.

Children sat in desks with a bench seat attached.

Source

Oakridge History Group

Identifier

B58 Z38 SG24 SG26

Files

The School
The School
The School
The School in winter 1912. Note that what are now large trees had been planted in 1911 to commemorate the Coronation of King George V.
The School in 1961
The School, 1973
The School In Recent Times

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Citation

“The School - Then and Now,” Oakridge Community Archives, accessed November 19, 2017, http://oakridgecommunityarchives.org/items/show/94.

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