Start of school term memories as another year commences in the classroom

CHILDREN YARMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL PE CLASS WITH HOOPS NOVEMBER 1974 C683

CHILDREN YARMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL PE CLASS WITH HOOPS NOVEMBER 1974 C683

Children across the region are returning to school this week after the summer holidays or face their first ever day in a classroom as they make new friends.

CHILDREN
GT YARMOUTH SECONDARY SCHOOL BOYS CLUB
DATED 1969
PRINT C3883

CHILDREN GT YARMOUTH SECONDARY SCHOOL BOYS CLUB DATED 1969 PRINT C3883

And as these photos from previous decades show children in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston made the most of their school days by taking part in all manner of lessons and activities, from boys peeling spuds to children getting up close to a hovercraft.

Betina Wright gets to know the hovercraft she may eventually pilot, dated around 1980. Photo: Archan

Betina Wright gets to know the hovercraft she may eventually pilot, dated around 1980. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

Sport was also a major factor in school life, with pupils competitively battling out it in hockey and football matches.

Design is just one of the many as[ects of the three-year Fashion Buyers Course at the Great Yarmouth

Design is just one of the many as[ects of the three-year Fashion Buyers Course at the Great Yarmouth College of Art where Michael Friends of Gorleston is in his second year, dated May 1965. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

Youngsters also tried out hoops in PE lessons in the school hall and many will still have fond memories of gymnastics and vaulting the pommel horse.

Full-time shorthand-typist students using auto-typing and shorthand training equipment at the Yarmou

Full-time shorthand-typist students using auto-typing and shorthand training equipment at the Yarmouth College of Further Education Commerce Dept. Wearing earphones, the pupils carrying out tests dictated to them through a tape-recorder device which is operated bu their instructress, Mrs J. Aliffe. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

And the slightly older section of the town's population also took to the classroom at college but in a more serious fashion as they prepared for employment, such as engineering and secretarial work

In a Physics Laboratory, students are investigating the optical activity of a sugar solution at Grea

In a Physics Laboratory, students are investigating the optical activity of a sugar solution at Great Yarmouth College of Further Educatiom, dated 16th March 1967. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library


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In the Engineering Department at the Great Yarmouth College of Further Education, students receive i

In the Engineering Department at the Great Yarmouth College of Further Education, students receive instruction Milling. In charge of this deparment is Mr D.J.Burrell (left), dated 16th March 1967. Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

Yarmouth - Magdalen College Estate - Gorleston school children pic taken 1960s ? c12961

Yarmouth - Magdalen College Estate - Gorleston school children pic taken 1960s ? c12961

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