Boys and girls had separate playgrounds at the front of the school – boys to the left next to the stream and girls to the right next to the Heron Path. There was also another playground at the back of the school, which was mixed, but for infants only.
By the 1960s boys and girls were allowed to mix together in the playground but infants were still separated from juniors.
Toys and Games
Popular toys and games in the 1920s and 1930s were hoops, top and whip, skipping and football. There were no toys at school but you could take your own ball or skipping rope.
By the 1940s and 1950s, while skipping and football were still popular, other games now included hopscotch, tag, five-stones, handstands, two-ball, Ring-a-Ring-o’-Roses and other chanting games.
In the late1950s the climbing frame was installed although there was no special surface underneath like nowadays.
Popular games in the 1960s were still skipping and football as well as marbles, jacks, hopscotch, French skipping, kiss-chase, tag and other ball games.

What games do you play today?

Have playground activities changed a lot in the last 50 years?

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