School children on seesaw ©Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
Girls and boys did not share the same playground but had separate playgrounds.

The boy's playground was situated next to the high street and the girl's playground was at the back of the school. Boys and girls played different games. The girls enjoyed skipping and ball games whereas the boys liked to rough and tumble and play contact games like tag and "jump jimmy knacker".

Children at Ridgmont school also enjoyed:

playing with marbles;
spinning wooden tops that had patterns painted on them (sometimes children would paint patterns on the tops with pieces of chalk);
making pea shooters from hollow pieces of elder tree and using may buds from the hedge on Eversholt Road as ammunition.