Thoroughly disliked the dinners
I went to Elm Grove Infants School from 1961 then to the Junior School till 1968. I remember the outside toilets in the Infants; the trains running under the school to Kemp Town goods yard. I remember all the teachers there then, they all ran the school with a rod of iron. I remember the dinners which I thoroughly disliked; the small bottles of milk which I did like. I recollect the smell of disinfectant in the mornings; the poor children with only sandals and no socks, coming to school in the snow without a coat.
The ‘poor’ children always got the extra milk at the end of the day.
Road safety every morning
The headmaster at the Junior school was Mr Barrows. Sadly he had a heart attack at the dinner table and died in front of me. As a deterrent to us we had road safety preached to us every morning. We were told about the children in Sussex who had been injured or killed on Sussex roads that week. I remember thinking, at the age of eight or nine years old, that I would be lucky if I survived till I was ten. It is so strange, the things you remember from your childhood.
Do you remember?
Did you go to Elm Grove School. Do you remember the school dinners? Were they really awful? Did you enjoy school milk? If you can share your memories with us, please leave a comment below.