Looking Back: Education, education, education!

They say that school days are the best days of your life, but that depends on your desire to sit through double maths on Friday afternoon.

Thursday, 25th April 2019, 8:00 am
Enjoying kickabout in the playground pupils of St Georges School, Barrack Road Northampton, in April 15, 1970

From dreaded school dinners of boiled cabbage accompanied with lumpy, cold gravy skin, to the delights of doing PE in your vest and pants because you'd forgotten your sports kit, school days were memorable. Friendships forged outside the headteacher's study door or behind the bike sheds can last a lifetime - school really was an education.

Pupils testing a rather watery-looking soup at Duston Secondary Modern School, Northampton in December 1959
Pupils of All Saints School, Northampton show headmaster Nogger Norton their models in July 6, 1959

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Sports day obstacle race at the Open Air Recovery School, Northampton, on July 2, 1964
Enjoying kickabout in the playground pupils of St Georges School, Barrack Road Northampton, in April 15, 1970
Pupils from Abington Vale Secondary School, Northampton, off on a school trip to Austria, February 13, 1969
Sitting smartly and quietly reading, pupils in the library of St Davids School, Northampton on March 1, 1965
Members of the Australian cricket team visit Bective School, Northampton, July 21, 1961
Pupils, some in costume, pose at the art and design show at Spencer Girls School, Northampton, April 1967
The streets of New York brought to the stage of Northampton Grammar School in their production of West Side Story in November 1967
Pupils with their comprehensive schools petition on the steps of Northampton Town Hall, on November 22, 1965
Football action with Trinity High School, Northampton, v Craig School, February 21, 1966
School prize-giving day with trophies presented at Delapre Secondary School, Northampton, July 7, 1967