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The Classrooms ...

Over the years the classrooms moved around the site and, indeed, many of the classrooms changed their useage. For example, a dining room became a biology laboratory (and is now a gym for St Elphin's Park!); a chemistry laboratory changed to Wilson house room; a gym became an art room; and so on! Please let Liz Donlan know if any of the photos of classrooms below had a different use during your time at St Elphin's.

During Liz Donlan's time at St Elphin's (1967 to 1973) the classrooms were in wooden huts. There were 4 rows of these huts – each with 2 classrooms. The bottom row, in front of the white car, were for Lower IV and then worked upwards to Upper IV, Lower V, Upper V. Liz's understanding is that they were temporary but, to her knowledge, they were still there in 1990! Photo: St Elphin's School.

Heather, Miranda, Alison

Left: LtoR: Heather Bond, Miranda Toach and Alison Bond, outside one of the wooden classrooms - circa 1958. Miranda was in Powys House from 1954 to 1960.

The skirts have been a topic of conversation on the Facebook group as, in the mid to late 60s, they were changed to a pleated style and the straight style seems to have been preferred.

Thanks to Miranda for providing the photo.







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