King Edward Primary School and Nursery Excitement + Determination = Success

Margaret Cant 1956-63

"I have been looking at your history pages as I was a pupil at King Edward's from 1956-1963 and you may be interested in a few of my memories for your history pages.   At that time the lower school was the infant school and the larger building was the junior school.   All the time I was there the junior school had a separate entrance for boys (on the left) and girls on the right - both having separate cloakrooms.   In the classrooms the boys were also separated with the boys sitting on one side of the classroom and the girls on the other.   The playing field at the side of the school did not come into use until approx. the year I left, before then we used to walk to Berry Hill Park for athletics.   We also walked to the old Mansfield Baths for swimming lessons where my mother (a PE teacher) used to help Mrs Kellett teach swimming.   I still have the apron I made (with smocking) when at the junior school - the girls had sewing lessons whilst the boys made models out of bolsa wood.  I also remember on very special occasions being allowed into the little garden at the back of the school during the lunch break - which was always a very special treat."


Margaret Caley (nee Cant)