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Monday, September 23, 2013

'Dress ups' at work...

A little while ago I wrote a post about how I dressed up as a clown (Mr Biffy from Richard Tulloch's picture book) for Book Week in 2000.


Well throughout my long career in the classroom, there were a number of dress up days. Not all have been recorded in photos but a few have.
Now the following photo will show just how long I was a teacher...here I am in my classroom with the Principal Headmaster talking to the class...

Now observant readers will notice that there are some things in this photo that just 'don't add up'! lol
Clothes reminiscent of those worn in the early 1900s  but desks with laminate tops and plastic tidybox drawers...???  This photo was actually taken on July 4, 1979, when this school celebrated its 75th anniversary. Since then, DH and I have been back for the 100th Anniversary as we were both pupils there a long time ago...but not foundation students though! lol

On that day in 1979, after a year of planning, the school celebrated from July 4 (a Wednesday that year), right through to the following Sunday. The staff and many of the students got dressed up in clothes reminiscent of 1904.
The photo below shows the staff who dressed up...
And the last photo shows the pupils at the school who dressed up. (not the whole school though)
The youngest of these students would be in their mid 40s now...so that dates me a bit! lol
A teacher at the school in 2004 told me that the staff in that year, used these old photos of mine to help them organise their costumes. I didn't think to take photos of the 2004 staff and DH and I didn't get dressed up that time. Just didn't occur to us! lol


6 comments:

creations.1 said...

you do make a great clown!!

Maria said...

I bet. The kids loved you as a clown..

shez said...

great pics Maria.xx

ryllpaul said...

Love the photos :)

Missy said...

What a great thing to do - the children must feel so connected to their school's history

Vireya said...

Love the photos. The costumes look quite authentic, too!