The Playground in the 1970s

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  • A School in Cork City

Break Time

On this page we have two photos from the 1970s. They show students and teachers in the schoolyard.

Staff on Yard Duty in 1971
© Scoil Mhuire na nGrás, Greenmount, Cork.

The teachers in the photograph above are on yard duty. They are dressed in the up-to-date fashions of the time. From the photo, can you tell what a popular item of clothing was in the 1970s?

Playtime, Scoil Mhuire na nGrás, 1970s
© Scoil Mhuire na nGrás, Greenmount, Cork.

The students in this photograph look like they are having a lot of fun. What kinds of games do you play in the schoolyard? Ask your parents to tell you about the games they played when they were at school.