Segregation in the Old Grammar!

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Segregation in the Old Grammar!

Postby chuckiebay » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:54 pm

The picture of the old Grammar School beside McGroyy's shop made me remember how segregated the boys and girls were in that school. The boys entrance was next to the shop and the girls entered by a door in the wall much further up the street. The playgrounds were well apart and boys and girls entered the school by different doors. Inside were two separate stairs and so the journeys and times from class to class were different for each sex. The Common Rooms for fourth to sixth years were also male/female.

This was the way in the fifties. Would it work or help now?
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Re: Segregation in the Old Grammar!

Postby SARID » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:09 pm

Chuckie seems tae be the only wan who has mind o' the segregation in the Old Grammar. A've no mind o' the segregation masel, so it seems Ah wisa that bothered at the time. Maybe it's jeest that Chuckie wis wild an keen on the opposite sex ,an the segregation pit a wee blight on the time spent in the "Grammar "
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Re: Segregation in the Old Grammar!

Postby WC1 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:54 pm

When I was a pupil in the 'old Grammar' (from '61 to '67) there were separate girls' and boys' entrances and stairs. In the 'lower-ability' streams, boys could not do what was then called Domestic Science and girls could not do Technical.
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Re: Segregation in the Old Grammar!

Postby MPR » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:16 pm

Yes I was there at the same time, think its great how things have changed.Wish it had always ben that way. The things I could have done!!!!
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Re: Segregation in the Old Grammar!

Postby bill » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:40 pm

Also there at the start of the sixties,and my recollection is that irrespective of whether you were in the higher or lower stream of education boys did not do domestic science,and girls did not do technical.As for using different stairs neither Catherine nor myself has any recollection of this.

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Re: Segregation in the Old Grammar!

Postby Bitter End » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:12 pm

It should not be ther !
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Re: Segregation in the Old Grammar!

Postby EMDEE » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:37 pm

WC1 wrote:When I was a pupil in the 'old Grammar' (from '61 to '67) there were separate girls' and boys' entrances and stairs. In the 'lower-ability' streams, boys could not do what was then called Domestic Science and girls could not do Technical.



bill wrote:Also there at the start of the sixties,and my recollection is that irrespective of whether you were in the higher or lower stream of education boys did not do domestic science,and girls did not do technical.As for using different stairs neither Catherine nor myself has any recollection of this.


I was there from 66-69, and remember the segregation on the stairs. In fact I remember WC1 as a prefect supervising us on the stairs and keeping us younger ones in order. :D
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