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- Education Professionals
When Brancaster Deepdale Primary School closed, the two school buildings were made into homes. Now, more than 20 years later, former pupils and teachers gather to reminisce about their time at the Norfolk school.
Their memories help to build a social history of this rugged coastal village school in the 20th Century. We hear about 1940s schoolboy pranks, evacuees from London joining classes, and how the curriculum was designed around the nature and farmland surrounding the village.
Two decades later, we hear of the important part played by Honey and Muffin - the school dogs, the spectrum computer which ran on cassette tapes, and the two pot bellied stoves which took two or three days to heat up the classrooms.
We also learn how the village protested against the school's closure, and the impact that was felt by the community when the school finally shut its doors in the summer of 1985.
Part of the series: School Days