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Ashmead Community School, Reading

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As the last of Ashmead Community College's 1950s structure is demolished, former pupils and teachers return to the school to talk about their days there.

As they walk round the grounds, memories are jogged and comparisons are made with the schools of today. Pupils from the 1950s remember post-war values, classroom antics and punishments. Two teachers, who both spent 30 years at the school, talk of their experiences.

In contrast, pupils from the 1970s describe the political climate, health and safety, and rock and roll, highlighting the dramatic changes in educational practice over the past 50 years.

The school is currently in transition, awaiting a move to a new academy premises. The principal explains how the school is adjusting to today's society, and present day pupils talk about the things that make their school days memorable.

Part of the series: School Days

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