Back In Time For School

Episode Guide

The 1940s And 50s

Series 1 · Episode 3

Their time-travels begin in 1945 and the Second World War has ended, and a revolution in education has begun. Our class are now the pupils' of a post-war grammar. The first lesson begins with English for the girls, and while they might consider themselves lucky to finally be taught an academic subject.The class are given free school milk as part of a government health drive. History sees them learning ancient dates and historical events by heart. Despite more high-brow learning, the girls find they are still being educated in more delicate subjects of the curriculum, without the boys.Taking part in a deportment and etiquette lesson, practising balancing books on their heads and enunciating social behaviours may not seem useful them now, but their next lesson of 1950s style sex-ed is an eye-opener. As the decade progresses, our class head out to embrace the rock and roll culture where it's all fashion, food, milkshakes and music.

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