The Lyndon Green Infant and Junior Schools were built on the same site; on an island of land surrounded by Wensley Road and Wychwood Crescent. The Junior School was completed first in 1952 and both infant and junior aged pupils worked in the junior building until the Infant School was completed and opened in September 1953.
"The Architect and Building News" of 3 June 1954 published an article about the schools, showing pictures of the buildings and a site plan, and explaining that the "infants block is connected to its dining room by means of a corridor, curved so that an existing oak tree can be retained". Today it towers even higher above our heads and gives us welcome shade.
plan of the school in The Architect & Building News 1954
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An old map of the area shows that Brays Special School was not yet built, but was open land with a large pond and allotments.
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One of the first pupils in the new school was David, who wrote to us via his niece in 2002, when the children wrote to former pupils asking for their memories of their time at our school.
I wonder if David was one of the children celebrating the Queen's Coronation in the photograph below?
celebrating the Queen's Coronation
Nature study was a popular subject in the 1950s. There was even an indoor gardening area by the main entrance of the school (now our Lynpac Library)
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