24 Doors of Merchants’ – Day 19

Today’s door is in the original section of Stanfield!

To prepare for the publishing of a school prospectus several “staged” shots are always taken of different aspects of school life. This one comes from a selection taken at Stanfield in 1981 and shows Mrs Ashworth with a year one class doing some intense story telling using a Dick Bruna (creator of Miffy) book.
The background would suggest it was a Friday of Spring term but the girls are in Summer uniform dresses. This rather loud print dress did not last for very long, the junior girls were not keen on its resemblance to pyjama fabric!

It was quickly replaced by the more familiar blouse material worn as a shirt-waister dress by all girls in Stanfield including juniors and then again later by the blue and white striped dress as worn by the girls only in reception/infants today.