Tales out of School (Balsall Heath)
Ed. Val Hart
- Price: £9.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584461
- Availability: In Stock
Memories of school days are special.
Everyone has them but they are infinite in their variety. The memories in this
book span a century and were collected and recorded from 120 different people
mainly connected to Balsall Heath in some way.
Some of the older memories recall times of
strict discipline in the old Board Schools or describe the challenges of school
during the Second World War. More recent memories reflect the changes in our
education system, the banning of corporal punishment and the raising of the
school leaving age.
This book presents a far wider picture
however. Balsall Heath and Birmingham are now home to many people who have
moved here from abroad and these school memories provide extraordinary
contrasts between schooling in England and various other countries; America,
Africa, Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, Pakistan, Scotland and Wales.
This is therefore a story of change told
through the memories of many people. It is also a unique record of what school
felt like and how people experienced it. This is not the official history. It
is drawn from life itself.
This project was part funded by Awards For All and The European Regional Development Fund.
|240mm x 170mm
|black & white