The History of Kings Road Primary School By Ethan WA and Sam C Introduction • Here is the history of Kings Road Primary School, Chelmsford. • Surprisingly, we didn’t know most of the information you are about to learn, so please enjoy! The beginning • The school was built in 1928 as a separate Infant and Junior school. • It was not until 2000 that it was merged to become an joint Infant and Junior school. I remember 1952 … • We asked our caretaker, Mr. French, what the school was like when he came here in 1952, so the next couple of slides are about what we found out from him. I remember 1952 … • The boys were separate from the girls, so the school was split down the middle. • The children were 5-7 years (the Infants) and the children from 8-11 years (the Juniors). • Disgustingly, in 1952, they had outside toilets! Just think how cold that must have been at wintertime! • Finally, most pupils went home for lunch as they lived so nearby Old entrance for boys Information from 1952 • Here is a comparison of the number of students in 1952 and 2011 1952 2011 • 40 students per class 25 students per class • 1 teacher per class 1 teacher per class • 0 LSAs (Assistants) 1-3 LSAs per class Head Teacher havoc! • Here is a funny story from 1952: – On a snowy day all the children came into school, built a giant slide out of ice and all started sliding down it. Suddenly, disaster struck, the Head Teacher came outside! Though, instead of telling them all off he said: – “Can I have a go?” so he did, but, unluckily, broke his arm in the process! The Marconi Hut • An ex-Army Hut from 1st World War • Achieved fame in 1922 as Radio Station 2MT (Two Emma Toc), Britain’s first regular licensed sound broadcasting station. • In 1960 the PTA of Kings Road School moved the hut to their playing field where it was the sports pavilion for 30 years. • Donated to the Museums Service • Re-erected in Sandford Mill Engine House in 1992. Images of the Marconi Hut Can be viewed at Sandford Mill and Oaklands Park Museum, Chelmsford Famous pupils • A famous England/West Ham football player who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final was once a pupil at our school. • His name is, of course, Geoff Hurst and there is now a house at our school named after him (Hurst). Famous pupil 2 • Another famous pupil who attended Kings Road Primary School was goalkeeper Mervyn Day (born 1955), who played for West Ham United and is now Head Scout for Leeds United. • He also managed Carlisle United Football Club. Map 1 • Here is a map of our school from 1998 Map 2 • Here is a map from 2011. Can you see the difference? Birds eye view 1 • Here is a birds eye view picture of our school, though we don’t know when it was taken. Birds eye view 2 • Here is another birds eye view of our school, which was taken in approx. 2009. Finally… • Thanks for watching, from Ethan and Sam!