the good ole days! You 've never had sharper pencils! Hahaha! I can smell it!

Old school pencil sharpener, I remember dreading to get up and sharpen my pencil in class. Everyone looks up and watches ya and then you take the pencil out and have to turn it a different way to get the other side sharp as well.

Old school pencil sharpener ~ I think that they worked better than the electric ones we have now... :\

Old school pencil sharpener, I remember dreading to get up and sharpen my pencil in class. Everyone looks up and watches ya and then you take the pencil out and have to turn it a different way to get the other side sharp as well.

School register

These are what I used when I taught school :) School register - after it was taken someone would be assigned the very important and much coveted job of delivering it to the head's office :)

Glue (or "gum"). The hole used to glue shut

Vintage school glue bottle ~ the slit would open when you pressed down on the top.

Gummed shapes, we used to use these to make picture in art at primary school, I can taste the gum now '~)

Gummed shapes, we used to use these to make picture in art at primary school I loved the colours and shapes, but the taste of the gum was awful :/

Black canvas plimsolls with elastic on the top. I can remember the rubbery smell.

Black canvas plimsolls with elastic on the top. I can remember the rubbery smell, mixed in with school dinner smells.

School Milk in 1/3 of a pint bottles and ours used to be stacked next to the radiator so they were disgustingly warm

In 1944 the Eduction Act in the UK provided free milk pint) and meals to everyone under I used to be a milk monitor and that meant getting to school early and taking crates to the class rooms.

Music and Movement - BBC radio programme for schools. I thought it was "musical movement".....

Music and Movement - BBC Radio Programme for Schools. I loved this in my early junior school years. I really enjoyed growing from a seed into a beautiful tree swaying in the wind.

Baskets for school cookery lessons, with an elasticated, floral plastic cover.

Baskets for school cookery lessons, with an elasticated, floral plastic cover - I always remember we all bashed it hard on the desk to watch for little white midge-type creatures crawling out!

Gummed paper squares, essential if making lanterns for Christmas.

Memories of Infant School. Scissors usually blunt and if you licked the paper too much it didn't stick. By the end of the afternoon I'd probably managed to stick 2 random, sometimes torn, shapes on my paper. And as for making paper chains.

I remember doing this in Junior school, hated it back then, now love cross stitching!

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