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Air raids and mental arithmetic...

Schoolchildren experience the dank gloom of an air raid shelter

Schoolchildren experience the dank gloom of an air raid shelter

“HOW different today’s education is compared to mine,” writes Kathleen Skeet, 84, of Brougham Road, Worthing.

“Every time the siren went, we had to leave our classrooms to go to the air raid shelters. Not able to take a pencil and paper to do our lessons, everything had to be done mentally in our head. We were so cramped. Long division, I worked out as I went along. Trying to explain it to the teacher was the difficult part. I have tried to learn computer skills. My brain just will not digest it.”

Modern schoolchildren are pictured, experiencing the dank gloom in a restored air raid shelter.

 

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