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A classroom at Fendalton Open-Air School, Clyde Road, Christchurch

A classroom at Fendalton Open-Air School, Clyde Road, Christchurch

A classroom at Fendalton Open-Air School, Clyde Road, Christchurch
[1928]

By the 1920s most parents were being guided by the Plunket Society to realise the benefits of fresh-air and sunlight for their children and the Christchurch Open-Air League had been able to persuade the Canterbury Education Board to build some open-air classrooms. The most common type was like this one at Fendalton School, Christchurch, where on sunny days, sliding doors allowed one whole wall to be opened to allow in fresh air and sunshine. Each pupil had a desk and chair which could be carried outside in fine weather. The porch on the right-hand side of the photograph served as a cloakroom and shelter-shed

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File Reference CCL PhotoCD 7, IMG0025

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