Back in the 1960s this family went to a local secondary school that was brand new – so new that we had to wait for the developers to get off site before the first class could entere the segregated playgrounds. I was a very nervous new entrant to big school.
One bright light in this tunnel of doom was the domestic science block that had been provided with a school flat for learning all there was about housework. The cookery classes were conducted in one of two fantastically modern and well equipped kitchens each set out in 6 kitchenette work stations – the left hand side all had gleaming gas cookers, the other side all electric. A heated cabinet for drying tea towels also doubled as the bread proving cabinet. I loved my Home Economics classes and although never a master chef, I learned enough in those weekly lessons to stand me in very good stead throughout my adult years!