Story: Children’s play

Playground at Masterton Central School, around 1955 (1st of 3)

Playground at Masterton Central School, around 1955

This is playtime at the Masterton Central School in 1955. In contrast to 19th-century school playgrounds, this playground is well-equipped with slides and monkey bars. In the mid-20th century playground equipment was generally made from metal and wood, and with hard surfaces beneath the equipment.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - Where children play', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013