Story: Children and sport

Physical education, 1945

Physical education, 1945

During the 1940s the school curriculum was overhauled to give more emphasis to physical education (which was generally known as PE or phys ed). This included gymnastics to increase children's strength and agility. Here girls at Plimmerton School support a classmate doing a handstand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001561-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Ben Schrader, 'Children and sport - Growth of children’s sport, 1920 to 1969', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013