The 'baby boom' after the Second World War led to an increase in school building to keep pace with the large numbers of children being born. It was necessary to build more secondary schools and tertiary institutions as well as primary schools because of the rising numbers of children attending high school and university.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade 66. National Film Unit, 1957
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