Mar 25

When my Grandfather went to school

Methodist Boys' Primary School, 1957

Methodist Boys’ Primary School, 1957

What was the name of your school?

Methodist Boys’ Primary School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Year 6 Class Photo

Year 6 Class Photo

What years did you go there?

1953 – 1958


What sorts of games did you play at recess?

Marbles, spinning tops, cops and robbers, hopscotch. I was also in Scouts.

What happened when you were naughty?

Rattan canes

Rattan canes

We were caned – with a skinny, flexible stick on our

hands and bum

Did you get free milk at school?


What were the toilets like?

If you did a poo and then someone else went in, they would see your poo because they didn’t have flushes pshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh