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Grimes Dyke Primary School, Stanks Drive


Grimes Dyke Primary School, Stanks Drive
Description:
2000. View of Grimes Dyke Primary School situated in Stanks Drive and named after 'Grimes Dyke', the small stream which flows beneath York Road and into the Cock Beck. 'Grime' is from the Old Norse or Old English and is a by name for the heathen god Woden. This view of the red brick school also shows one of the three hard surface playing areas. It is painted to stimulate imaginative physical play and learning. There is an alphabet snake, a train track and a map of Great Britain, amongst other games. Wooden seating has been placed on a paved area at the edge of the playground for quieter playtimes. The school has fully enclosed play areas for the very young children at the Foundation stage. The motto of Grimes Dyke Primary School is 'Share and Care'.

User Comments:

Name:
David Andrew Edge

Comment:
A Mr. Reynolds was headmaster here in the 1970s. He came from Swarcliffe school.

Email:
andrew@andrewedge.com

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Name:
Rosemary

Comment:
It's funny how we feel we need to "stimulate imaginative and physical play" nowadays. I remember spending many happy playtimes in this very yard, playing cowboys and indians (we girls always had to be the indians!), tig, British bulldog, what time is it Mr Wolf and Batman & Robin without any input from anyone else other than getting into trouble from the dinner ladies or teachers when our games got too exhuberant! There were manhole covers at the extreme right of this photo on the grass beside the gable end wall and they were used as "santuary" to avoid being tigged.. that's all the playground markings we needed!

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Name:
tomek

Comment:
grimes dyke is a great school

Date:
15-Jan-2013

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