Thamesmead, Riverside School, 76-78

Riverside School, Thamesmead. Jean Hazel 1978

Riverside School, Thamesmead Portrait #83 ~1977 Riverside School, Thamesmead Portrait #61 Thamesmead 1977 RST77 #21

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“In my early days I was employed, at my second school, as a science teacher at Riverside School, Thamesmead. Situtated on the Bexley/London border, it was a relatively new school in a ‘London’ housing estate. Riverside School is now Bexley Business Academy.

I went into teaching full of belief and idealism, knowing that our children had limitless potential. After 5 years I realised that there was no place for idealism in teaching. I left in 1978 not knowing what I would do.

Some of the photorgraphs in this set were shown in a ‘Half Moon Photogaphy Workshop’ exhibition in 1979. I titled the exhibition ‘Lost at School’. Of course I was referring to my own situation, not that of the children in the photographs…”Thamesmead, Riverside School, 76-78, Mak’m & Mrs’

Photos from Mak’m & Mrs’ as suggested by lomokev in Flickr Central.