‘How it all began: a review of gymnastics’ submitted by G. Harris and J. A. Lea during their 3rd-year

Scope and Content

The project reviewed the development of Physical Education at Bedford from 1903 to 1977. Contents include biographical information on Pehr Henrik Ling, Archibald Maclaren, Martina Bergman-Österberg, and Rudolf Laban; the training of teachers; Physical Education syllabi; changes from the 1940s to 1970s in facilities (illustrated with schematic site plans), timetable, uniform, and prescribed reading texts. The project is illustrated with photocopies of photographs.