"I can see guards with white mugs patrolling both territories but on one side the lasses are forever fluttering in and around them like moths while on our side blocks of lads move away from the patrol like it's an icebreaker coming through."

Teacher patrol the girls' yard
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Relations between the girls and the women teachers, though within strict bounds, was generally somewhat closer in the 1950s than those between the boys and their male teachers. This scene would not have no parallel in the boys' yard.