Tyne and Wear HER(7524): Low Fell, Joicey Road Open Air School

  • Description

    Sitelines - "The Joicey Road Open-Air School for "sickly" children was proposed in 1924 but not opened until 1937. This is a rare and well-preserved, if late, example of an open-air school in England, one of a number built in the 1920s and 1930s. They were based on a school of 1904 at Charlottenburg near Berlin, which was copied in London by 1907, mostly admitting children with tuberculosis. Fresh air was considered to be all-important, and teaching and afternoon naps were conducted outdoors, the buildings being for use only in poor weather, for meals and medical inspections...."
  • Owner

    Simon Cotterill
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/7524
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 1299 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.