Can you see yourself in these pictures from Britannia Road Primary School’s Edwardian day in June 1983?

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

They are days we can all remember - walking into the school gates dressed in uniform from an era gone by as part of a themed history day, just as these pupils at Britannia Road Primary School in Ipswich did.

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

And so on this day in June 1983, these pupils at Britannia Road Primary School in Ipswich brought their history lessons to life by dressing in attire fitted to the Edwardian era.

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

Both pupils and teachers got into character and dressed in anything from pleated shorts and waistcoats to straw hats and petticoats.

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

Fun aside, the Edwardian day also saw pupils reenact protests calling for women’s right to vote, as well as learning about the conditions of workhouses and traditional songs and dances.

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

The faces in these photographs show it was a day enjoyed by many of the pupils.

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

Do you recognise yourself or anyone you know in these pictures? Share your memories by emailing us.

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground

The pupils dressed in classic Edwardian clothing and sang Edwardian songs in the playground - Credit: Archant

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