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Did you go to Nacton Heath Secondary School in 1977? Take a look through these fascinating archive pictures

PUBLISHED: 16:30 15 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:12 16 April 2019

Experiments taking place in the science lab at Nacton Heath school  Picture: ARCHANT

Experiments taking place in the science lab at Nacton Heath school Picture: ARCHANT

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Everyone loves looking back to their schooldays - and how different it was to today.

A group of students baked rock cakes in a cooking class - don't they look pleased with themselves?  Picture: ARCHANTA group of students baked rock cakes in a cooking class - don't they look pleased with themselves? Picture: ARCHANT

The obvious change is the technology now used by students and by teachers with blackboards and chalk a distant memory for today's classes used to whiteboards and the internet constantly connected.

A demonstration by the teacher in a woodwork lesson  Picture: ARCHANTA demonstration by the teacher in a woodwork lesson Picture: ARCHANT

Back in 1977, when the most glamorous piece of technology was a pocket calculator, replacing the old log table books, an Ipswich Star photographer spent a morning at Nacton Heath School in Ipswich, capturing a day in the life of the pupils.

Volleyball was a key part of the sports played during PE lessons  Picture: ARCHANTVolleyball was a key part of the sports played during PE lessons Picture: ARCHANT

There was a wide variety of learning and activities taking place across the school – from getting to grips with the latest technology– cumbersome computers – to keyboard skills on typewriters, cookery, science, woodwork and volleyball in PE.

Students in a typing in class on their big wooden desks at Nacton Heath school  Picture: ARCHANTStudents in a typing in class on their big wooden desks at Nacton Heath school Picture: ARCHANT

Do you recognise anyone in these photos – or did you go to Nacton Heath school in 1977? To share your memories email charlotte.bond@archant.co.uk.

Girls getting to grips with technical drawing Picture: ARCHANTGirls getting to grips with technical drawing Picture: ARCHANT

Pupils learning how to type  Picture: ARCHANTPupils learning how to type Picture: ARCHANT

A view of the buildings at Nacton heath school in 1977  Picture: ARCHANTA view of the buildings at Nacton heath school in 1977 Picture: ARCHANT

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