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Hafod-y-Ddôl Grammar School, Nantyglo: sports, science and snow

The sun shines on the school sports, ensuring good trade for the ice-cream vendor; in winter it makes the snow that halts train and car sparkle.

Home movie 1960 8 mins Silent

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Nantyglo Grammar School’s Physics teacher Roy Miles films sprinters and relay teams in the White, Mauve and Gold houses as they compete in the summer heat on the track with its extensive views of hills and slag heaps. Spectators gather by the green corrugated iron sports shed and queue at the ice-cream van. In winter, the landscape is beautiful under snow. In the science lab, experiments are undertaken all year round, using specialist equipment of glass and brass.