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First Recess

“I will tell you about my first experience with recess at school. I went to the playground and there was a crowd of students gathered so I went over to see what was happening. They were all laughing at my five-year old sister (who was in Grade Primary) because she talked funny. Some of them were even kicking and punching her. To her rescue I went, fighting everyone off her. Some boys helped me save her, which was much needed. The boys and I became great friends, and still are today.”

- Elizabeth Evans arrived from England in 1954. [S2012.217.1]