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School Fashions

The types of clothing worn by schoolchildren in Western Australia have undergone significant changes during the last century.

During the first two decades of the twentieth century little changed in fashions for children.  While school children were encouraged to participate in sport and other physical activities, their freedom to run and play was still curtailed by their heavy and often formal clothing.  



Between the Wars

In the 1920s and 1930s school clothing became lighter, while more emphasis was put on the physical well-being of students.



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