Physical Education in the Primary School (1952/3)

Part 1 : Moving and Growing (Pamphlet 24) (pdf file)

Part 2 : Planning the Programme (Pamphlet 25) (pdf file)

The pdf files of Physical Education in the Primary School were created by Derek Gillard and uploaded on 20 March 2022.


Physical Education in the Primary School (1952/3)
Ministry of Education Pamphlets Nos. 24 (1952) and 25 (1953)

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1952/3
Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.


The Ministry of Education was established as a result of the 1944 Education Act and immediately set about publishing a series of pamphlets giving advice to schools and local education authorities on a wide range of subjects. The Ministry continued to publish pamphlets until 1964, when it was replaced by the Department of Education and Science (DES).

Pamphlets 24 and 25 Physical Education in the Primary School were different from the others in the series in several ways: they were prepared jointly by the Ministry and the Central Office of Information; they were published as hardback books; they were in landscape format (27 x 21 cm); and they contained hundreds of photographs and drawings.

They are presented here as two pdf files. In each case the text is copiable and searchable. As the text was created by optical character recognition (OCR) software, I cannot guarantee that copied text will be 100% accurate, though on the whole the software does seem to have done a good job.

My copy of Part 2 (the 1962 reprint) still had its dust jacket, which is shown above.