We didn't have a pool at the time so in the 'warmer' months we were taken to Newnham baths in Bedford. As I recall the pool didn't seem to be heated at all and the change rooms were pretty well open to the elements too.
In those days teachers didn't seem to have any discipline problems - if you misbehaved a worse fate waited for you at home! (Modern parents seem to think their children can do no wrong). Which doesn't mean to say we were all perfect angels all of the time. Corporal punishment was still in use at the time and canings were not uncommon.
Over time one tends to have selective memory. However, for me, I will always remember Shortstown school with fondness, and unlikely though it maybe, would welcome the opportunity to link up with others that attended the school, even though our lives have taken us in different directions."
With grateful thanks to Mr Samuels and if anyone remembers him please make contact.