chapter  IV
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THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT IN DIFFERENT DISTRICTS OF THE TOWN 109

As a result, the variations in the school environment of the different districts of Middlesbrough are striking. They are visible even at first sight. The modern schools on the outskirts are spacious, light and airy,23 while the older schools are on narrow sites, and are dark, often poorly ventilated, grimy and bleak .. For instance, in one of these schools, classrooms are lit by skylights only; in others,. windows are about six feet from the floor. Eight schools have no halls at all, and it is not always possible for even one depart-

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centrated in the most blighted wards, whilst the pupils of the new "perfect" schools live at the southern fringe of the town and on the new housing estates. In fact, as Tables 3 and 4 show, our initial observations are confirmed: the variations in school environment are associated with the variations in the general environmental conditions of the different districts of Middlesbrough.