Children in the playground, Vittoria Primary School, Half Moon Crescent, Islington, London

RIBApix ref no RIBA62672
Architect/DesignerGreater London Council. Department of Architecture & Civic Design
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Tom
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1968
Image Date1969
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP/MP4/109
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 4: 'The Continuing Community' in Architectural Review, vol. 147, 1970 Jan. This was an experimental school built for the Plowden Council which in 1967 published the report, 'Children and their Primary Schools', reviewing Primary education in England. The report was widely known for its praising of child-centred approaches to education. It was the second such primary school, (the first being Eveline Lowe in Camberwell) built by the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) in consultation with the Department of Education & Science, but designed by the Greater London Council rather than the latter.

Subject tags

brickwork, schools, children, children's playgrounds