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How today's kids spend their time in school vs kids back in the day

The kids are back to school – how much has changed since their parents and grandparents were there?

THERE IS NO denying school has changed over the years. From the books and curriculum to the classrooms and their furniture, today’s kids have a very different experience to those three or four decades ago.

The current generation is growing up in a world that is very different to the one their parents and grandparents lived in as children.

Let’s take a fond look back at what’s changed n a typical classroom since the 1970s with this infograph from

Books vs iPads

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The lift-up desks

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Heating and school lunches

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Interacting with classmates

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Home time

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Does anyone have a longing for those simpler days? Share your nostalgia in the comments below. 

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