ROSLARaising of School Leaving Age
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The preparations for ROSLA were delayed in 1968, and the decision was reached in 1971 that the new upper age limit would be enforced from September 1, 1972 onwards.
So to address the requirements of ROSLA, the answer was simply to increase the amount of time given over to 'practical subjects'.
Thus the 'ROSLA Kids' as they were known, received a timetable which was filled up with extra PE and woodwork and metalwork, for the boys and cooking and textiles for the girls As head of 5th Year I arranged an 'extended studies' programme for the ROSLA children.