Changed (school) days indeed!
When I attended the Central School during my last year in early 1950’s we had a gym period last thing on Friday.
At that time there was no bridge to Burra, and if I could have got away early I could catch the bus to Scalloway and the Tirrick to Hamnavoe and home for the weekend. No Chance!.
In the winter months due to the ferry timetable, we could not get home for the weekends except for during Easter and Xmas holidays.
James A. Pottinger