Speaking from the perspective of year 2004, the fact that students are even taking gym in 1951 is noteworthy. Lawyers would not make insurance too expensive for playgrounds to exist in elementary schools, and in junior and senior high gym was given a high priority. There were no pop or snack machines in the Godwin schools, the students were active, and as the photographs suggest, obese students were an extreme rarity. It was still a day when TV was not much of a part of people's lives, and most people still walked a lot and were generally active.