Absent Through Want of Boots: Diary of a Victorian School in by Robert Elverstone

By Robert Elverstone

Following the 1870 Forster uncomplicated schooling Act, Albert street Board institution in Leicestershire opened on September 2, 1878 with a typical position of 500 youngsters. Drawn from the first-hand bills of the headmasters within the tuition log books, this e-book information the ailments and illnesses suffered; the fight of neighborhood households to feed and dress their young ones, specifically in the course of tricky instances of strike and battle; the advent of vaccinations and the varsity future health inspector; the arriving of the phone and electrical lighting fixtures; and reviews concerning the curriculum, employees, and rest actions. occasionally funny and occasionally unhappy, way of life is captured right here: from bills of overcrowded school rooms and corporal punishment, to squabbles approximately tending the study room fires. This e-book captures the truth of lifestyles at this Victorian institution and is a needs to for neighborhood and relatives historians alike.

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Because of this, lessons often required copying from the blackboard, rote learning and repetition. Children would be asked to memorise poems, lists of British monarchs and multiplication facts. Children were able to pass ‘standards’ which determined which class they were in. With little or no understanding of children with additional needs, this often meant that much older children would find themselves labelled as a ‘dunce’ and put in a class with much younger children. Lessons consisted of reading, writing and arithmetic.

These were generally older children who assisted the teacher in the classroom. Monitors received additional lessons after school which they would then teach to a small group of younger children the following day. Children who acted as monitors often went on to become pupil teachers. The school day usually began at nine o’clock with the ringing of the school bell. A midday break was long enough to allow children to go home for dinner and then return in the afternoon. The school day generally finished around half past four or five o’clock.

January 27th: School visited by Mr Kiddle. Children took singing for the last lesson instead of lessons on the timetable. January 28th: Punished several children who came in after the registers were marked. January 29th: Received notice this morning of the Pupil Teacher Examination to be held on Saturday next at Nuneaton. January 30th: The new school year closes today. February 5th: Sent the following report to Board: Average for month = 173 Number on Roll = 231 Money paid in = £2 7s 3d Asked for cupboard for babies’ room and new locks on cupboard and drawers in centre room.

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