School attendance in Victorian times, half timers, compulsory attendance, truancy, attendance officers, 1800's - 1900s
I researched the history of this school (St. Michael’s at Bamford, Lancashire) forty one years ago for a long essay as part of my teacher training. I came across it recently and thought that it might be of interest to others. I had access to the...
A school curriculum in Victorian times 1800's 1900s needlework 3 R's geography history object lessons lanterns Froebel
The curriculum in the Victorian school evolved over many years. At first it was the 3 R's - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic plus Needlework for girls.New Codes were introduced which added history and geography. In 1871 W.E. Forster introduced a new code which increased the grants available and also...
Schools in Victorian times, H.M.I's, and training of Monitor and Pupil Teacher Mary A Collingwood 1890's 1900's
In the Victorian schools teachers took on Monitors to train as teachers. These children were as young as thirteen. They became Pupil Teachers and some went on to college. This is the story of Mary Ann Collingwood who spent more than fifty years at the school as a Pupil, Monitor, Pupil Teacher and...
Childhood games of the early 50's. Outdoor and indoor games we played at home and at school and how they kept us fit.
Growing up in the 1950's before we had television meant that we played outside for hours. The games kept us fit - skipping, marbles, hopscotch etc. - read on to find out more.