Waterford Church of England (Mixed) School, 1891

Class for Cookery inspected by Miss Harrison H.M. Inspectress of Cookery, who expressed great pleasure in the method of teaching and in the children's answering.

By Geoffrey Cordingley

Waterford School behind the War Memorial
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

January, 1891

12thRe-opened school. Only 10 children present in Infants’ Class, the others absent through illness.
19thAttendance of Infants slightly improved. Three boys of Class I. & II. “left” in order to attend Ware Grammar School.
23rdA boy absent with Concussion of the Brain – his sister, R. Bonfield, in St. vii. kept at home to help her mother.
26thOnly three children absent from Infants Class.

February, 1891

2ndThe monitress, E. Jennings, absent through illness.
11thAsh Wednesday. A holiday in the afternoon.
13thThe Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks visited.

A girl in Standard absent with Rheumatic Fever.

March, 1891

24thThe Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks visited and gave a lesson on Canada to St. iv. v. vi.

April, 1891

May, 1891

8thThree children absent with Chicken-pox.
19thSchool as usual. Eight children of Infants’ Class absent.
29thA few children absent with Chicken-pox.

Diocesan Inspector’s Report.

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“I am greatly pleased (as usual) with this school. The children in the Upper Division passed a very creditable Examination. I do not think that the Lower Division did quite as well as last year.”

(signed) H.T. Lane.

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June, 1891

10th)School in charge of the two monitors, who were constantly helped by the Manager,
  to )the Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks as I was unable to attend through illness.
24th)Mrs Robert Smith and the Rev. J.C.M. Mansell-Playdell visited several times.
25thThe School was inspected this morning by Mr. A.H. Ladd, Her Majesty’s Inspector’s Assistant. 51 children were present, three children absent through illness. The Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks was present the whole time of Inspection. A holiday in the afternoon.

June 25th         Object Lessons &c. for the Year ending

                                              May 31st /92

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1. The Rabbit  –  cat  –  tiger.

2.   “   cow.     butter.  cheese.

3.   “ sheep.       The Wollen manufacture.

4. Cotton & its manufacture.

5. Manufacture of a “penny.”.

6. Goat. deer. reindeer.

7. A river.

8. Clothing of animals.

9. Feet       “       “

10. Water and its forms (snow, ice &c).

11. Spring.

12. Iron.   Iron manufacture.

13. The Elephant.

14. The Camel.

15. The Seal.

16. Flax.   Linen manufacture.

17. The Spider.

18. The Silkworm           Silk

19. The Lark.     Robin           Sparrows

20. The Oyster.  Pearl.   Diver.

21. The Whale.  Whale fishing.

22. Dormouse.   Bear.

                                Pieces selected for Recitation.

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Standard I.     “Somebody’s Mother.”

“      II. III.   Nelly’s Shilling.

“      IV. V. VI. Selection from Shapespeare,

Henry V.

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more _” .

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July, 1891

6th )School in charge of E. Jennings. The Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks visited each day, & gave lessons
 to  )to Class I. in Geography, Arithmetic & Reading.
10th)
13thSchool as usual. Sent five boys to Bengeo Boys’ School.
17thThe Rev. H.L. Cocks visited & gave a lesson on “Europe” to Class I.
30thA holiday. Children had their school-treat at Goldings.

August, 1891

14thSchool closed for the Harvest Holidays.

September, 1891

21stRe-opened school after the Holidays. Several children absent.
25thThe Rev. J.C.M. Mansel-Playdell visited and spoke to the children on the importance of regularity of attendance at school.

October, 1891

14thSchool in charge of monitors, illness preventing my attendance.
16thThe Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks visited and taught.
19thThe Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks visited and helped in teaching.
29thA holiday given in the afternoon at the request of the children, who wished to attend a Circus at Hertford.

November, 1891

2nd )The Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks visited each day and assisted in teaching.
 to  )
9th )
17thA holiday given in the afternoon to afford children an opportunity for spending their Clothing Club money.
24thClass for Cookery inspected by Miss Harrison H.M. Inspectress of Cookery, who expressed great pleasure in the method of teaching and in the children’s answering.

Mrs Robert Smith and the Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks attended.

December, 1891

4thThe Rev. H.L. Somers-Cocks visited and taught.
17thSchool closed for Christmas Holidays.

 

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