|5th||Re-opened school. The Rev. Dr. Wood visited in the afternoon.|
|16th||A half-holiday given in the afternoon because the schoolroom was required to prepare for an Entertainment in the evening.|
|21st||Three children kept from school in the morning on account of fog.|
|30th||We were all very much grieved to hear of the death, this morning, of the School Correspondent & Manager, the Rev. Dr. Wood.|
|2nd||Five boys belonging to the Church Choir attended the Funeral of the late Rev. Dr. Wood.|
|27th||Six children’s names taken off the registers, four of the children having gone with their parents to reside in Surrey. The other two girls, being over 13 years of age, left.|
|4th||Miss Wood visited in the morning.|
|6th||Owing to the numerous changes which have taken place during the last few months, the average attendance of scholars has been much reduced.|
|18th||A half-holiday given by the Rector in the afternoon, as several parents wished to attend the sale at the Parsonage.|
|22nd||Four boys were absent in the afternoon: they went to Sanger’s Circus at Hertford.|
|24th||Two girls returned to school after staying in London seven weeks.|
|23rd||Diocesan Inspection. The Rev. A.R. Buckland examined children in Religious Knowledge from 2.5 to 4.30.|
|29th||Drill was taken in the playground this afternoon.|
|6th||The Rev. R. Coad Pryor visited at the end of the Morning Session, and entertained children for half-an-hour with a Gramophone. Children enjoyed it very much.|
Report of Religious Instruction.
No. present 45.
“This school was not inspected in 1902.
I was glad to visit it again & to find abundant evidence of painstaking preparation of Bible & Prayer Book subjects.
Several members of the upper division were particularly bright & energetic. The high merit mark was thoroughly well deserved. A most pleasant class to examine.
The younger children did well.
Written work was good, & suitable.
Repetition very nicely rendered.”
(Signed) A.R. Buckland.
|19th||A half-holiday given in the afternoon, because of the Yeomanry Sports being held in Woodhall Park.1|
|28th||Visited the School|
Scheme for Instruction during the Year ending May 31st 1904.
Subjects Lower Division Upper Division
Reading Two books. (General reading) One general Reader.
‘ One book. (History). “ historical “
‘ “ geographical “
Recitation Fidelity. (Standards II. III. The Revenge. (Tennyson)
‘ Lucy Gray. (ST. I. II. III.) The May Queen. “
‘ The Mushroom Girl. (St. I.)
Writing. Copy Books. Transcription. Copy Books. Transcription
Composition. Abstracts. (Reading lessons) Abstracts.
‘ (Object lessons) Essays.
‘ Letter writing.
‘ Short stories.
Arithmetic. Scheme. B. (ST. I. II. III) Scheme B. (ST. IV. V. VI.)
Geography. England & Wales. (Physical) The British Isles.
History. From B.C. 55 to A.D. 1087 The Tudor Period.
Elementary) Thirty Lessons given to both Divisions.
Grammar. Sentences containing Noun, Analysis of Simple Sentences.
‘ Verb, Adjective & Adverb.
Needlework. St. I II. Specimens St. IV. V. VI. Specimens
‘ of sewing felling, showing gathering, stroking
‘ knitting. Garments. Stocking, patching in calico,
‘ St. III. Specimens print & flannel; button –
‘ showing sewing, holing, sewing on button;
‘ felling, stitching, darning on stocking web;
‘ herring-boning, knitting toe of a stocking.
‘ darning on canvas, Cutting out one pattern.
‘ knitting. Garments. Socks.
‘ Garments. Cuffs.
Drill Model Course.2 Model Course.2
List of Lessons in Elementary Science.
- The earthworm & its works.
- Early flowers.
- What trees live upon.
- Trees in Spring.
- Principles of Ventilation.
- Coal and coal mining.
- Feet & their adaptation to habits of animals.
- Silkworms & silk.
- Evaporation & condensation.
- Clay & its uses.
- Porous bodies.
- Iron & its uses.
- Life of a frog.
- Parts of a flower.
- Air & water compared.
- A lighthouse.
- An insect.
- Clothing (Materials used.)
Object Lessons for Infants’ Class.
(Average age at beginning of school Year (1.6.03)
‘ = 4 years 1 month.)
Orange & lemon. A fish.
Lion A plant.
Seal. The primrose.
Monkey. The stinging nettle.
A chair. Pins.
The ostrich. Coins.
An apple. Ginger. Pepper. Cloves
|15th||The Rev. H.C. Orpwood visited.|
Owing to the excessive rain-fall several children did not attend school.
Seven children were unable to get to school because of floods.
|2nd||A half-holiday in the afternoon. Children had their School-treat at Goldings.3|
|10th||A half-holiday given in the afternoon, because of the Annual Meeting of the Mothers’ Union being held at Woodhall.|
|27th||The monitoress had leave of absence. The boys belonging to the Church Choir were away. They have gone on the Annual Excursion trip.|
|31st||Tested Registers & found them correct.|
School closed in the morning for the Harvest Holidays.
Summary of H.M. Inspector’s Report. Waterford C.E. No. 17840
“This school is very well conducted.”
The Teacher M. Ryle, does not appear to be engaged under a written agreement.
I am to refer you to Article 71. of the Provisional Code.
The grant claimed under Article 104 has not been put forward, in as much as the school district, which is the Parish of Bengeo, has a formulation of 500 souls, according to the Official Census of 1901.
|7th||Re-opened school. Admitted two children. Five children absent.|
|20th||The Hon. Mrs R.A. Smith3 visited in the afternoon, and looked at the written exercises of the children in Standards one to six. She said she thought they were done nicely. She also heard the Infants’ singing, & listened to a song sung by the older children.|
The school was visited in the afternoon by the Rev. J.C.M Man.
|28th||A meeting of School Managers was held in the school-room this afternoon at 4.30.|
|24th||The Rev. H.C. Orpwood visited in the afternoon.|
A meeting of Managers was held in the school-room at 4.30.
Afternoon school was held from 1 o’clock to 3.10. because the room was required to be prepared for an Entertainment.
|22nd||School closed this afternoon for the Christmas Holidays. The Hon. Mrs R.A. Smith3 invited all the children to a Christmas Tree, which is to be given in the school-room tomorrow.|
1 In 1902, schools introduced a program of activity called the model course which involved strict military influence and intervention. Penn (1999), suggests that after the Boer Wars there was roused debate on military matters and more particularly upon the very poor physical fitness of so many involved soldiers. They believed that education may have been the source of the problem. In order to ensure that the next generation of potential soldiers were to be fluent in physical conditioning for war, military influence was going to be implemented. Future preparations involved certain programmes being put in place. The idea that pupils were training to go to war comes with the notion suggested by Penn (1999), that drill ‘Programmes in boy’s schools and departments sometimes involved the handling of dummy weapons.’ Penn, A. (1999). Targeting Schools- Drill, Militarism and Imperialism. London: Woburn Press. 5.
2 Woodhall Park, sometimes referred to as Woodhall, was the home of Abel Henry Smith
3 Mrs R.A. Smith lived at Goldings