Pages from a school note book.

 

It would be good to know more about these pages. They date from about 1885 and do come from Market Lavington School.

First we have a composition. It’s an interesting little tale about spreading cleanliness and no doubt ragged boys and filth and squalor rang true with many of the youngsters.

Composition in a Market Lavington School note book dating from around 1885

Composition in a Market Lavington School note book dating from around 1885

It is fictitious, for there was no Tom Rogers in Market Lavington.

Geography - learning about Scotland

Geography – learning about Scotland

Another page shows a map of Scotland, probably a totally alien area to the young cartographer who produced it.

Sums were hard back in 1885

Sums were hard back in 1885

Some arithmetic – adding vast sums of money in pounds shillings and pence. Sums of money of that size were probably as alien to the pupil as was the map of Scotland.

It’s a very small sample, but we gain some idea of what went on in school about 130 years ago

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2 Responses to “Pages from a school note book.”

  1. Jim Says:

    At Easterton school under Miss Windo we regularly had money sums in pounds, shillings and pence to do in the late 40s – early 50s. It was good practical arithmetic and taught us about number systems using different bases – 10, 12 and 20 in this case. A good foundation for the future.

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