Category Archives: Education

Lax Boarding School – June 1912

My recollections of boarding school where discipline was somewhat lax and we were allowed to do pretty much as we liked. We sat in any part of the school room we chose and moved about as we liked (unless when … Continue reading

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Don’t Hurt the Flowers – June 1902

There is much talk nowadays of teaching children in country schools rural subjects and a love of Nature. There is one that has been very thoroughly taught, and that is to gather bunches of flowers. The female teachers — in … Continue reading

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Education – May 1899

Fifty or sixty years ago, in a top Scottish country school only one boy learned geography. None studied grammar. A few girls learned the multiplication tables and were instructed in the mysteries of adding and subtraction, at which their fathers … Continue reading

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