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April 1898 - School Visit

Categories Badsey and Aldington
Monthly Magazine for the Parishes of S James, Badsey, with Aldington & S John Baptist, Wickhamford
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School Examination: The Diocesan Inspector (Canon Houghton) visited our Schools on March 14th, and expressed himself very satisfied with the good tone and, general efficiency of the Schools.


Mixed Department: Due allowance being made for interruptions caused by sickness, which obliged the School to be closed for a fortnight, the result of the examination as well as the tone and order of the School are very creditable to Mr. McDonald and his staff. The master has maintained the higher standard of the original syllabus by presenting standards ii and iii in the middle division, and standard iv. with standards v. vi. and vii. in the upper division. Of the 42 thus presented, in the upper division 24 were only in standard iv, and most of these (notably Rosa Ewins) wrote excellent answers on paper. The oral answers also in this and the other divisions displayed the readiness and intelligence which are the fruits of good teaching and training. Highly commended; standard vii, May Cull and Joseph Knight; standard vi, Mary Addis; standard iv. Rosa Ewins, and many others more or less good.

Infants: Mrs. Mason is to be congratulated upon her successful efforts to give simple explanations of the Lord's Prayer and other parts of the lessons prepared to her little scholars, who answered intelligently. This useful nursery department quite deserves its place in Class I.