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February 1900 - Badsey Sunday Schools

Monthly Magazine for the Parishes of S James, Badsey, with Aldington & S John Baptist, Wickhamford
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A new departure in the way of rewarding the children in the Schools is made this year. It is proposed to give a tea and entertainment to all the children who have attended at all regularly during the past year, and only to give a very few prizes to the children who have gained the highest marks. The tea for the Infants will be held in the Old School, on Wednesday, February 7, at 4.30 p.m., and for the older children on the following day, Thursday, at 4.30 p.m. After the tea on each evening the Vicar hopes to give a Magic Lantern entertainment. It is very difficult to get funds to carry on the Sunday Schools, and we hardly know where we are going to find the money to pay for these teas. Several of the teachers have very kindly offered to give a donation to the funds. Surely there are many people in the Parish who would be glad to give a small sum towards providing a bright and happy evening for the children. Mrs. Sladden has very kindly undertaken to be Treasurer for the Sunday Schools, and we should be very grateful if some of our readers would give her a donation in money, or would send a gift in kind - such as cake, bread, butter, tea, sugar, etc. It is really very difficult to carry on the Sunday Schools in this Parish, and unless we can get more help for the funds, and more teachers, it will be impossible to keep the School efficient. We have a number of very kind and willing teachers and we are very grateful to them for all the trouble they take, but we want more, especially in the afternoon. Will anyone volunteer as a teacher?