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THE BREAM MAGAZINE, November 1867.
On Wednesday, October 2, the schools were examined by the Reverend John Burdon, Diocesan Inspector. The following is the substance of his report :—
BOYS.—Knowledge of Old Testament, New Testament, and Catechism: good in all three. Reading: a little careless, many of the children in the first class dropping their small words. Writing: fair. Dictation: fair. Arithmetic: good. I was glad to find that lessons out of school are required of the upper classes under both Master and Mistress.
GIRLS AND INFANTS.- Old Testament, New Testament, and Catechism: the children answered well and intelligently in all three. Reading: first class, very fair; second., fair. Writing : fair. Dictation: very fair. Arithmetic: not much advanced. Needlework: carefully taught.
GENERAL REMARKS.—The schools have been so short a time under the
present teachers, that any credit or discredit which may attach to them,
in any department of instruction, can scarcely be due to them. What struck
me in regard to both the schools, is the much more advanced state of
the children of the upper classes in religious instruction, as compared
with proficiency in other branches of education. They appeared to me
to be better taught in scripture than in anything else.
There appears to be a good attendance at the Sunday
schools, and a well-appointed staff of teachers.
The annual meeting, on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, will be held, God willing, in the School Rooms, during the week
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