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From: "Chris Thomas" <>
Subject: [CMN-L] Five Roads school 1882
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:44:38 -0000
2nd jan - present 53 . Mr Benj. Joseph supplied with a list of absentees.
11th Jan pupil teacher Hopkins very ill.
13th Jan - Morgan Griffiths 1st standard who has been absent for a large number of weeks , having been staying with relatives in Pontardulais , returned.
16th Jan - P.T. Hopkins still absent.
30th Jan - weather very fine.
20th Feb - 6th std making remarkably good progress in vulgar fractions.
Inspector's report - A. Williams has passed well , W. Hopkins fairly and he should be informed that he is now qualified under both articles 60 and 79. No payment can be made for him under article 19(E) and he is not required by article 32c.
16th March - Find it very difficult to get 4th standard to make any reasonable progress in grammar.
23 march - David Hughes acts as monitor.
24 March - Upper standards took physical Geography of Africa. Mrs Harries Rehoboth visited.
3rd April - school closed for Easter.
17th April - school re-opened. small attendance.
24th April - Children absent , helping with gardening.
4th may - 90% of 2nd standard can work multiplication correctly.
5th May - Had a complaint that the children are trespassing in the fields about the school in the dinner hour . cautioned them.
9th May - Walter Scott , a 2nd standard boy , very poorly in school today.
16th May - Weather very dry.
18th May - Llanelly fair.
31st may - Good progress with physical geography of the continents.
5th June - Mr Dd Richards Pantyffynnon visited.
9th June - William Griffiths detained after school to do his home lessons.
16th June - 6th standard are slow pointing out principal and subordinate sentences.
19th June - It being rumoured that some of the children suffer from the cutaneous disease known as the "itch" several children are absent from school.
21 June - Being very poorly this morning , left the school in charge of the pupil teacher.
30th June - Very fine day . Hay harvest commenced.
3rd July - The attendance very poor owing chiefly to the remark made in the entry June 19th.
5th July - Decide to ask the school board to appoint a doctor to examine the accused parties.
11th July - Dr Buckley visited to investigate the rumour which accounts for several cases of absentees.
14th July - Taught the new tune " Hodge the miller".
18th July - Mr D. Davies asst master Felinfoel school gave a lesson on short division to Std 2.
28th July - school closed for 1 month .
28th Aug - Re-opened . Monitor D. Hughes absent.
1st sept - E.A. Rees visited.
5th Sept - Messrs J. and W. Richards of Cardiff visited.
Mr Phillips Esq and Madame Martha Harries Phillips R.A. M. of London visited.
18th Sept - Admitted Maggie Rees to upper classes.
2nd Oct - Llanelly fair . 54 present .
5th Oct - first examination this year. Willie Jones Std 1V had done the best paper.
11th Oct - William Jeffrey , infants class , fell in the classroom and had a severe cut on his face.
24th Oct - attendance only 42 . Considering the weather and the distance the children have to travel to school this is a good number.
27th Oct - Mr Thomas the new visiting officer called and was supplied with a list of the worst absentees. There being a tea party given by Horeb people to the Sunday school this afternoon , there will be no school.
1st Nov - The wet weather continues and injures the attendance more or less daily.
10th Nov - Taught " A little insect in a cell" ot " The perseverance song".
14th Nov. many absent , digging potatoes.
24th Nov - The Revd John Phillips and D. B. Richards Abersychan visited.
1st Dec - Mr D W Thomas the visiting officer , called.
22nd Dec - Average weekly attendance 56.1 . School closes for week.
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