Farnborough Branch of the National Children's Home
|We have just received the report of Mr.
Ricks, the London School Board's Inspector, upon our Farnborough Branch. We
have now fairly got through the difficulties involved in the transfer of the
Boys from Gravesend to Farnborough, and the adoption of the family system in
place of the Barrack School. Naturally these Boys are below the average of
education and intelligence, as all of them have been at peculiar
disadvantage through their parentage and surroundings. It is, therefore, the
more satisfactory that we are able to show such excellent results.
Mr. Ricks says:-
The general level of efficiency lies between good and very good.
Very good indeed. The domestic and sanitary arrangements are all excellent
Ample, good, sufficiently varied and well served.
Ample and Good
Well attended to. Shoemaking and tailoring are the chief occupations. The band is now quite excellent.
This part of the work receives adequate attention and the Boys are well set up
Ample provision is made. Cricket in Summer and football in winter are played on an adjacent common. Entertainments, reading, Games etc enliven the winter evenings
CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
Excellent; only three cases of corporal punishment during the year
DISPOSAL OF THE CHILDREN
The "Old Boys" are well looked after
The "hall mark" of this School is its home like character.
Source: Highways and Hedges p.46
Extract submitted from Highways and Hedges The Childrens Advocate
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