Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - A Board School Carpentry Class

A Board School Carpentry Class - photograph


Cookery for the girls carpentry for the boys. Such is the programme carried out at the Kilburn Lane Higher Grade School. Our illustration shows a room at this school devoted to manual training, admirable accommodation being provided for twenty boys. Each boy in attendance receives weekly two-and-a-half hours instruction in practical woodwork, drawing, and the growth and structure of the different varieties of hard and soft wood. The lads are also taught how to grind and sharpen the tools they use. It is not at all astonishing that for most boys, whatever they may think of other lessons, this branch of elementary education has an irresistible attraction. f he authorities are satisfied that such work fulfils its purpose, which is the training of the eyes and hands to habits of accuracy and neatness.