The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wilshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent in the Summer of 1832

Bell Lancasterian schools

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One of the most gratifying marks of improvement which we observed was the establishment of Bell and Lancasterian schools in almost every town, and in many villages. There are also a few infant schools. In our opinion, the subjects taught in these schools at present, are not the most likely to enlighten the minds of the pupils; but it is a great step to have had a commencement made in any way. This commencement, we have no doubt, will end in a national system of education, at the expense of all, and for the benefit of all.