Thursday, August 26, 2010

what was amazing about the one room school?

That it was in use until 1959. My guide, Trevor, attended a one room school and so did his children in the 1980's! Inside Broxburn State School there were photos of many other one room schools along with school newspapers and yearbooks. If you look closely at the desks you can see the slot for the slates (Trevor used slate and slate pencils) and the hole for the ink.


Anonymous said...

I remember using a slate, it was really cool. I also remember kids in my dad's village use bottles of link, fountain pen and a wooden slate, which they would wipe off using coarse sand, and reuse. Talk about recycling!

So much we take for granted.


abby try again said...

Happy Birthday!
I hope you had lot of fun celebrating on the other side of the world. We love and miss you :)