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Hay British Infants School 10
A nature walk for 'the babies', 1917

  Daisies for Empire Day
Nature rambles have always been a regular feature of school life and an enjoyable kind of lesson for most country children, and these have been noted in most School Log Books over the years.
The typical example shown below refers to the youngest children, as noted on an earlier page, as 'The Babies'.
Hay British
Infants School
Log Book
School log book entry 
  This entry is from 11th May 1917, and reads:
"The Babies and a few children from Second Class were taken for a Nature walk. The daisies gathered were made into daisy chains for Empire Day".
Empire Day was, for many years during the heyday of the British Empire, marked by a programme of patriotic songs and lessons in most British schools, as in the example on the next page.
County Archives
School log book entry 

Another typical entry, written on 11th May 1917. This could have come from almost any school log book and from almost any year, but it is included here to show just one small aspect of the continuity of school life, even at the time of the terrible carnage of the Great War.

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