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Darowen School 2
Orderly, but backward 

  Apparatus bad !
A plaque on the wall of the former schoolhouse at Darowen records that it was founded in 1841 by the Reverend Lewis Gwynne. The School Log book, however, was not begun until 1870, by which time the keeping of such records had become a legal requirement. The first entry in the new book is shown below.

 Darowen School
Log book

County Archives

School log book entry 

This entry, recorded on 25th April, 1870, reads:
"Commenced duties as Master of Darowen National School. Admitted 21 scholars. Apparatus bad, only one set of Reading books, and one black board. The children seem orderly and quiet, but very backward both in Religious and secular education." 

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