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Presteigne - The British School 6
A recruitment visit

  Seeking teachers
The entry below from the Log Books of the British School in Presteigne refers to an attempt to recruit apprentice teachers for the new National School from the ranks of the older pupils.

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School log book extract 

This entry from the school log books reads
"The School visited by two clergymen of this town to day Revds. Brierly & Watcham: the former desired me to know whether any of my bigger boys would be agreeable to be apprenticed as a pupil teacher at their new National School, but on making enquiries, none of them seemed to Care for it: they heard the children sing a few rounds, examined their Copy books, drawings, &c., and they expressed their pleasure at the state of things in this School." 

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