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The National School in Machynlleth  
  As the idea of sending children to school was completely new to many families, the school printed a list of rules which they were expected to live up to. Some of these rules are shown below...  
  School rules extract
  There were no school dinners in the 1830s !  
  School rules extract

Because the National School Society was a Church of England Society it insisted that children come into school on Sunday mornings for religious instruction and attend the parish church twice during the day.
Parents who went to chapel had to decide whether to keep their children away from school or let them attend a church which they did not agree with. The teachers at Machynlleth National School seem to have been sympathetic as they let the chapel children off church and the Sunday religious instruction.

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