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2011 - Two Hundred Years of the National Society
and the beginnings of mass education in England
1811 was effectively the beginning of education for the masses in England when the newly formed National Society launched a campaign to build a church school in every parish, and although half a century later local authorities had to start plugging the gaps in provision this 200th anniversary still deserves to be celebrated!
All primary schools in the three dioceses of Ely, Norwich and St Edmundsbury & Ipswich will receive a booklet of 12 acts of collective worship called "Sowing the Seed" which tells the story of the 200(+) years from an East Anglian perspective. The links below will take you to copies of the photographs used in the booklet which can be reproduced or projected for use in assemblies. We apologise that not all photographs are of the best quality - we've done our best!
How it all began - St Felix of Burgundy
Our school is named after someone - so who was he?
We need to educate the poor....
Teaching the Indian Way
Too dirty to go to school....
Children from Maybole Ragged School (small photograph)
Do we REALLY have to go to school?
They've killed our teacher!
A school far from home
How Cheveley School helped win World War Two
Why have they closed our school?
You are the Vine we are the branches
supports Church School Improvement in the Dioceses of Ely, Norwich, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich and Chelmsford.