Teaching methods at Ham School – by JP

…this discovery method at Ham School, I imagine it sort of they threw the baby out with the bath-water, all the Piaget discovery of things, yes they were true but the old ways worked too, I mean I still know my times tables and children up to ten are wonderful at rote learning it doesn’t mean they don’t know what they are doing.

In the thirties children used to come to school with snotty noses and “he can’t come to school miss cos his shoes are being mended”!  It was very, very poor here.