The Parents' Review
A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture
"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
Volume 14, 1903, pgs. 550-553
House of Education.
Ladies wishing for Probationers for August and September should apply without delay. Ladies who do not see their way to employ House of Education Governesses should take this opportunity of getting their help in nature work, handicrafts, educational principles, etc. Term ends July 16th.
The House of Education is closed from August 1st to September 15th. Letters relating to the House of Education, Parents' Review School, Mothers' Educational Course, Governesses, etc., cannot be answered or received between these dates.
We had the great pleasure of an illuminating and most interesting lecture on In Memoriam, from the Rev. Canon C. V. Gorton, on Friday, June 12th.
Parents' Review School.
Examiner's Report on Nature Note Books, December, 1902
Miss Lillian Lees. - A very nice book. Brushwork decidedly clever; has
facility in producing character of plants, both in form and colour.
Miss C. N. Heath. - Another good book. Drawings abundant and good. Observations might be recorded a little more at length.
Miss E. May Garnier, Miss Winnifred Wilkinson, Miss H. H. Fountain, Miss Ida Emily Fischer, Miss G. A. Mendham, Miss M. E. Moule, Miss C. A. Fraser. - The above seven books bracketed together are all good. The notes are perhaps not quite so full as some, and the drawings not quite so life-like. They all, however, breathe the right spirit. The differences rather lie in quantity of note and quality of drawings.
As I have not had the advantage of seeing the previous year's work of
the students, this report cannot have any comparative value. I consider
the whole of the seventeen note books so good that it is exceedingly
difficult to make even two classes out of them. The students will thus
be classified rather by quantity and quality of the notes and drawings
respectively, than by any great inferiority in the matter of recorded
observations. The brushwork of those students high up in the list was
both true to Nature and most artistic. The spontaneity of the records
was very delightful, and made the work of examining so many note-books
quite a pleasure. The students should now seek to extend their
observations to the relations of plants to the soils on which they
grow: to noting the position of leaves with regard to light and
darkness: should learn to interpret the structure of plants in relation
to the visits of insects for the purpose of pollination; and if they
have time to rear insects, both aquatic and terrestrial, they will thus
be able to add many new delights to their rambles.
The Rev. A. Thornley, who is Referee for a considerable district of the Midlands, most kindly consents to be Referee for House of Education students also. He says, "I hope the students will send me plenty of specimens to determine. I can determine plants, animals, insects, shells and fungi." Students should enclose a stamped and addressed envelope with specimens to Rev. A. Thornley, M. A., South Leverton Vicarage, Lincoln. Old students will feel that this is an immense advantage.
Examination in Cardboard Modelling.
Brownell, Dorothy . . . Passed with distinction.
P.N.E.U. Literary Society.—Subject for July: Selection from Lowell's
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