BOOK 11868 MAYThe Adwy Coedpoeth British School opened. May 6
Number of scholars present = 97 boys. Visited by several of the managers. Examined the Boys andentered them into different classes. Continued the examination and found great difficulty, as thegreater number had never been to any school before.63 new scholars attended today. Found great difficulty in getting names and age of many of the boys. The school is in a very awkward state, as it is not supplied yet with proper books andapparatus. The children have to use their own books and slates as the Committee have not yet beenable to get any. Formed a timetable, my whole time is spent in the proper classification of theschool, and I feel great difficulty as the children have scarcely attended school before.
7 new scholars attend. The school is now in pretty fair working order, as we are suppliedwith apparatus and books. The standard reading books that we use are Murby`s Excelsior Reader.Promoted 3 to Standard 5 and 8 to Standard 2, John Thomas, Robert Roberts, and PhilipThomas Jones; Albert Williams, John Evans Talwrn, Thomas Hughes, George Belton,Edwin Gittins, Richard Griffiths, George Jones and Edwin Humphreys.
Not many present as it being Wrexham fair day. The weather is very hot which makes the childrenvery restless. A Welsh `Cymanfa` held in Coedpoeth. Several of the chief ministers of theIndependents present. Visited by W John Griffiths, (Gohebydd) he examined the school and gaveseveral of the boys suitable prizesThe Masters wife left for Cardiganshire. The weather still continues very hot, and we find itvery difficult to interest the children in such a manner as to keep them attentive to their lessons. Theventilation of the school is not in very good order. Visited by Rev. Thomas Jones of Llangollen andMr Harrison, Minera Lime works.Ordinary progress. Two left school to work at the mines.The candidates for the office of Pupil Teachers attend lessons at half past six in the morning.Geography & History lessons given them. A committee of Manager is held this evening. Visited bythe Rev L. Ellis. The lessons given the candidates today were Arithmetic and Mensuration. Allattend at half past six. An examination held. 175 boys examined and the majority were in a very backward state.
The number in school today was very high, and a new song was taught the scholars. Standard 1 was particularly attended to as their Dictation and Arithmetic is very inferior. A night school held.
The school not so well attended, as there was an excursion to Bangor and a Ladies Club inthe village. 3 new scholars admitted, Boaz Jones, John Rees & William Oates.The attendance was very fair today. The weather has been very hot for several weeks andthe children are very restless. Visited by Mr Bowen and Mr Davies. One of the Candidates, EdwardMorris was not at morning lessons.Edward Morris absent this morning being poorly. Visited by a friend. The candidates have agrammar lesson at half past six this morning. A lesson in mental Arithmetic given the First Class.The whole school examined, found then rather backward. Home lessons given for the 2
Standard to be worked during the holidays. The school breaks up for 3 weeks.