Educational Review Volume 8

Educational Review Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...than two hours, but on Sunday it is customary to prolong it to three or more. In summer the first order for Sunday morning is a swim in the river at six o'clock; on week days the bathing hour is 4 P. M., and every boy in the school must join in the sport under the eye of the master and the teacher in charge. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings, when swimming is not possible, the boys go to the bathroom dressed in bathing-suits and there enjoy a shower-bath en masse. The head-master takes special supervision of this hour. On retiring each boy finds on his bed a complete change of linen and underwear, which he must wear on the morrow. Once a month on a halfholiday there is a general hair-cutting, the barber coming to the hall, after which each boy takes a warm tub bath. The Stoy school has been distinguished from the days of the " old doctor," as I hear him called, for especial attention to bodily development, even making the physical training as important an item in the curriculum as any other. The long walks above mentioned on three days of the week tend directly to this end. The summer trips, of which I shall speak later, are not only valuable from a general educational point of view, but they serve to test the bodily vigor of the boys. The preparation, however, which enables even the youngest boys to undergo long tramps for twenty days in succession, consists mainly in class exercises in gymnastics. The gymnasium ( Turnhalle) is fitted up with parallel and horizontal bars and such apparatus as is necessary for vaulting, jumping, etc. In comparison with an American gymnasium of the better class the outfit is scanty, but the deficiency is in large part made good by outdoor apparatus. Poles and ladders for climbing, all framed together, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644034
  • 9781236644039