Lavendon School Diary 1923 Full Details
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8th January

School reopened this morning. Several children absent.

10th January

Received library box from Olney.

11th January

Library books sent to Newton Blossomville.

23rd January

Major Farrer visited reference School Cleaning.

24th January

4 more cases of Scarlet fever reported - excluded 13 children with temperatures exceeding 99 degrees. This action reported to Medical Officer at Aylesbury

26th January

Letter from Aylesbury confirming above actions.

Attendance - Mixed - 71.6% Infants - 80%

Four more cases excluded today.

29th January

Dr Bailey (Newport) visited and excluded 2 more children under suspicion of Scarlet Fever. Attendance today 50%. Reported to Aylesbury.

30th January

Received wire at 1.45 ordering closure of school until Feb 19th. After a short consultation with Mr Brooks we decided to remain open until 3.40pm.

19th February

School reopened this morning at 9am. Attd for morning - 68.5%. Mrs Ingram absent through influenza. Time Table not kept as I have all Upper School. During the closure I have visited the following schools by courtesy of the Head Teachers concerned:

Turvey Infants. Dept - 1 day

Bletchley Rd Council School - 2 Days

(Senior boys and Infants)

Olney Council Mixed - 1 day

Kingsthorpe Grove Council Boys - 1 day

Miss Paybody visited the Infants Depts of the schools mentioned as well. Mr Parris, one of the school managers, visited this afternoon at 2.35pm and stayed until 3pm.

20th February

Mrs Ingram still absent - Miss Paybody has kindly stayed behind on the dismissal of the Infants and taken her class. She also took the needlework for all girls this afternoon.

26th February

Miss Ingram resumed duties this morning.

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