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The British Schools Museum on Queen Street includes the only surviving Monitorial System schoolroom. Opened in 1837, it was part of a movement – often called the Lancasterian System – developed by Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838). The more advanced boys taught the less advanced ones. With 300 pupils it certainly saved on staff costs. The schoolroom is the only one of its kind left in the world and is run by a Trust.
Author: Q Barrett