From the Log Book ...

An extract from the school inspector's report, October-November 1944
Report by HMI Mr S N Godfrey on Meldreth Council School Oct 31st & Nov 14th 1944.
The standard achieved in this school is generally satisfactory. There is evidence of consistent work in both the physical training and the country dancing lessons, and the speech of the children has received the same careful attention. The juniors are keen readers and respond well to questions on their work in geography, history and arithmetic. The generous use of illustration in the lessons has helped to arouse their interest.
Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School
In April 1945, Miss Butler retired after 27 years as the headteacher of the school.  She wrote this entry in the school log book on 30th April 1945.
My long headship of 27 years at Meldreth School has come to an end. Today I retire from teaching. Before going, I would like to place on record my very deep appreciation of the kindness of managers, my colleague Miss Pearce and the caretaker Mrs Harland during many years. Also with very few exceptions I have had the wholehearted support and cooperation of parents. I believe they realise that teachers as well as parents desire to help and secure the best for the children. The latter are happy and enjoy their life here. They are willing and helpful and enter with zest into all that pertains to the life of the school.
Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School

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