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Kirkstall Road School, girls (Burley)
Black & White imagec1919. View shows a group of young girls at Kirkstall Road Council School in 1919. The school was also known as Argie Road School as its entrance was situated on Argie Road. The girl on the far left is Doris Baldwin who was born in 1914. The girls' headmistress was Miss Winfield and another teacher was Miss Robinson. Boys at the time were kept entirely separate and had their own headmaster.
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Kirkstall Road School, Montessori School (Burley)
Black & White imageUndated, Dating from the school year 1914/15 this view shows children from Kirkstall Road School participating in a trial of Montessori education. The experiment was carried out as a demonstration for the City Training College. Miss Mary Blackburn was the headteacher of the Infants School and was responsible for dividing the children into equal classes regardless of age or ability. Children used specially designed apparatus to develop skills needed for reading and writing through sensory stimulation. Teachers supervised the children although emphasis was placed on the child's self determination and self discipline.
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Kirkstall Road School, Montessori School (Burley)
Black & White imageUndated, View dates from around 1914 to 1915 and shows a group of 6 and 7 year old children at the Primary School on Kirkstall Road. The children play with wooden building blocks and the photograph is entitled 'Free-Work' following the loosely structured, Montessori approach to education. Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952), the founder of the Montessori education programme believed that children should take responsiblity for their own learning and that they should be directed to learn by their teachers, rather than be taught. The school opened in 1904 and is now called Kirkstall Valley Primary School.
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Kirkstall Road School, Montessori School (Burley) (3 comments)
Black & White image1914 The hall of Kirkstall Road School, with gymnastic apparatus. In the years 1914/15 the Montessori method of education was being used to assess its value against traditional teaching methods. The approach of Dr Maria Montessori was to allow children to develop as individuals, maximising their abilities and talents, encouraging them to achieve.
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Kirkstall Road School, Montessori School (Burley)
Black & White imageUndated, This photograph was taken during trials of the Montessori method of education which were carried out by headteacher Mary Blackburn at Kirkstall Road School in the 1910s. Children use specially designed equipment to learn literacy and numeracy principles through exploration and supervised play.
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