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BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD.

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EDUCATION IN WALES.

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"Wales. Dean Owen succeeded him, and white maintaining his predecessor's ideal, gave to the institution something of the Welsh character which it had to some' extent lost. The present warden, the Rev. Owen Evans, has not only reaped what his two predecessors have sown, but by untiring energy and unfailing tact has advanced the school to its present high level. No Welshman need begrudge Llandovery its success. It is the most Welsh -of any public school in Wales, and though it is a Church foundation, and though ■its atmosphere is somewhat "churchy," no ■pressure of any kind is brought to bear on a Nonconformist boy to change his faith. The triumph of Llandovery School is the triumph -of the Welsh over the English boy of Welsh quickness over English training. At the same time, we may be allowed to -aeplore the fact that one of the original inten- sions of the founder, Mr. Thomas Phillips, has of late years been to a great extent lost sight of. The following is an extract from the Trust Deecl :—" The scholars will be instructed in Welsh reading, grammar, and composition. The Welsh language shall be taught exclusively during one hour every school day, and be then the sole medium of communication in the school and shall be used .at all other con- venient periods as the language of the school, so as to familiarise the scholars with its use as a colloquial language. The primary intent and object of the founder (which is instruction and education in the Welsh lan- guage) shall be faithfully observed." It cannot I ) be said that tho" primary intent" of the founder has been altogether ignored but the keen competition with English public schools has caused the primary intent" to occupy a subordinate place. It is not too late to hope that the directors of the school will see their way to carry out the wise and primary intent" .of the founder, and thus help the realisation of the sanguine and glorious dream of the best Welsh educationists—of seeing the people of Wal es a bilingual nation.