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NEWPORT, PEM.

GOODWICK

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A Cornish Centenarian.

WEATHER AND THE CROPS.

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LLANYCHARE.

MATHRY.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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..Domestic Economy.

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Domestic Economy. New Subject for Elementary Scholars. A criticism that is frequently passed upon the system of education in vogue at the present day is that the instruction given is not sufficient practical. In introducing woodwork, cookery, laundry, and house- wifery as subjects of instruction something has been done to repel the change. Hitherto however, these classes have in most counties been confined to pupils of the Intermediate schools. The Pembrokeshire Education Authority have now decided to give the older girls in the elementary schools the bene- fits of instruction in cookery and laundry work. The classes will be held at the var- ious Intermediate Schools in the county. It was for this express purpose that the new buildings lately erected in connection with these schools were put up. The elementary girls in the surrounding areas will come in to these centres and be taught under the best conditions in specially constructed class- rooms. To carry out the well-studied and well-matured scheme adopted by the Edu- cation Authority, additional teachers besides the two now employed will be required. As a start, and in order that the girls who will be leaving school before the summer holidays may obtain a grounding in subjects which will be of such immense importance to them in after-life,when they are the heads of house- holds, the County Education Committee, at their last meeting, appointed a new teacher, who has already begun her duties. The new teacher, Miss Margaret Ann Thomas, of Great Vaynor, Clynderwen, was educated at Narberth County School, and holds a first- class teacher's diploma in laundry work and a second class teacher's diploma in cookery, but in three out of five sub-divisions in the latter subject she passed first class. In add- ition, she holds certificates in chemistry, ad- vanced hygiene, and domestic economy. She underwent 2} years' training at the Cardiff Training School of Cookery, during which time- she had excellent experience in the actual teaching of cookery and laundry work in the elementary schools, as well as in the techni- cal classes held in connection with the college During last summer she fulfilled a temporary engagement as cookery instructress under the Z, Carnarvonshire Education Authority, perfor- ming the duties to the entire satisfaction of the Committee. She is described as a good disciplinarian and can converse with equal facility in English and Welsh. Four candi- dates applied for the post, and two were se- lected to appear before the Committee at Haverfordwest. It was at once seen that Miss Thomas's experience and qualifications gave her a great advantage over the other selected candidate, and she received a great bulk of the votes, being afterwards unanimously ap- pointed. The salary is £ 80 per annum, in- creasing by £ 5 yearly, until the maximum of £100 is reached. Narberth Weekly News."

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Emigration Notes.

THE DOAN INVESTIGATION.

A Hero of the Sea.

GWALIA.

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