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OPEN AIR SCHOOLS. STRIKING SWANSEA SUCCESS, STURDY AND HEALTHY I PUPILS. A Way to Save Thousands. An encouraging report on the efficiency of open-air schools was given at the Swansea School Children Medical Inspection Commit- tee on W ednesday by Dr. Evans, the bor- ough medical officer of health. Dr. Evans referred in particular to the open-air class that had been held at Dyfatty School since shortly after Christmas, and which was held throughout the recent severe weather. The children, said Dr. Evans, re- mained out during the whole of that cold weather. Of course, they were assisted by the supply of cloaks and warm milk; but regarding the cloaks, they were not very much required. The children had gained in weight and in general condition, so much so that Dr. Jones, THE SCHOOL MEDICAL OFFICER, WAS ASTOUNDED with the results. A group of children of similar physique that were taken when the experiment was started had remained in- side, and they showed no increase in weight. The teachers reported favourably on the alertness of the children in the open-air class, and even amongst the teachers them- selves the results were beneficial, one of them especially, who was rather delicate, being now quite "bonny." In Birming- ham, Dr. Evans added, the open-air teach- ing was carried on much more success- fully, as there ain independent institution built by one of the Messrs. Cadburv enabled the children to get exercise and sleep in ad- dition to teaching. That was how consump- tion was being tackled there. lUTHERS' INTEREST IN THE SCHOOL. in reply to Mr. Lewis, Dr. Evans said that health i-isl tors followed up the children in the homes, whilst he noticed when he him- self was there recently that mothers were competing with one another to get their children into the school. Even in Swansea they/ had had no withdrawals from the class during the cold weather, nor any other difficulties on the part of the parents. The teachers generally were coming round in the matter, and though those at the Bethesda, temporary school would not remain in, they were quite willing to go into an open-air class. The Chairman: The most important point is the health of the children, but from an economical standpoint it is important as well. In the past we have been paying away a lot of money on buildings that are really not required. THOUSANDS OF POUNDS SAVED. "T"II..r, Jir. x/avia Matthews said that if they had had open-air schools years ago thousands of pounds would have been saved in capital charges. In that respect he hoped the medi- cal officer would soon report on the question of establishing an institution for dealing with the consumptive children. They might save a good deal of the money to which the Local Education Authority were committed on new schools by putting the matter before the Board of Education 200 CONSUMPTIVE CHILDREN Dr. Evans said there were 200 cases of tuberculous children in the schools of the borough, but he was not in sufficientlv close touch with them to say how many were in- fectious cases. A further report was promised.

I I ) RAMSAY MACDONALD.

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