Story: Country schooling

Gardening at school, 1936

Gardening at school, 1936

The idea that country children should be prepared for agricultural work was popular from the 1920s. Some schools started agricultural clubs, and country schools often had garden plots. These children from Mangaroa, near Upper Hutt, are ready to do some gardening.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Country schooling - Wider options: 1900s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008