Kōrero: Bell, Marie

Marie Bell at Matauranga School

Marie Bell at Matauranga School

Marie Bell poses for the camera in a dress made by Matauranga School pupils under the supervision of parent Myrla Kernick, in December 1969. The school, co-founded by Marie, was a parent co-operative and became one of the most progressive primary schools in the country. It espoused low adult-to-child ratios, parent participation, and educating children as individuals within a rich environment of activities, as well as freedom from corporal punishment.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1969/5772/15-F

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Elizabeth Cox. 'Bell, Marie', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2019. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6b6/bell-marie (accessed 7 July 2020)