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TITLE
The secret of good handwriting
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HFM_SCHOOL_008
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
343
KEYWORDS
writing
schools
blackboards
lessons
teaching
The secret of good handwriting

Instructions for a handwriting lesson at Knockbain School. The board reads:

A good hand is a treasure.
*Ascenders should touch the top line
*Descenders should touch the bottom line
*The pen should not leave the paper in the middle of the word
*Is should be dotted and ts crossed only after the word is otherwise complete
*Upward strokes should be light
*Downward strokes should be heavy
*Pupils who leave pens standing in the inkwells will be punished!

Knockbain School was a timber and corrugated iron kit school originally built in Kirkhill parish near Inverness. Kit schools such as this had a classroom, a cloakroom, a teacher's store and a toilet. Knockbain School was re-erected at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in 1999 and has been set up to resemble a school in 1937.

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The secret of good handwriting

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

writing; schools; blackboards; lessons; teaching

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum Schoolhouse

Instructions for a handwriting lesson at Knockbain School. The board reads:<br /> <br /> A good hand is a treasure.<br /> *Ascenders should touch the top line<br /> *Descenders should touch the bottom line<br /> *The pen should not leave the paper in the middle of the word<br /> *Is should be dotted and ts crossed only after the word is otherwise complete<br /> *Upward strokes should be light<br /> *Downward strokes should be heavy<br /> *Pupils who leave pens standing in the inkwells will be punished!<br /> <br /> Knockbain School was a timber and corrugated iron kit school originally built in Kirkhill parish near Inverness. Kit schools such as this had a classroom, a cloakroom, a teacher's store and a toilet. Knockbain School was re-erected at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in 1999 and has been set up to resemble a school in 1937.