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TITLE
The teacher's desk
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HFM_SCHOOL_044
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
358
KEYWORDS
desks
schools
lessons
punishment
The teacher's desk

The teacher's desk would be found at the front of a classroom. The desk was built higher so that the teacher could look down over the pupils during a lesson. There was storage space underneath the lid. On the right of the desk is a Lochgelly Tawse. This was used to punish pupils who were caught doing wrong.

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 teacher's desk

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

desks; schools; lessons; punishment

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum Schoolhouse

The teacher's desk would be found at the front of a classroom. The desk was built higher so that the teacher could look down over the pupils during a lesson. There was storage space underneath the lid. On the right of the desk is a Lochgelly Tawse. This was used to punish pupils who were caught doing wrong.<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.