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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 (AV)
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.