Petty Schools had harsh treatments Children who acted up or stumbled over the

Petty schools had harsh treatments children who acted

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Petty Schools had harsh treatments, “Children who acted up or stumbled over the lesson could expect a thrashing from the school's headmaster, who beat unruly or slow students with a stick of birch wood” (Shostak, and Benson 68). “Academic failure or violation of school rules resulted in a beating discipline that could be so harsh that students ran away from school to avoid it” (Shostak, and Benson 68). Students at Grammar School’s went to school for a long period. During summer, the school day started at six o’clock in the morning and finished at five o’clock in the evening. There was a two hour break at midday. The hours changed during the winter, because of darker nights,
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Stockman 2 and schools began at seven o’clock in the morning and then finished earlier at four o’clock in the evening. The school week consisted of five full days and a half day on Thursday. This continued for between forty to forty-four weeks out of the year. Students entered Grammar School after Petty school. “Most boys entered the grammar
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