Historical animation - New school teacher

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 13 h 30

Having rendered services which were greatly appreciated, the school teacher must tender her resignation in order to attend to her sick mother. A replacement had to be found. The new girl arrives, accompanied by the chief school trustee to get acquainted with the premises and the working conditions. This will provide an opportunity to discuss about salary, children’s attendance habits, scarcity of books, comfort and hygiene and the work in general. The newcomer will then be led to her boarding house, where she will be housed, fed, and kept in clean clothing for an amount of money that may appear quite modest today, but was more than welcome by the homeowners at the time…