School interior 1853

Drawing from the Illustrated London News showing a scene from Brook Street Ragged and Industrial School. Ragged schools in the 19th century provided very basic lessons to the poorest children and some became refuges where children could sleep. Others also became Industrial Schools which aimed to remove children from the possibility of getting involved in crime by teaching them a trade as well as a providing an education to support themselves in the future. (Catalogue ref: ZPER 34/23 pg.520)

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