PETiTathon2015!: Day Three
Day Three of our brief fundraising marathon!
What do we have for you today!?
- Trees: Throughout today's text-heavy pieces you will find trees, from the local hedgerows, to liven up the page. But how much livening up do you need when you have
- David Wills OBE responding with his memories of Frank Mathews' visit to Barns Hostel and School in Peebles during World War II, which were presented on Day Two - How often do you get both sides of a story in history?...
- Well...How about the memories and reflections of England's first Inspector of Special Schools, appointed in 1931, with almost 20 years of experience when he came across David Wills' opposition to the Ministry's mixed-education ban?
- And then David Wills' own response to that ban, as recorded in his unpublished Autobiography?
All of that, from the archives, brought to you by the work of volunteers!
- As are Maurice Bridgeland's draft chapter on "Contrasting Communities" for 'Pioneer Work With Maladjusted Children' (published 1971), with George Lyward's frank and illuminating comments - just ripe for further volunteer input through transcribing,
- and a surprising photograph from Red Hill School in 1954, pairing founder and Director Otto Shaw against Ralph Gee's monumental mural (found in the archives by Redhillian volunteer Peter Still).
as well as
- A recorded interview, and a crystallised statement of his work, by William Frederick Garner, one of the many teachers (and social workers, and nurses, and prison officers, and...) most of us will never know, or hear of, who devote themselves and their lives to the rigorous and joyful task of learning how to facilitate happiness - and what happiness means, for the self and the self in community - of others.
- and - neither last nor least - Harold Bridger, the therapeutic community pioneer and international psychoanalytic consultant to industries and organisations around the world, speaking of a London childhood, and a background in refugees.
Enjoy. And if you find value in this all new material on the website - created for this PETiTathon - please consider making a donation to the Trust. The link and further details are below - click on the MyDonate logo.
[Photograph: a neighbour's hedge in Toddington, photographed on PETiTathon2015! Day Two]
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