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There have been many innovations in Sunday - school methods einco Mr Robert Raikes first commenced his system, but perhaps none have been more important than an innovation established yesterday in the St. Kilda Methodist Sunday school. Tho Rev. A. J. Seamer and Mr \V. 'J'. O. Kaye, minister and school superintendent respectively, are both enthusiastic supporters of tho use of the projecting lantern in educational work, and succeeded in arranging for its introduction as a- part of tho regular curriculum in the school. Yesterday being temperance Sunday was chosen lor a complete initial test of the scheme, and . the result convinced all present of the utility of the lantern for educational purposes when in expert hands. Tho diagrams, etc., were particularly effective, being both interesting and highly instructive. A notable feature was that a sufficiently powerful electric lamp was used to obviate the necessity for a completelydarkened hall. Mr E. Newell bad substituted thin American leaf her blinds for the ordinary light blinds, and these, running on the ordinary spring rollers, were drawn, and sufficiently subdued the daylight for a perfect definition of the slides upon the screen. Yet there was sufficient light in the hall to see every movement, and even to distinguish facial exprtw.-ious across the hall. The important effect of this on discipline, will be obvious to every school worker. Mr Kaye, who is an expert lantern-slide maker and operator, intends to use tho lantern every Sunday for a short review of the lesson on the reassemblage of the school after classes. He will use slides of a varied character —i.e., views, maps, diagrams, sacred art picture reproductions, etc., and many of these will he specially made by him for the purpose. From the complete success of the demonstration yesterday it is safe to as - sume that the*introduction of this innovation will prove to bo a distinctly progressive step in the effective work of the school, which is tn be congratulated upon having the services of Mr Kaye, who is undoubtedly an expert in primary educational metfiods.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL METHODS, Evening Star, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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SUNDAY SCHOOL METHODS Evening Star, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914