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NINETEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE

BIBLE GLASSES IX STATE SCHOOLS. With some littlp doubt as to Oip snreess. the Dunedin City .Mission, by its agent. .Mr Duncan Wright. with the toll approval of the various school committee.--, organised 19 years ago classes in five of the city schools !()■■ Bililc lessons. As th» experiment of doing this work after school hours was new. many interested persons watched its pi ogress as the. days and months went past. In these pas! days not many teachers were identified with the movement, and the battle was not by any j means an easy one; but (lie leadc- of the [ classes never faltered, and kept plodding j away, and this rear lias been in all re- j spccts one of the most encouraging of | nil tile, 19. In the judgment of those who know the facts, the explanation is quite j simple. The school committees have al- ' ways boon sympathetic, the parents have | been grateful, and the head masters and j very many teachers base given their j presence and co-operation most cheerfully. About 500 pupils attended the classes the first week: this week there were present about 1.000 young peojde and a large number of parents ami friends. Through the generous gilts of friends nearly r. thousand beautifully-illuminated wall cards and marked "t e.-t ament s weie distributed on Monday, 'luesday. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. In all the schools members of the respective committees wen 1 hearty in expressing sincer-' thanks to .Mr Ihimvci Wright, and the hope that he would he

spa red in continue t !it* good wort; for years to come. In acknowledging several jji-ct Igilts from lii.-- v 11 ::{1 1 fij 1 friends and pupils. Mr Wright. made reference also In tin valued es.sistatuv given in these crowded clsiiws by 1 1! i’ I.;),- ;l> l< 1 girl.' of the higher siandards in marking tin' cards, keeping the registirs. and arranging Bibles and hymn boohs. ‘ Kaiknrai School was represented by .Mrs i•*in 1 o 1 1 i, Mr .'. Hunt'.. and several oi I lie -si.•iff: M.inri Jlili Sebool )>v Mr Fits gerabl am! s< v-ral leadens, and also Mr I'. L. Clark: Albany Street School by the; head master and several teachers. Mr .1. I*. Wilt.iia large number of mothers, and Mr IS M. Thomson (president of the! City Mission 1 ; Foibiiiv .School by Mr Enriv. several of the staff. Mr Fleming. Mr 'l)i\"ti, and many parents; Arthur Street School by Mr Strut hers and Mr ilni-retl. th A hear! master. In recognition of voluntary assistance Mr .Miller was presented with a fountain pen. The large hall was nicely decorated.

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NINETEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE, Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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NINETEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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