Digital copy of Chapter 5: Children's Homes and Fostering Services in Jersey. Part of the Submissions of the Counsel to the Inquiry to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry. [Submitted by Patrick Sadd, Harriet Jerram, Cathryn McGahey QC, and Paul Livingston]. [Undated, c. 8 June 2016].

Reference: C/D/AW11/A/WD009436/5

Date: June 8th 2016 - June 8th 2016

Miss Le Roux, retired teacher, being interviewed by an unidentified man on life at the turn of the century. Includes: education - went to Royal Crescent School (a church school), taught by Miss Henry; school was not compulsary, went from age 7-16, then started as a pupil-teacher - pay started at £9 a year; attended the pupil-teacher centre in Phillips Street, then trained as a teacher at Whitelands Training College; finished her training in 1911, then earned £70 a year as a teacher at St Marks' Church School; no chance of pay rise; Royal Crescent School consisted of about 50 girls, all in the same class; recalls summer outings in a wagonette and holidays abroad; father worked at de Gruchy's department school all his life; has lived in the same house (39, Roseville Street) all her life; describes changes around the house - traffic; in 1919 St Mark's and Brighton Road Elementary Schools merged when the States took over education - schools now mixed but separate buildings for boys and girls; when started teaching about 30-40 pupils in her class; no school uniforms; taught all subjects; describes daily routine at St Mark's; Miss Darling was the head; knew and loved evey child; in her spare time Miss Le Roux ran the Guide company at St Mark's from 1919 - 1949. Recorded in 1973 (original audio tape, JERSM/1988/428/7, is missing).

Reference: R/03/A/22

Date: 1973 - 1973

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