Wet day at school – teach flower arranging!

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We enjoy reading through the early NSW syllabuses in our collection as they show how schooling and society has changed. School flower, vegetable and agricultural plots were quite important in the past with whole sections of the syllabus providing detailed month-by-month instructions on plantings and maintenance. We loved this paragraph from the 1916 syllabus about using wet days at school to teach the finer art of flower arranging.