Excerpt from Old Lambethans, Past and Present: A Tribute; With a History of the School IN these days, with Council Schools everywhere, and the edu cation of the children almost entirely in the hands of the State, it is well to call to mind the splendid voluntary efforts which Churchmen and others have made in the past to rescue the juvenile population from the darkness of igrance and to provide the young with a sheet anchor by instilling into their minds some kwledge of those great truths of our Mother Church without which it is believed true education is possible. There is also a tendency to reduce all schools to a dead level which would appear to be calculated to destroy or seriously injure the individualism of a school. Variety in management and curricula is desirable and is agreeable to the spirit of most English institutions. To reduce everything to one dead level by cast iron rules and red tape would be deplorable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.