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A Book of Bones

'A Book of Bones’ by David Church (aged 5), mid 1970s.

Baines Archive BA/1/9/19

George and Judith Baines were primary school teachers who pioneered new teaching methods in an open-plan environment in the 1960s-1980s.

In 1967 the new Eynsham County Primary School opened in Oxfordshire with George Baines as the headteacher. George and Judith began their collaboration pioneering new teaching methods, including learning through the environment and project-based work, in an open-plan school.

This is an example of pupil work from their school. It is a book by five year old David Church and includes his observations of bones. This particular page reads ‘I have drawn the backbone an Iguanadon.’

A Book of Bones’ by David Church
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