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Images of two small Reward of Merit cards c1867

Reward of Merit

  • Two small Reward of Merit cards
  • 65 x 47mm (2½ x 1¾in)
  • Published by W.D. (Possibly W.Dickes)
  • Top card dated 1867 by hand on reverse

It was Robert Raikes (1736 – 1811), the founder of the Sunday schools movement, who introduced a system of rewards of merit in order to maintain discipline, good behaviour and attendance at his school on Sunday.

The Reward of Merit was given by the teacher to a pupil for amongst other things punctual attendance, good conduct and improvement at school.



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