Education: The Toads of Clayesmore

By Eton and Harrow standards, strange things happen on the playing fields of Clayesmore. A small (290 pupils), progressive school in Dorset. Clayesmore believes in strenuous academic fare as well as in teaching its boys to fell trees, lay bricks, mix concrete, build walls, weave baskets. It also likes them to study nature in field and forest. Last week British scientific circles were buzzing over just how far Clayesmore will go. The school had suddenly emerged as a full-fledged authority on the toad.

If there is one thing that Clayesmore has plenty of, it is toads. Every...

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