Figure 1.--These boys in science class are doing some small group work. They are identifying fungi.
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Britain has some of the best known schools in the world, especially its public schools which are really elite private fee-paying schools schools. Some of the public schools date to the 16th century. Some have even older origins. Quite a number, however, date to the 19th century when Britain was expanding its educational system to train
administrators and technicials for its huge overseas empire. It was at this time that preparatory schools began to appear. Public schools originzlly taught boys of varying age, some quite young. Public schools could be very rough places, especially for younger boys.
Educators by the early 19th century increasing realized that the educational needs of the younger boys required a school specifical suited for their needs. Thus the preparatory school was created, a school designed to prepare boys for the public schools.
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