HC Deb 14 February 1929 vol 225 cc527-8

asked the President of the Board of Education how many open-air classes have been regularly held in London schools during the year 1928; how many children attended them; how did the attendance percentage compare with that of indoor classes; and what were the chief results observed as regards health?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Lord Eustace Percy)

One hundred and sixty-seven classes were conducted during the period. No separate records of attendance are available, but it appears to have been at least up to the average. The children are reported to have gained in health and mental alertness.