A replica metal school bell with wooden handle.
Before electric bells became the norm in schools, teachers used hand held bells to signal students to come inside or to begin and end class. In some schools, 'bell monitors' had the job of ringing the school bell each day.
Subject Area: Social Science, Technology
Subject Themes: School, Children, teaching
Handling Collection Number: HC69
Why not borrow these items with the bell to show your students what school was like 100 year ago.
Share these images of Tauranga schooling from the early 1900's with your class from the Tauranga Heritage Collection