The actual furnishing of the class-room is beyond the province of most class teachers, who may have to work in a badly-lighted room fitted with heavy and immovable desks, poor cupboards and mediocre heating arrangements. As the children must work under the conditions of a class-room, which the teacher neither planned nor furnished, all he can do is to make the conditions as suitable as possible for the majority of the class. In most secondary schools and in an increasing number of girls' elementary schools, a school uniform is worn by the children. The underlying principle should be that every one comes to school in 'workmanlike' clothes, and that, of course, means loose, simple clothes that neither impede play nor work. The probability is that if each child were supplied in the state schools with a term's apparatus and some place to keep it in, there would be far less wasteful use of it than now.