Hawkshead Grammar School

sights / Architecture

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In centuries past, promising young gentleman were sent to Hawkshead's village school for their educational foundation. Among the former pupils was a certain William Wordsworth, who attended the school from 1779 to 1787. The curriculum was punishing: 10 hours' study a day, covering weighty subjects such as Latin, Greek, geometry, science and rhetoric. Hardly surprising young Willie felt the urge to carve his name into one of the desks.

Upstairs is a small exhibition exploring the history of the school.