Thomas Steele-Maley

January 2, 2023

On Tidiness

"Children are untidy because they usually are doing something' with a purpose....I had my first lesson about tidiness when I was headmaster of a Scottish school. The charwoman came to me in anger. 

'How can I clean up the mess these brats make?' 

'Leave it I said. They will soon become conscious of the disorder and clean it up themselves.' "

A.S. Neill, Summerhill (1960)