Under him [Edward Thring] success in examination was not the great object of school training. His care and interest extended beyond the clever boy to the average boy and the backward or stupid boy. His theory was that every boy is good for something, and he made it his business to find out what that was. It was the first school where workshops were introduced, and where a boy whose scholarship was beyond hope could develop a natural turn, if he had it, for making things with his hands