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This chapter explores how schools managed the logistics of boys and girls in classrooms, schoolyards, and dorms, and how they dealt with their behaviour, interactions, and emotions. The oldest preserved code of order of the Netherlands was written at the end of the fourteenth century for the school located next to the Church of St Lebuinus in Deventer. School codes or orders also give a good idea of the normal makeup of both school days and the 'academic year'. The prominent place of punishment in the image and the reality of medieval and Renaissance education indicates that pupils were certainly no angels and that their emotions needed to be controlled. The Bruges school order of 1555 stressed that pupils should do their schoolwork in the school. After the children's king's feast came to an end, the rector and the other masters would get together with the bakers and the servant-girls and appoint a king amongst themselves.


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