THE KINGS SCHOOL MAGAZINE
DECEMBER 1922. No. 9.
There has been a fairly
large selection of articles handed in this term, which shows that boys
are taking greater interest in the magazine. It is hoped that this
interest will increase more and more with every subsequent issue.
There seems to be a great
lack of football enthusiasm throughout the School. There are scarcely
any boys down at the field to see a School match. Some may say that the
football is not worth watching, but the remedy lies with these very
boys. If all boys who are fit turn out, we should soon find that our
football is getting much better. Again when there is any work to be
done, such as taking nets down, does it seem fair that about half a
dozen boys should do it while about seventy slack? It does not.
We must congratulate T.
Crabtree and R. Cartwright on their entrance to Leeds University, also
all the successful candidates who sat for the Cambridge Senior Local
Examination. Crabtree obtained a County Major Scholarship, and we must
congratulate him again, for he got his scholarship when the number
awarded was very much restricted owing to measures of economy. Eighteen
candidates sat for the Cambridge and only two failed. Five obtained
Matriculation and two Third Class Honours.
The following prefects
have been appointed in place of T. Crabtree, who has left, and H. Swann
and C. Harris, who are student teachers: - P.E. Heafford, King Edward
House; R.S. Hill, Lyon House; and R. Booth, Atkinson House.
The following is an
extract from a letter received by the Headmaster from the secretary of
the Leeds Institute concerning the attendance of some members of the
school at a lecture on Labrador given by Dr. Grenfell: -
“Dr. Grenfell very
highly appreciates the attendance of the pupils from Pontefract. When I
mentioned the matter to him at the close of the evening lecture and told
him about your boys coming specially to Leeds to hear him he remarked ‘I
am glad. I would sooner speak to boys from such a school than to any
On Monday October 30th,
Mr. Hind Smith gave a lecture in the Gymnasium on Dr. Barnardo’s Homes.
In response to an appeal by him the sum of £4/1/1 was subscribed to
furnish a desk, which will bear the name of the King’s School at the
William Baker Technical School, the new home of the Barnardo Boys, at
Goldings, opened by the Prince of Wales on Friday, November 17th. The
following is an extract from a letter from the Director, Rear Admiral
Sir Harry H. Stileman, to the Headmaster; -
“Will you please
convey to all who have shared in the gift the assurance of my cordial
A.F. Wagner, Sub Editor, Form VI.