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THE KINGS SCHOOL MAGAZINE

PONTEFRACT


Vol. 3.         DECEMBER 1922.       No. 9.


EDITORIAL NOTES


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 adult audience.’”

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 thanks.”

A.F. Wagner, Sub Editor, Form VI.


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