|Vol. X|| |
|School Notes||479||Old Edwardians' Roll of Service||490|
|Commemoration Service||480||The Boys' Club||491|
|F. T. Saville||481||The Library||491|
|The Air Training Corps||489|
CIRCUMSTANCES over which we have no control make it necessary for this Magazine to appear shorn of its outer covering and deprived of a large proportion of its interior. Whereas in times past the Editor's task was to extort a sufficient supply of contributions to fill a respectable number of pages, he now has the even less attractive duty of confining the literary exuberance of his contributors within the limits prescribed by the paper-controller. This being the last number of our tenth Volume, (covering the years 1938-42), we have endeavoured to retain as far as possible our usual format. In the new volume beginning next term it may be possible to introduce some more drastic changes with a view to getting more matter into less space.
The Summer Term has been an enjoyable one, but its ending brings the prospect of extensive changes in the Staff. We are losing Mr. Wheeler, who goes to be Biology Master at Worcester Royal Grammar School ; Mr. Moles, to be Senior Modern Languages Master at Ellesmere College ; Mr. McKay, to be Senior Assistant in the Thorncliffe Works Day Continuation School. Our readers will not need to be reminded in detail of the great services rendered to us by each of these masters, both in their teaching and in-their other several activities. We very much object to parting with any. of them, but wish them every success in their new posts. We are also to lose three of our war-time staff : Messrs. Sanderson and Svart, and Miss Crowther ; and to them also we would express our best wishes and sincere appreciation of the work they have done for us.
To fill two vacancies this term we have been fortunate in obtaining the services of Dr. G. Sachs, sometime lecturer in the University of Vienna, and Dr. F. W. Behrend, formerly Headmaster of the Kaiser Wilhelm Realgymnasium in Berlin. We must also welcome Miss J. M. Wood, who, after making intermittent appearances last term, has now become definitely necessary to us ; and Miss Parke, who has joined the junior School staff.
The Athletic and Swimming Sports, as reported on other pages, produced some notable performances, and the Cricket -season (Captain, T. Parfitt) has been a full and enjoyable one.
In the coming holidays a large proportion of the Upper School, with Higher and School Certificate exams safely behind them, look forward to releasing their pent-up emotions with the aid of scythe and sickle in the neighbourhood of Bakewell and Tideswell. The School will reassemble for the Autumn Term on September 9th.
THE annual service, instituted in 1940 as a commemoration of May 4th, 1604, the day on which King James I granted a charter for the foundation of a Grammar School in Sheffield, was held this year on Sunday, May 3rd, the preacher being the Rev. Dr. Maltby. He took as his text, " Ye are not your own," from St. Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians.
Those now living, he said, were the inheritors of a great tradition, a tradition which did not belong to them but which they held in trust. Their duty was to hand on that heritage, if not enhanced, at least unmarred. He recalled noticing, in Wharfedale, country-dwellers enjoying the fruits of the labours of their predecessors, fields they had not cleared; houses they had not built. Yet civilisation must guard against always looking at the past.
Man differed from the animals in that he had the power of learning from the past, preparing for the future, and evolving a philosophy of life. Why had man failed to keep the Christian philosophy of life ? The reason, he thought, was that man had forgotten God, followed this by forgetting his fellow-men, and had therefore ended by forgetting himself. The remedy was to find God again, and then to find one's fellow-men and, at last, man would find himself again.
IF it was difficult, as we thought two years ago, to imagine King Edward VII School without Mr. Saville, it was no less difficult to think of Mr. Saville without King Edward's, and his return a year ago to fill a gap in the Senior School seemed the only right and inevitable close to his long and great career. Here he worked, through yet another arduous winter, on the very spot, strangely enough, where, in the basement of Wesley College, he had taught his first junior School in 1901.
He died after a short illness, and was buried on. June 2nd. At a Memorial Service held in the School Hall on June 4th, the following address was delivered by the Rev. Arthur King, an Old Edwardian and former member of Lynwood :
A big school, like the great world for which its members prepare themselves, has its periods of storm and calm, of sunshine and shade ; and for many of the past and present members of this School a dark shadow has crossed our path ; there has been taken from us one who, as all know well, devoted his whole life to the service of youth. Frederick Thomas Saville taught in this School for more than forty years ; and when we reflect on the master-passions that absorbed the restless energy of his public life, three stand out above all others-his School, and House ; his Camp ; and his "Old Boys."
Saville and the Junior School (over which he presided so ably for many years) and Saville and Lynwood (his Boarding House) were to successive generations of Edwardians interchangeable terms. At Lynwood where there used to be between forty and fifty boarders, our life was conducted in accordance with the familiar Latin tag-" A healthy mind in a healthy body." Certainly full scope was given there for the development of our mental life the hours set out for " prep " in the School Time-Table were most carefully adhered to, and exceeded when it was necessary. And full scope was given to the things of the body naturally, for as Mr. Saville used to admit, he was " mad on sport " : this " madness " was infectious, and most of us caught it from our Housemaster. Often in, the summer months we were up in the Fives Courts soon after 7 a.m., or down at the Glossop Road Baths at the same hour. We were taught to revel in all kinds of boyish sport, and won the Cross-Country Cup each year with unfailing regularity because for weeks on end beforehand, we had trained like Spartans for that very purpose.
For many years he spent_ a month of the Summer, holidays with boys from the School (with occasional French and Belgian visitors) camping on the beach at Winchelsea in Sussex. " Saville's Camp " and "Winchelsea " are, for many of us, synonymous terms.. Many memories come back to our minds when we th-ink of those jolly, carefree weeks that he provided for generations of campers. We see once again the famous railway coach (the H.Q. of the Camp), and the near-by group of bell-tents in which we slept and yarned. We remember the bathing parties that were always popular in calm seas or in rough ; we recall the cricket matches played at Winchelsea, Rye, Hastings and elsewhere ; we think of those outings that were such a prominent feature in the camp-life twenty years ago-the river-trip to Bodiam and its ancient Castle-the expedition to the Lighthouse at Dungeness-or the pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, " The hooly blisful martir for to seke." And at the end of those exhilarating days, as we sat and munched our biscuits and Dutch cheese in the marquee, " the Man " (as we called him) would, read to us - as he alone could read-a chapter from the book that was never far from his reach-" Three men in a boat-not forgetting Montmorency the dog." Then came camp prayers, read as often as not by W. G. Humphrey ; and so to bed, tired, healthy and very happy.
It was his practice to have us back at Lynwood for the annual Lynwood Old Boys cricket and football matches with the School XI. To those reunions we looked forward eagerly : we were welcomed so kindly by our Housemaster and his hospitable wife ; and in his usual after-dinner speech he revealed himself once again as a man whose life was completely wrapped up in his School and its boys.
Today we extend to his relatives our deepest sympathies' in their grief, and would remind them that their sorrow is ours as well. Perhaps two extracts from my diary, written in 1922 when I was a member of this School and Lynwood House, will help to show what kind of a man we had as our Housemaster :
" THURSDAY, JULY 13th, 1922.-Half-holiday : Masters v. School. School 177 for 7, declared. Masters 99 for 9. Game saved for them by Mr. Watkins (30 not, out) and " the Man " (4 not out) who played out time." Yes-he most certainly " played out time ; "
" SATURDAY, Nov. 11TH, 1922 (ARMISTICE DAY).-Early Service at 7.55 in memory of the Lynwood Old Boys killed in the Great War." When the Service was over, I had occasion to return to the room where it had just been held. On opening the door I saw that our Housemaster was still kneeling by the House War Memorial. Perhaps he was praying for us-that we might prove worthy of the sacrifices made on our behalf. Here was an outward and visible sign of his loyalty to the Faith that he held so firmly (as I well know) and in the light and power of which he sought to live.
And now he has been taken from us after having given his life so unselfishly to the Service of Youth. It may be that those of us who have been " brought up " on the Book of Common Prayer have already found ourselves repeating those words hallowed by centuries of use which come in the Prayer for the Church Militant :-" We also bless Thy Holy Name for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear ; beseeching Thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples that with them we may be partakers of Thy heavenly Kingdom : grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen."
Better words than these we could not use today.
AMID the swift changes and incalculable stresses of school life in these times, there is a reassuring air of unshakeable permanence about the proceedings of Speech Day, which year by year brings round the same pleasantly diverting week of singing practices, seating arrangements, extra chairs and hothouse plants-culminating in the great night itself, complete with distinguished visitor, Latin oration, well-brushed prizewinners, music and song to fit the patriotic, religious, or idealistic temper of the year. Thus there was nothing new about the design of this year's ceremony, and the details were as well planned and executed as ever. The music included Dyson's The Happy Warrior, Martin Shaw's Battle Hymn of the American Republic, and' Arne's Rule Britannia. The prizes were distributed by the Rev. G. A. Weekes, Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge-the college of which a succession of Old Edwardians have been exhibitioners on the Arthur Sells foundation.
The HEADMASTER Welcomed the Master of Sidney Sussex College and the other visitors, and went on to speak of the loss which the School has recently sustained by the death of Mr. F. T. Saville, after a remarkable career of fifty years' teaching " dominated throughout by an absorbing devotion tc boys and their games." His skill in teaching small boys, his love of games, his house " Lynwood," and his camp at Winchelsea, were the four outstanding features of the long and many-sided service which won for Mr. Saville a unique place in the affections of the boys and Old Boys of the School. " The School will not seem the same without him for we shall not see his like again." He was also sorry to have to announce the death of Mr. Donald Nash, who was our Art Master for one year, when he left to join the army, and died after a serious internal operation a month ago. The chief change on the Staff during the year was the departure of Mr. Hickox, Senior Science Master, who had gone to take a similar post at Ellesmere College.
Congratulating the winners of academic honours for the year, the Headmaster made special mention of the work of R. V. Townsend as Head Prefect, " His sound judgment of boys and situations, his ability to put the boys' point of view, his Captaincy of the Athletics Team and of his House teams and his reading of the lessons at our daily services and at the School Chapel Services have all had that touch of distinction which marks him out as a natural leader."
In the Higher Certificate examination our record was well above that of the average school which takes our examination ; and in School Certificate 77 out of 93 candidates were successful, a performance up to the average fox the examination as a whole. The quality of our certificates as judged by the number of Distinctions obtained per successful candidates was very high for out of eleven typical schools we came fourth. He congratulated last year's Fifth Form on this performance, and in particular D, A. Crowder on one Credit and eight Distinctions, a performance which no one excelled and which was only equalled by some six other candidates out of the eight thousand who took the examination. The outstanding honour won by an Old Boy was that of D. M. Jones, at Trinity College, Cambridge. The Porson Prize for Greek Verse (of which the last Sheffield winner was Gilbert Norwood S.R.G.S., 1902) and the First John Stewart of Rannoch University Scholarship in Classics together marked him as the outstanding Classic of his time at Cambridge.
Among the other activities of the School the Headmaster mentioned the performance of the Second Football Eleven (played nine, won six, drew two, lost one) and the Athletics Team (third out of twenty schools in the P. S. Sports at Manchester). "The House games have been played with reasonable enthusiasm, but I do ask parents to see that their boys always turn out when picked for one of their House Elevens, so that the remaining members of the side are not let down. Some of the excuses for not playing are so feeble that the real reason is that the boys just prefer to go to the cinema or lounge about at home : a good game of cricket or football would be much better for them, and to turn out and play for one's House is valuable training in unselfishness, in learning to put service to the community before one's own interests." As a new piece of social service, the School had recently adopted a Boys' Club, Newhall, organised by the Rev. R. E. Hill, and eight boys were regularly going down to assist in running this club, which already had fiftyfive members. "But we need 1100 before next October to cover the expense of founding the Club and the first year's working, and an income of 150 a year in the future for its maintenance. I am therefore going to ask parents, Old Edwardians and friends of the School shortly to subscribe to the funds, of this Club, and I hope that we shall easily reach our aim."
Turning to future prospects, the Headmaster mentioned the foundation by the Royal Grammar School governors of an additional Entrance Scholarship, and a second Founders' Exhibition for boys who have gained Scholarships to Oxford and Cambridge. " In view of the lowering of the calling-up age from 20 to 184, arrangements have been made for boys to sit for University Scholarships a year earlier than usual. Boys born in the first half of 1924 who have obtained the Higher Certificate or obtain it this July, must go to the University next October in order to secure deferment of their calling-up. Arts students of more than average ability will get one year's deferment, and scientists one year and possibly two years if they are of exceptional ability. Boys born in the second half of 1924 may sit for University Scholarships in December, 1942, and may go up to the University in January, 1943, Arts students for one year and scientists for one or possibly two years."
The MASTER OF SIDNEY SUSSEX COLLEGE expressed his pleasure at being invited-a stranger, as he called himself-to Yorkshire, and to the school which had sent a succession of Exhibitioners to his college. He was glad to report that the King Edward VII boys at Sidney Sussex College had always given a good account of themselves, and he took the opportunity of suggesting that it only needed another benefactor to do for Science what the Sells Foundation did for the Arts ; then he would be glad to welcome two Old Edwardians instead of one to his college.
At a time like the present, Education, like all our national institutions, was subjected to anxious scrutiny and inquiry. If asked their opinion of the purpose of education, most parents would agree on the need, not only for providing their sons with the means of earning a• living, but also for so training their intelligence and character as to make them fit and useful citizens. Among the means to this end we valued in our schools that policy by which a wide range of subjects was studied side by side, none having special predominance or prestige over the others, and all contributing in their several ways to the culture and humanity of the whole. This was the method also by which the colleges of the older Universities preserved a balance and alliance between the various departments of knowledge, so that each could learn to understand and respect the others. He would deprecate too early or too narrow specialisation, and he would urge parents not to be too ready to suppose that studies which seemed to have very little practical value were in fact a waste of time. A keen intelligence, in whatever branch of study it had been trained, never failed to find a market. But the training of the intellect was not all. There was more in schooling than the " three R's." There were also what he would call the " three C's "-Comradeship, Citizenship, Championship. The first, in a school as in a family, was " caught rather than taught " by the daily association of boy with boy, and boy with master ; the second (which was not to be confused with the teaching of ` civics') was that training in service and fellowship for which a school offered so many opportunities and of which the results were seen in the contribution made by its Old Boys to the life of their city and country ; the third was to be seen in that spirit for which our country stood • high in the estimation of the world, that will to stand up for what was true, just, and righteous. For such championship the world still looked, and would continue to look, to Britain ; and it was from the schools of this country that such champions would come.
F. MANDL :-Open Scholarship
of £100 a year for Natural Sciences, at Lincoln College, Oxford.
E. W. BEECH : Hastings Scholarship of £115 a year for History, at the Queen's College, Oxford.
E. P. SUTTON :-(1) Hastings Scholarship of £115 a year for Natural Sciences, at the Queen's College, Oxford ; (2) Kitchener Scholarship.
B. D. ARMATYS :-The Arthur Sells Exhibition of £50 a year for History, at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
L. H. TRUELOVE :-Town Trust Scholarship of 150 a year, awarded upon the Higher Certificate Examination.
R. V. TOWNSEND :-Edgar Allen "A" Scholarship of 1100 a year for three years, at Sheffield University.
A. P. SMITH :-Ezra Hounsfield Linley Scholarship at Sheffield University.
J. A. GRIFFITHS :-Robert Styring Undergraduate Scholarship at Sheffield University.
R. F. SWALLOW :-Awarded (1) a State Bursary in Radio at Sheffield University ; (2) Education Committee Scholarship at Sheffield University.
I. F. TROTTER :-Awarded a State Bursary in Chemistry at Oxford University.
G. V. PHILBEDGE :-Open Scholarship to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
J. S. ROYCROFT :-Dunlop Scholarship, awarded by the Dunlop Rubber Company.
D. E. CANTRELL :-Passed with Distinction Grade VI of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and awarded a Silver Medal.
P. G. HUDSON Passed with Distinction the Final Examination in Violin Playing of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
P. R. W. EARL : -Nominated to Royal Air Force University Short Course at Manchester University for Aircrew Candidates.
J. A. CARTER, R. D. GREEN, J. MEAKIN, J. K. OLIVANT, G. D. REDSTON :-Education Committee Scholarship at Sheffield University.
Internal Scholarships of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School Exhibition Foundation:-M. J. FARRELL, P. S. GRANVILLE, B. HITCHCOCK (Hon.), A. S. HIRST (Hon.), J. B. MCWHINNIE.
Lancasterian Scholarship, tenable at the School :-D. A. CROWDER (Hon).
Herbert Hughes Memorial Prizes for Spanish :-D. A. CROWDER, J. D. EDGELEY.
The principal prizewinners were :-Wesley College Prize for History, B. D. Armatys ; Wesley College Prize for Natural Science, E. P. Sutton ; English, R. V. Townsend ; French, G. H. Langridge ; German, J. H. Shaddock ; Spanish, J. D. Edgeley ; Physics and Chemistry, F. Mandl ; Biology, J. A. Griffiths ; Classics and Ancient History, G. Rhodes ; Mathematics, J. L. E. Sutton ; History, J. G. Denman ; Modern Language Essay, G. H. Langridge ; English Poem, R. V. Townsend ; Classical Composition, P. R. Perry ; English Essay, B. D. Armatys.
THE Cross Country races took place on Saturday, March 21st, in what was ideal weather for such running, though conditions underfoot during the time allotted to training had not been good. There were some slight changes in the course,, owing to more land having been put under the plough than in previous years. The bottle-neck finish appeared to be satisfactory ; there were some excellent sprints on the part of batches of two or three (occasionally more) boys who raced down the field to be first into the bottle-neck. There were 73 entrants for the Over 14 and 84 for the Under 14. One point I would emphasise : once runners have changed into shorts and vest, they should put on an overcoat. It is of great importance that they should keep as warm as possible before starting to run.
The Athletic Sports were held on Saturday, May 2nd, preliminary heats having been run off during the preceding week. The weather was fine, and some good races were run, but the only outstanding performance was Cotton's record High jump of 5 ft. 5 in. Times recorded for track events are inclined to be misleading ; the upward gradient inevitably increases the times, and it is doubtful whether the downward slope on the opposite side of the ground compensates for such increases. We look forward to the day when the School will have a ground more suitable for the holding of athletic meetings with a more comprehensive programme.
OVER 14.-1. J. G. Oliver (Lynwood)
; 2. W. H. Collins (Haddon) ; 3. P. A. Williams (Sherwood).
Houses-1. Lynwood, 80; 2. Arundel, 112 ; 3. Welbeck, 133; 4. Chatsworth, 138; 5. Haddon, 140; 6. Clumber, 169; 7. Sherwood, 170; 8. Wentworth, 263. .
UNDER 14.-1. W. Whiteley
(Wentworth) ; 2. J. A. Siddell (Haddon) ; 4. G. Horn (Clumber).
Houses-1. Wentworth, 74; 2. Clumber, 87; 3. Chatsworth, 136; 4. Arundel, 188; 5. Lynwood, 199; 6. Welbeck, 207 ; 7. Sherwood, 245; 8. Haddon (team incomplete).
|100 YARDS.-1 St, M. F. Wheatley ; 2nd, J. E. Middleton ; 3rd, J. G. Demean. Time, 11 secs.|
|220 YARDS.-1St, M. F. Wheatley and J. E. Middleton ; 3rd, R. Dronfield. Time, 23* secs.|
|QUARTER MILE.-1St, R. V. Townsend ; 2nd, J. F. Harrison ; 3rd, W. H. Collins. Time, 60} secs.|
|HALF MILE.-1St, J. G. Oliver ; 2nd, R. V. Townsend ; 3rd, P. A. Williams. Time-2 mins., 19 secs.|
|ONE MILE. - 1st, J.. G. Oliver ; 2nd, R. G. Hemingway ; 3rd, P. A. Williams. Time-5 mins., 2* secs.|
|HIGH JUMP.-1st J. M. Cotton ; 2nd, J. G. Oliver ; 3rd, M. F. Wheatley. Height-5 ft., 5 in. (School Record).|
|LONG JUMP.-1St, M. F. Wheatley ; 2nd, R. Dronfield ; 3rd, P. S. Granville. Length-18 ft., 8 ins.|
|SCHOOL HALF-MILE HANDICAP.-1st, P. A. Williams ; 2nd, M. J. Farrell ; 3rd, G. Conwill.|
|TUG-o'-WAR (Senior Over 14).-Sherwood ; (Senior Under 14).-Wentworth; ' (Junior School).-Normans.|
|RELAY RACE (Senior Over 14).-Arundel; (Under 14).-Arundel. (Junior School). - Osborne.|
|CHAMPION HOUSE (Senior School).-Lynwood ; (Junior School).-Osborn.|
|CHAMPION ATHLETE.-J. G. Oliver.|
At the 4th Annual Public Schools Athletic Meeting at Manchester on May 17th, the School team was as follows :-R. V. Townsend (Captain), J. G. Oliver, W. H. Collins, J. A. Howarth, B. B. Major, P. A. Williams, P. S.. Granville, R. Dronfield, J.-M. Cotton, J. E. Middleton, N. R. Hiller, M. F. Wheatley and A. F. Harrison. The team recorded its best performance yet in these sports, and was placed 3rd out of 18 schools. Oliver won the s-Mile Steeplechase in 3 mins., 531 secs.,. and was 3rd in the Mile. In the High Jump, Cotton tied with the winner at 5 ft. 6 in., but had to be placed 2nd on the basis of the total number of attempts. Howarth was 4th in Putting the Weight.
At the A.T.C. Sports on June 27th, the King Edward VII Squadron won the Goodwin Bowl, beating the holders, Firth Park Squadron, by 31 points to 27. Cdt. Oliver was 1st in Mile and High Jump ; Cpl. Wheatley 1st in 100 yds., 2nd in Long Jump ; Cdts. Artindale and Townsend 1st and 3rd respectively in 1-Mile ; Cdt. Slater 2nd in ,>-Mile. The Squadron teams won the Medley and I-Mile Relay races and came 3rd in the 100 yds. Relay Race.
UPON the face of the waters
Moved the Spirit of God ;
From the void womb of the deep
Another universe was born.
The task was rounded with a little sleep
And Nature seemed dead until the morn
When the stars wept, and the sons and daughters
Of God mourned in sorrow.
For they saw that there was no good
Without evil. And God stretched forth His rod
And destroyed the immensity of His creation.
! petty dictator !
Butcher, baker, candle-stick maker !
Moving your little millions of men
Round the earth and back again.
In the loneliness of power
Have you never in your tower
Heard the awful silence
Of astral space ?
mother weeps for her son
A father for his child.
-For them there is but one.
I see a world
In a speck of water
Slowly growing smaller.
The walls of death
I had the power
To save myriads,
But could not use it.
THERE is little doubt that this year's Swimming Sports will be remembered for a long time. In the past we have developed a habit of expecting at least one new record each year, and this year we have certainly not been disappointed. Seven previous records were broken, five of which had been made by M. H. Taylor, who was selected to swim for Great Britain two years after he had left the School. We congratulate Stones, Leeson and Johnson on their performances, and Wentworth team on breaking the Senior Relay record. Stones has also recently won the Sheffield Back Stroke Championship. We should like to thank the Mistress Cutler, who was accompanied by the Master Cutler, for kindly distributing the trophies.
Our swimming matches have proved no less successful and we look forward to continued success in contests with Manchester Grammar School and possibly Repton towards the end of this Term. The School beat Firth Park Grammar School by 79 to 35 ,points, and Leeds Grammar School by 58 to 30 points. The standard of play in Water Polo is improving ; the Championship was won by Sherwood, after particularly exciting games with Wentworth and Arundel. It has thus been a very satisfactory swimming year, and, in this connection, thanks and appreciation are certainly due to Mr. Watson. He has in no way confined his training and encouragement to the outstanding swimmers, but has energetically and painstakingly helped all those who enjoy the Swimming Bath.
1 LENGTH FREE STYLE-1. J. M. Leeson ; 2. E. C. Stones ; 3. F. G. Johnson.
Time-16 secs. Record-Previously held by M. H. Taylor in 16.8 secs.
3 LENGTHS FREE STYLE-I. E. C. Stones ; 2. D. A. J. Tyrrell ; 3. W. H. Collins.
Time-63.2 secs. Record-Previously held by M. H. Taylor in 63.4 secs.
2 LENGTHS BACK STROKE-1. E. C. Stones ; 2. D. A. J. Tyrrell ; 3. J. H. Howarth.
Time-46.6 secs. Record-Previously held by M. H. Taylor in 48 secs.
2 LENGTHS BREAST STROKE-I. J. E. Middleton ; 2. B. Hitchcock.; 3, J A. Medley..
Time 54.4 secs.
NEAT DIVE - 1. J. E. Thompson ; 2. J. M. Cotton ; 3. D. A. J. Tyrrell.
LONG PLUNGE-1. J. M. Leeson ; 2. F. B. Pickering ; 3. J. M. T. Gregory,
Distance-51 ft. 4 ins. Record-Previously held by M. H. Taylor with51 ft. 3 ins.
HOUSE SENIOR RELAY RACE-1. Wentworth-E. C. Stones ; J. M. Leeson ; A. J. Tanner ; A. Ditchfield. 2. Lynwood.
2 LENGTHS FREE STYLE-1. J. M. Leeson ; 2. F. G. Johnson;, 3. F. B. Pickering.
Time-391 secs. Record-Previously held by J. M. Leeson in 41 1 secs.
1 LENGTH BACK STROKE-1. F. G. Johnson ; 2. J. M. Leeson ; 3. F. B. Pickering.
Time-23 secs. Record-Previously held by M. H. Taylor in 25 secs:
1 LENGTH BREAST STROKE-1. N. D. Cox ; 2. J. Bailey ; 3. A. Merrills.
NEAT DIVE (Under 15)-l. G. T. Edwards ; 2. T. N. Pearson ; 3. B. Douglas.
1 LENGTH FREE STYLE-1. G. T. Edwards ; 2. A. Ditchfield ; 3. T. N. Pearson.
1 LENGTH BACK STROKE-1. G. T. Edwards ; 2. A. Ditchfield ; 3. S. Bullough.
I LENGTH BREAST STROKE-I. . J. Marsh ; 2. K. Laybourn ; 3. P. Millington.
UNDER 14 HOUSE RELAY RACE-1. Sherwood-B. Douglas ; J. Marsh ; G. B. Marsh ; C. M. Wilson. 2. Wentworth.
" DAILY INDEPENDENT " CHALLENGE SHIELD.-TO be held by the Champion Swimmer. Awarded to E. C. Stones.
HOUSE TROPHY.-1. Wentworth, 327 points ; 2. Sherwood, 235 points ; 3. Arundel, 205 points ; 4. Welbeck, 201 points ; 5. Lynwood, 191 points ; 6. Clumber, 182 points ; 7. Haddon, 170 points ; 8. Chatsworth, 159 points.
Total number of swimmers in School-407.
WATER POLO.-1. Sherwood, 2. Wentworth, 3. Arundel.
NO.366 (King Edward VII) Squadron of the A.T.C. has continued to make progress during the year though the number on the roll has not increased as one would have expected. Forty Proficiency Certificates have been obtained and thirty-one of these by members of the School or Old Edwardians. This, out of a total strength of less than a hundred, is very satisfactory. The Squadron won the Goodwin Bowl at the intersquadron Athletic Sports, held in June.
This month, great changes have taken place. The cadets have been transferred to No. 364 Squadron, but the schoolboy cadets are to form a separate flight to be called the King Edward VII School flight, attached to No. 364 Squadron, and will do most of their parades at school. They will be under the command of F/O A. P. Graham. This new arrangement will overcome difficulties of travel, and homework on parade nights, and it is hoped many more boys will now volunteer for service in the A.T.C. Meanwhile, No. 366 Squadron will be composed of deferred airmen only. These are men accepted for the R.A.F. and waiting to be called up.
(Additions and corrections to July 1st, 1942).
GREEN, J. R. (1917-21), Royal Artillery.
LINTON, K. (1926-32), Flight Lt., R.A.F.
ARNOLD, G. N. (1923-31), Sergt., R.A.F.
COOPER, G. E. (1931-37), L/AC., R.A.F.V.R.
MELDRUM, I. G. C. (1935-38), Royal Merchant Navy.
SADLER, W. E. (1924-30), Radio Officer, Royal Merchant Navy.
WATERFALL, J. T. (1922-29), A/Flying Officer, R.A.F.V.R.
WOOLASS, R. S. (1926-34).
BROWNE, P. W. (1931-36), R.A.O.C. (Far East).
KIRKHAM, L. (1922-27), Cpl., Military Mobile Police (Libya).
LARDER, H. Y. (1929-36), 2nd Lt., R.A.S.C. (Libya).
SMITH, S. P. (1922-27), L/Bombr., Royal Artillery (Germany).
TURVEY, N. A. (1923-30), R.A.S.C.
WINDELER, P. D. (1932-36) (Germany).
BRAY, R. W. (1930-37), Pilot Officer R.A.F.V.R., D.F.C.
BOSWELL, D. W. (1926-35), 2nd Lt., Royal Artillery.
BUNTING, J. D. (1929-35), Royal Air Force.
CASS, K. M. (1918-22), Pilot, Imperial Airways.
DAWTRY, A. G. (1926-34), Staff Capt., Royal Artillery.
DOBSON, E. B. (1927-35), 2nd Lt., Royal Artillery. ,
FIRTH, N. B.. (1934-39), L/AC, Royal Air Force.
GILL, G. S. F. (1928-37), 2nd Lt. Royal Artillery.
GLOVER, S. (1934-38), Sergt. Pilot, Royal Air Force.
HALL, D. J. (1936-40), Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
HEARD, D. B. (1928-34), Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
HERRING, W. R. (1933-37), AC/l., Royal Air Force.
HEYWOOD, T. H. (1932-37), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.
HIPKINS, M. H. (1932-40), L/Cpl., Royal Corps of Signals.
HUDSON, W. A. (1932-39), 2nd Lt. Royal Artillery.
HUTCHINSON, J. H. (1920-24), A/c, Royal. Air Force.
LAMB, A. W. (1918-25), P/O, Royal Air Force.
MATTHEWS, R. (1934-38), U/T Pilot, Royal Air Force.
MILES, R. (1924-33), Royal Air Force V.R.
MILLER, T. H. (1927-35), Field Security Police.
NICHOLAS, J. F. (1921-33), Capt., Royal Artillery.
ROBERTS, R. W. (1922-28), Lt., 6th Gurkha Rifles.
SHILLITO, J. (1934-38), A/C, Royal Air Force.
SCOTT, J. (1933-40), Royal Armoured Corps.
SHARPE, J. C. (1924-28), Royal Corps of Signals.
STURT, W. G. (1936-41), Royal Merchant Navy.
TUCHSCHMID, J. W. (1926-34), Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
VICKERS, A. G. (1925-34), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.
W. A. BURLEY (1928-38) was married on June 13th at Worthing, to Miss Rita D. Rose, of Sheffield.
CUMMING.-To the wife of G. J. Cumming (1923-31), a daughter ; May 8th.
GILPIN.-To the wife of Capt. A. Gilpin (1927-34), a son. May 20th.
LAUGHTON.-TO the wife of E. Laughton (1925-30), a son. May 19th.
MULLINS.-To the wife of Dr. L. Mullins (1926-33). a son. May 17th.
VICKERS.-To Penelope, wife of Surgeon Lieut. Commander H. R. Vickers (1923-29), a daughter. April 8th.
WINGFIELD.-To the wife of 2nd Lt. R. C. Wingfield (1926-32), a daughter. May 22nd.
D. OGDEN SWIFT (1923-27) was called to the bar by the Middle Temple on June 17th. He is also Flying Officer in the R.A.F.
D. M. NICOL has won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is at present teaching, and expects shortly to be engaged in non-combatant service.
The death occurred recently of Mr. A. J. STOREY, who will be remembered as a master at K.E.S. from 1924 to 1929. He left us for Manchester Grammar School and was afterwards Headmaster at Sowerby Bridge and at Crew County Secondary School.
Things are still going strong at the Boys' Club. Membership is increasing, rooms are looking cleaner and brighter, gym periods at a nearby church hall are a regular and popular feature and the boys now come to the School Baths on Saturday afternoons. A large party is going for a week's holiday in the beautiful grounds of Shrewsbury School. The library is now quite large, but further books will always be gratefully received at the Prefects' Room, and more volunteers are wanted who would be willing to go to Attercliffe about once a month.
R. V. T.
The borrowing of books reveals the usual Summer Term decrease, though the English Branch Library has been reasonably active. New books have been ordered for every section of the Library, but owing to war conditions are only now beginning to arrive. Those Subject Librarians who are leading are thanked for their services throughout the year.
J. G. D.
Since the transport was not available, the usual Whitsuntide Troop Camp was not held.. However, four patrols camped at Only Grange and two at Spring House.
At Only Grange, camping was more difficult, since only hike tents could be taken. On the Friday afternoon, all those with bicycles started off from the Round House at 2.30. Castleton was reached at about 4.0 Hardly had the vanguard arrived than a small downpour commenced. The van accordingly stripped and put up a few tents. With the arrival of the rest of the camp, the site was laid out. After this, most of the campers went on bicycles to fetch the food, which was waiting at Hope. After a fine Saturday, with rather a windy night, Sunday was quite hot. A wide game was held on the Sunday night. Monday started well, but rain soon set in and lasted all day. Camp was broken on Tuesday.
The two patrols camping at Spring House, which is much nearer to Hope, and on much lower ground than Only Grange, were lucky in being able to transport patrol boxes and patrol tents. Consequently, they had a fairly comfortable time, in spite of the unkindness of the weather. They were accompanied by Mr. Gaskin, who brought his famous " Shrine." Apparently old tents are like old soldiers. Unfortunately, it was impossible to get in much in the way of outings and wide-games, except on the one fine day we had, but nevertheless everybody seemed to have had a good time.
R. J. L.
During the present Term much of the Orchestra's time has been spent in rehearsing music for Speech Day. On this occasion, apart from accompanying the School in Dyson's song, The Happy Warrior and Rule Britannia, the Orchestra played a march from The Bartered Bride, by Smetana. Since Speech Day, good sight-reading has been done of the Last Movement of Beethoven's First Symphony, Haydn's Seventh Symphony and the Serenade, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart. At the end of this Term we are to lose five of our members. Mr. McKay, our double-bass player for nine years, for whom the instrument was purchased ; Mr. Miles, principally a viola player, and also very useful in strengthening other strings of the Orchestra ; M. F. Wheatley, for many years leader of the brass section ; F. Mandl, leader of the 'cellos and N. D. Cox, the flautist, for whom we have as yet no substitute. We heartily thank all these members for their work for the Orchestra.
Stagg's absence this term has necessitated the transfer of Hudson from the Second to the First Violins, a change which has been very successful. We welcome this term Miss Parke, violin, and hope that she is the forerunner of many new members from the Staff next term, and of any boys who are interested in joining.
Played 13, Won 4, Lost 7, Drawn 2.
Fielding has been the soundest part of this year's team, and it has given the bowlers great confidence to find so many catches being held. The batting has been uncertain. T. Parfitt and J. Whatlin can usually be relied upon to give the side a good start, but there has always been the lack of confidence and experience to steady the side when a collapse has threatened. However, several of the players, notably N. White, and D. H. Kay, are improving rapidly and batting in very good style. The opening bowlers, G. W. Wise and J. D. Howard, have not been very effective, but they have been handicapped by the absence of fast wickets. Whatlin. has been the most successful bowler and he has been ably supported by J. R. Newton. In the later matches, B. B. Major has also bowled well. Parfitt has captained the team admirably, and has always noted the strength and weaknesses of opposing batsmen and has endeavoured to make full use of any weakness.
R. R. S.
v. Bradford Grammar School. Played at Bradford on May 9th. K.E.S. 119. Bradford Grammar School, 104. The School won by 15 runs.
Parfitt opened the season well by winning the toss and the School first wicket put on 50 runs, Parfitt scoring 33 and Whatlin 22. Other useful scores came from Cotton, Denman, and Howard. At the tea interval, Bradford had scored 98 for 6 wickets, but the last few wickets fell quickly. Newton (5 for 24) and Whatlin (4 for 29) bowled well. The School fielding was very good.
v. The Headmaster's XI. Played at Whiteley Woods on May 13th. K.E.S. 15. The Headmaster's XT 16 for 2. The School lost by 8 wickets.
The School were sent in to bat on a very tricky wicket. Waghorn and Burdekin, each performing the hat-trick, quickly dismissed the School, Parfitt and Howard being the only batsmen to offer any opposition.
v. Nottingham High School. Played at Nottingham on May 16th. Nottingham High School, 82 ; K.E.S. 57 for 7. Match drawn.
Nottingham decided to bat on a good wicket, but steady bowling (Whatlin took 3 wickets for 16 in 11 overs) helped by good fielding kept the total down to 82. The School were left with little over an hour in which to obtain the runs. Parfitt (27) and Whatlin opened soundly, but once they were out the batting collapsed, and only stubborn defensive play enabled Denman and Kay to play out time.
v. High Storrs Grammar School. Played at Whiteley Woods on May 20th. High Storrs 69 for 6 wickets. Match abandoned.
On a wicket which gave no help to the bowlers Whatlin took 4 wickets for 9 runs before heavy rain prevented further play.
v. R.A.S.C. Played at Whiteley Woods on May 23rd. K.E.S. 1st innings 62. R.A.S.C. 1st innings 63. K.E.S. 2nd innings 165 for 8 (declared). R.A.S.C. 2nd innings 80. The School won by 104 runs.
In the School first innings before lunch a stubborn 29 by Wise prevented a collapse. The wicket improved slightly after lunch, but the R.A.S.C. XI only gained a lead of 1 run. Whatlin took 5 wickets for 23 and Newton, in his one over, did the hat-trick. For the School in their second innings, White (16), Cotton (39), Wise (16), Denman (42), and Moffat (21), all made useful scores. In the R.A.S.C. 2nd innings, Wise (3 for 8) dismissed the first three batsmen without conceding a run and afterwards Whatlin (2 for 5) and Newton (3 for 14) finished off the match.
v. Repton 2nd XI. Played at Repton on May 30th. K.E.S. 50. Repton 51 for 7. The School lost by 3 wickets.
The School batted first on a very soft wicket and collapsed badly after the 1st wicket had put on 33 runs. Parfitt scored 30 runs by sound batting. Repton had to struggle against accurate bowling and keen fielding to obtain the runs with 7 wickets down.
v. Old Edwardians. Played at Whiteley Woods on June 6th. Old Edwardians 107. K.E.S. 108 for 6 wickets. The School won by 4 wickets.
With only three hours available for play the Old Edwardians batted first on a good wicket, but lost Ambler in Wise's first over. Melling (29), Burdekin (20), and Sandford (23) batted well, but the Old Edwardians were all out in 75 minutes for 107. The School fielding was again good, and smart catches were made by Cotton and Parfitt. The School batted steadily and the runs were obtained with five minutes in hand. Parfitt (30) and Cotton (22) made useful scores.
v. Worksop College 2nd XI. Played at Worksop on June 10th. K.E.S. 95. Worksop 98 for 8. The School lost by 2 wickets.
The wicket was excellent, but in spite of this the School total would have been very poor but for a fine innings by Whatlin (52). The School bowlers were definitely on top during the Worksop innings, but good hitting enabled them to knock off the runs in the last over of the day.
v. Rotherham Grammar School. Played at Rotherham on June 20th. Rotherham Grammar School 82. K.E.S. 62. The School lost by 20 runs.
On a difficult wicket Rotherham's useful score was due to the hitting of D. Montgomery who made 42. The School batting collapsed badly in the early stages and 5 wickets were down for 15, but Wise and Kay, who played a very sound innings of 22, retrieved the situation to some extent.
v. Leeds Grammar School. Played at Whiteley Woods on June 27th. Leeds 157 for 4 (declared). K.E.S. 58. The School lost by 99 runs.
Parfitt won the toss and sent Leeds in to bat. They scored freely until Ivey was bowled off his chest. Walton, a stylish left-hander, went on to make 38, and with 53 added by Schofield, the score mounted rapidly. The School's bowling, though steady, was ineffective against good batting. When the School went in to bat there remained nearly 2 hours to play, and Parfitt started in good style with fours off the first 3 balls. After he was caught at square leg the remainder of the side offered little resistance, and the innings closed for 58.
v. High Storrs. Played at Whiteley Woods on July 1st. K.E.S. 174. High Storrs 61. The School won by 113 runs.
After a poor start when 2 wickets fell for 13 runs, Whatlin and White carried the score to 54.. Whatlin made 32 and White 53, other contributions coming from Howard (24 not out), Cotton (28), and Major (19). The School bowling was very steady, Wise, especially, finding the fast wicket very responsive.
v. Manchester G.S. (h). Lost by 10 wickets,
v. Mount St. Mary's (h). Lost by 2 wickets.
Played 8, Won 3, Lost 4, Drawn 1.
Of the five matches completed three have been won and two lost. The first match of the season had to be abandoned when the School were in a strong position. Against the Junior Technical School 1st XI, in an exciting finish the last wicket added 13 runs to win the match. The best performance was against a strong Nether Edge 1st XI. J. A. Medley and G. A. Lake have made a good opening pair of batsmen, while J. B. W. Keighley has batted very soundly and has made runs when many others have failed. A. Merrills has been the outstanding bowler and has had useful support from R. V. Townsend, -R. G. Ball, and R. A. Staton. The fielding has been consistently good and Townsend has made a capable captain.
v. Manchester G.S. Lost by 4 wickets.
v. Mount St. Mary's. Lost by 28 runs.
Five fixtures were arranged for this term. Of those five, four have been played. Bad weather caused the fifth to be cancelled. The team has played fairly well. Bowling and batting were fairly good, but fundamentals such as keeping the feet together when fielding, backing up when the ball was being thrown in, and a quick return of the ball from a short distance to the player at the wicket still need attention. G. Horn captained the side. He needs to be much more dynamic : in other words he ought to be much more forceful and to have things done exactly as he wishes. A feature of the play which showed improvement towards the end of term was the backing-up of the batsman at the bowling end of the pitch resulting in the mounting-up of a number of singles. Such tactics are well worth developing. Play of this kind is similar to " tip-and-run " . . . with a difference.
Played 4, Won 3, Lost 1.
v. Nottingham High School at Nottingham on Saturday May 16th. Won by 3 wickets. Nottingham scored 58 and K.E.S. 60 for 7 wickets.
v. Barnsley Grammar School at Barnsley on Saturday May 28th. Won by 3 wickets. .Barnsley scored 50 and K.E.S. 52 for 7 wickets.
v. High Storrs Grammar School at Ringinglow on Saturday June 6th. Won by 9 wickets. High Storrs scored 40 and K.E.S. 42 for 1 wicket.
v. Nether Edge Grammar School at Carterknowle Road on Saturday, June 27th. Lost by 37 runs. Nether Edge scored 79 and K.E.S. 42.
The Under 14 XI got under way rather slowly this term and has never quite seemed to reach true form. Up to the present there have been four matches, of which the first and fourth, against Barnsley and Nether Edge, were lost and the second and third, against High Storrs and Rotherham, were won. The batting of the side has been promising and almost all the players have batted well on occasion. Allan, who has been an excellent captain, is the best and most stylish batsman in the team. Some useful bowlers are in the making : Colebrook maintains a steady length and Lindley displays considerable verve. The fielding, at its best, keen and effective, and at its worst, as in the second half of the match with Nether Edge, simply abominable, has been uncertain on the whole. In general, it may be said that most of the players would do well to increase their attendances at netpractice.
*Awarded the championship as a result of a deciding match played on Saturday, 11th July.
The House has had a good term in all its activities. We did very well in the Cross Country at the end of last term, and if the Senior team had been all over 14, we might easily have won the Cup, instead of being placed second. The House also did well in the Athletic Sports, and was placed third. Although in previous years we have had a good proportion of School running champions, our successes then have been mostly due to members of the House as a whole gaining preliminary points. On this occasion, however, the laurels go to the experts. This is not the right spirit, and the junior members of the House must realise that each can play a part no matter how small. In the Swimming Sports the situation was just the reverse and, apart from the excellent swimming of G. T. Edwards, in the Under 14 events, we came out third primarily because of the large number of ordinary swimmers in the House. The water polo team has had a very good season and the enthusiasm of the players as a team has been very high. We were third in the League, having only lost one and drawn one match out of seven. The Cricket this term has not been so successful as might have been expected. The 2nd and 3rd elevens have been irregular in their play, and from the first two matches it seemed as if the germ had also spread to the 1st eleven ; but staging a terrific come-back, it is now in the running for the championship and proved a hard nut to crack in the knock-out.
This term our material results are not imposing, but we must remember that it is the improvement in general keenness and the will to win which is the true criterion of success. In the latter respect we are at least successful, for, without having the necessary talent to win any cups, we have maintained a good standard in games by the hard work and the enthusiasm of the members of the House. We must congratulate B. J. Moffat and R. Dronfield on their good play for the School 1st XI Cricket team and we must also congratulate Dronfield on his very able ViceCaptaincy of the House. We must congratulate J. E. Thompson on his brilliant exhibition of diving in the School Sports and at the same time we must not forget M. Wolstenholme who also put up a very good performance. We are very pleased to welcome N. Wolstenholme back to the House after his long illness and hope that he will soon be well enough to take an active part in the affairs of the House. Our thanks go out to Mr. Smith, Chappell, and Beeden who have very ably provided the music for the House Service through the year. We also hope that Colebrooke and Swindale will win the Under 14 Fives Cup as their very fine victory over Haddon in the First round indicates they might well do. Finally, we hope that the members of the House will have a very good summer holiday, and will return to School refreshed and invigorated-and with a very strong determination to restore Chatsworth to its rightful position as the leading House of the School.
The brightest spot in our history this season has been our performance in the Athletic Sports. The House occupied the very worthy position of runners-up to Lynwood, and the credit for this achievement must go to our younger members, whose keen and successful efforts produced so many points in the Under 14 events. All will remember with pleasure their strenuous though unavailing exertions in the tug-of-war, and the whole team is to be congratulated on its dogged resistance to superior weight. In the upper part of the House we take off our hats to these youngsters and look forward with confidence to Clumber's ascendancy in years to come. The House has not shone at cricket this season and the 1st XI's only victory was won, surprisingly enough, against Wentworth. In this match, Horn, who has played consistently well throughout the season, took the first two wickets in two balls and most of the others in a few overs. There are several other promising young members of the team, notably Grant, Nicholson and Pearson, whose batting has been sound and fruitful. We congratulate Haslam on his all-round ability as batsman, bowler and in the field, and regard with disapproval his seizure for the 2nd School XI. The 2nd XI has played well and has finished high up in the League Table ; the activities of the 3rd XI are perhaps best left unmentioned. Our performance in the swimming events has not been discreditable, and we congratulate Rudge, Swimming Captain, Milnes and Gregory on their efforts.
The House has had a very successful term on the whole. At the beginning of May the Lynwood Athletics Team won the inter-house Sports Trophy and we extend our congratulations to J. G. Oliver on being champion athlete for the second year in succession. In the Swimming Sports we were not so successful, but the Senior relay team put up a gallant show to finish second to Wentworth. The cricket teams are all to be congratulated on their achievements. The 2nd XI have already won the Cup and the 3rd XI were second in the Table, only one point behind Welbeck. At the time of writing the fate of the 1st XI Cup is still undecided, but Lynwood are top, equal with Welbeck. Such a record has only been achieved by the hard work of all concerned. Well done ! This term, of course, we must say goodbye to many of the older members of the House and we wish them the best of luck in their post-school life.
This term we welcomed Mr. Claypole as our new Housemaster and, at his suggestion, a House Committee has been formed. At the Athletic Sports, Sherwood won both the Senior and Junior High jumps for the second year in succession and we look forward to some more good jumping from Milner. Congratulations to Williams on his excellent running in the Cross Country and in the sports, when he won the HalfMile Handicap. As last year, we reached the final of the Tug-o'-War again this year, and this time made no mistake-evidence of Sherwood's solid foundation ! Sherwood finished second in the Swimming Sports; Johnson deserves congratulation particularly on breaking the 14-16 Back Stroke record by 2 seconds. We have again won the Water-Polo League-for the third year in succession. The three League cricket teams have played enthusiastically, and have all finished near the top of the League. The Knock-out team reached the final of the competition after an exciting game with Haddon. After a disappointing first innings in the final, we were 52 runs behind Welbeck. In the second innings we needed 161 runs in 80 minutes and succeeded-with the help of an inspiring innings by Wise, who made 46 runs-in scoring 140 runs. Thus, as in the football season, Sherwood made Welbeck fight for their victory. Sherwood will probably win the Open Fives Competition, which will terminate a spirited and not unsuccessful year for the House.
The House has had another successful cricket season. The Knock-Out Competition was won again, although last year's overwhelming victories were not repeated. There has been particular reason to be thankful for Whatlin's steady bowling, as well as the able leadership of Parfitt (who is to be congratulated on being elected Captain of Cricket). Wilkinson has played some useful innings. The 1st and 3rd League teams have done well, too, and it is to be hoped that the former, as well as the latter, will secure a championship. Unfortunately, Welbeck's achievements in other fields of activity give no cause for satisfaction. There was a good effort in the Senior Cross Country at the end of last Term, but apart from a good Quarter-Mile by Harrison, nobody did well in the Athletic Sports. Although Welbeck contains more swimmers than any other House, the standard of performance at Water Polo remains as low as ever, simply because people have not learned how to play. A similar situation exists with respect to Fives.. It is up to everybody, and especially such as do not play compulsory games, to try to remedy the situation.
has been our greatest success this year, and E. C. Stones deserves the heartiest
congratulations as Swimming Captain. His enthusiasm has been an inspiration, and
he fully deserves his success in winning the School Swimming Championship. He
has been well supported, particularly by Leeson and Ditchfield, who both swam
extremely well. The House easily won the Swimming Trophy, and set up a record
of 79.8 secs. to win the Melling Cup for the Senior Relay. It was a pity we could
do no more than be runners up for the Jackson Cup and the Water Polo Cup. The
batting of the 'Cricket 1st XI has been disappointing, but the bowling .has been
keen and very accurate. Clixby has played very well. Perhaps our most successful
match was that against Sherwood, but the most exciting was a tie with Welbeck.
We should come about half-way down the list. The 2nd XI, captained by E. P. Sutton,
has done fairly well, winning 3 matches ; whilst the 3rd XI has won 2, and drawn