KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL MAGAZINE

VOL. XVI                         AUTUMN 1966                 No. 6

CONTENTS

THE RECORD:

 

SCHOOL NOTES                                                     291

SCOUTING                                                        305

C. HELLIWELL                                                         297

HIGH SOCIETY                                                306

LIBRARY                                                                  301

EsDEC                                                                307

Music                                                                  301

HOUSE NOTES                                                308

EDITORIAL                                                             304

SPORTS                                                             325


MAGAZINE SECTION:

K.E.S.                                                

309

SHEFFIELD YOUNG OXFAM

318

BLIND                                

312

SOLIPSIST DIALOGUE                

319

IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA        

312

PROSE PIECE                   

320

VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE

314

FRANCE                                           

320

IN THE BATH                                  

314

CORRESPONDENCE                     

322

SHEPHERD'S OFFERING               

317

THIRTY YEARS BACK                 

324

.AND NOT TO YIELD                    

317

   
ILLUSTRATIONS

 

   

STAFF LEAVERS ..                          

293        

C. HELLIWELL                                

298

SCHOOL NOTES

WE welcome nine new members of Staff this term. Mr. K. Chapman comes from London University to teach history and English; Mr. H. B. Dobson, of Leeds University, comes from Hinde House Comprehensive School to teach French and German; Mr. D. R. Holdford, of Sheffield University, will teach biology and geology; Mr. M. J. Hillam, of Nottingham University, whom we got to know last year, will be teaching economics and English; Mr. D. C. Jinks, of Loughborough Technical College, who taught at K.E.S. in 1959-1960, returns to teach handicraft; Mr. G. C. Paice, of Sheffield University, comes to teach chemistry and physics; Mr. J. M. Sharp, of Oxford University, joins the mathematics department; Mr. C. A. Shreeve comes from the Sheffield College of Art, for the Autumn term only, to take art; and Mrs. J. M. White, of Durham University, comes from Sherwood Hall Girls' Technical-Grammar School, Mansfield, to teach French. To them all we wish a happy and profitable stay among us.

We deeply regret having to record the death during the Summer Term of Mr. C. Helliwell, who had taught art at the School since 1936. A full notice and appreciations appear later in this magazine.

Seven members of the staff left at the end of the Summer term to take up posts elsewhere. With the following account of their many and varied talents and activities we combine our sincere thanks for all that they have given to the school, and our warm wishes for their future happiness.

Mr. Oppenheimer came to K.E.S. in September, 1948 and was senior German master. He was the Librarian from 1953 and was indeed largely responsible for the design of the library and wholly responsible for its growth and organisation. Some men search for the Holy Grail, some hunt the Snark, but J.O. will always be known as the Custodian of the Key.

In his eighteen years here he has shown himself to be a man of perceptive and judicial mind, quiet and persuasive in discussion, devastating in argument, tenacious in holding to his views, and, up to about five years ago, tolerant of local politicians. He has a great control over his emotions, seldom loses his temper and has a boyish sense of humour. He has engaged in long and searching campaigns on behalf of his colleagues in professional matters, has exposed the fallacies of his opponents' arguments, and has not hesitated to put his name to letters in the press in support of his views. In all these activities he worked only for the good of his colleagues and pupils of this school, and for a sound educational system in Sheffield.

A man of prodigious energy he has many interests, which include woodwork (he made much of his own furniture), gardening and plant-breeding, love of the countryside, and astronomy. He leaves, with his wife and four children, to be head of the German Department at Madeley College of Education, Madeley, Staffordshire.

Mr. George Mackay came to us as head of the science department and senior chemistry master in 1951. During his terns of office some fifteen science masters have come and gone, and few of these would not acknowledge a great debt of gratitude to him. Full of ideas and well grounded convictions himself, he would never try to force others to his own way of thinking; he was always ready to listen with sympathy to problems or suggestions, and could he relied upon to contribute something really constructive to any discussion on science teaching.

As a teacher he presented a highly-coloured and memorable personality; his principle of never telling you anything that you could be left (or driven) to work out for yourself concealed a most diligent attitude towards the task of preparing and presenting lessons. Nothing mattered to him more than that you should ultimately know and thoroughly understand, having arrived at your understanding by the most fruitfully educative route he could devise.

It is not easy to separate his image as a man from that as a teacher (as witness the time he taught the sixth form for a week wearing a howler hat), but his career with us certainly had its vivid aspects outside the classroom. Like Beethoven, his life here can be divided into three distinct periods. There was the tobacco-growing period, when even smell-inured chemists were known to catch their breath on entering the prep. room. Then came the great stamp-collecting era, when all the wisdom of the ages was shown to be written on the faces of his multi-coloured specimens for those who had eyes to see. And thirdly came the photographic period, which left him with a permanent half-inch depression of the left shoulder caused by the constant carrying of his ever-changing succession of the best camera ever made. (He must have been wrong about all but one of these, but you would never have guessed so from the astonishingly high standard of photography he produced with them all: if he did a job, he did it properly).

He is a small man with a big personality, and has that rare gift that whenever he says anything (which in his case is fairly often) it is invariably worth listening to. There are all too few people in the world of whom that may he said; and whilst K.E.S. has always attracted an unusually large number of them to its staff (which is why K.E.S. is what it is) we feel their loss very greatly indeed when they go.

Mr. Mackay leaves to take up a post as lecturer in the Department of Education at Sheffield University. We offer him and Mrs. Mackay our warmest wishes for a happy future.

Mr. A. W. Surguy, head of the handicraft department, has been seconded to the University of Nottingham, where he will do research into the teaching of practical subjects for the Institute of Education. Mr. Surguy came to K.E.S. in 1951 to establish handicraft on a full-time basis. In 1954 he became head of the department when a second full-time teacher of handicraft was appointed. By 1956 the strength of the department had grown to three with the inclusion of technical drawing in the curriculum.

The Craft and Construction Society was inaugurated by Mr. Surguy, and amongst its activities it has each year constructed the stage set for the Dramatic Society. Mr. Surguy was a House tutor and lately House Master of Chatsworth House. Other activities with which he has been associated include Under 14 cricket and, together with Mr. Mackay, a School visit to Switzerland.

The School has lost the services, though possibly only temporarily, of an experienced teacher and a craftsman with an extensive and increasing range of interests. A man whose religious beliefs are strongly held, A.W.S. was, to the boys, a kindly disciplinarian; to his colleagues, a helpful and courteous friend.

STAFF LEAVERS - JULY, 1966
E. E. Styring, M. S. Wild
L. J. Slattery, G. Mackay, J. Oppenheimer, A. W. Surguy, J. S. Anderson

Mr. L. J. Slattery joined the staff in September, 1956, and during his stay he taught French and geography. Those whom he taught will always remember his ebullient personality and his scholarly enthusiasm for his subject. He had charge of the Third Football Xl, and year by year he imparted his infectious zest for the game to his charges. He was always prompt with his praise in victory, and in defeat always able to restore general good humour with some telling remark.

His interests are many and varied, and one has the impression that no day could ever be long enough to let him do all the things he would like to do. In the Common Room he has been a most acceptable and popular colleague, ever ready, at the opportune moment, to relate some experience of his own, which was always to the point, usually highly amusing, and always indicative of a thoughtful man who knew his men. His prowess as a pianist and a raconteur always kept him in great demand on social occasions.

He leaves us to take up a post as Assistant Lecturer in French and General Studies at Richmond College of Further Education, Sheffield, where we wish him well, happy in the knowledge that we shall see him in the School from time to time.

Mr. Anderson joined the staff in January, 1962. His influence on the life of the School in the last four years has extended far beyond the limits of the history syllabus, which was his academic province. In guiding the Senior History Society, coaching junior rugger, founding the Fell Walking Club, initiating a series of motorized week-end outings for small parties, and above all in his unflagging work as leader of the Scout Troop, he demonstrated his belief in extra-curricular activities as an essential part of school life. Behind this belief lay a deep concern for human relations, which was evident alike in his fatherly interest in all boys who came under his care, in his ready friendships with boys, their parents, and with colleagues, and in his impatience with any rules or traditions which seemed to impede such expressions of a humane spirit. With all his multifarious activities it often seemed that J.S.A. had more hours in his day than most of us; which was the more remarkable since he was so rarely to be seen in any kind of hurry, except perhaps at the wheel of his car! He goes to be senior history master at Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall (where he joins another ex-member of K.E.S. staff, Dr. Jameson), and takes with him our warm thanks for his devoted service to this School, and best wishes for the future.

Mr. Wild joined the staff of the School in September, 1963, and immediately flung himself wholeheartedly into a large number of activities both sporting and cultural. Each year he seemed to add more to his stock of interests, so that one began to lose track of how they evolved, or rather erupted. Did the co-ordination of Youth Action develop from the Rock Climbing Club, and was this the offspring of the Senior Scout Troop which he led? Were his swimming contributions to be regarded as a recreational change from those he made to football, or a way of filling in the spare moments that running the Junior Natural History Society did not consume? Surprisingly, he also found time to teach biology, and not without academic distinction.

He once said after falling from his motorbike and coming to school with a head swathed in bandages, "It's a good job I didn't have my helmet on-I might have damaged it." The living activity, the vitality, the enthusiasm, he always rated far above the material, the orthodox and the constitutional; if for no other reason than that it would mend itself.

We wish him well in his new post as head of the biology department at Lady Manners School, Bakewell.

In a relatively short period of time Mr. Styring made his presence felt in the School in a number of ways. Not only was he an enthusiastic teacher but he was also more than willing to help out in the coaching of games, and an invaluable member of the staff soccer and cricket teams. In his two terms with us he made many friends in the School and will undoubtedly do the same in industry, where his future career is to be.

The end of the summer term also saw the departure of Mrs. E. B. Bradley, who had been in charge of the School office for seventeen years (for fifteen of which she was Mrs. Batley). Those of us who have been here longest know the tremendous amount of work she has done, not only on behalf of the School but also quietly on behalf of the staff. Moreover, with her nurse's training and outlook, she has been a highly valued and unfailing source of first aid, advice and encouragement for the sick, the damaged and the overwhelmed. Insofar as a day school has need of a matron she has amply filled this role. She has known the School inside out, the good boys and the bad lads. She has a great loyalty to the School and has felt deeply whenever tragedy has come to it. We shall always remember her for being diligent, efficient, unruffled, cheerful and charming. She goes with our best wishes to a higher post at Totley Training College.

Prize Distribution will be held on Wednesday, 23rd November, at 7.15 p.m., in the City (Oval) Hall. Professor H. N. Robson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, will give the address; Mrs. Robson will present the prizes.

The Carol Service will take place on Tuesday, 20th December, at 7.30 p.m., in St. John's Church, Ranmoor.

We are pleased to congratulate the following on obtaining Firsts:-
W. Bows-Hons. Jurisprudence, Brasenose College, Oxford.
J. R. Shutt - Hons. Chemistry, Leicester University.
J. Wilkinson - Hons. Chemistry, Lincoln College, Oxford.

We also congratulate E. V. Blackburn on obtaining his Ph.D.. at Nottingham University, and M. A. Hall on his success in the Method II competition for posts in the Diplomatic Service.

We are pleased to record J. R. Beale's success in the European Schools Day Essay Competition. His award maintains the School's excellent tradition in this competition, and we are grateful to him for the article on the scheme which appears later in this magazine.

We congratulate all those who have won awards and gained places at universities and other institutions of further education during the past year. The following list supplements that of award-winners published in the spring magazine.

INDUSTRIAL AWARDS

D. R. Barraclough-English Steel Corporation Scholarship, Birmingham University.

A. A. Rogers-United Steel Companies Scholarship, University College, Oxford.

M. Wosskow-United Steel Companies Scholarship, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.


UNIVERSITY AND OTHER PLACES:

BIRMINGHAM: V. G. Edy, B. A. Long, J. E. Peckett, P. R. Reed. BRISTOL: S. Nortcliff, I. T. Pashby, E. I. Smith.

CAMBRIDGE: J. N. Chapman (St. John's College), M. Fielding (Selwyn College), I. D. Minogue (Pembroke College), D. J. Roberts (Sidney Sussex College).

DURHAM: J. D. Everatt, I. P. Storey.

EAST ANGLIA: J. R. Walker.

EXETER: N. Addy, P. J. Claxton, S. A. Hoyland.

HULL: R. E. Shelton.

LANCASTER: D. M. Hill.

LEEDS: C. J. Beck, D. C. Coates.

Leicester: R. E. Lomas, S. J. Paramore, J. N. Saunders.

LIVERPOOL: J. M. Sanderson.

LONDON: A. V. Bramwell, D. J. Hope, R. W. Platts, R. M. Price.

LOUGHBOROUGH: C. W. Alsop.

MANCHESTER: J. M. Brown, P. J. Greatorex, D. N. Pringle, J. S. Scholey, I. A. Siddall, A. Smith, J. D. Watson, C. Wilkinson.

NEWCASTLE: T. J. Laundy.

NOTTINGHAM: J. N. Chambers, J. T. Hunt, P. J. Jepson.

OXFORD: J. R. Beale (The Queen's College), J. M. Botros (Trinity College), G. Clark (St. Edmund Hall), P. Freeman (St. John's College), R. Galley (Worcester College), W. D. Manville (Wadham College), J. R. Pilling (St. Peter's College), J. A. Ramsden (Corpus Christi College), C. N. Reaney (Worcester College), S. A. Walker (St. Peter's College), P. J. Willner (The Queen's College).

SHEFFIELD: C. D. Gilson, A. S. Morris, M. P. Reed, B. A. Silver, R. G. Thompson, C. J. Vardey.

WALES: D. G. Beman.

BATTERSEA COLLEGE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: P. K. Beighton.

HOLBORN COLLEGE OF LAW AND COMMERCE: N. J. Billingham.

NOTTINGHAM REGIONAL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: S. G. Hill.

SHEFFIELD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: H. W. Adams, J. R. Baxter, F. J. Cartledge.

KINGSTON UPON THAMES COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: R. J. Peterkin.

LEEDS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: M. E. Jermy.

INDUSTRY-BASED SANDWICH COURSES:

Firth Brown/Liverpool University: D. R. Brookes.
Courtaulds/Sheffield University: A. C. Butler.
Steel, Peech and Tozer/City University, London: M. R. Perry.


School Officials, 1966-67


PREFECTS
R. J. Williams (Head Prefect).
E. R. Hemming (Deputy Head Prefect).
G. W. J. Ball, R. A. Burns, R. J. Dunsford, D. M. Hodgkin, M. E. Orton, J. S. Richardson, J. A. Tew, T. J. Warn, S. M. Wright.

SUB-PREFECTS
J. R. G. Armytage, R. Bollington, P. J. Cartwright, J. Hallam, J. M. Haworth, M. D. Hodgkinson, J. S. Mottram, R. I. Nicolson, S. A. Roberts, I. C. A. F. Robinson, C. J. Stones, J. M. Tuckwood, M. A. Winter, N. H. Woodcock, J. L. Wragg.

CHIEF LIBRARIAN: J. A. Tew.

GAMES OFFICIALS

Football:

Capt.:

T. J. Warn

 

Secs.:

S. A. Roberts; J. A. Tew

Rugby:

Capt.:

R. J. Williams

 

Sec.:

J. M. Haworth

Hockey:

Capt.:

G. W. J. Ball

Sec.:

R. F. Hill

Cross-country:

Capt.:

P. A. Gregory

 

Sec.:

I. Button

Cricket:

Capt.:

D. M. Hodgkin

Sec.:

R. J. Dunsford

Swimming:

Capt.:

M. J. Pashley

Sec.:

J. N. H. Jubb

Tennis:

Capt.:

W. A. Jessop

Sec.:

R. I. Nicolson

Badminton:

Capt.:

R. M. Priestley

Sec.:

J. S. Richardson

Fives:

Capt.:

J. Hallam

Chess:

Capt.:

R. I. Nicolson

Sec.:

G. Hickling


Mr. C. Helliwell

C. Helliwell joined the staff in January, 1936, was away on active service from September 1940 to September 1945, returned to K.E.S. in September 1945 and had been here ever since.

He died on Sunday, July 17, 1966, after a relatively short illness.

A funeral service was held at Retford Parish Church on Wednesday, July 20th, followed by cremation at City Road, Sheffield. At the funeral service the School was represented by the Headmaster, seven of the senior masters, and the Head Prefect. At the crematorium they were joined by many more of the staff, ex-colleagues, the representatives of the Old Edwardians' Association, and members of his senior art classes. Flowers were sent to Retford from the School, the office and staff, and from his senior art pupils.

A special memorial service was held at School on Monday, July 18th, at which Mr. Vernon gave the following appreciation of Mr. Helliwell:

Up to last Christmas, Mr. Helliwell and Mr. Twyford were the only Masters left who taught here before the War in 1939, and it was only a few weeks ago that the School Magazine was published containing a generous appreciation by Mr. Helliwell on Mr. Twyford's retirement. And now, after a few weeks' illness, Mr. Helliwell has died.

 

Mr. Helliwell was a man of many talents-artist, painter, sculptor in wood and stone, craftsman, architect and builder. He was interested in people, in philosophy, in religion, in literature and in poetry -indeed past issues of the School Magazine contain extracts from some of his poetical works. In his early days he was a boy-soprano of competition standard and won many prizes for singing. We all know how his powerful and magnificent voice dominated this School Assembly as he daily sang to the Lord heartily and lustily. In all he did, he put into it his whole being. He was no weak and watery, colourless nonentity.

Many of you will have trembled during his thunderstorms when the lightning flashed and the thunder rolled. But when the very heavens seemed on the point of cracking, when the firmament quivered and the earth yawned in front of you, the storm suddenly passed, the clouds rolled away and the sun shone—and Mr. Helliwell would look around you and give you an impish grin as much as to say "I didn't really mean it—I was just showing you what I can do." It is surely significant that during the last two years he did much of his work in School to the accompaniment of Beethoven's Fifth and Pastoral Symphonies. His storms were terrific but his laughter was gusty, rollicking and infectious.

His past students held him not only in awe for his knowledge and ability, not only in respect for his character, but in real affection for his kindly nature. Those who have become professional artists and architects acknowledge the debt they owe to him; indeed one at least, Mr. Twyford's son, a distinguished artist, has said that he owes everything to Mr. Helliwell.

During the War he fought in the Western Desert and identified himself as a fighter against the tyranny of Fascism and the dictatorship over men's minds. His experience there seemed to sear his own mind, and lie was never free from the urge to fight against the powers of evil. Although many of his water-colours show him in a calm, serene and peaceful mood, it is in his oil-paintings that his true self emerges it restless, striving, almost tormented struggle against injustice, insincerity and the easy acceptance of ordinariness. He prized above everything else personal liberty and the freedom of the mind. He hated overriding authority and the dogmatism of little men. He was appalled at the thought of the regimentation of human minds, particularly of the young and was horrified at the possibility of educational re-organisation, through political power, destroying this famous School. Unpredictable, even touchy at times, his hand was ever on his sword and he would leap into battle at the first opportunity and the slightest provocation-but withal he was chivalrous, gallant and lionhearted.

Many of us have known him for a long time, myself for twenty-two years, and we mourn today a colleague who was more than just a colleague. He was a vigorous, alert and generous companion. In the past three years we have all been astonished at the outburst of physical energy which he showed-swimming several dinner times a week, in Winter badminton, in Summer tennis. He was the envy of many of his younger colleagues-some more than twenty years his junior for his physical strength, his prowess and his skill. It is incredible that one so strong should so suddenly fall.

He was a fine schoolmaster, a vigorous, colourful personality, a delightful companion, a true friend and a great man-the Common Room and the School have been enriched by his presence and are the poorer for his passing.

May God rest his soul.

Other colleagues have written and some of their tributes are printed here:

From J. J. H. Clay (Senior Master in English and History, 1918-1943):

It was a great shock to hear of the illness and death of "Helli." Physically he seemed as tough and enduring as Monty of Alamein, and just as active with hand and head and tongue. As a colleague he was extremely stimulating-he had the secret of talking with you and not to you.

If he spoke of Art he made clear the problem the artist tackled - he rarely condemned because his interest was all in the artist's aim. His own lively sensitiveness made him quick to note the reaction of his audience-he would provoke argument, but not aggressively, and not to display his own knowledge. To him argument meant full and frank discussion, worth while to both sides; he was too kind ever to wish to overwhelm the other party. There was no need to quarrel, since all had to face one common difficulty, the intractable nature of the material they had to work in-the poet and essayist in "ordering" ideas and words, the musician with his notes and scales, the scientist with his experiments and hypotheses, exactly as the artist struggled with his colour and design.

He was satisfied if he could make clear his own point of view - he certainly succeeded in making the other man take a closer look at some of his settled convictions. Argumentative, yes; provocative, yes; contentious and overwhelming, no.

From T. K. Robinson (Head of Economics Dept., 1954-1965):

When I came to K.E.S. I found C.H. a rather formidable personality and I well remember how he used to give vent to his views on a great range of topics in such a manner that a newcomer to the staff felt that he would be very rash to challenge him. Although we differed in opinions on some political matters, a warm friendship grew up between us as I appreciated the humanity and generosity that lay beneath the surface. To me he seemed to mellow as the years passed, and his growing enthusiasm for swimming and tennis was remarkable for a man of his age. One had only to visit the Art Room to be immediately aware of his intense love of K.E.S.; perhaps a fitting memorial to him would be a permanent place in the School for some of his best paintings of the School and of boys of different generations. He will be greatly missed as one of the outstanding personalities of the Common Room and as the last surviving member of the pre-war staff.

From A. F. Turberfield (Classics Dept., 1954-1958):

The death of "Helli" will certainly remove a very colourful figure from the Common Room . In my time he disliked the poor hymn singing in prayers. A lusty singer himself, he used to insist on his class for Period 1 in the morning singing the morning hymn as loudly as possible before his lesson began (my room was next to his!).

A stout champion of his own subject, he vigorously repudiated suggestions that his pupils who wanted to study Art had therefore become "Bohemian."

From R. W. Prescott (Classics Dept., 1960-63):

I was impressed by Helli's forcefulness of spirit, even when he was dying. I found him an invigorating colleague, and had many discussions with him on life and art. In these he was always vigorously eloquent. For one lesson we even collaborated-having read the "Apollo and Daphne" episode in Ovid's "Metamorphoses" with a third form, I took them to see Helli's painting of the subject, to discuss the impact of the story.

Helli had a great creative ability, of course-as well as in art he wrote his epic poem "Fantasia," with quotations from which he often entertained us. It is indeed a privilege to have been his colleague.

THE SCHOOL LIBRARY

NOW "under new management" the work of the school library continues unchanged. Certain innovations have been introduced with the necessary co-operation of the librarians. A Sixth Form Book has been placed beside the door to enable that august body to borrow books without trouble. The Junior School have gained the entree and the half-hour after school sees the library full of bustling boys struggling about under the weight of vast piles of heavy volumes. These newcomers in our precincts have wide interests but their main concern seems to be the consultation of musty tomes on tunnelling Christians of the Lion-Eaten Age. The gentlemen of the Upper School are becoming tidier in their habits and the librarians are grateful to all who thoughtfully replace books and magazines. A library is a working tool and if it is treated properly as such is of invaluable assistance to the whole community. If it is untidy and books are not where they should be, or unprincipled, or merely thoughtless, people keep out books which they are not immediately using, then others looking for help and guidance fail to find it and a few selfish boys impair the usefulness of the entire system. It is not the school they harm, or the staff, or even the librarian, but their own classmates and friends. It is only fair to point out that these remarks are addressed to a very small number who will, it is hoped, consider them.

It would not be possible to operate the library without the splendid work done by the librarians who give their time and labour without complaint. All are to be thanked but in particular I should like to mention the Senior Librarian, J. A. Tew and his Deputy, M. E. Orton. Finally a very special mention for J. W. Leigh who, with his keen team, whisks new books through the registers and on to the shelves with astonishing speed and efficiency. He was not responsible for classifying "The Affluent Sheep" (a sociological study) in the agricultural section-indeed he has just rectified the error.

We would welcome suggestions for additions to the library and will endeavour to see that any reasonable demands are met-if you feel we ought to have a book, and do not, tell us. Better still, give it to us. We accept gifts with polite gratitude, and acknowledge them from the following estimable persons:

Mr. C. H. Baker, A. V. Bramwell, Mr. K. Bridgewater, M. Fielding, R. J. Galley, Mr. J. B. Lockett, W. D. Manville, Mr. and Mrs. Neil, R. M. Price, J. A. Ramsden, D. J. Roberts, J. G. Skidmore, A. Smith, E. I. Smith, Mr. E. L. Vernon, I. S. Wade, R. J. Wragg, Prefects 1964-65, Prefects 1965-66, the Librarian.

Enable us to print your name in this spot next term by presenting a book to the school library NOW.

W.D.L.S.

MUSIC

WE LOOK back on a very full musical year, including, besides the usual events, our part in the first Sheffield performance of Orff's "Carmina Burana" and the Madrigal Group's singing at the Northern Educational Conference and culminating in the very successful concert at the City Hall.

The change of venue from the Victoria Hall proved an improvement in many ways, for, although we perhaps lost something in acoustics, there was a great gain in audience comfort, and this no doubt helped to give us our largest audience so far-well over fourteen hundred appreciative patrons (an account by one of whom appears in this issue). Even so, our usual substantial profit, from which we have been wont to finance the next concert and even perhaps buy an occasional instrument, was reduced to a few pounds.

The Music Competitions drew fifty-two entries, the great majority of an excellent standard, and the Finals were adjudicated by the Director of Music of Worksop College, Mr. John Martin. Prizes went to: D. M. Hodgkin and J. N. May (Senior and Junior Singing); J. Crawford (Violin) and G. Hulse (oboe) (Senior and Junior Instrumental); R. A. Burns and H. Goodison (Senior and Junior Piano); I.C.A.F. Robinson and S. Mallaband (Senior and Junior Musicianship) and M. P. R. Linskill and I. R. Manning (Senior and Junior Composition).

We hear that a previous winner of the Senior Composition Prize, Dewi Jones, recently organised a festival of contemporary music, including his own compositions, at Abingdon, Berks., and is about to attend a course on Electronic Music at Munich: all very avant-garde, and it all began with sol-fa in the Music Room! C. M. Dolan has completed his tenure of the Holroyd Music Scholarship at Keble with a Second in Music. One of our many excellent trebles, R. S. Davison, was chosen to sing at Westminster Abbey for a fortnight in August as a member of a Royal School of Church Music Choir.

The Music Club held only one meeting-a Quiz-in the summer term, preparations for the Concert, the heats of the music competitions and examinations precluding any further activities.

N.J.B.

STOP PRESS:-At an International Drama Festival in the Roman Theatre at Verona the Delphic Players played Mr. E. F. Watling's translation of Philoctetes. Roger Williams took the name part, and Derek Williams was in the Xopos. In a little churchyard in Venice Derek W. came by chance upon the grave of Monteverdi.

The Concert

FEW other schools could offer such a parade of talent and quality in performance as we enjoyed on the evening of May 11th, for the first time in the City Hall. This was entertainment at its most professional-but only what we have come to expect of K.E.S. after a long succession of similar annual events. Never has the music disappointed us, never bored or failed to excite our ears: and the surprises are never the result of shock technique, although there were those in the audience who thought the Geographical Fugue (strangely enough not by Carl Orff!) a bit way-out. We had heard it before, but it is doubtful if the fine performance on this occasion could be equalled. Here, and throughout the programme, Mr. Barnes' nimble humour was quickly captured by his clever, youthful executants, and the result was a most fascinating novelty.

Rimsky-Korsakov's "Dance of the Tumblers" was a rousing overture to the concert; surely a remarkable choice and abundant proof of the quality of the performers. The ensemble was very good and the playing of the brass section particularly praiseworthy. I was surprised to find the final chorus of the Sixth Chandos Anthem divorced from the rest, but it was to form the finale of the whole concert.

Excellent though this Handel was-it had some convincing lines from a strong tenor and bass section-the strain of this marathon seemed to tell in the middle numbers. The first line of No. 4 did not come over at all clearly where I was sitting, and I guessed at three possible interpretations before I consulted the programme.

I. C. A. F. Robinson and Mr. Barnes were a capable and well-balanced duo in the Dvorak Slavonic Dance, this E minor one being a most happy choice. This was imaginative and sensitive playing. One of the gifted soloists was L. M. Jenkins, who played the first movement of Bach's A minor Violin Concerto: a difficult hurdle most successfully surmounted after a little doubtful intonation at the start. There was much that pleased in this promising performance, not least the well-blended playing from the small string ensemble, and the expert realisation by Dr. Bullivant at his harpsichord. An item extra to the printed programme was J. Briggs' singing of Gluck's "Che faro," and his pellucid tone and convincing interpretation made it a most worthwhile insertion.

The singing of the Madrigal Group is surely the quintessence of varied music-making. What a lovely, clear and warm sound it always is! Wilbye's "Adieu, sweet Amaryllis" was the only madrigal which was well known, and the controlled and sensitive phrasing in this beautiful music was most impressive. Orlando di Lasso's amusing little tale, and the quaint "Little White Hen" of Scandello, with its fine crescendo cackle, contained the earthy humour of those times which was faithfully reflected in the interpretation.

As I viewed all these peaks of achievement in retrospect, at the interval, it seemed unlikely that anything in the rest of the programme could surpass what I had heard. I was, however, soon reminded that this was no ordinary school concert; there followed a triple climax which was in every way professional. Handel's serene Organ Concerto in F unfolded in all its heart-easing spirit, and there was a felicitous rapport between the orchestra and J. R. Beale, the admirable soloist. In the excellent programme notes, Wieniawski was described as a "child prodigy" and a "great virtuoso." Somewhere between these two descriptions must be that which would do justice to the outstanding young violinist who went on to play Wieniawski's Legende. The opening bars were unforgettably beautiful-this was very much the brightest star in a star-studded programme. It shone with unfaltering certainty, and J. Crawford's future, I am convinced, will be equally bright. Hot on the heels of these two soloists came an oboist, D. Bunce, who gave a masterly account of the Corelli-Barbirolli concerto. He showed real command of his difficult instrument and called forth from it some of the happiest phrases and most musical playing of the evening.

In the English Folk-Song Suite of Vaughan Williams, the full orchestra did well, and the occasional but minute imperfections in textural clarity in no way detracted from a vital performance which had a vibrant, homogeneous euphony. A famous collection of compositions based on a version of the Chopsticks tune is the work of Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Liadov and Liszt. It comprises twenty-four variations and fourteen little pieces, four of which were played by I. C. A. F. Robinson and his "pupil"-an outstanding pupil, it would appear, for he played the top part! This was a sparkling account of this profound bit of nonsense, which held the audience's interest right up to the final humorous quip.

HIGH SOCIETY

THE Summer Term's shortness and its preoccupation with certain other affairs make for a decline in both the scope and the number of school activities. Because of this no attempt has been made to link the reports of the separate societies together into one single narrative.

The SENIOR HISTORY SOCIETY having presented a talk by T.C. Ramsden on the saga of the South Sea Bubble, put Mr. J. S. Anderson in the chair to answer whatever questions could be thought up to puzzle him. In discussing the problems of the unresponsiveness of pupils to history and in stoutly defending interest as being sufficient reason for the study of history, he made his final contribution to the life of the society to which he had already given much time and care, especially by organising weekend trips.

The GEOGRAPHY SOCIETY organised two talks last term-one on motorways and another on the caste system in India. Following its re-institution this society has now consolidated its position and is well satisfied with its progress during its first year.

The ECONOMICS SOCIETY, which carefully stresses its prosperity, had two well attended meetings. Before Whitsuntide Councillor Tomlinson gave a talk about the Co-operative movement, which although it unfortunately contained little material for examination essays, was interesting and informative. After half-term Mr. Frank, coming from the Hospital Management Committee, declaimed a provocative oration, saying that illness was often psychosomatic in origin and that the National Health Service should try to eliminate the causes of illness, perhaps thereby rendering hospitals unnecessary. Spasmodic negotiations have been conducted with a view to bringing K.E.S. back into the Council for Education in World Citizenship, as a result of which an inter-school meeting is to be held here in November.

R. M. Price holds the distinction of being the whole of the CLASSICAL SOCIETY'S programme for the Summer Term. He made a very speedy return to school, and, in his own inimitable style, gave an illustrated talk about his Easter tour of Greece.

During last term the CHRISTIAN FORUM was able to show a couple of films, one of which, telling of the construction and opening of Coventry Cathedral, only lasted for half an hour instead of its usual 45 minutes. This film was free. Consequently it did not raise the financial and almost legal problems which were presented by a film showing a church committee discussing some of the world's troubles, which had to be paid for.

The MODEL AIRCRAFT CLUB reports that its meetings began with a bang, when a certain unfortunate renewed his reputation. Several new planes have appeared and radio-controlled flying has increased but the Close is proving to be too small for this.

More societies have met than those mentioned above and some of them are reported elsewhere, but all in all the Summer Term did not see much activity of this sort, as it pursued its devotion to preparations for the impending examinations. On the other hand, the new school year has so far seen much society life and things seem to be returning to a more normal state.

R.B.

ESDEC

SOMETIME in the not too distant future there will probably be a little publicity aimed at sixth and seventh formers about "the European Essay." The full name if this annual event is "The European Schools Day Essay Competition," and it is one most definitely worth entering. The European Schools Day is an organization run by teachers and supported by most of the European organizations and their member governments, to promote mutual understanding among the young people of Europe; and its chief function is to run international competitions, of which the Essay Competition is that for the most senior age-group.

From the point of view of the organisers it is an opportunity to get together a fair representation of the thinkers and possibly the leaders of Europe. in the future (which they hoped to do by the competition), to, enable them to get to know one another and each other's countries, and exchange ideas; and to find out what their opinions are and if possible infect them with the "European Idea."

From the entrant's point of view it is an opportunity to earn a free fortnight in Europe by sitting in the School library one morning (often undertaken with a view more to missing periods than to gaining glory) and writing down your opinions. This is why the competition is so well worth entering. The subject (which you are told well in advance) is always the same anyway, though differently worded each year-basically it is, "Is a united Europe possible?" Economists are usually particularly encouraged to enter, but anyone with an interest in European politics or any experience of European life and thought (especially modern linguists) is as well qualified.

The reward for so little effort is a holiday in two parts. The first part will be in the city which is acting as host. This year it was Brussels. There all the prizewinners assembled and were given civic receptions, dinners, concerts, tours, and so on, and on the Day itself there was the prize-giving in the morning-addressed by the Belgian Education Minister-where every prizewinner received a certificate (in pidgin Latin). There are a number of special prizes, in particular the Gold Medal for the best essay of all. In the afternoon came a discussion on the subject of the essay, made comprehensible by a simultaneous interpretation system.

For the second half of the holiday each country that had sent a group of prize-winners took back an assorted group, usually representing every other country. My party spent a few days in Goslar, a historic town in the Harz, and the rest of the time in Berlin, with an afternoon in the Eastern sector. The days were usually quite full, but the evenings were free: in Brussels the evenings were organized, but there was one party for all two-hundred-odd prizewinners. The overall male-female ratio must have been about 65 to 45, but while at least one party leader insisted on taking an evenly balanced contingent back with him (because of bitter experience in a previous year with one girl and fifteen boys!) the Germany party this year had four girls to thirteen boys. But this is the luck of the draw. Somebody from K.E.S. has won one of these prizes for each of the last six years, and it would be a pity to let the tradition die.

J.R.B.

MAGAZINE SECTION

K.E.S.

A sketch of our history

(WE are grateful to the author and to the Editor of the Yorkshire Illustrated for allowing us to print this article, which has been slightly adapted from one which appeared in the Yorkshire Illustrated for December, 1950. Mr. P. J. Wallis, who is now a lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was at that time teaching history at K.E.S., and has made a special study of the history of the School).

While, as its name suggests, largely a product of this century, our school has a long and interesting history, being descended from several schools of which the oldest is the Grammar School.

In 1276 there was some excitement and, no doubt, suitable celebration at the birth of a grandson of the Lord, Thomas de Furnival. Young Thomas Wood, son of Adam Wood of Sheffield and then aged nine, left school to go to see his father at Whiston where the baptism was to take place. It would appear from this incident that there was already a school in Sheffield at this early date, and the tradition that the school was founded in 1390 may have referred to a refoundation.

The continuous written history of the school dates from 1564 when the local Burgesses helped the poor scholars and the school was large enough to need two masters. The school reflects the great national change from Catholicism to Protestantism. The town itself had become mainly puritan by the end of the century and was to be strongly Parliamentarian later. The first known master is William Swift, whose elder brother Robert had fled abroad from Mary's persecution and later became Protestant Chancellor at Durham. The first known pupil of this period, Robert Saunderson, migrated to Caius College, Cambridge, because of the Master's catholic sympathies, was employed by the local lord in the management of his estates, and was father of the famous Royalist Bishop of Lincoln.

In 1603 Thomas Smith left to Sheffield "Thirtye poundes a yeare so longe as the worlde shall endure for the findinge of two sufficient learned men to teache and bringe up the young children there in godliness and learninge." Smith was an attorney who had left Sheffield many years before and lived in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. In 1604 the School Charter was obtained establishing the Governors under the leadership of the worthy Thomas Toiler, the puritan vicar of Sheffield, permitting a maximum income of £50 and instructing the masters to teach Greek as well as Latin. Several of the school's pupils were later ejected as nonconformists, while a master, Thomas Rawson, had to leave the town when it was captured by the Royalists in 1643. Under Parliament the school was rebuilt on the old site.

The old grammar school never again reached the same level as that of the period 1650-60. Of known pupils in the eighteenth century the most famous is John Roebuck. He completed his education at Dr. Doddridge's Academy at Northampton, Edinburgh and Leyden universities, settled down in Birmingham as a physician but became attracted to chemistry, and later helped to found the famous Carron Ironworks and encouraged James Watt.

At the turn of the century there was considerable dissatisfaction with the curricula of grammar schools throughout the country. In Sheffield the master, Charles Chadwick, modified the strict classical training and advertised English language classes. In 1818 the Governors were impressed with the success of the Madras system of monitorial instruction then popular in elementary schools and in some grammar schools like Edinburgh High School and Charterhouse, and the new master was appointed on condition that he introduced the Madras system into the school.

In 1837 the Sheffield Collegiate School was opened for the upper classes of the town who had increased their wealth during the industrial revolution. It aimed to provide a course of instruction with classical learning, mathematics, science and general literature as well as moral and religious training in conformity with the principles of the Church of England. Although one of the most successful proprietary schools throughout the country, it was in continual financial difficulties which were increased as the richer families sent their children further afield to public schools. Although designed for 120 pupils, the successful administration of Dr. G. A. Jacob, who left for Christ's Hospital only just brought the total over a hundred and was unable to maintain it there. The Rev. G. B. Atkinson restored the reputation of the school in the 18 60's and is perhaps best remembered for his interest in the education of engineers and his efforts to promote a technical school. The school register shows that many pupils were sent to the university while at this time the grammar school sent hardly any. Among the pupils might be mentioned Dr. H. C. Sorby, F.R.S. and eminent microscopist, George Rolleston, F.R.S. and anatomy professor, Sir R. A. Hadfield, F.R.S. and managing director of the famous steel firm, W. H. Barlow, Dean of Peterborough. In the 1870's the Rev. J. Cardwell, an old boy of the school, increased the numbers to the maximum and also helped to start a small scholarship scheme for boys from the elementary schools. In 1880 the Sheffield School Board opened the Central Higher School and the resulting competition helped to secure the amalgamation of the Collegiate and Grammar Schools, and the combined schools occupied the Collegiate premises in 1885.

Under the active leadership of Samuel Dousland Waddy the Methodists opened at Sheffield, in 1837, a proprietary school to unite "the advantages of a sound classical and literary education with a religious and Wesleyan training," with fees which only the more opulent members could afford. The new building was on a prominent site in the suburbs (now occupied by the present school), and was designed for about two hundred pupils, mostly boarders, being flanked on one side by the chapel and on the other by the large school room. The original headmaster was an Anglican but he shared his responsibility with a Governor appointed by the Connection. The school was organised in three divisions, commercial, professional and university, although the latter was always small, but in 184.4 it was affiliated to London University under the name of Wesley College. A large part of the success of the College was due to H. M. Shera, Headmaster of Kingswood and then of the College from 18S3 to 1888. During the last few years he had as Governor W. H. Dallinger, F.R.S. and famous, microscopist, and was succeeded by J. J. Findlay, the prominent educationalist and later Professor of Education at Manchester University, who in turn was succeeded by the last Headmaster, V. W. Pearson, who remained in Sheffield as the first Principal of the Training College.

Among the prominent pupils were S. D. Waddy, the first pupil and later judge and M.P. for Sheffield, and W. F. Moulton, Headmaster of the Leys, biblical scholar and Methodist President.

Meanwhile the consolidation of the Royal Grammar School had proceeded under the leadership of E. Senior and A. B. Haslam. The improvements in the buildings to cater for new subjects like manual training and the sciences were largely made possible by the allocation of a grant from the local "Technical Instruction Committee." The Governing Body was reconstituted to include representative Governors. Academic standards were gradually raised until there was a regular trickle to the universities. The school was still inadequate to serve the large city Sheffield had become. The City Council had become responsible for secondary education and they invited Professor Sadler of Manchester University to make suggestions for its organisation. His advocacy of the union of the Royal Grammar School and Wesley College finally bore fruit in 1905.

The new school Governors were elected by the Education Committee but included representatives of the old Grammar School Trust, who continued to administer their income for the benefit of the school.

The first Headmaster, J. H. Hichens, was responsible for doubling the numbers, to over 600, in his twenty-one years reign. He established a tradition of hard work and academic excellence; his annual reports continually indicated that the school's examination results were the best in the country.

While this high standard has been maintained by his successors, the late Mr. R. B. Graham, Dr. A. W. Barton, and Mr. N. L. Clapton, they have also modified the organisation of the School to suit better the less academically brilliant. There has been, too, a considerable development of school societies and sports. Twenty years ago the School was described by a Minister of Education as one of the principal day schools in the country. Since then the junior School has been closed in 1947, the New Library opened in 1953, and building extensions, now known as the New Wing, were completed in the following year. In the Autumn term, 1965, the School roll topped 800 for the first time. All these developments have had a marked effect on our everyday life. But it is refreshing sometimes to view them in the perspective of our long history, and to see how, through all manner of transformations, the tradition stemming from our earliest roots has remained secure.

P. J. Wallis

BLIND

There's a light in my face,
Searing my eyes, There's a
roar in my ears Each time I
rise, There's someone beside
me, Clinging to my arm,

There are noises all around me
Like the cackle of a farm,

And the world is lots of shadows,
Writhing and whirling, And objects
speed past me,
Unseen fumes hurling,
I trip and I fall, There's a rush of
air,
I can hear noises, I know not
where,
And I feel for my guide-dog,
Dead in the road,
And the world
presses in,
Black and cold.

I. C. Treece.

Impressions of America

OUR first sight of America came as we entered New York Harbour. Americans were lining the rails of the ship, gasping and saying, "Oh, isn't it beautiful. The symbol of America." To us the Statue of Liberty (for that is what it was) looked horribly ugly-like a dirty old woman standing in the middle of the sea. Next to loom up out of the mist was the New York skyline-a breathtaking, if not aesthetically pleasing, spectacle. The huge thin buildings seemed packed together like sardines in a tin. Our next ordeal was, after disembarkation, finding our luggage. There are large letters hanging from the roof, from A to Z (Zee). Dockers bring the luggage from the ship and place it under the appropriate letter according to the initial of one's surname. This is theoretically what happens. In practice it is quite possible for someone whose name begins with A to find his luggage under any letter at all.

As the main object of our trip was to visit relatives in Cleveland, Ohio, our stay in New York was only long enough to pass through the customs and to travel by taxi from the docks to the airport, with skyscrapers looming all round. Apart from New York few other cities have many skyscrapers.

One of the first things we noticed about America was that virtually everywhere has air-conditioning. It was a peculiar sensation to be travelling along in an air-conditioned car with all the windows closed and then to open the windows and get a sudden rise in temperature to about 80° as the hot outside air came in. Of course, if one does feel hot, one can always choose one of the thirty-one varieties of ice-cream available any day at a famous ice-cream parlour. By the way, the total number of varieties they have is 127. These include pumpkin flavour, banana pecan, and chocolate mint chip. However, if thirty-one varieties of ice-cream seems incredible, there is a chain of shops which sell fifty-two varieties of doughnuts.

America as we saw it is not nearly as impressive as it is made out to be. Of course, some things we found impressive: the huge super-markets, the drive-in snack bars all over the place, the enormous cars. And of course, Americans. American women drive up to supermarkets in huge cars, get out, and are wearing shorts and curlers. As well as which they are as huge as the cars

The Americans do enjoy going "en famille" at the weekends for a dip at a pool in the woods, after which they go and barbecue hot dogs and picnic in the woods.

To sum up: on the whole, comparing the difference between the U.K. and the U.S.A., the British way of life seemed to us to be much more sedate and less hectic than the American way of life, and although we enjoyed our trip, we were glad to return home.

A. D. and R. H. Falk.

Voluntary Community Service

OWING to the pressure of exams, during the Summer term, the School group of "Youth Action-Sheffield" was not particularly active. Nevertheless the memories of our rare projects are happy ones.

Early on in the term, several boys helped to prepare the Christian Aid Shop in Norfolk Street for the Annual Sale. This was followed by an hour's performance of humorous chaos before eighty old ladies of Keble Ward at Fir Vale Hospital. The only rehearsal for this entertainment was thirty minutes raucous sing-song one lunch-hour shortly before the spectacle. Mr. Mackay's bowler hat, an assortment of costumes and a dozen boys saturating each other with soapy water, eggs and flour formed the bulk of the entertainment, all emerging with triumph to sing such ditties as "Run Rabbit Run" and "Happy Birthday to You." The latter was sung approximately twelve times, as a phenomenally high proportion of the old dears decided that that particular day was their birthday. We regret to announce that one old lady nearly had a heart attack as a bucket full of paper was thrown over her. Perhaps she thought it was soapy water.

A more serious, but nevertheless just as enjoyable, form of entertainment was given when a depleted Burns Association, consisting of R. A. Burns, S. A. Roberts, P. J. Cartwright and an unknown drummer played for the inmates of Middlewood Hospital. And during the Summer Holidays J. R. A. Cook, J. Cowley and A. T. Sutherland, helped to amuse children living in the area around St. Mary's Community Centre.

Mr. Wild left at the end of the Summer term, but his unceasing efforts to galvanise the School into performing worthwhile community action will long be remembered.

J. A. Tew, Group Secretary.

In the Bath

(A sequel to "Up the Wall")

fies nobilium to quoque, fortium (Horace)

FOLLOWING last summer's successful visit to Hadrian's Wall the Classical Society conceived an even more ambitious venture for this year's trip. Although the actual expedition did not take place until the first week-end in the new school year, in spirit it was very much a culmination of the Society's programme for '96S-66. We were pleased also to have a party of mixed interests (including two scientists) and ages (from fourth to sixth forms), while Mr. Braunholtz and Mr. Stittle provided a balance of ancient and modern historical viewpoints which matched the wide historical range of the itinerary.

Our adventures began soon after we left school on the afternoon of Friday, 9th September. Owing to a combination of rush-hour traffic and an argumentative ticket-office man, and despite the noble and ingenious efforts of the party, who delayed the train a good five minutes after its scheduled time of departure, we were eventually forced to let it draw out of the station without us. When the tickets had at last been obtained (and the argument won) we had to kill an hour or so on the station before the next suitable train.

At Leicester we were met by a man with a minibus, and with Mr. Stittle at the wheel were soon on our way, which was the Fosse Way, to Cleeve Hill Youth Hostel, near Cheltenham. Most of the drive was unfortunately in the dark; but we were impressed by the length of the Fosse Way, and surprised to discover that it has developed a number of disconcerting kinks since Roman days. For these several' reasons we found ourselves without time to stop for supper. Our arrival at the hostel twenty minutes after lights-out was hungry and bleak. The Warden was understanding, but could provide only sympathy. We went straight to bed.

The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, we left in brilliant sunshine for Chedworth Roman villa and Bath. Having learnt our lesson the previous night we arrived at Chedworth a little before opening time. The villa is very pleasantly situated in a wooded corner of the Cotswolds, and although the remains did not appear immediately impressive there is a great deal more than at first meets the eye. Notable are the excellently preserved mosaic floors, and baths. There is also a small museum.

After an hour at Chedworth we drove on to Cirencester (pronounced Siseter, Sister, or, by a genuine local, Zoirunzezdr). Here we had lunch after looking at the parish church and the Corinium (Roman) museum. This contains some splendid large mosaics and the famous Roman acrostic which reads the same almost every way you look at it

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A

S

O

P

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R

A

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A

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Surprisingly, too, Corinium was the second largest town in Roman Britain.

The way to Bath now lay before us, but we made a small detour via Malmesbury to Castle Combe, recently voted the prettiest village in England, and even more recently scene of some strange goings on connected with Dr. Doolittle. When we eventually arrived in Bath about 4.30 p.m. our timetable was, to say the least, a little hurried. In the evening we saw the Roman baths, which are still in a remarkable state of preservation, and went on to spend nearly an hour in the Abbey, before repairing to the Youth Hostel.

Here the soi-disant more dexterous of the party prepared the evening meal, full of such exotic dishes as "saucissons brules" and "salade de fruits" (the latter regrettably "cannee"). Also on the menu were baked beans, peas and potatoes. Culinary virtuosity was very much to the fore and the meal (or at least parts of it) was enjoyed by all.

Next morning we made our own breakfast before returning to the town centre. We looked at the elegant Royal Crescent and Circus, two outstanding examples of Georgian architecture, and drank our fill of the salubrious waters from a mineral fountain in the main street. Then we visited in very rapid succession the Pump Room (more dissipation, with an aura of Beau Nash) and the Assembly Rooms, which house a fine museum of costume.

Having thus seen all the major sights of Bath we set off at noon post haste for Leicester. We lunched in a fashionable Chinese restaurant in Stroud, paid a cursory visit to Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford, and pushed the ailing minibus over several crossroads to arrive in Leicester shortly after S.0 p.m.-in time for a quick snack and an even quicker look at the Roman forum. But crisis again For the trip almost ended as inauspiciously as it had begun. The proprietors of the minibus were not in their premises to receive it, and, after attempting with surprisingly little success to attract attention to ourselves, we dumped the thing at the station. Here once again we had to perform our train-holding ceremony, while Mr. Braunholtz left the keys with a reluctant railway official. This time, however, we caught the train, and arrived safely in Sheffield a mere ten minutes late.

An eventful and most enjoyable time was had by all. This trip was very different in its programme from "Up the Wall," but it had the same `out of the ordinary' quality which appeals to people of very varied interests. In thanking the two masters concerned for their obvious trouble in organizing and executing the trip in the face of so many difficulties (some of which we have forborne to mention) we notice with pleasure that this has become almost an annual event. We wish it every success in the future.

J.C.S. et al.


The Shepherd's Offering

In fairy glade the balmy breeze
Difports itfeif by limpid ftream; On
hillfide fragrant verdure-clad, Sweet
fhepherdefs, I dream.

Of thee on whom the fun e'er fniles, To
whom the peaceful hours are kind,
For whom
the fatyr's pipe fhould trill,
I ponder in my
mind.

Sweet Sophonifba! leave me not, But
tread forever by my fide: For thee I
filth more deeply far Than ever
grafses figh'd.

In darkeft hour of dank de/pair When
all my confolations hide,
On thee I
call more anguifh'd far
Than
fhipwreck'd
, Tailor cri'd.

Caft at thy feet I thee implore,
Lowly as Oriental fave,

For thee the utmoft I would bear, From
danger to the grave

Thou hear ft me? Thou wilt me have? 0 joy
undying, hope fulfill'd
My heart's dull
embers blaze anew,
Never to be chill'd

Fair Sophonifba mine, the peer

Of Aphrodite, come along,

Come, dance with me enraptur'd, and Sing
this our filv'ry fong:

Fa la la la con tirra lay

Hey nonny no fa la,

Yea dondabillo lithdalown,

lo, lo, lirra!                                            M. P. R. Linskill.

And Not to Yield.

"TO Serve, To Strive, And Not to Yield." This was the aim of the one hundred and twenty young men from all over Europe who gathered at the Aberdovey Outward Bound Sea School in Wales. "No smoke, no drink, and no women for twenty six days." They were the training conditions. For some it was a holiday financed by their employers; for others it was school out of school; for all it was a new experience of a new self.

From the beginning body-building was the emphasis. I need only mention circuit training, cross-country, physical exercise and a cold shower at 6 o'clock every morning, hiking, rock-climbing, mine-shafting, sailing and pony-trekking, if I need to convince anyone that we finished the course in complete fitness. However, this was only a secondary benefit. The moulding of a maturity of mind was more important.

A man cannot begin to serve his fellow-men before he has learned to know them. For twenty six days, twelve young men learn how to exist with each other, the stronger helping the weaker, the cheerful encouraging the despondent, each leading in his own capacity. Students learn from engineers, metallurgists educate farmers.

Even before men can learn to know each other they must discover themselves. A young man does not know his full capabilities until he has been compelled to attempt what he thinks impossible and has achieved it. When a man walks seventy five miles in three days over the Welsh hills and mountains in driving rain and thick mist he has time to think. Quickly he reaches the conclusion that he is a fool, but when the hike is over he realises that if he were required to repeat the journey under similar conditions he would be capable of it. When all his talents become apparent to him he can put them to regular use. He begins to realise their benefits to himself and to others, and striving without yielding leads to a much more efficient and fuller service.

So when the day arrives when you are sitting at home with a lady-friend, puffing at a cigar and sipping a glass of beer, remember that somewhere a young lad is trying to figure out how to make a bivouac out of the sails of his cutter, or how to make sure that his horse will jump over the next fence in the same direction and at the same time as himself! When he has done it, he will have achieved his purpose and you will have a hangover.    

E. R. Hemming.

Sheffield Young Oxfam

WHEN the activities of this group were last reported on in these pages, it was still in the early stages of its formation, and little had actually been done. During the year it has been organising and taking part in many different activities and raising quite a lot of money to help the starving millions in India and the other projects which Oxfam supports.

Most of our first ideas for our own activities had to be rejected for various legal and other reasons. Undaunted by these failures we eventually organised an exhibition which was mounted in a marquee on a plot of waste land near the bottom of the Moor, for three Saturdays in the Spring. We had many interesting and amusing experiences while attempting to distribute copies of `Oxfam News' to the Saturday afternoon shoppers. There were those who, on seeing us, would develop a strange interest in the beer poster on the other side of the street. At the other end of the scale there were a few who looked at our display and asked us questions. We shall never forget the lady who, thinking that we had something to do with Ulster Week, came up and told us what she thought of "the bloody Irish."

When the nights remained light for long enough to make collection seem possible, we held a couple of jumble sales, which proved to be very profitable. The latest idea to be implemented is the sale of biros with an Oxfam slogan on the side. The profit, which due to bulk-buying is considerable, of course helps to swell the Oxfam funds.

Ideas for the future include a collection of clothes to be sent to the nations in need of them, and a rota for cleaning the Overseas Aid shop, as well as repeating last year's activities. Not all activities involve the whole group. For instance the K.E.S. members helped to run the successful Oxfam exhibition and collection at the School last term.

The group meets about once a month at the University to discuss suggestions for future activities and make definite arrangements for them. Many of the original members are now leaving Sheffield for further education, so new members would be particularly welcome. Why not leave the ranks of the apathetic millions and help other people by joining Sheffield Young Oxfam? Remember - Oxfam cares - Do YOU? 

W.D.M.

Solipsist Dialogue

(A branch of philosophy known as `solipsism' denies the real existence of anything except as part of somebody's experience. As in dreams, what we see ceases to exist as soon as we cease to see it) .

There once was a man who said, "God
Must think it exceedingly odd
If he finds that this tree
Continues to be
When there's no one about in the Quad." Ronald Knox

Nescioquis quondam "rationem scilicet," inquit
"rebitur insolitam mirificamque Deus,
hanc si compererit quercum tamen hic fore, quamvis
contineat nullos area saepta viros."

Dear Sir, Your astonishment's odd: I
am always about in the Quad;
And that's why this tree
Will continue to be,
Since observed by Yours faithfully, GOD.

Care ere, quod miraris, idem mirabile visum est
non abeo muris egrediorve loco.
En! ego causa fui quare non desinet esse
quercus; adest Divo conspiciente tuo.                

G.W.T.

Prose Piece for Group Therapy, No. 1 3 Voices.

"Imagine. No, don't imagine, let me describe it to you. There is a hole in the floor. Just there. Not a big hole, only as if a pencil had been pushed through the floor-boards; but it is deep and dark.

"There must be something down there, for a great number of insects, flies and wasps, can be seen entering and leaving it. It cannot, however, be a wasp's nest, for if it were, flies would not enter it, or if they did, they would not leave again. Yet they do leave, and what is more, appear to have undergone a strange transformation. A filthy, shaggy fly will enter to emerge black and shining, a chip of obsidian with wings of the finest golden gauze. Even the brilliant colours of the wasp, so commonplace and therefore so dowdy, look almost fashionable."

"Where does this miraculous opening lead?"

"It is the mouth of hell."

"YOU, put your eye to it, tell us what you see."

"But why should hell change these creatures so?"

"Hell transformed Dante, or at least, it transformed the hero of the Divine Comedy, which is the same thing. Why should it not affect flies, which are, let's face it, more susceptible to metamorphosis than humans?"

"The hole is too small for humans."

"Precisely."

"Do you see anything?"

"Nothing. "

"You do not even see the hole. You are not entering the spirit of the thing."

A. J. Robinson.

France            

IT IS undeniable that there are more agreeable experiences than crossing to France by the midnight ferry. It is probably also undeniable that there are more disagreeable experiences. I have not yet encountered them.

You get on the train in London at 1 0 p.m. and off it at Dover about midnight; then, carrying increasingly heavy luggage, you wander through miles of corridor with sneering officials of all kinds stopping the traffic every few hundred yards. The tickets you have bought do not entitle you to board the boat or even to leave it, but merely to be given tickets for these purposes.

We (switching rapidly to the first person plural after abortive attempts with the second singular) travelled in a boat with passengers specially recruited to inflict mental torture. The saloon contained, apart from the few English people stupid enough to have a holiday in September, several Italian babies with parents for them to scream at, and a team of All-American continuous-flow Talkers. One woman in particular managed to keep going for about two hours at a time in a high-pitched whine with a special extra-loud-laugh-for-laughing-at-your-own-jokes attachment.

The train does its best to make you think it will never arrive in Paris by its carefully arranged Long Waits.

Breakfast in Paris: no, monsieur, says the cafe proprietor (a friendly type), it is forbidden to drink coffee sitting down here-even if you are paying 1s. 5d. per cup.

Day spent flitting round Paris taking in rapid verbless impressions. Champs Elysees main post office's telephone kiosks do not work. ("Just because two kiosks do not get your number, monsieur, it does not mean it is unobtainable; the kiosks are probably out of order"). Saint-Germain-des-Pres has more bookshops and restaurants than all London. The Impressionist Art Gallery, set in the dust and the symmetrically planted trees (very tedious) of the Tuileries, contains an indescribably beautiful (and valuable) collection of paintings. The metro is like the worst or the best of the London underground, depending on which line you are on; it gets one to Pigalle, the Parisian Soho, however, and back when you see how commercialised it all is. It is just for tourists-if you are abroad it is only the other people who are tourists; you are always some special kind of visitor. We were going to visit Friends.

Quick cut to South West France and Friends. (By train; danger with French train timetables-if you follow them without asking the advice of an Official, you will end up somewhere you did not want to go, since destinations marked in timetables are not always those you can get to on that train, but rather destinations you might get to by changing trains at some unspecified point. Nasty things happen to people who do not know this. We found out by accident but in time).

It had rained in Paris. By the time we reached Capbreton the same torrential rain had just arrived too; it soon left, however. We stayed with an amorphous family consisting of Papa, Maman, and a variable number of kids plus various cohabiting relatives, cousins of second cousins, etc. French families (anyone remotely consanguineous is part of the family) live together as much as possible. They have lengthy school Summer holidays; all mothers and children of the tribe come together for the whole period, while Papa is back at home working most of the time.

Our Monsieur G was (and still is) an army officer, a kind of genial Marx Brothers army type of officer, with regular office hours and holidays. He lived in a house in town and was wholly unmilitary outside his camp, which he only visited while at work. No barracks or camp living for the G's.

We spent two weeks with the G's; 75 % sun, not as skin-colouring as the midi sun in August however. The sea is open and superb for swimming, with colossal, violent waves that throw boats and people about like pieces of paper. Helicopters watch over the half-deserted sands that form a wide, continuous beach ten miles long from Capbreton to Bayonne.

We went to San Sebastian and got merry on 2/- per bottle 14° wine. We walked up a 100 % French mountain to find the top was in Spain: no customs, no frontier even.

The French of course have their own customs. Any person not seen for a period of more than 15-30 minutes must be kissed on the revoir. If the normality of this is not appreciated, together with the somewhat excessive nature of family love, one would be tempted at times to ascribe incestuous qualities to otherwise quite normal people. Everyone drinks; everyone over fourteen smokes. Antoine is now out. Obscenity is always in. (The French, really rather Puritan, derive their reputation for immorality from their frankness rather than anything else).

Finally the departure. Loaded with luggage and a few presents (everything in France is either inconceivably expensive or just rubbish), we get the "Express" to Paris. "Express" means not "rapide" rather than not slow. As if to show this to us and to the hundreds of Spanish immigrant workers on the train, the thing frequently stopped in open country, for no apparent reason, a few feet from the train in front, also stationary (a good enough reason for our stopping, but why them?). All the passengers got out to look or play bowls. Everyone denied responsibility. The Official in Paris even denied it mattered if a train arrived three-quarters of an hour late.

Then a tired meal and fester in Paris for a few hours. (Including the discovery that the way to exit from an obstructed parking place in Paris is to ram the car behind so hard that it shifts. A Gendarme watched our case, conducting a spirited discussion on morality with the driver of the battering ram).

Another midnight train and boat. A day spent stumbling blearily through London, train corridors, sandwiches and the Sunday Times.

Then home.

P. M. Holmes.

Correspondence

(At the end of last term we asked one of our visitors from France to write for us his impressions of our school. This is what he wrote).

Chers Amis,
je vous prie de m'excuser de vous faire travailler pour si peu, mais en pensant en francais je ne puis ecrire mes impressions sur votre Lycee qu'en Francais.

Je fus, tout d'abord, frappe par ce semblant de discipline liberale, d'autodiscipline dirions-nous en France, qui impregne votre Lycee. Tous habilles de meme vous ressemblez aux dents d'un engrenage, necessaire A cette machine perfectionnee qu'est la Grande Bretagne.

J'ai dit "discipline liberale" car, pour un Francais, it est etonnant de vous voir, toi Robert, toi Suth avec une chevelure digne de Samson.

Quant a vos professeurs, j'espere qu'ils me pardonneront, je puis vos affirmer qu'ils se comportent avec vous comme avec des camarades. Peut-etre, avec l'approche des vacances, le "vent de la revolte" s'est-il souleve, toujours est-il que j'avais l'impression que vous abusiez un peu de leur attitude . C'est une des raisons pour lesquelles certains m'ont paru tres sympathiques.

Etant donne que ce journal est tres populaire et sans doute comprehensif, je profite de l'occasion qui m'est offerte pour remercier certains professeurs, notamment, pour ne pas les nommer, ceux de Latin, d'Anglais et de Francais, pour leur accueil et leur aide qui ont tres touche "l'expatrie" que j'etais.

Je ne puis m'etendre plus longuement, mais pour conclure, croyez que je suis enchante de mon experience et de vous avoir connus, vous tous.

Amicalement, Thierry Guede.

Dear Sir,

At the risk of repetition, I feel the following article from `The Times' of September 20th ought to be reprinted.

"Nearly £1m. is spent every year by British schools on printing between 3 and ¢ million magazines, according to a report in the magazine `Sixth Form Opinion.'

A group of Sixth-form pupils who conducted a survey on 60 school magazines wanted to discover whether the expense and circulation were justified. The report says that in most cases, results were disappointing. Most of the magazines appear stale, sterile, and inexpressive of the true spirit of the school, beyond the bare acts of achievement. These magazines are boring in their inevitable stereotypicality of regimented subject matter and endless repetition of form," the report says. "They seem to all bear the same crest emblazoned on the cover: inside the lists of governors and staff, page upon page of indescribable reports from the `chess club' " A number of schools were subsidising what amounted to a glorified school calendar and academic showcase. One public school paid £7 c o for 3,500 copies of an 80-page magazine measuring 7.5in. by 9in.

"There are some teachers who spend over £200 an issue on a magazine, but who can only describe the printing process involved as `professional'. Anywhere else they would not be in charge of tea money.

Surely some of this criticism can be levelled at our own school magazine. In my opinion, the last few issues have become progressively worse.

Much has been said about long thin, short fat, and various other types of poems, but now their original effect has worn off, to continue writing them shows lack of originality. Yet the `in'(?) poetic clique in the sixth still churn them out, although there is no demand.

What the magazine seems to lack is the witty, pungent criticism, story or comment which I seem to recollect from magazines of the good old days (played to a rousing chorus of violins).

To use a very well-worn cliche - the ball is in your court. Yours, etc.,

THE KNOCKER.

Thirty Years Back .

(from an article entitled "Desks" by "L.A.C.'' in the Magazine for July, 1936)

THE schoolboy's desk is the very image of his own mind, the very epitome of his school-life. Engraved by his own hand, with quaint notches and mystic symbols, the letters of his own name, and little cuts and figures portraying the actions or appearance of various school notaries, it becomes a treasured record far excelling the finest totem-pole ever erected by a native tribe. The little rows of hurried figures, too petty to be allowed space in the book, too precious to be entrusted to the head, recall many a tussle with some dusty problem. The be-smattering ink-spots are like scars reviving the old, hotly-contested battles of the lower forms, the many tears and smiles.

The master's desk is an indisputable index to the groove in which its owner rests, for all good masters live in a groove, only some move along it much quicker than others. Always look askance at the desk which seems to dominate the room, for, be it a seat of wisdom or a centre of discipline, it is remote, and to be approached on tip toe. Should you see, within some battered room, a weary mound of scattered books and papers walled about with unmarked exercises, ranged in serried rank and pile, enter not, for in that place is "leaden eyed despair." But if your desk has a book rack, or book ends, which allow for greater latitude if less security, examine the books contained. If there is a gleaming new volume of Shakespeare's works, do not trouble to open it, but if there should be a well-worn collection of Lamb's essays, or a full edition of any of the poets-with all the pages cut and signs of wear--then you have discovered a man of gold.


HOUSE NOTES

WITH a heavily depleted upper school membership after Easter, the main successes of ARUNDEL have been recorded by fourth year boys. On Sports Day their relay team won the intermediate event and J. G. Repen, with two first and two second places, and J. B. Clarke, with a first and a second place, gave very good performances. The intermediate cricket team also did well, losing only one match. Unusually for Arundel the swimming record was undistinguished, particularly in the total points gained for distance swimming; but the House can take comfort from the promise of the second formers, who gained 24 out of the House total of 25 points in the swimming sports. The House has to acknowledge gratefully the gift of a splendid new Bible from four of its leavers, J. R. Beale, R. Galley, D. M. Nicolson, and S. J. Paramore.

Among the inevitable departures at the end of the year, the House records with particular regret those of Mr. L. J. Slattery, House Tutor for ten years; S. J. Paramore, House captain, football and athletics captain, and swimming vice-captain; D. M. Nicolson, House secretary and football vice-captain. The House will miss their energy, efficiency and long, loyal service. They have been very worthy successors to some fine House officials. To these and to all its leavers the House tenders warm thanks and sincere good wishes.

With the encouragement of Mr. Surguy, CHATSWORTH has improved its overall record this season. The House has maintained its position in the swimming sports, being placed third, thanks largely to M. J. Fleming, who has also won an English Schools swimming award. The success of the middle school in gaining first place in their cricket league is another encouraging sign, heralding, we hope some much needed success amongst the seniors. The House wishes to thank Mr. Surguy on his departure for his "first rate efforts" as Housemaster.

For CLUMBER the season has been one of mixed, but on the whole not very good, results. The swimming sports failed to come up to expectations, and a seventh place was recorded, despite good swimming by those who reached the finals. In the athletic sports there were slightly better results, with five first places in field events. Cricket in the middle school has been poor, and only slightly better among the seniors, who lost in the first round of the knockout, but played two good league matches against Welbeck and Haddon. The House wishes to thank D. J. Roberts for his services as House captain.

Varied success has also been HADDON's lot this summer. The cricket performances were disappointing; both senior and middle school teams left the knockout in the first round, and the league performances were equally dismal. However, the athletic sports results were very good, with outstanding performances in the middle school by R. N. Goodenough, who established a new record in winning the high jump, as well as winning other events, and by P. L. Greenwood, who by winning three first places (including a new record for the 80 yards hurdles) a second and a third, gained the title of Junior Champion Athlete. In the senior school B. A. Simons did well. The House bids farewell to two of its tutors, Messrs. Anderson and Styring, and wishes them every success in their new positions.

LYNWOOD seem to have been destined to be eternally runners-up this summer. In the athletic sports the attempt to repeat last year's victory was foiled by a very strong Sherwood entry. In the junior school S. J. Lavender excelled in the sprints and long jump and led the relay team to a win, whilst among the seniors J. A. Hempshall and P. A. Gregory showed their superiority in the distance running. Sherwood were again victors in the cricket knockout final, which the House reached through the steady bowling of D. R. Brookes and the batting of J. A. Hempshall and J. P. Woodhouse. The league team, however, overcame the run of ill fortune, and beat Wentworth in the final by ten wickets, Brookes taking six wickets for four runs. This was a fitting end to a consistently solid performance throughout the summer.

The Summer term proved very successful for SHERWOOD, who won the two major competitions of the term, the swimming sports and the athletic sports, both after exciting contests. Although team effort was responsible for both these successes, there were outstanding individual performances by D. G. Loukes, J. A. Thorpe, M. S. Pashley and G. C. Scott in swimming, and from R. M. Priestley and G. C. Scott in athletics. Priestley won the title of Senior Champion Athlete. The House scored another notable victory in the senior cricket knockout, beating Lynwood in the final.

In the swimming sports WELBECK was placed second for the fourth successive year, in spite of a win in the distance swimming competition and several very good individual performances. The House did better in the athletic sports than it has for many years, being placed third, thanks mainly to the senior school and first form individual performances, and a record-breaking senior relay team. The first form cricket team won their league, but unfortunately the other sections of the House had only moderate success in their cricket competitions. It has been a fairly successful year for Welbeck, and much of the credit for this must go to D. R. Barraclough for his enthusiastic and energetic captaincy. To him and all others leaving Welbeck this year the House extends good wishes for the future.

For WENTWORTH W. A. Jessop provided the best individual success by winning the table tennis knockout and senior tennis singles. The House was not very successful in the field of athletics, and what successes there were came mainly from the middle school. Both the upper and middle school cricket teams won three games in succession, and the upper school team, which owed its success largely to the efforts of G. Wilson, was only beaten in the league final. But it was surprisingly put out in the first round of the knockout. The middle school team, under the captaincy of G. E. Wood, won its half-league, only to be beaten in the play-off by Chatsworth. G. E. Wood was also unlucky to be narrowly beaten in the tennis junior singles final. The best wishes of the House go with all the leavers, notably P. J. Jepson, who led the School and the House with equal efficiency, and J. D. Everatt, a capable House vice-captain.

SPORTS

CRICKET

FIRST XI

THE 1966 season has been rather a mixed one for the First Eleven, although several notable victories were won. The batting was generally unpredictable, especially on turning wickets, but the bowling was usually sound, and the fielding was of a satisfactory quality.

Hodgkin was the most consistent of the batsmen and he produced a fine range of attacking strokes; but showed a tendency to take his eye off the ball on reaching 20. Hemming scored well if he overcame a slow start, and Wright's dour defence saved the team on more than one occasion.

Priestley played several good innings without really producing the form of the previous season; and Milner, when he found his correct position in the batting order, scored freely, and finally won the bat, given by a former master at the school, Mr. German, for the best batting performance on tour. Hempshall and Warn often seemed unsure of themselves, but both could show some excellent attacking shots.

Richardson's bowling improved both in length and direction as the season progressed and he obtained a large proportion of the wickets. Hodgkinson also bowled very accurately and the opening attack seldom failed to obtain a breakthrough. Scott's medium pace bowling was usually accurate, but he was often unlucky and he had to work hard for his wickets. However the season's most outstanding piece of bowling came from Priestley when he dismissed seven Worksop batsmen for five runs and took six wickets with consecutive balls.

As wicketkeeper, Warn was uncertain facing the slow bowlers and was replaced halfway through the season by Steinman, who made up for his lack of inches by his agility.

Next year's captain will be Hodgkin and I wish him every success. I am sure he will do well.

My thanks are due to Mr. Hemming and Dr. Knowles for their advice and encouragement not only this year, but through all my time in school cricket.

J. D. Everatt

Everatt did not have an easy season as captain. His main difficulties were created by the batsmen who all too often were dismissed for low scores leaving the bowlers few runs to bowl at. This meant that the captain's problems of field placing and choice of bowling assumed even larger proportions than usual. This was all very disappointing after a fine start to the season when against William Hulme's, Manchester, the side was able to score 141 runs in 97 minutes to win a very exciting match.

After this, with a combination of poor weather, ill-luck and indifferent batting the next seven matches were lost. Perhaps the team's fortunes reached their lowest ebb on tour at Whitsuntide in the match against Norwich School. Here our bowlers dismissed a sound batting side for 79 runs, only to see the batsmen flatter the bowling by getting themselves out for 36 on a reasonable wicket.

Despite all these misfortunes Everatt stuck to his task as captain and worked hard in the field as our most experienced spin bowler. We trust that he found captaincy at cricket has its interest and fascination, even in difficult times.

B. K., J.C.H.

Results

v. William Hulme G.S.

Won by 4 wickets.

 

W.H.G.S.: 140 for 6 dec.

 

K.E.S.: 141 for 6 (Hodgkin, 36, Priestley 23 Hemming, 21, Beman 20)

v. Doncaster G.S.

Abandoned.
Doncaster: 25 for 6.

v. Stockport G.S.

Lost by 2 wickets.

 

K.E.S.: 84 (Milner 39 n.o.).
Stockport: 89 for 8.

v. High Storrs G.S.

Lost by 3 wickets.

 

K.E.S.: 47 (Priestley 24).

 

High Storrs: 48 for 7 (Richardson, 4 for 18).

v. Huddersfield N.C .

Lost by 5 wickets.
K.E.S.: 65 (Priestley 27).
H.N.C.: 69 for 5.

v. Old Edwardians

Lost by 7 wickets.

 

K.E.S.: 122 (Hempshall 35, Hemming 23).
O.E.'s: 125 for 3.

v. King Edward VII School, King's Lynn.

Lost by 97 runs.

 

King's Lynn: 152 for 6 dec. (Richardson 5 for 36)
K.E.S.: 55.

v. King Edward VI School,

Norwich Lost by 45 runs.

 

Norwich: 79 (Scott 6 for 16).

 

K.E.S.: 36.

v. Wymondham College

Lost by 6 wickets.

 

K.E.S.: 103 (Milner 36 n.o.).

 

Wymondham: 104 for 4 (Richardson 3 for 25).

v. March G.S.

Won by 6 wickets.

 

March: 74 (Priestley 4 for 14, Everatt 3 for 17).
K.E.S.: 76 for 4 (Hodgkin 24, Wright 25 n.o.)

v. Worksop College

Won by 5 wickets.

 

Worksop: 67 (Priestley 7 for 5).
K.E.S.: 68 for 5 (Hodgkin 21).

v. King's School, Grantham

Won by 7 wickets.

 

Grantham: 72 (Everatt 3 for 11, Hodgkinson 3 for 12).

 

K.E.S.: 74 for 3 (Priestley 25 n.o., Hodgkin 23).

v. Mount St. Mary's College

Won by 9 wickets.

 

M.S.M.: 38 (Richardson 5 for 12, Hodgkinson 4 for 13).

 

K.E.S.: 39 for 1.

v. Manchester G.S.

Lost by 47 runs.
M.G.S.: 152 for 8.
K.E.S.: 105 (Milner 31).

v. Queen Elizabeth's G.S., Wakefield

Lost by 24 runs.
Q.E.G.S.: 71 (Richardson 3 for 10, Everatt 3 for 18).
K.E.S.: 47 (Steinman 23).

v. Bradford G.S.

Lost by 6 wickets.
K.E.S.: 66 (Hodgkin 32).
Bradford: 68 for 4.

v. Hymer's College, Hull

Lost by 9 wickets.
K.E.S.: 64.
Hull 65 for 1.

v. Nottingham H.S.

Lost by 102 runs.
Nottingham: 171 for 6 dec.
K.E.S.: 69.

v. R. Crowson's XI

Won by 6 wickets.

 

Crowson's XI: 108 (Richardson 4 for 31, Hodgkinson 3 for 18).

 

K.E.S.: 109 for 4 (Hodgkin 35, Milner 28 n.o.).

SUMMARY: Won 6; Lost 12; Drawn 0; Abandoned 1.

SECOND XI

THE season was only moderately successful although notable victories were recorded against Manchester G.S. and Huddersfield N.C.

The batting gradually improved, but the team relied on its bowling resources, in which Beman, Bradbury and Richards stood out. Turner, Woodhouse and Burns were the backbone of the batting, while Bradbury surprised everyone with some entertaining tail-end hitting.

The fielding improved to such an extent that over 40 catches were held and very few missed.

Beman captained the side ably after Wright's promotion to the 1st XI and thanks should be expressed to Messrs. Booth and Wrigley for their support and encouragement.

Results Summary: Won, 3; Drawn, 3; Lost, 5; Abandoned, 1. S.M.W., R.A.B.

 


UNDER 15 XI

INEPT batting caused three appalling defeats at the start of the season, but it is much to the credit of Repen's team that they did not lose heart. Determination to learn, and Dr. Knowles' bait, improved our scores, and six of the last seven games were won. Three times we passed 150; Peace had one '50', Johnson two, and they were supported especially by Thorpe, Newbery and Stewart. Calling and running were generally alert; more so the fielding, which aided some good bowling performances: Newbery had 23 wickets, Thompson 19, and Thorpe, Peace, Johnson and Wood supported them well. Batting remains our most vulnerable point: sound technique, solid defence and concentration are essential when one faces accurate bowling.

17 boys played: Repen, J. G., Johnson, A. S., Thorpe, J. A., Peace, C. A., Newbery, C. R., Thompson, I. P., Stewart, S. D., Lee, R. M., Wood, G. E., Slack, G., West, G. D., Holland, W. J., Milner, D. W., Clarke, J. B., Holt, D. L., lbbotson, I. R. and White, G. J.

Results: Played 11, Won 6, Drew 1, Lost 4.

G. W. T.

UNDER 14 XI

THE Under 14 XI had a rather disappointing season winning only two matches and these by the closest of margins-one by a single run and the other by two!

On paper the team was a very good one-plenty of batting and bowling and a very competent keeper in Mower. But unfortunately, the various members of the side never struck form at the same time.

Lack of confidence seemed to be the cause of the batting failures, though some good individual innings were recorded.

Thomas headed the batting, and Ruttle the bowling averages. The team would like to thank Mr. Cook and Mr. Wood for their time and effort and for their encouragement, not always of the gentle variety!

Results: Won 2, Lost 6, Drawn, 3.                                                     

P.S.A. D.L.

UNDER 13 XI

THIS was a short, but successful and enjoyable season. Four games were won, one drawn, and one lost. Jepson captained a jolly crew with ability and growing confidence. He changed the bowling frequently and wisely, and his field-placing improved with every game. The vice-captain Thompson showed that he too has a captain's qualities.

The batting, after the first match, was always lively and remarkably good against spin bowling. Some evidence of technique is now apparent. Sivil and Seal usually undertook the responsible and difficult task of opening the innings, followed by the more capable batsmen: Kay, Rusby, Hawkins, Thompson and Jepson. When Thompson, Waistnidge the wicket-keeper, and Dabbs put on one hundred runs for the last two wickets, they showed that the tail too had its sting. Hadley's only performance in the final game deserves mention for its quality under difficult conditions.

As usual most of the team could bowl after a fashion. The regular bowlers, however, showed great promise. Hawkins' speed acquired many wickets, Dabbs, Blair, Rusby and Jepson owed their success to a good length, and Sivil and Noble produced spells of fine slow bowling.

The fielding was of a high standard, but not as keen as Queen Elizabeth's. Many lessons were learnt during these games, and it was good to see that the team was willing and eager to learn. They have made a promising start and are so well balanced that they should continue to do well throughout the school.

RESULTS

v. De la Salle: K.E.S., 21 - D.L.S., 20 (Hawkins 4-4, Torry 3-1).

v Mount St. Mary's: K.E.S., 189 (Thompson 55 n.o., Seal 26, Waistnidge 22) - M.St.M., 74 (Hawkins, 5-10, Dabbs, 4-12).

v Manchester G.S.: M.G.S., 79 (Rusby 3-12)-K.E.S., 82-5 (Kay 27 n.o., Hawkins 23).

v Queen Elizabeth's, Wakefield: K.E.S., 58 (Hawkins 23) - Q.E.W., 62-8 (Dabbs 3-10

v Abbeydale G.S.: K.E.S., 51-Abbeydale 21 (Hawkins 6-6).

v Nottingham H.S.: N.H.S., 112-K.E.S., 52-7 (Hadley 22).                

E.E.S. A.G.J.

ATHLETIC SPORTS

THE School Athletic Sports were held on Saturday, 25th June in the customary wintry conditions. The wet and windy afternoon had its effect both on the performances recorded and the attendance.

Mrs. Twyford very kindly presented the trophies.

ATHLETIC SPORTS RESULTS 1966

Event

First

 

Second  

FIRST YEAR

 

 

 

 

80 yards

Kirk, N. J.

Wel.

Hallam, R.

S

150 yards

Kirk, N. J.

Wel

Moore, I. D.

CI

High Jump

Robins, J. A.

Wen

Deakin, A. J.

.S

 

 

 

Fidler, M. C.

H

Long Jump

Sherratt, N. R.

Cl

Fidler, M. C.

H

Cricket Ball

*Deakin, A. J.

S

Hall, A. M.

S

Shuttle

SHERWOOD

 

LYNWOOD

 

SECOND YEAR

100 yards Goodison, J. H. A Lavender, S. J. L

220 yards Lavender, S. J. L Davenport, R. N. S

High Jump Hawkins, R. A. Cl Bonsall, C. J. Ch

Long Jump Lavender, S. J. L Priestley, D. A. Cl

Cricket Ball                             *Judge, K.                                        S        Torry, J. R.                L

Shuttle                             LYNWOOD                                    SHERWOOD

THIRD AND FOURTH YEARS

80 yds. Hurdles             *Greenwood, P. L.            H            Repen, J. G.                      A

100 yards Greenwood, P. L. H Repen J. G. A

220 yards Repen, J. G. A Clarke, J. B. A

440 yards Clarke, J. B. A Capper, J. Wen

880 yards Harrison, A. T. S Capper, J. Wen

High Jump *Goodenough, R. N. H Cooper, M. H

Long Jump Repen, J. G. A Stewart, S. D. Ch

Javelin Greenwood, P. L. H Hague, R. F. Wen

Discus Hague, R. F. Wen Milner, D. W. Wen

Shot                                Goodenough, R. N. H                   Greenwood, P. L.              H

Relay                               ARUNDEL                                    WENTWORTH

FIFTH YEAR AND ABOVE

110 yds. Hurdles

*Barraclough, D. R.

Wel

   

220 yards

Bradbury, D. G.

Wel

Strong, R. T.

L

440 yards Hempshall, J. A. L Hodgkin, D. M. Wel

880 yards

Hempshall, J. A.

L

Gregory, P. A.

L

100 yards U.16

Scott, G. C.

S

Fogell, A. P.

Ch

0.16

Priestley, R. M.

S

Hodgkin, D. M.

Wel.

High Jump U.16

Tattersall, D. K.

Cl

Fogell, A. P.

Ch

0.16

Priestley, R. M.

S

Barraclough, D. R.

Wel

     

Digby, R. C.

Cl

Long Jump U.16

Fogell, A. P.

Ch

Simons, B. A.

H

0.16

Priestley, R. M.

S

Lannigan, B. G.

Ch

Javelin U.16

Simons, B. A.

S

Scott, G. C.

S

0.16

Richardson, J. S.

Cl

Dunsford, R. J.

Cl

Discus U.16

Heppell, J. G.

A

 

-

0.16

Priestley, R. M.

S

Hodgkin, D. M.

Wel

Shot U.16

Scott, G. C.

S

Broome, I. M.

Ch

0.16

Priestley, R. M.

S

Butler, A. C.

S

Mile

Gregory, P. A.

L

Hempshall, J. A.

L

Relay

*WELBECK

LYNWOOD

   

* Record Performance.

HOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP: 1, Sherwood; 2, Lynwood.


 


SWIMMING

THE annual Swimming Gala was held on Friday, 20th May, Mrs. G. Mackay presenting the trophies. Nine records were broken and there were several closely contested races. It is a pity that so little support is forthcoming from the Senior school.

The following events were won in new record times:

Junior Free Style Relay

Welbeck

U.15 Breast Stroke

D. G. Loukes (S)

U.15 Butterfly

D. G. Loukes (S)

Intermediate Medley Relay

Sherwood
Intermediate Free Style Relay Sherwood

Senior 100x Free Style

M. S. Pashley (S)

Senior 440x Free Style

M. S. Pashley (S)

Senior Butterfly

G. C. Scott (S)

Senior Medley Relay

.Welbeck..

Sherwood have a number of fine swimmers and once again made sure of the House Championship. Their best swimmers, D. Loukes and M. Pashley won the Junior and Senior Championships respectively, each breaking two records.

The School Swimming team had a good season, only losing one match to a very strong Manchester team. The U.13 and U.15 teams swam very well and the Seniors have improved this year. D. R. Barraclough proved a fine Captain and handled the team well. In the Sheffield Championships, M. Pashley won the Senior 100x Free Style, and the U.15 breast stroke team of D. Loukes, P. Mawson and R. Pringle won the Relay for the third successive year.

Summary of School Results: Won, 6; Lost, 1.

D.B.H.

TENNIS

ON the whole, both tennis teams had successful and pleasant seasons - the First VI doing particularly well. They lost to only one other school team, a defeat which was fully avenged later in the season. The team narrowly failed to win through the first round of the Glanville Cup but the prospects of doing well in this, and indeed in all matches next season, are good.

A great deal of the success can be attributed to hard work in practices, to the leadership of J. Saunders and to the efficient organisation of D. I. Nicolson. Perhaps the most enjoyable day's tennis was at the end of the season, when the First VI paid a visit to Radcliffe College, Leicestershire, and not only played some of the best tennis of the season, but enjoyed a beautiful day's sunshine.

The Second VI also acquitted themselves well after a fairly indifferent start. A great many of the team played on occasions for the First VI, and always came up to the required standard, indicating the enthusiasm and seriousness with which the game was approached. Altogether the Second VI played eight games, of which four were won and four were lost.

T.N.


 

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RESULTS OF INTER-HOUSE COMPETITIONS

CRICKET

SENIOR ScHooL HOUSE LEAGUE:

Winners, Lynwood;

 runners-up, Wentworth.

 SENIOR SCHOOL KNOCK-OUT:

Winners, Sherwood;

runners-up, Lynwood.

MIDDLE ScHooL HOUSE LEAGUE:

 Winners, Chatsworth;

runners-up, Wentworth

FIRST FORMS HOUSE LEAGUE:

 Winners, Welbeck;

runners-up, Clumber.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:

First XI Bowling Medal:

J. S. Richardson.

Old Edwardians' Association Cricket Trophy:

 J. D. Everatt.

TENNIS

SENIOR SINGLES KNOCK-OUT:

Winner, W. A. Jessop (Wentworth).

SENIOR DOUBLES KNOCK-OUT:

Winners, D. R. Barraclough and D. M. Hodgkin. (Welbeck).

JUNIOR SINGLES KNOCK-OUT:

Winner, J. A. Thorpe (Sherwood).

JUNIOR DOUBLES KNOCK-OUT:

Winners, S. R. Sanderson and M. D. Lockwood (Sherwood).

MINOR GAMES

FIVES: SENIOR SINGLES KNOCK-OUT:

Winner, A. C. Butler (Sherwood).

BADMINTON: SENIOR SINGLES KNOCK-OUT:

Winner, R. M. Priestley (Sherwood).

TABLE TENNIS: SENIOR SINGLES KNOCK-OUT:

Winner, W. A. Jessop (Wentworth).