It was a very happy and delightful evening in the course of which I was presented with a beautiful framed 18th century coloured engraving. Augustine's Monastery" by Paul Sandby which shows as well the Cathedral and the Hall where the dinner took place! Needless to say. Goodes, who had obviously been working very hard behind the scenes, has handed me a list of all the musicians and well-wishers who contributed so generously.
It may be impossible for me to thank them all personally. May I therefore, through the courtesy of The Cantuarian, express to all of them my deepest gratitude, with the hope that if any of them visit Canterbury at any time, they will call and see us , so that I may show them their wonderful gift. On the mantlepiece underneath the picture is a pair of elegant candlesticks of the same period, a lovely present from the Masters' Common Room. I hope that when members of the staff have a moment to spare they too will pay us a visit. Yours sincerely,.
The trouble is that when someone like Edred retires it is excessively hard to record the really essential thing about him-the so-easy-to-recognise and sodifficult-to-convey core and personality of the man. One can, of course, put down some facts and figures, and very impressive they are, too: but nearly a quarter of a century's work and inspiration are not summed up by saying that there are now nearly 50 O.
The universal use of Edred, lout court, that is a pointer; the unique honour of his Lambeth B. We who have known Edred's are fortunate. I The retirement of Edred Wright from the post of Director of Music at King's is not so much the end of a chapter as of an era in the history of music at the school. All through the years between the Wars a succession of music masters, culminating in the gay and wayward 'Joe' Morris, tried their hand at enlivening the music of a school which had then no recent tradition of good or distinguished music-making, and where the numbers of boys to provide talent were very small compared to those who fill the school today.
Meredith Roberts, King's began to develop a name for its orchestral concerts, and it was at this time that Edred Wright came on to the music staff with a great reputation for his work in training the singers who took part in the Coronation service at Westminster Abbey the previous year. He soon showed that his was a talent not confined to choral singing but that he was a musician of great versatility and enterprise, capable of branching out into all kinds of music-making and mastering every field in turn. After his first appearance with the Choral Society and madrigal groups at the Serenade in , he was invited to take over the direction of King's Week in , and, with the newly opened Shirley Hall at his disposal, he began to launch out into all sorts of events on a larger scale than King's had ever deemed possible before.
Now began the regular series of Gilbert and Sullivan operas in alternate years, the great oratorio performances of classic works like Mendelssohn's Elijah, Haydn's Creation and Mozart's C minor Mass, military band concerts and, finally, the summer orchestral concerts which had been conducted by John Bacon until his departure to work at Covent Garden. Edred becamc Director of Music in September, , and conducted his first big orchestral concert in , revealing himself at once as a conductor of big works who could inspire his orchestra to give of its best.
Soon more and more boys were playing and, in due course, girls as well and more and more ambitious works were being tackled, with solo concertos of great complexity being performed by brilliant young soloists; these concerts became So popular that there had to be two 13 SPEECH DAY. In all this he has been ably supported by Clarence Myerscough, who has led the first orchestra for many years, by David Goodes who has trained and conducted the second orchestra, and by the ever-reliable and omnicompetent Robert Scott, to name only some of his devoted 'aides'.
Now his triumphant final year has come to its close-the great summer concert with a work specially written by Alan Ridout, a delightful product. He goes into retirement to spend some of his spare time on promoting the King's School appeal with the good wishes of a host of friends and admirers as well as former pupils now professional musicians who have learnt much about music from working with him, and of all who have derived pleasure and satisfaction from those concerts, operas and choral services of which, for so long, he has been the director and inspirer.
Governor II In , when I arrived at King's, the school already had an established reputation for the arts, but it was certainly the drama department which held pride of place; music was a good companion. I think it is fair to say that any musical claim to fame rested largely on the 'star' quality of one or two of its members and these, in turn, were primarily instrumentalists. There were a number of very keen and able musicians amongst the staff, but, for the most part, these were not music staff, but classicists or mathematicians with a strong musical bent.
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The appointment of Edred in to run the choral department of the school was one of those characteristic strokes of genius for which Dr. Shirley was renowned. Indeed, I think it was his shrewdness in snapping up Edred, in recognising his very special gifts, that opened my eyes to the real Fred. For someone who had constantly poked fun at 'my kind of music' -a part of which was what he called "belly-aching Tudor music" -had suddenly presented us with the finest choral man in the business.
For those who have never had the pleasure of singing for Edred and I use the word 'for' advisedly it is perhaps necessary to describe briefly just what it is like to work under him. Singing 'for' Edred, work, achievement, pleasure, are all words that spring quickly to mind when one thinks of those days. Edred has a special ability to make the ordinary singer become extraordinary; to achieve a standard which the amateur singer thinks unattainable. It was said once of Edred that his powers in this respect were so great, that he could make a chair leg sing, if required to do so.
He is not only the singer's man, but the non-singer's too. What he managed to achieve immediately at King's was the cohesion of much musical talent, and the creation of incentives through many stimulating events, not least the remarkably expanded King's Week. Golden days those! My first taste of an Arts Festival. Boy, has he got a lot to answer for! Alas, I never had the opportunity to blow my bassoon under him in the orchestra, as he became Director of Music shortly after I left school, but I have no doubt that his success there was as great as in the choral field.
He gave us a scnse of pride in what we were doing, a sense of I have sung under more choral directors in my time than I care to remember, but only a handful have made a lasting impression. He was a wizard with all things choral, and an inspiration to all around him. III " When I think of Edred Wright, I immediately recall his enthusiasm and passionate love for music, and his extraordinary ability to communicate them to us. There can be few people who can make over boys and girls want to sing!
We all benefited from his great natural musicianship and uncanny musical instinct, which were, of course, backed up by great experience in every possible field. When Edred conducts, the only thing that matters to him is the music, and playing or singing it as beautifully as possible IV The debt King's owes Edred Wright, for creating its brilliant musical tradition, has been acknowledged by generations of boys and parents, musicians and non-musicians alike.
It was only when I became Monitor for Music, however, that I appreciated how Edred's contribution extended far beyond the merely musical. He was acutely aware of the importance of maintaining the high standards of the past and was concerned with all aspects of the boys' lives. Nor were his interests limited to the school: the Marlowe Theatre, the Sidney Cooper Arts Centre, Stour Music, the Samaritans, and many other areas of Canterbury life have benefited from his advice and enthusiasm.
Working for Edred was certainly rewarding-some of his reminiscences of King's in Shirley's day were fascinating-but there were also moments of anguish. Hardly a single King's Week would approach without his urgently demanding "What are we to do? We'll never be ready in time. We just haven't got the trebles nowadays. And the posters are up-we can't cancel it now.https://gateaticagel.tk
Will I ever be able to show my face in the Precincts again? Each year, at the party after the Symphony Concert, he would bemoan the fact that all the best musicians were leaving. But, under his experienced direction, those remaining became irreplaceable in their turn. Rehearsals with Edred were never dull.
I remember an orchestra practice one Sunday morning when he stopped conducting and enquired why the trombones weren't playing at letter M. They assured him they were not needed for that movement. It was only after a more searching examination of the score, and much peering through what were obviously new bi-focals, that he discovered that the timps were the guilty party! Particularly enjoyable were the Madrigal Society rehearsals, for it was as a choral conductor that Edred's skills were most evident. His singing lessons were also enlightening occasions and always extremely entertaining.
Well, your body is your 'cello and you must sing with it! I shall always be grateful to Edred, not just for showing me how to make good music, but for doing so with warmth, affection, character and good humour. Consider his Orchestra, jovial or tragicalSymphony Concerts of Schubert and BrahmsConsider the Choir, 'neath his movement so magical Stanfordfor Canticles, Smart for the Psalms ; Cathedral anthems in solemn propriety, Madrigals sung in relaxing society, Periods Tudor and ancient Gregorian. We intend to keep most of the questions relevant to the School and school life, although some may provoke answers of a somewhat broader scope.
We have invited the Headmaster to be the first victim of interrogation, and we would like to thank him for his co-operation and for his willingness to answer nearly all of our questions! We have decided not to record the interviews "live" but to give our guests time to pick their way through the mine fields that we have laid for them! How do you see your role as the Headmaster of King's? The King's School is a large and complex community in that it not only has to cater for the education and recreation of almost seven hundred pupils, but also has to organise for the boarding of around five hundred and fifty.
This means that apart from the academic teaching staff, there are domestic workers, a works department, an accounts department and grounds staff. Thus within one community there are many units, and all have their own identity. It is the task of the Headmaster to see that all these units feel that they are really parts of one community working together for the good of the whole.
The Headmaster has got to know and understand the problems of each part, and enable the heads of each unit to be able to discuss their problems and plans, and evolve a structure of administration committees, meetings, and so on, so that common problems can be discussed and the ideal of the parts seeing they are parts of one community is realised in practice. He must resist the temptation to try to be Housemaster, Bursar and Clerk of Works, as, if he attempts a Poo-bah role, it means that all initiative is lost to Housemasters and Heads of Departments.
The Headmaster must also try to be aware of the larger world outside the School and attempt to take part in national discussions of educational problems and encourage his staff to do the same. He must also fulfil a public relations role in maintaining contact with preparatory schools, the universities, the local community and various inter-school organisations.
Above all, it is his task to see that buildings, facilities and curriculum respond to the needs of the modern world. What, if anything, does a school like King's gain from having a clergyman as its Head? The King's School has a somewhat unusual position in that while it exists as a distinct institution with its own charter, it has a close relationship with the Cathedral. We rent buildings from the Dean and Chapter, we hold many services in the Cathedral, and we share many other facilities.
Since we are in such close proximity to a clerical establishment it might be argued that it is useful for a clergyman to be a Headmaster, since he has a place and use within the Cathedral as well as the School. That apart, I feel a layman could do the work as Headmaster as well as a clergyman. How much compulsory religion should there be at school? I feel it would be wrong for religion to be entirely voluntary. This is a religious foundation and when parents send their children here they expect a measure of religious education.
Just as religious parents expect their children to attend Church, so a Christian school to which parents have entrusted their children would be failing in its duty if it failed to provide for them to go to Church. Also it is hard to see how anyone could make a true choice over religion if they had no experience of Christian worship. That said, the form of religion offered ought to be as varied as possible. This is why we have the present system of services-the large school service enables the School as a religious foundation to worship together, the choice between the Eucharist and Talk enables individuals to make a choice based on their feelings and needs, and the lower school service caters for the interests of that age group.
The object of all this is not to indoctrinate but to give as wide a picture as possible of the Christian religion so that, on leaving School, they can Similarly, in Sixth Form teaching we try to give as wide a range of divinity classes as is possible, so that philosophical problems and relations with other religions can be discussed. Thus I support compulsion, but feel we ought to offer as large a measure of choice as is possible within a compulsory system.
Why wing-collars? I interpret this question to mean why a school uniform, since it is obvious our uniform could be altered. I would not be opposed to altering the present school dress, but I would be against abandoning a school dress as such. A school is a working community and most working units have a recognised pattern of dress. If we abandoned uniform and everyone wore what he or she wished, there would be a danger that differences of parental income would be reflected in dress. Also, I do not feel the work of a community is helped by its members trying to impress by their style of dressing, emphasising either their wealth, their knowledge of fashion or their contempt for convention.
A school not only has to support individuality, it also has to fit people for the real world. Most professions demand a certain pattern of dress and as a working organisation the school does the same. What is or should be the role of King's in the Canterbury community? The School is a large employer of labour and provides for the education of many day pupils. I feel it is important that the School plays a part in local life and we try to do this by sharing our facilities with local bodies, by masters serving on the district Council, by the School's Social Service Unit helping in areas of need.
Also, I think it is important that we should all realise how much we depend on good relationships with our local community and show courtesy and consideration in shops and walking in the streets. Our relationship with Canterbury is decided more by the action of individual pupils and masters than by large projects. To what extent is the school influenced by the wishes ofparents? As we are an independent school and parents choose to send their children here, and could send them elsewhere if they so desired, it is obvious we pay considerable attention to their wishes.
It is important in a school that parents should feel free to discuss their worries or hopes with any member of staff. What is the future of co-education at King's? At present we only take girls in the Sixth Form. In the country at large, the tendency is now for most educational institutions to be co-educational. It is obvious that we must take note of this development and consider whether or not we should take girls from the beginning. There are many practical as well as educational issues involved in such a change and we plan to discuss the whole matter over the next year or so.
What is the future ofprivate education? At the moment private education prospers. The main reason for this is that it offers choices of different sorts of education which are at present not available in the maintained sector. It is possible to choose from a variety of schools-academic or non-academic, progressive or traditional, single-sex or co-educational. Also there is a lack of boarding places in the maintained system while the independent sector is largely boarding. At present this choice is only available to those with money to pay the fees, but my hope is that in time educational needs will take precedence over ideology.
It may then be possible for the State to support at independent schools those who would benefit and are poor to pay the fees. Otherwise I feel private education will survive, but if inflation continues it will only be available to the rich, though it is possible that private businesses may give support to their employees so that they can have private education for their children. After all, the Old School Tie is not what it was; the demise of National Service has made officer-style training less imperative; and vocational training tends to mean something different from Somerset Maugham's day, when the school trained especially men of the church, bishops, deans, canons, and above all country clergymen.
But since the independent schools have adjusted themselves swiftly to the role that as late as the s could be seen as the natural inheritance of the grammar school tradition: the education of a meritocracy. In an article in The Observer last August, Mr. Anthony Howard-after a quick swipe at our Headmaster for being "cunning and shrewd" in defence of independent education-wrote: Though no one seems to have tumbled to it at the time, the Labour Party, by deciding first to attack and root out the grammar schools, in effect greatly strengthened the position of the public schools.
Frankly, it takes a pedigree of Westminster, Oxford and the New Statesman to write a sentence as crass as that. There were in fact plenty of people like my own father who had spent their working lives in the service of State education frantically trying to tell the Labour Party this would happen. Unfortunately, it was not only in the Labour Party that there were ex-pUblic schoolboys itching to reorganise other people's schools.
Schools Council itself was established in to give more voice to teacher opinion and, by that familiar process of liberal good intentions yielding 10 collectivist takeover, has ever since been the voice of teacher trade unionism. The first, irreducible truth about Schools Council is that, benign though its individual members may be on matters beyond the Party Whip, when it comes to policy decisions what counts is the discipline of the caucus.
As for the "democratic" credentials of Schools Council, they can be exemplified thus: how much of the' A' level entry do the independent schools have? Few things have affected education more in the last 15 years than the changed attitudes of the biggest teacher union , the N. What was essentially a professional association, benevolently tying its mainly primary membership to itself through preferential mortgage and insurance opportunities, has become a T. A General Secretary Ronald Gould who, though no lover of public schools, had a genuine care for the able child has now in Fred Jarvis a successor whose proudest boast has been his T.
Since, despite some recent window-dressing, the N. Schools Council 's proposals should be regarded as a mixture of genuine educational concern there is a case for a common system at 16; there is a case for a broader sixth-form curriculum with purposes essentially imperialistic and ideological. As for the declared objectives, this Government has agreed and an incoming Conservative one might or might not reverse that from about the present '0' level system should be merged with C. The new system will be called G. Like everything Mrs. Shirley Williams does, the arguments at first seem plausible.
OO on the percentile ability range, though it is taken in individual subjects from about ; C. When C. Robert Beloe it was promised that it would not merely ape '0' level, with external examinations and standardised curricula , but would liberate the teacher of middle-ability children to design curricula based on his knowledge of their needs, and to assess his own pupils accordingly.
After all the public concern about educational standards that led to the Great pseudoDebate, one would have thought that everyone except The Guardian would have been prepared to acknowledge that there cannot be high standards without structures and institutions that are identified with high standards. However, it is The Guardian sector of opinion that still dominates our educational policies after 13 years, and Directors of Education have also a vested interest in a common system to limit the expense of examination entries.
Besides, teachers in comprehensive schools have a legitimate case. About what should schools like ours be apprehensive? Firstly, that the new grading system will diminish the G. In the G. Where previously grades awarded unofficially had covered an '0' pass and a fail, now A-C are pass-equivalent but D and E are also certificated.
Since C. Although in one sense the new G. The real trap in all this is teacher assessment, which is rare in G. At the time when the '0' grades shrank, the Head of Maths at R. Dover, said at a local teachers' meeting that frequently candidates of his had been obtaining only grade 9 at '0' level but grade 1 on C.
And then there was that public school which couldn't get its bottom Maths set through G. In other words, you expose your better candidates to an externally-examined Grade C whilst I quietly push my weaker ones up into grade B on my internal assessment: with entries running into several millions, what moderator is going to know the difference?
One knows that in a heavyweight subject like English Language there would be some reliance placed on computermarked multiple-choice comprehensions for parity's sake, but the rest of the marks would be thrown wide to the vagaries of individual schools. Nor is this all. If it is, as Mrs. Williams and Schools Council claim oh, this anti-elitist elite! It won't happen, of course: the same logic that has moved from abolishing grammar schools to urging the abolition of their and our exams , must move on to embrace all but the E.
We shall-we must! So what should we say? Politically, we can think ourselves lucky that the concept of totally region ali sed Boards has been shelved , and also that it is proposed initially? The declared objectives of F and N are to provide better for the more heterogeneous sixth-form population that already exists and exists the more because youth unemployment has increased by eight times since and also to "broaden the scope of study" for everyone, thereby holding career options open for longer.
It is obvious that there are contradictory purposes at work here, some of them in fact desirable ones. We can all see that we ought to have more young engineers fluent in German but then the teaching of a second language has been collapsing as secondary reorganisation proceeds ; and those of us who got bashed by Lord Snow in the s for being mere literary Or will a "divisive" separate system, the C.
The ambivalence of Nand F is clear in the refusal of Schools Council to nominate subject-areas across which the candidate must operate. Choice of subjects is to remain wholly laissez-faire, and, since the Commissioned Groups have shown how much fragmentation of subjects will occur if 'A'ieveis are removed, anyone who wants to offer all his five subjects in , say , History will be permitted to do so.
Schools Council feebly propose that is to say, they recommend that the Secretary of State, whose ultimate responsibility education in this country is, should feebly propose that the task of monitoring a broad sixth-form curriculum should be shuffled off on to university admissions procedures. Anyone who watched the rise and fall of the Use of English exam will know what that means. Boards money are an area where the N. The latter are tending to emphasise that the logic of Nand F but then it always was the logic of the I,OOO-strong comprehensive school, wasn't it?
Of course, they could always cut the numbers in higher education; but if a Labour Government started closing down the Social Science Faculties, where would it get its next generation of M. What the independent schools have been recommending here may actuall y gain acceptance; the possibility of combining two 'A' levels with two half-' A' levels. But if a broader curriculum is really what Schools Council want, why don't they back the original Sir Alan Richmond minority proposal of four even subjects with a compulsory use of literacy and use of numeracy in addition?
And since their Working Paper 46 emphasises that the new examinations should encourage independence and originality of thought why are they so determined to abolish Special papers? To a remarkable extent, though not wholly to our credit, schools like this have managed to stay aloof from 13 years of turmoil in the maintained sector. In the short-term we have undoubtedly profited from the death-throes of the grammar schools, but we have been sustained not only by parents ' willingness to pay for what to some degree was previously available free, but also by an examination system that was designed for grammar-school aptitudes and structures.
Therefore, though Clough remains apt: If hopes were dupes , fear may be liars, still I think my colleagues ought to be clambering all over the barricades with me on these issues. At the very least, we should be furiously lobbying the non-T. What I think schools like this have to fear most is that "teacher control" may open the way to politicised university entrance, a way that at present is blocked by the integrity which is not to ascribe to it infallibility of the G. House VNotes School House continues to aspire to an unparallelled level of cultural achievement, epitomised by the enchanting melody of Mike Hancock's 'Cricket Song' from The Insect Play and the inspired and flowing rugby of the Junior House team which went down narrowly to Linacre in the semi-finals.
We have also made some very useful acquisitions this term: not only fitted carpets on the back-stairs, but also Mr. Dobbin, house tutor, play-producer and Coleridge fanatic; Miss Tidy; a much loved 'matriarch' in No. Thwaite, who valiantly stepped into the breach and thus completed the remarkable feat of serving as matron in every house in the Precincts; Mr. Henderson, part-time housemaster; and last but by no means least, nine new girls who have added their own je ne sais quoi to house life.
Rick Wykes and Frank Sarre organised the house leagues and it was largely due to their efforts that a somewhat dusty football shield was won. The only real loser this term was Mr. Sugden who returned from hospital less one spleen; we are all glad to see him recovering so quickly. This term, Grange carried on along its downward path to total inactivity, hastened by the return of Bill Butler.
Yet the mood has changed in the higher reaches of the House to a more serious approach to our main reason for being here-work; the fault of a large influx of females, who now comprise one-sixth of the House. For the first time in years, the lights in Grange were not the last to go out. Fortunately, however, there is hope for a reversal of this trend in the future with the second generation 'Lock-Poc' duo and mountaineers West, Whitby, Wallersteiner AI , Breeze, C.
Although the normal disinterest in House matches was once again in evidence, the Juniors failed to lose until the semi-finals, and the Seniors even continued with this oversight into the final, only to meet Conrad Blakey and Guy's boot-not even Bill Butler's striped arm could prevent defeat. We were in blue. Thus ends another term in Grange which, even including the ritual Assembly quackings, has been a very happy one, and, as always, we are indebted to Mr. Dyer, Miss Palmar, and Lucy and James.
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Wnght In hIs last term as DIrector of MusIc saId was the most enjoyable he'd been to- if he'd said it was the worst we wouldn't have mentioned it. Another musical achievement was the fact that the house supplied a number of singers for Patience, including Julia Maynard in the tItle role. Turning now to. Vye as our new housemaster. On the sporting scene, however, our League Rugger left much to be deSIred, but school teams included a fair number of Walpole members. We've something to show academically also: eight Oxbridge candidates one with an unconditional and one with a Choral award.
We've never had it so good! A novel idea-inviting the Head of House to 'write the House Notes and long may novel and original ideas flourish. The list of activities is unending, but perhaps special menlton should be made of those who were Involved in the School production of Patience which, I'm sure,. The winning of the Athletics Standards Cup at the begInnIng of the term gave the necessary stimulus, and our sporting enthusiasm was extended to the Senior and, especially, the Junior House Matches. Thus the term has been a very full and enjoyable one for the majority of the House who could feast their eyes on such spectacles as the Monitors versus Girls Hockey Match and the events at the House Supper.
As the leaving Head of House I would like to thank everyone for their support especially Dave Matthews, and wish Meister Omers the best of luck for the future. I am su're that the House has the ingredients for a very successful future. Our attitude to the condition of the House is not quite the same as that of our patron Christopher in Faustus: "Why this is Hell nor am lout of. DespIte the addllton of 0! Let the new dayboy House roll on as soon as possible please! League, much to the amazement of the whole House.
As well as general strength, the standard of our individuals in sport is high. If you have received the impression of a House whose great effort goes largely unrewarded, you have been misled, for the average Marlovian is the opposite: clever but idle. Marlowe is the strongest House academically, with as many Senior Scholars as the rest of the School put together, and the The House magazine, Fore, in its Silver Jubilee edition, satirized quite unmercifully all and sundry, not least the Head of House. If you succeeded in purchasing one, hold onto it-it will be a collector's item.
With numbers down yet again, this time to 46, and with the imminent move to the Precincts still in the balance, Luxmoore probably faced its sternest test of character yet. She passed with flying colours and long may she continue to flourish! With this in mind it came as a pleasant surprise to be made joint favourites in the Senior House Rugby Competition with Grange.
Despite losing in the semi-finals, we took heart from the performance of our Junior House side who won the Junior Plate. Mention must also be made of the League sides, both Football and Rugby, who performed most admirably with much skill and endeavour. The enjoyment derived far outweighed the importance of the final league positions, 4th in the Rugby and 5th in the Football.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank H. The annual Christmas Dinner IDance provided the usual spills and enjoyment and we hope that this tradition will be continued in the future. We would like to thank Mr. Bee and Mr. Parker for their devoted work, the monitors whose help has been invaluable, and the boys themselves for making this term a success. The House returned to find almost total reconstruction of the studies, and the filling in of the garden pit coinciding mysteriously with the disappearance of the House cat.
Sam Berwick, having recovered from this grievous loss, turned to the Head Girl for companionship, and a happy relationship ensued. In sport, Galpin's Football team almost came 1st but were thwarted by some late discussions over the distribution of goals. The House Rugby team, proudly led by our sole 3rd XV player, Oscar, put up a tremendous fight against Luxmoore, who chalked up a long-awaited victory.
Musically, our House Concert featured the first ever appearance of a performing Housemaster S. Galpin's varied activities range from the Canoe Club, under the distinguished leadership of Chris Appleton, to running the Film Club with its non-quibble, money-back guarantee.
This was a good term, and thanks go to all who made it so enjoyable and gave the Head of House so much support. The great task awaiting Linacre at the beginning of this term was the consolidation of those much-envied intellectual, musical, sporting and dramatic achievements of the previous few terms. Needless to say, the last day of term saw us well consolidated. Praise is not only welcome but right and proper, and due to all and sundry here at 17 The Precincts.
Amongst the general excellence, some individuals must be highlighted. Charies Young gained an "unconditional" to St. John's, Cambridge, without so much as an interview, a feat which he deemed sufficient excuse for resting on his laurels, or rather the ample lap of ex-bunnygirl "The Nest" Mk. There is, of course, no discrimination in Linacre, and both sexes pull all their weight, especially Caroline Topping, who surpassed herself as Captain of Girls' Hockey, and who will next term be Linacre's third -rate Head Girl. The performance of our "tinies" was noted by all, especially when Timothy Tuohy delivered the coup de grace to poor old Meister Omers in the Junior Rugger.
Even Christopher Pim managed to drag himself away from the spiritual welfare of the Junior Hall to star as one of the School's fencers. The operetta, Colonel Calverley and Friends, produced, naturally, by No. The' Ad Hoc' entertainment featured Linacre in the form of producer and actor Our thanks go to all who have helped make this an enjoyable and successful term. Compared with last term, life in Broughton has been fairly tame, despite the addition of four girls who have gone down very well!
However, after narrowly losing the Athletics Standards Cup to Meister Omers most of whom appeared to be off-games! Although the Juniors could not emulate their elders, they did manage to reach the Junior Plate Final, only to be overwhelmed by the combination of a six-foot ogre and Mr. Bee, complete with Russian headgear and his Luxmoore entourage! Other sporting achievements include the majority of the School's beaglers, and members of the Turf Society. Broughton's musical contribution to the School continued to decline, as Patience and the Congregational Practices bear witness.
With the departure of Edward Crutchley, whose brief solo in the Carol Service was breathtaking, we are left with only one music scholar. The term ended with the House Dinner, with entertainment provided by the Tutors and wives. It was well cast, with M. However, Miss Canterbury stole the show, as a Prince with very nice legs! Of the leavers, special mention should be made of Seton Kendrick, who, against all the odds, managed to stay the course. Thls has been a mixed term for Tradescant. However, the House's spirit and character have come unscathed through the various problems that have presented themselves; thanks, in part, to Mr.
Wetherilt's skilful handling of some difficult situations. Various members of the House have contributed much to the School. Mention must also be made of Adam Short's efforts in the gymnastics, and of Piers Widdowson's success as a fencer-no doubt inspired by the example of Russell Houlston and Pat Keating, both of whom were awarded Kent Fencing Colours; a fine achievement.
But there are also the unsung heroes of the House; where would Tradescant be without the likes of Pete Knopp, Haig Assadourian, and Gordon Judd's slipped disc? In paradise perhaps, but without half the fun. From a more general viewpoint, Tradescant has enjoyed its traditional lack of success in the House matches, despite spirited performances.
Furthermore, the introduction of girls has been a welcome innovation; the diets of many of us have been considerably improved, while the sight of an irate Alison Hunter chasing her studymates round the corridors has become a familiar feature of Tradescant life. In general, therefore, the future seems rosy. Although all the House Monitors, save Mike Cordy and Gabriel Haddad, are leaving, these two have proved their competence and quality and will , no doubt, ensure the continuing health of Tradescant; with, of course, the help of Mr.
Wetherilt, and Ribena. The Autumn Term always brings many changes to the House, not least the new boys, of which there were 46 this term. This, it seemed, was not enough because the builders moved in as well. The old bathroom has now been converted into a dormitory, and, as we leave at the end of term, Mr.
Gollop IS "camping" in one room! The term has had many amusing moments, one, when a bewildered new boy tried to clean the tiled floor with a carpet-sweeper. It was also good to see so many of the boys involved in School activities. Six boys took part in Patience, and most played Rugby at one level or another, and the Rugby culminated in a convincing win for Lattergate against the Rest of the School. We would like to thank the other monitors, Miss Parr, Messrs.
Atkins and Russell, and Mr.
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Gollop for their help in what has been a most enjoyable term. Rugby Football 1st XV Retrospect, There was a time when it seemed that many of last year's players would be returning with the benefit of their skill and experience, so that there was the real possibility of our putting out a formidable team. Later on in the year. In the event. The main memo;ies will be of some excellent individual and team tries, a friendly team spirit, and some enjoyable times on and off the field. An encouraginll feature was that. Without looking particularly good in the first match, we managed to beat St.
We then put up a courageous performance against the O. Duke of York's were less imposing than usual but we were pleased to play attractive open rugby in scoring seven tries from the backs following good possession from the pack. Against Cranleigh. The next three matches were played within eight days and were marred by crucial injuries. Paul's looked good but we shared some of the honours by scoring one good try apiece.
We were leadmg agamst K. This run of bad luck would have knocked the stuffing out of most teams and we all saw the Dulwich match as being crucial. The team responded by giving a marvellous exhibition of open running rugby in scoring six exciting and memorable tries-our smaller pack dominated the loose and enabled the backs to run with freedom and flair.
It was something of a relief to end the first half of the term like this and we viewed the second half with cautious optimism. The best start of the season followed when we scored two tries against Eastbourne within seven minutes of the kick-off. Although we gave away too many penalties, we continued to look dangerous and deserved the encouraging win.
The mighty Felsted team arnved and took our breath away WIth theIr sheer physical presence and domination of possession. In all ways they seemed a good SIde a,nd we feIt pleased to have contained them reasonably well and to have prevented them sconng III the second half by first-class tackling. An important lesson was that they rarely kicked away possession, preferring to keep the ball in their hands. After an even first half again?
We did not do ourselves justice at Epsom but played quite well in the first half and beat them on a bitterly cold afternoon. The game against the strong. Tudd team was evenly balanced but in the second half. The Christ's Hospital match was cancelled in unfortunate circumstances and Gravesend kindly agreed to play us at short notice. Sadly, wc were seriously depleted and gave a modest performance to end the season on a very flat note. Chris Barclay proved to be a good captain and got through a lot of reliable work both in thc back row and off the field-it was bad luck indeed that he missed three matches in mid-season.
Gavin Breeze led the backs intelligently, grew in stature as a player during the season and scored 64 points with some reliable kicking. Bill Butler at tight-head prop showed unusual qualities of leadership and did a lot for the tcam during the matches. Rexford Darko was in a class of his He was also outstanding in defence and his very presence lifted the performance of others in the team-in the matches that he missed. Chris Jermyn at loose-head prop was usually too strong for hIS opposite number and Jcrry Hazan improved greatly at hooker, enjoying excellent support from his props.
Andy Powys progressed wdl and had good support from the hard.. Eddie Bishop had a very good season in the centre. Peter Trythall and Mark Wenban made a. Matthew Williams played m the centre before gomg to full-back where he was safe in defence and dangerous in attack. Mark Dowie started at full-back and then moved to serum-half where he improved tremendously-by the end of the season he was a strong runner and tackler as well as a reliable link.
James Christie fitted in well on the wing for the last five matches and the following seemed happy to play some valuable games for the team: Fraser Searle. Eric Sultan. The coaches of other school teams all put in an immense amount of time and enthusiasm and deserve many thanks for all they have achieved. In particular I. John's-road, Maindee, iB'. DIengaged, Barmaids and Cooks, with hotel reference. Booth, 14, Green-street.
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