School Play Review
K. E. S. and The Mount
Ugly Pugly, Algae
Prize Distribution, 1969.
Portrait of a School
The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew
The Business Game
Dep. 10. 00 - Ret. 18. 31
A Fete Worse than Death
Frustration, a Weekend in Snowdonia
History of the Glossop Road Building
What says the Doctor to my Water?
Leisure at KES
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S. J. LAVENDER
K. M. ROMANSKI
M. J. JEPSON
J. POYSER and ASSISTANTS
ADVISERS and COLLECTORS
S. D. CATLING, M. W. HUDSON and P. B. HARRIS
A magazine must be topical. If that means risking life and limb for a jarful of darkest Don, we check our Life Insurance and take the plunge. Environment, that curious phenomenon which is largely of our own making and which in turn helps to make us what we are, is 'in' this year - and rightly so. Sheffield may no longer be a grimy picture in a golden frame; but steelworks still belch out a colourful array of fumes and the Don oozes ironically through Salmon Leap Pastures.
By definition our environment is rooted in the past - hence our interest in the history of the school. We need to preserve what we most value, this is, after all, National Conservation Year. Operation Spring Clean leas not yet progressed beyond the Education Offices and the Wicker Arches but if it should the 'Backs'* could yet rival the Abbeydale Works as a corner of old Sheffield.
*Backs - the legendary outdoor toilets at Glossop Road.
We offered congratulations at Christmas to Mr. C. H. Baker on the occasion of his marriage. Contrary to rumour, the water was not changed into wine on this occasion.
Congratulations also to Mr. & Mrs.m. J. Hillam on the birth of Matthew.
We welcome to our ranks Mrs. Worrall who is teaching French at Darwin Lane.
At the end of term we shall bid farewell to Miss Winchester, Miss Lowther and Mr. Evans, all of whom have been with us for a year. They take our best wishes.
We congratulate the following on winning university awards:
S. BLISS - Open Exhibition in English at St. John's College.
R. M. HOWARD - Arthur Sells Exhibition in English at Sidney Sussex College.
A. L. LAYCOCK - Open Scholarship in Classics at Trinity College, to read Law.
G. M. PEARSON - Melsome Exhibition in Natural Sciences at Queens' College, to read Mathematics.
S. G. RIDER - Arthur Sells Exhibition in Economics at Sidney Sussex College.
C. I. NAYLOR - Open Exhibition in Modern Studies at Brasenose College, to read
H. NELSON - Open Exhibition in Modern Languages at Keble College, to read Law.
M. ROBERTS - Hastings Scholarship in History at The Queen's College.
D. THOMSON - Holroyd Scholarship in English at Keble College.
G. UNWIN - Taylor Thomson Bursarship in English.
Corrections to the list of University places in the Autumn 1969 issue:
S. D. ELLINGHAM - Manchester University
P. G. MEREDITH - York University
The following appointments of Prefects and sub-prefects have been made:
January 19th: Prefects - R. D. Cummins, S. J. Lavender, W. G. Wallis.
May 4th - Sub-prefects - G. Barrott,m. Gilbert, J. D. Hall, N. A. Marshall, D. A. Seal, D. A. Smith, N. P. Wood.
C. J. M. Chantry 6LS
This year's production of 'The Alchemist' by Ben Jonson was certainly of the highest quality. To be greeted by the excellent set, designed by Mr. P. 0. Jones and skilfully produced by the stage construction team, immediately created a favourable impression. Nor was it possible to ignore the argument that opens the play. At times this scene was almost too loud and too fast, but it certainly seized the audiences' attention from the start. Interest was sustained as Subtle's different victims were introduced, especially by Nigel Wood's beautifully ponsified Dapper, Howard Goodison's expansive Sir Epicure Mammon and John Gush's righteous Ananias who delivered his punch-lines to great effect. Later on, Jonathan Hall was to produce a remarkably mature voice to fit Lovewit.
However the play centres round Subtle, Face and Dol Common, and on these the complete success of the play rested. As Subtle, Graham Woodhouse played his imposing part very, very well. The expression of both his face and hands were particularly good, and his whole characterization found its foil in Robert Cummins' Face, as energetic as he was quick-witted. My only reservation is that perhaps he could have been more wheedling, more obviously the smooth-talking twister. Margaret Young's raucous and boisterous Dol. completed the trio very worthily, her Fairy Queen being particularly amusing.
The whole cast, though, deserved Mr. P. N. Wood's production. He used a lot of movement on the stage to keep up the pace, and at times left the audience as breathless as the cast. There were many nice touches, not always taken up by the audience, and particularly good moments were, I thought, the scene where Dame Pliant was passed between Subtle and Face - the unfortunate lady was played by Caroline Wyke-Smith who said little eloquently - the vulture-like robbing of Don Juan, and the later expulsion of Surly. Mr. J. C. Allen, as head of the Alchemy Department skilfully manufactured intermittent pops, bangs and fizzes. The play was complemented by music from the Paul Webster players. This suffered from being played during breaks in the action when the audience was commiserating itself on the hardness of the seats. Between the commiserations, an attractive little introduction to Sir Epicure Mammon was detectable.
After such an excellent production, it might appear churlish to end on a note of criticism. A production as good as this deserves to be heard by an audience that can understand and follow it. Not surprisingly a good proportion of the audience was not able to do this on account of the difficult language and the many topical (in 1610) allusions. The fault here is one of choice. I do not deny that on some levels the play did, nevertheless, get through, nor am I suggesting that the school should present a musical adaptation of 'Coronation Street', but next year, might not a modern play not only provide a change, but also help to alleviate this problem?
anarchy of poetry
lies in a gelid room
while on the lawn of love
torched by the brawling gin-fire
many pairs of beasts
half-clad in purple
dance back to back
In 1836, a plot of land, lying one mile west of the town of Sheffield, containing about six acres (5 acres, 2 rods, 26 perches), was purchased. Situated on the southern slope of a hill sheltered from the prevailing winds, and surrounded by the tranquility of the Botanical Gardens on one side and the solemnity of the cemetery on the other, it must have been a very picturesque sight. The plot cost a total sum of £4,218 and, of course, the land was to house the Wesley Proprietary Grammar School. The accepted design for the school was submitted by William Flockton, a Sheffield architect.
Flockton's reputation as a competent architect had already been firmly established in Sheffield some years previously when he designed a terrace of private houses, built c. 1830-2, not a stone's throw away from the then dormant site of the Grammar School. This terrace is known as The Mount. It is seventeen bays long, with an Ionic giant portico of six columns carrying a pediment. The end pavilions also have these Ionic giant columns receding into the building. It is two and a half storeys in height.
In 1837 work was started on the school. Similar to The Mount, the school is Grecian on the grandest scale and is acknowledged as "a quite exceptionally ambitious piece of school design for its date". It is twenty-five bays wide with seven bays comprising a pedimented centre and with eight giant Corinthian columns on a ground floor treated as a Pedestal. A large outer staircase extends to the entrance of the first floor. The solidity of the building demands deep foundations with the weight of the building being carried on the thick walls only (the columns offering little structural support to the whole edifice). The use of columns is continued inside, dividing the low entrance hall into a nave and aisles. The two end pavilions are three bays wide and incorporate giant Corinthian columns to complete the facade. These give the building an overall air of symmetry by reducing the boldness of the huge central pediment and columns.
The portico was built first and opened on August 8th, 1838. The large school room forming the eastern portion was added in 1839, and the chapel, at the west end, in 1840. The original cost of the site, buildings, and furniture was £27,696.
It is a striking building, built on aesthetic lines and of utilitarian construction, and in its day was regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the area.
C. J. M. CHANTRY.
The former Boarding House
Ugly Pugly walks the road
Spotty, fat and sly.
It seems that no-one wants to know
As he shambles by.
The trees are bare, the flowers dead
Where Ugly Pugly goes
The rain spits down upon the man
That no-one wants to know.
Ugly sweats and Ugly smells,
He's never washed his feet
He eats the things that dogs pass by,
Lying in the street.
We heard the news the other week -
"Thank God he's gone!" they said
No-one seems to care at all
That Ugly Pugly's dead.
But I smell him, in my clothes and when
I shamble down the street -
Till someone talks to me again
I'll never wash my feet.
Tray of seaweed,
twisted mass of delicate threads, aesthetic
when enlarged dichotomous corticate
egad, this spalpeen was a good one
bright of eye and steel-capped tooth
my buddy-pal were he and shall be
sons of one soil were we forsooth
in troth I pledge thee, he's a laddo
well I loved his wooden leg
picked up full pirate stations
on the rims of his steel specs
well we gunged, and eek well quaffed we
nut-brown ale in crystal cup
full well did we the long lanes compass
none were they to carve us up
thurgh the town by gas-lit byways
we the lawful ways forsook
full many a maid did we deflower
by the light of his steel hook
gadzooks I rue him, fearless pigmy
who now to roam the streets beside?
he was a buddy, if a pimple
limping alway at my side
yonks be gone since he be parted
namoore his coal-black face I see
for aught I woot, the pox be on him
again his like shall never be.
We are always being told that Productivity is a Good Thing. Until this year Mr. Barnes was the complete Full Time Music Department in the school; he has now been joined by Mr. Law, but even so the staffing ratio that brings us a concert with some 300 performers (out of a school of 1350) is enough to bring a gleam to a Minister's eye. The Queen's Award for Industry must be on its way; it will be presented on Speech Day.
The School Concert has always been catholic in its aims; it brings to us all the musical life of the school as well as the rarefied best. So it is right for any review to begin with the full Choir items. Mr. Barnes admits to simplifying the rhythm of the finest of his excerpts ("How blest are shepherds") and no big school choir can - or should - be expected to fully convey the arch gallantry of the words and music. There is a strong feeling that Purcell's Dramatic Music ought not to be roared out by massed amateurs; it was the most sophisticated of professional entertainment. But it is lovely music, Mr. Barnes had Huddersfielded a strong team, the singers were obviously enjoying it, and their enjoyment was transferred to the audience. There is enough left of the old Yorkshire tradition of the big choir and orchestra to make one feel sure that it will survive the present scholarly disapproval.
The Madrigal group also showed unmodish virtues. They actually sang the Weelkes Ballet "To Shorten Winter's Sadness" - a lovely full tone with none of the tut-tutting, tweeting and Field-Hyding that so many madrigal groups cultivate. A good year for the Group.
The First Team performance of the Beethoven Rondo was not quite the experience that this reviewer had hoped, notwithstanding its tumultuous reception. It was so nearly excellent; it may have been the lack of warmth that a horn would have provided (in spite of Barlow's flawless performance on the trombone), but one suspects that the reservations are due to that Big Black Piano Appassionato, which dominated the quintet like the Abbe Lizst at a ladies' tea party. Chamber music can well be dramatic, but surely not histrionic?
The two following items were the highlights of the evening. Hulse has to be judged by other standards than those of a school magazine review; the Rondeau, in particular, of the Mozart K 370 was something to be remembered for years. And Oldfield's organ solo, though it was much less ambitious, was also perfect of its kind; the restraint and self-discipline of his registration had a depth of musicianship that made the organ as personal an instrument as an oboe.
Scott's Handel recorder solo was also something of an achievement. The audience broke in with applause after the Allegro - this was a shame, because the dotted rhythms of the Siciliano should complement it by following immediately, but he deserved the applause for the way in which he had sustained his phrasing through the rapid Alberti figuring.
It is a pity that the breadth of the programme prevents any kind of completeness of review. One would like to discuss Foley's baffling Hindemith solo, to mention the excellent diction of the Girls' Choir, to comment on the solo singing of White, Elizabeth Turton and Clover, on the flute, organ, and piano solos, and many other points. But space forbids. There can be very few schools indeed that can offer an evening like this.
The Chief Guests at Prize Distribution this year were Professor and Mrs. Armytage. The Headmaster introduced them in his report as "Unflagging walkers and keen and intermittent gardeners"; to many of those in the Hall they were best known as the parents of one of those hirsute O. E. stars of University Challenge.
But it was particularly fitting that Professor Armytage should be the main speaker of the evening; here was the prophet of modern educational change speaking at the last Prize-Giving Day of King Edward VII (Boys Grammar) School to an audience consisting of the boys and girls of King Edward VII Upper School. Suitably enough, the substance of his talk was that we should learn from other countries English education is not an island. Whether we enter the Common Market or not, in educational matters we shall all watch Sweden.
Since the Prize Distribution was the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new, a few facts should be recorded. The Headmaster mentioned in his Report that the percentage Pass rate at 0 level was 85% - nearly 20% above the national average for the Oxford and Cambridge Board. Last year's 4L achieved a pass rate of 97%; the fifth forms achieved a pass rate of over 80%. The school again won the European Schools Essay Competition. The combined total of A and B grade passes at A level was one of the highest ever recorded at the school, and the Scouts went camping in Andorra. The Debating Team won the University Cup, a boy from the school is a member of the National Youth Orchestra, and three members of the staff left for well-deserved promotion (including the good-looking one in the back row of the Madrigal Group). The staffing quota for the new school has risen to 71. 1 (a source of some ribaldry in the staff Common Room). Prize-Giving ended with the customary concert.
In the light of the current debate on sixth form education, those in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th forms were asked to complete a questionnaire on the proposals to replace the "A" level examination system, by one in five subjects at Qualifying ("07) level, taken after one year in the sixth, following by an examination in three subjects one year later at Final ("F") Level.
Of 332 answering the questionnaire, only 23 (6. 9%) admitted to agreeing with the introduction of the "0" and "F" level course, the highest figure being 7 (12. 1%) in the 4ths. The 6ths emerge as the most conservative, with only 4 (3. 4%) favouring the proposal. This was also reflected in the high figure of 60 (50. 5%) who would see nothing wrong with the existing "A" level system. The 4ths also showed themselves to be the most tolerant, with 34 (58. 6%) favouring the Headmaster's proposal that a two-year "0" level course should be introduced as an alternative to the "A" level course. 7 - and 8 - MS, however, perhaps showing a more mature judgement, and no doubt foreseeing the difficulties of timetabling for such a system, contained only 19 (33. 9%) in favour. 18 (5. 4%). whilst disapproving of the existing system, could not agree with the two alternatives offered. Several favoured a system of continuous assessment, but none could offer any clear suggestions as to what reforms were needed.
The survey indicates that, either through ignorance of the new proposals, a feeling of security in following a well-tried course, or a clear opposition to change, the "A" level system commands overwhelming support throughout the upper school, with 279 (84%) wishing to see its retention.
In years to come the King Edward VII School will be a school with great spirit, because they won't think of it as two schools like we do.
When you either lose or forget your dinner ticket and have to get an emergency ticket, you have to have it on second sitting with the boys, although I suppose a few may like the idea . . .
School was from the start a disaster,
But now it's getting worse faster and faster.
And just to crown the lot, in our examination year, the most important year, we have to go down from a modern, bright, cheerful building to a building which resembles the Bastille.
Although most people at Glossop Road must certainly prefer to live in a magnificent old building than in a box, couldn't a few more new desks be provided?
The way they keep on knocking holes in this school to tack on alterations it is a wonder that the whole school doesn't fall down.
The first and second year ties are awful.
I think our school must have the most bossie prefects in the whole of Sheffield.
. . . and that the school should be able to have a choice between black shoes, brown shoes and swayed shoes.
On the timetable next to Latin it should say: "Not for people with nervous disposition" or "Cemetry headstones five pounds each"'
Russian Communists and Chinese Communists mingle freely. Indeed, many support both.
More time should be allocated for non-academic subjects (music, woodwork, Art, T. D. etc. ) and less time on languages.
In Assembly, the life of Bertrand Russell was commemorated - the assembly finished with a prayer!
The sickening pink of the girls' uniforms is beginning to clash both with their complexions and their surroundings.
Walking upstairs is much more interesting than it used to be.
Those striped dresses make us look like humbugs.
The comprehensive system at least gives more masters jobs, with year tutors, and head of upper, middle and lower schools; and all the teachers are anxious to use their new power.
The system is unreasonable.
Funny thing about this relic - the moment they start building-on improvements is when they fix a date for demolition . . .
The introduction of girls into the school may to a certain extent have made us stop noticing the paint flaking off the walls.
I am pretty miserable at school because most of the lessons bore me.
School rules are a waste of time. Children only try to break them. If there weren't any then they wouldn't be broken.
. . . and the happy atmosphere that most little schools have, turns into a miserable one . . .
After all, it is not one of the Ten Commandments that Winter Games must be played on top of windswept, barren, hills.
Our year has been like guinea pigs. everyone has been watching just how we have fitted into the comprehensive system.
I am glad to see no real restrictions on long or short hair for boys.
The only symbol I have seen of Newbould Lane is the Batman-Capes worn by Superior teachers.
. . . with such specialities as mock goose pie and cold curry
Call that school magazine 'zippy'? Well, if we wrote everything we felt it would NEED censorship.
So on the whole I think King Edward's Comprehensive School is great and I am proud to be a member of it.
A few weeks before Christmas, with the help of Mr. Beatson, a group of about fourteen girls from Crosspool Secondary School decided to take a group of old people from Crosspool down to Pauldens in aid of Youth Action. A few years ago, Myers Grove did a similar thing and that is how we arrived at the idea.
A coach was waiting on Benty Lane at 4. 00 p.m. and the old people made their own way to it. About 4. 30 p.m. we arrived in Pauldens and spent a couple of hours there looking round the various departments. Each person had the responsibility of looking after one of the old people and making sure they enjoyed themselves.
In the entrance to Pauldens, slightly to the right there were chairs and tables set up where the old people could have a cup of tea and biscuits which was there specially for their visit and were all free. At 6.30 p.m. everyone met in the entrance hall to wait for the coach which unfortunately was late, when the coach arrived the driver took us on a tour round the Christmas decorations which by this time were all lit up in many different colours. We travelled towards the subway in the middle of the town and then back down the moor and returned to Crosspool on one of the side roads.
Once in Crosspool area we began to make several stops near their homes and each girl had the responsibility of making sure they arrived home safely.
The Robert Bolt 'extravaganza' which was chosen to inaugurate two firsts - the first middle-school play, and Mr. Winder's debut as a producer - proved itself to be a particularly suitable vehicle for the enjoyment of both an ever-enthusiastic cast and a large, appreciative audience. As all good fairy-stories, the plot contained the perfect admixture of honesty and wickedness, and the traditional final triumph of good over evil.
Perhaps the greatest sense of audience enjoyment in such a play as this is to see the younger element - tomorrow's stars! - throwing themselves into the fray with unbridled enthusiasm. This they did in no uncertain fashion, cheering and galumphing the good - and showing a healthy mistrust of Bolligrew.
Mr. Winder, as all King Edward VII school producers invariably do, had made the utmost of the rather limited space, and the various props' organisers, after long searchings for dragons' tails, combined to present an admirable backcloth to the actors. As for the case, one could be excused for thinking that several of the parts had been written specially for the particular actors, so precisely did their own characters coincide with those that they were asked to portray. Scott, as the Duke, dithered with pomp and dignity; Litherland, as the increasingly evil but latterly transformed Bolligrew, made the most of his. powerful stage voice to project dislike, though even at the height of his wickedness one felt a sneaking regard for him; Jardine-Smith portrayed the knight-errant with heroic dignity; Webster, as Magpie, won many admirers with his cheeky charm, and Pursglove was almost convincing in his passionate outbursts of outraged innocence.
Other members of the cast obviously had to work harder at their roles, and special mention must be made here of Ibbotson, who played Dr. Moloch, Ph. D. (Oxon. ), and who revealed a great deal of latent talent which had been previously untapped. He was aided in the part by the colourful and exciting chemical effects conjured up by Mr. Allen, which filled the auditorium with both light and smoke (the latter for some considerable time!), but fortunately the vapours were neither noxious nor odious.
Members of the cast also deserving of mention are Redfern, who portrayed a rather dim-witted and absent-minded Blackheart; Charlesworth, as the over-zealous army commander; Baggott, who in his guise as some wandering hippie soothsayer held the plot together by his constant, but unobtrusive, incursions onto the stage; and Newton, as the dragon, who though not appearing on the stage, still managed to instil some terror into the younger members of the audience by means of a deep, educated voice and some awe-inspiring yellow eyes produced by the lighting technicians.
To conclude, may we offer a helpful suggestion to producers of future middle-school plays? Might it not be a good idea, now that the school has increased in size and contains twice as many of the younger age group, to follow the senior play and spread the production over three nights, instead of the traditional two? This would, admittedly, put a greater strain on the young cast, but we feel sure that the rewards would far outweigh the extra burden.
"Production 259,984 units, sales 131,952; stocks 133,755". It was from this position of selling only half of its initial production, caused by overpricing against opponents working on low profit margins, that KES never fully recovered in its first venture into the turbulent world of business management.
The event was the Institute of Chartered Accountants' Annual Business Game for Sixth-formers, organised in conjunction with International Computers Ltd. In contrast to this year's new image, the School found itself taking the field alongside schools such as Eton, Cheltenham College and Charterhouse.
The exercise this year involved 243 schools throughout the country, each representing a trading company, with a board of between nine and fifteen sixth-form Directors to direct the company's affairs. Our board consisted, in addition to Mr. D. Anderson, of nine Economists, one Geographer, and one Mathematician. Three companies compete against each other in each heat, the winner who moves into the next round, being the company accumulating the highest net profit. They each manufacture and sell the same unspecified product, and each start from an identical financial position, and compete within a mathematical model, which simulates the intersection of individual companies' decisions. Four marketing areas exist: each company has a home area in which it starts with an advantage, whilst all companies start equal in the fourth and largest common market.
Decisions have to be made on selling prices and marketing expenditure in each of the four selling areas, on the level of total population, and on expenditure on research and development, transport and new plant investment. All of which must be balanced against the company's total
cash allocation. Since the exercise is interactive, the decisions of one company react on those of the other two. From our experience, it also appears that there is a further variable - the vagaries of the computer into which all decisions are fed. Each round entails up to five plays (series of decisions) which each represent one quarters trading. Each play requires a board meeting to formulate policy and make decisions. In our case these were never less than 1.25 hours and generally nearer the record of 3.25 hours, a length accounted for by the dissentient geographer's personal attacks on the Chairman.
After our unfortunate start, we recovered well, but could only gain sufficient ground to finish second in our heat to Royal Wolverhampton Grammar School, despite being able to declare a net profit of £1,894,860 ( after deducing tax at 50%).
P. Winter's trousers and the novelty of female company added a carnival air to the Lincoln outing last October. Despite a near arrest of G. F. Bramall for assault and battery in the prison grounds, and the temporary loss of G. Lister among the box pews of the prison chapel we never really lost sight of the educational nature of our visit. Due homage was paid to the Shell Keep within which lay the pathetic graves of the guilty, and a good view was to be had from the walls. We looked down on everything but the cathedral.
After dispersing for lunch we met by the West Front. No textbook can ever compete with the real thing. An Early English detached shaft of Purbeck marble means something when your hand gets stuck round the back. Spatial qualities are sensed and magnified by echoes. To erect all this today would be an achievement; that it was built so long ago, with limited resources but a lot of faith, is miraculous. Others have added over the years. Wren built the North Cloister and Library; James Gibbs, a Vestibule. Squatting in banal splendour by the Chapter House is our contribution ... an automatic tea vending machine.
"Has anyone seen Winter?".
How could anyone possibly avoid seeing him? On that chill autumn day he was a beacon of yellow light, a reminder of distant summer.
We wandered round the Art Gallery with the tiredness of tourists and Saturday afternoon shoppers, hardly aware of the display by local artists. Anxious attendants stood by an Edward Bawden landscape.
An enthusiastic crocodile had scaled the hill that morning. A dismembered one came back.
As we sat in the railcar full of evening commuters willing the Guard to blow his whistle, a flash of yellow shot over the
"Any country that eats chips and cold ham TOGETHER isn't fit to enter
the Common Market"
'Let's have a 24-hour football marathon,' sparked Wille brightly.
'We could use Crosspool gym. '
'We'll get K.C. to help'.
'Sponsors and charity'.
There was a chorus of 5X and 5Y voices.
'Week tomorrow, start of the Easter holidays,' said Wille.
'I know it is,' I replied.
'No, I mean the football marathon. '
'What! Footb. . . No!'
Wednesday came, and I was with brother (?) Geoff, A. Wille, Turner, Tate, Weir, Tingle of 5Y and Jones, Swallow and Plaxton of 5X, lining up to play football for 24 hours non-stop - 24 hours! 7 p.m. Tearing round Crosspool gym in high spirits.
11.30 Dawned on us how long 24 hours was going to be.
5 a.m. Dawned on us.
6.00 Plaxton scores his 100th goal.
9.00 Phil Jones circumnavigates gym three times at top speed and lashes great goal. 9.01 A. Thompson feels sick.
1.20 Speight and Bishop prepare 191st snack in kitchen, which involves ascending 4 flights of stairs, crossing 2 halls and a dining room, and opening 8 sets of doors. 4.00 Plaxton scores his 200th goal.
4.15 'A' team gets 35 goals ahead.
6.00 Phil Jones laps gym 3 times for exercise.
6.45 All mums and dads present - final 15-minute fling. Everyone on pitch including 4 dead-weights and 3 zombies.
7.00 Tingle blown over by sigh of relief. The final score was 874-804, Plaxton 239, Wille 247, Swallow 203.
BUT the effort raised nearly £60 for the 'Save the Children Fund' and the 'Sheffield Spastics Society'.
Definition of German basket worker Vickermann.
1. "The Mount", just up the hill was once a superb terrace of private houses. It is now a regional headquarters of the British Steel Corporation, and has been looked after
2 ... but what a pity it can't be seen from the road.
3. 4. If Broomhall Place was in Bath, or Harrogate, it would be preserved. What little history we possess quietly rots so that some official can declare it unsafe and knock it down.
5. This may not be of architectural significance but it is one among many which constitute the local environment. Maybe it ought to be pulled down, but will its successor destroy the character of the street?
We claim to be an emerging city, but need we be born characterless and oblivious of our inheritance?
At half past eight on Thursday 19th February a brightly coloured selection of boys and masters collected themselves together in the school yard. Soon we were off, rattling and paddling our way to Wales: Two hours brought us to that cafe, well-known by members of the fell-walking club, at Windy Ridge, where the two cars met and drank coffee.
Half one saw the whole party parked at the foot of the path up Moel Siabod, (Grid ref. O. S. 107 734572 for Geographical maniacs). The rain was coming down in buckets, blankets, sheets and anything else found in the heavens, which put us off our little jaunt, and prompted the more fanatic railway enthusiasts in the party, (i.e. J. C. A. , J. C. A. and J. C. A. ) to suggest a visit to Portmadoc, where we were led to believe there was a miniature railway repairs shop:- and there we were for several hundred minutes.
We arrived at Snowdon Ranger Hostel at about ten past five and were promptly admitted. Tea, or in the case of the older members of our party, dinner, was cooked?, eaten and the pots washed up. From then on until half ten we inhabited the dining room, where there was a TT table, and various partnerships were slaughtered by N. A. Marshall and G. C. P. (Now you know one of the authors. ) Friday dawned dry, with a high cloud cover until we started walking, when it promptly dropped a couple of thousand feet, although several people were convinced it was Saturday. Porridge was cooked by Richard Sarginson, affectionately known as "Dick" - which is not a derogatory term here -, and we were out of the hostel by half ten. We then commenced to climb Snowdon by the Snowdon Ranger path, and our thoughts on our unfitness were quickly confirmed as our calf muscles began to ache, and gave G. C. P. a fair amount of discomfort. We reached the top in about two hours, which is really quite slow, to find the cafe and various other monstrosities such as railways and stations under mist and about six feet of snow in places. There we froze into various postures while lunch was quickly consumed and our journey resumed, (That might make the basis of a poem - permission may be obtained from 47 or what used to be Mr. Earls room which is - - (Editor may fill this in - no prizes!).
Our original plan was to travel down the South ridge and thence make our way to Rhyd-ddu (suggestions for pronunciations will be received with thanks if reasonable), but as this proved icy, treacherous and generally impassable we turned back and returned to the cwm (0-level Geography there!) at the foot of Snowdon and G. C. P. 's car proceeded to slaughter J. C. A. "s car with snowballs, although they will doubtless tell a different story on request, 3/6 a time being reasonable.
Saturday dawned wet and stayed wet for approximately eleven hours twelve minutes and thirty seconds. It was a day for moving hostels, and thank whoever you want we had cars. We arrived at the foot of the Heather Terrace on that beauty of a mountain, Tryfan, and decided to go into Bangor (where, of course, there was a railway museum) have dinner and, if fit, to return and climb Tryfan at a later stage. We did not get in to the museum and it was not fit, so we had dinner by Bangor pier and proceeded to sit and play cards in the cars for the rest of the afternoon. Thus we became very proficient at Black Lady and Solo and made the discovery that Richard is not lucky at cards (perhaps there's hope for love yet,) and that the back seat of the car never gets good hands when G. C. P. and Neil are in the front. It was never discovered what J. C. A., Stuart Outfield, Richard Taylor and Dave Webb did in the other car but we did hear several peculiar noises towards the end of the afternoon.
That evening we were successfully installed at Idwal Cottage, which is very nice, contrary to popular suspicion, and our two ever suffering masters helped to bale out the local pub and then, it is rumoured to help a large Liverpudlian fill it with various songs which the owner objected to.
As we were returning home on the Monday it was a comparatively magnificent day and we successfully completed the slog up the North-east ridge of Moel Siabod in the morning and returned to the cars by another, more enjoyable ridge past a quarry. Here J. C. A. "s car was once again thoroughly trounced in a snow ball fight. We returned home that evening at about six, perhaps earlier for the other car, tired but reasonably contented.
Unfortunately for the Welsh, 1970 was their year to be hosts to a far from over-enthusiastic team of biologists from K. E. S. The weather, taking the 10 day 'working' holiday as a whole, was bad, and as the tide was never out at the right time it seemed that very little work would be done.
Occasionally, however, the rain did stop, and it was found that the tide did go out. It was during these brief moments that all the work was done.
No one actually fell in this year, but I hear the holiday drove one or two people to writing poetry
The school scout troop set out one July evening, in a specially prepared coach. We arrived in Cherbourg about 3 p.m. the next day. We spent the rest of the day, and the next two and a half, travelling down the west coast of France, stopping each night at campsites where the troop prepared the evening meal, and the adults went to sample local refreshments (good, but expensive).
Once in Andorra, we camped in a valley, 4,000 ft. above sea-level, but at a convenient distance from the village of Ordino. The washing facilities were, to put it mildly, primitive, and we had to share them with a large number of Spanish children camped nearby. During the next week we visited the capital, Andorra la Vella, several times, and made a number of excursions into the nearby mountains. We also drove into Spain in two large jeeps, one of which broke down. For the adults, of course, the cafe in the village was open every night - the food was good, as well!
After a week of sun, with temperatures around 100°F, and only one cloudburst, the troop set off for home. We took a different route, through Paris, where we stayed for two days, and so back to Calais. We caught the ferry to Dover, and arrived there around midnight. After a frantic search for a small boy who was still asleep on the boat, we made a quick, if rather tense, passage through Customs, and then settled down to sleep as the coach sped north. We arrived in Sheffield about breakfast time, and so ended one of the best camping holidays the troop has ever had.
In 1905 Wesley College was taken over by the Sheffield Education Committee as King Edward VII School. At the same time it was completely rebuilt inside, and additions were made to the rear. The kitchens, organ loft and side staircases date from this time.
Before 1905 the area between the gym (then only half its present size, the rest being an art room) and the present dining hall was taken up by a covered playground, with the tuckshop in one corner. The corresponding area on the other side was the Junior School: one large room which could be divided into four classrooms by movable screens. Some of the panelling in the present Physics labs is from the old Chapel, which had a large, square gallery, where rooms 25, 26, 27 are now (the organ was where room 27 now is). The Chapel was used not only by the school, but also by Wesleyans in the neighbourhood. The area above the Junior School was the dining room - this too had a small organ, for prayers were said there on alternate days. The eastern end of the first floor, now the library, was the School Room, a large classroom, also used by the boarders for prep. in the evenings.
The second floor had two dormitories at each end, with a master's bedroom between each pair. The western pair were for Chapel House, the eastern for School House (there were two other houses for the day boys: North Town and South Town). The corridor was centrally placed, with masters' and prefects' studies and bedrooms along either side. The area between the corridor and the back wall on the western side formed the Headmaster's private accommodation, as did the present prefects room and rooms 72 and 73. The upper floor of our present Assembly Hall consisted of a science Lab, a bathroom, and the Oak Room which was used for special occasions. The third floor was used for Junior School dormitories, and the maids' quarters.
Since 1905 there have been no structural alteration to the old building, except those necessitated by the addition of the new wing in 1954 and those currently in progress involving the construction of a new block containing lavatories and changing rooms, on the site of the present gym changing room. The use of certain rooms has changed, however. The present ladies staff room started life as a museum, with a spell as a classroom (room 39) in between Mr. Jackson has displaced the prefects from their old room, so they now occupy Room 50. Books replaced hammers as the library vacated the present staff room in 1953, the staff moving from their old site, in room 28 (which had been enlarged in 1905). Room 28 became the new woodwork room, which has been used for Technical Drawing since the completion of the new wing two years later. The PI-3 used to be a biology lab, but that too was no longer necessary after 1954.
Those who know the Glossop Road building today would certainly recognise it as it was in 1905, but if they could see the building when it was Wesley College only the Headmaster's stairs would be familiar to them, despite the fact that, seen from the front, the building would look exactly the same.
1970 is the World Conservation Year - a campaign to draw attention to the pollution of the air and earth.
In many countries action has been taken to minimise pollution but England is still the only country to have smokeless zones. Perhaps this is because of the cramped conditions here (the close proximity of industrial towns) or just that we are hygiene-conscious.
We decided to contribute something by investigating the extent to which Sheffield's rivers are polluted.
The description of the four tests we decided to conduct are kept simple for the benefit of the non-scientists interested enough to read so far.
Knowing their location it seemed obvious to note the appearance. There was considerable variation in colour and the amount of solids in each sample.
Only two of the eight samples taken from the rivers appeared clear. Those were The Sheaf at Abbeydale and The Porter at Endcliffe, the worst being the two Don samples and the Porter at the foot of the Moor.
A distinct smell of the brewery surrounded the Don town centre sample from which you can draw your own conclusions. Other detected smells found were that of weeds in the Sheaf near the Ice-rink. The others either had no smell or smelt slightly fusty.
Soluble impurities were found by completely evaporating the water and examining the solids left.
As the River Sheaf flows down Abbeydale from the works to the Ice Rink it becomes progressively dirtier possibly due to the addition of chemicals. This would also explain the green deposit left from the Netheredge sample.
Surprisingly enough the Don at Owlerton was found to contain more solubles than the Don at Town Centre, though this was green in colour. The explanation for this is that the river Loxley joining before the City Centre would have a cleaning effect. Had we taken the sample after the City Centre with the influence of the Sheaf and Porter, it would be expected to be dirty again.
This River showed the most remarkable change from being very pure at Hunter's Bar
to one of the dirtiest samples at the foot of the Moor. Obviously some connection with the light industry it flows past.
Calcium and magnesium salts were tested by examining the lather produced with Lux flakes for each sample. The only conclusive evidence was that the Don obviously gained "hardness' between Owlerton and the Town Centre.
The Lox ley proved itself in all tests to be the cleanest, probably because it is not contaminated by any industries.
Time and resources prevented a deeper study of the topic. The obvious conclusions from the tests were that the Don was by far the dirtiest which could be expected as all the other rivers join it.
Although these results were not startling Sheffield Rivers are obviously polluted. Fifty years ago salmon bred in the River Don, but today hardly any fish survive. If the pollution has increased to this state in fifty years what will the rivers of Sheffield be like in another fifty years?
ARUNDEL'S outstanding achievements have been individual, rather than team efforts. Thus, P. Stacey won the Junior cross-country race. The Senior team's cross-country victory is the only exception.
CHATSWORTH'S only outright success was that of the Juniors in the football 7-a-side knockout tournament, although the Seniors were unlucky to lose in their final. The water-polo team finished third in the league, but none of their matches was lost by more than one goal.
CLUMBER have not won any trophies this year, but have often come very close. The best performance was by the Juniors, who were runners-up in their soccer league.
HADDON'S Middle School team won the 7-a-side soccer knock-out, and lost only 8-13 in the rugby 7-a-side final. The middle school had another excellent victory, in the cross-country. A. Thomson won the Senior race, but the team finished 5th.
This has been an above average year for LYNWOOD: The Senior football team won the 11-aside knock-out. R. Pringle led the water-polo team to the league championship, but the team was defeated in the semi-final of the knock-out.
By SHERWOOD'S standards, the winning of only four trophies this year was an unremarkable performance. Most pleasing was the success in both the Middle School and Senior rugby sevens - unexpected in both cases. We won the Middle School football league so convincingly (seven clear victories in seven matches) that we contrived to lose in the first round of the knock-out. We were beaten in the water-polo league, traditionally our best sport, but won the knock-out as consolation.
WELBECK has been most successful in the cross country championships. Reynolds won the Middle School race, and the Junior team won their event. The most successful football team was the Senior team, which narrowly lost in the semi-final of the knock-out.
Good team performances in the football knock-outs provided WENTWORTH with its most satisfactory results. The Senior team won the 7-a-side tournament, and were beaten finalists in the 11-a-side.
Left: A. G. Jones shows ingenuity and enthusiasm whilst pursuing piscine rewards.
Above: Mr. Cawthorne demonstrates his ability to work both with people and camera.
Left. Mr. J. Benn, although unplaced in this year's T. T. is determined to make good and is seen here adjusting the delicate ignition gear on his KES 'special'.
Right: In training for a big climb, Miss Jepson shows infinite skill and patience during a difficult ascent of the gym wall.
Above: Mr. Watson, an expert in modem cricket tactics, shows a young admirer a new attacking technique.
Above: Mr. Price attempts a difficult chip shot with the ball in a very odd lie.
Right: Rustic D. A. Ayres, living in the past, extends his knowledge of pre-industrial revolution England.
Left: Mr. North, well known dabbler in the piscatorial arts, is here shown practising for an important match.
Although the first eleven had a satisfactory season its great promise was thwarted by extremely bad weather and an unusually high number of injuries leaving the team very unsettled.
Thomas sustained a broken jaw in the second match after being hit, contrary to popular belief, by the ball. Yet his return to the side as vice-captain just before Christmas brought added strength and experience to the defence. Mower, in goal, displayed surprising agility which was put to good use when he was found keeping warm on the edge of the penalty area. Full backs Peterkin and Barrott, grew in experience, the former perfecting the 'slide tackle' whereas the latter provided strength, determination and running commentary.
Jepson the marshall of the defence was rarely faulted and must be congratulated for his selection for the Yorkshire side.
The 'dynamic duo' in midfield, Loukes and Smith S. P. , both players of great ability, displayed a combination of precision with fine ball play and provided a firm basis for most team selections.
The forward line was less settled due to the absence of any established left winger, the portion being filled by various players, notably Walker, and Smith, D. A. who showed a great flair for scoring goals. On the other wing Allen often showed rewarding persistence, while Dabbs, under constant pressure from the touch line, made up for his lack of pace with strong tackling. At striker, Seal, eventually found the form he had promised all season yet showed little confidence in any referee's decision.
Thanks should be extended to the numerous reserves taken, often at short notice from the 2nd XI, notably Gilbert Wilkinson and Maynard and to Peace who captained the side for the first match before leaving.
The thanks of the team and the staff concemec are due to S. C. Gillam for his splendid work as Captain. He always sets a very fine example in effort and sportsmanship on the field and he has kept a very good spirit in the team throughout the season.
Results: Played 19, Won 9, Drawn 2. Lost 8
We had no less than three captains during the season: Burrows, Blair (who left together) and Hadley.
The team was uniformly strong: Waistnidge was a very reliable goalkeeper. The back four of Mowforth, Smith, T., Gilbert, Maynard, very rarely geve anything away. Hadley, Codd, and Smith, D. worked hard all season in midfield. Persistence and strong running was the main feature of the forwards' play. Allen, Walker and McFarlane (who started the season as a full-back) scored many fine goals, while Hawkins' five against City School Proved he has the instinct to score when given the chance.
Results: P 16, W 9, D 3, L 4.
Team from: Hadley (Captain), Waistnidge. Mowforth, Gilbert, Smith, T. , Maynard, Codd, Smith, D. , Allen, Hawkins, Walker, McFarlane, Noble, Thompson, Collier.
R. H. & C. J. M.
The season has been a fairly disappointing one for the team - we won only four matches, and lost eight. The team always tried hard - we fought back from 0-4 to 5-7 against Rotherham, and it must be remembered that 3rd XI team members are always on call to fill gaps in the 2nd XI.
Team from:- Webster (Capt.). Wood, McKenna, Mines, Moore, Gilpin, Lynn, A. , Deakin, Thompson, Raper, Collier, McFarlane, T., Lister.
The team did not enjoy a very successful season, winning only three of the fourteen matches played. Our heaviest defeat came at the hands of Ecclesfield, 0-12, and both Rotherham and City School beat us 7-2. Our best win was 6-4 against Myers Grove.
Although the defence conceded 58 goals it had two of the best players in the team, at right and left back, Lord and Priest, both hard tackling. Bradley was strong in midfield, and Mann, Roebuck and Scriven always gave of their best, in whichever position they played.
Team from:- Exley (Capt.), Scriven, Lord, Priest, Bradley, Mann, Birkenshaw, Turner, O'Brien, Partridge, Brown, D. A. , Stones, Marshall, McKenzie, Ridgeway, Slack.
An average season in which we were unlucky to have so many matches postponed. The four matches we-won were all high scoring: 10-2 and 7-4 v Chesterfield, 11-3 v Rowlinson and 12-2 v Myers Grove - Abdul Rhemen scoring 6!. Abdul scored 22 goals throughout the season. Three matches were drawn, and seven were lost - 12. 0 to Barnsley was our heaviest defeat.
Team from:- Kersh (Captain), Barratt, Burgon, Butler, Butt, Clarke, A. , France, Joynes, Lavender, Marshall, Plaits, Rhemen, Slack, Smith, J. D. , Smithson, Timmons, Warwick, Wilson.
Played 14. Won 6. Lost 8. Goals for 39, against 35
The bare statistics of the playing record in no way reflect the all round progress achieved in terms of both team-work and individual performances.
At the start of the year players were tried in different positions with the aim of achieving a better balance within the side, and by the latter part of the season, the defence and midfield sections of the side had settled down to form the nucleus of a useful side. Unfortunately the forward line never quite matched the solid consistency of the rest of the side and as a result several games were lost by the odd goal. One of these games, against Rotherham, was the outstanding game, and possibly the outstanding team performance of the season.
The team has been selected from the following: Numbers indicate goals scored:
Stacey (11), Charlesworth (7), Granger (3), Aplin (3), Cowley (2), Morgan (2), Whiteley (2), Rogers (2), Tindall (2), Hudson (1), Thorpe (1), Webster (1), Hopton, Smith, Reaney, Muzyczha, Maxwell.
This season's team played well together, and managed to win more matches than were lost. The pack was fairly heavy and very consistent in obtaining good ball. Jones who took over as scrum-half mid-way through the season, and Kenning, who, as fly-half and the team's goal-kicker, scored over 125 points, both played hard in the half back positions.
The centres Howarth and Reader made full use of their speed and strength and also helped the wingers, Hall A. and Bramhall, to score a number of good tries. Cummins found himself playing in almost every position from lock to full-back, and made a very determined captain.
Team from:- Cummins (Capt. ), Bonsall, Bramhall, Brown, Buddery, Butler, Foley, Gatti, Hall, A. , Hall, J. K. , Howarth, Jones, Kenning, Lavender, Lupton, Reader, Skelton, Wragg.
The season was a disappointing one with only one victory and nine defeats. In nearly all the matches it was the same, it took us until the second half before we were warmed up and by then the damage had been done.
The highlight of the season was when we won the Sheffield Tigers 9-a-side tournament without conceding a point. This was the 3rd year out of 4 that our school has won the tournament.
Congratulations to Ford who was chosen to play for South Yorkshire and Jaques who was reserve several times.
Our thanks to Mr. Wood for his time and efforts on too many wet and cold Saturdays.
The Team was chosen from:- Greatorex, Gibson, Harrison, Chitty, Litherland, Ford, Jackson, J. D. , Clark, Ellis, Jaques, Harlow, Gravestock, Brown, Warwick, Exley.
This season as last has not been a very successful one. Two of our most distinguished players, Evison and Wolman, left in the summer and this weakened our already poor team.
We started the season with a 48-0 defeat at the hands of Maltby. However, with the enthusiastic coaching of Mr. Sutton combining with our cheerful team spirit we never again absorbed such a collossal defeat.
The nearest we came to victory was at City School where we lost 6-5 in a very closely fought contest.
We than suffered defeats by Danum, High Storrs and Aston Woodhouse. I would like to congratulate Blackburn, Perks and Warren (2nd Formers) who played so well at Danum.
So often we lacked speed and tackling in the three-quarters and this left the forwards with little cover from line-outs and scrums.
We entered the Derwent Trophy, played at Myers Grove, in which we defeated Myers Grove "B" and drew with Gleadless Valley. We were defeated by Dinnington in the Semi-Final.
PLAYERS: IBBOTSON NORRIS PITT
DAVIDSON PAYTON-GREENE PARRY
KITSON BUTLER SMITHAM
BLACKBURN KERSH HUMPHRIES
WARREN ROTHERHAM PETERS
PERKS JONES PROCTOR
RECORD: Played 13, Won 6, Drew 2, Lost 5. Points for 187. Points against 121.
Despite only a moderate record, this year's team had every reason to be pleased with its performances. Only two games were lost by convincing margins, none was lost after November, and in none did the opponents' line remain intact. Some valuable lessons were learned from strong opposition early on, and the turning-point came when Mount St. Mary's were held to a draw at home. Tackling and covering, initially so irresolute,became much more reliable, though a reluctance to move the ball quickly into the open spaces always persisted. Performances were greatly helped by an irrepressible team spirit, which compensated for the thinness of the reserve strength. It was most disappointing that only one team could be raised for the Luther Milner Nine-a-side Tournament: however many sports boys play, there must be sufficient interest in each for its best practitioners to enjoy regular games in competent company.
Much of the team's confidence grew from Warren's strength at fly-half. Though slow in recovering his own mistakes, he covered splendidly in defence, developed an effective up-and-under, and, with 31 tries, scored half the team's points. Outside him he had an excellent foil in Perks, a potential match-winner when given the ball - and a courageous tackler too. Pack-leader Blackburn sometimes seemed to be marking half the opposition at once, while his place-kicking eventually made a commonplace of conversions. Simnett, thanks partly to the propping of Bell, Joel and Reynolds, won countless heels against the head, threw in with great care if less accuracy, and invariably floored the more intimidating opponents. A more sadistic tackler was Bramwell, the only forward to develop a much improved technique in the line-out. Nobody tried harder than Evans, who, despite erratic passing under pressure, became a shrewd all-rounder at scrum-half and by the end of the season was captain in much more than name. The others all made invaluable contributions, from Oldale's backing up at wing-forward to Rhodes's intelligent kicking on the wing, and few failed to recognise the importance of regular training.
The team was usually chosen from:- D. Evans (Captain), Addis, Bell, Blackburn, Bleakley, Bramwell, Joel, Nohavicka, Oldale, Percy, Perks, S. T. Reynolds, Rhodes, Simnett,m. C. Smith, Tallent, Taylor, Warren.
Because of the small number of schools within easy reach of Sheffield which play water polo the fixture list was short. Neither were we very successful when we did play, and in fact the school's only achievement was the Under 16 team's draw with Doncaster at home - we would have won, but for Mr. Davies' sportsmanship. We scored a goal on the final whistle, but he disallowed it.
Our annual ties with the University were both the customary rout, but we are proud to have scored in both games.
Team from:- Gillam, Jepson, Judge, Loukes, Marshall, Poyser, Pringle, Richardson, Wright, Waistnidge.
The potential strength of this year's team was never fully realised. Pringle and Speight, two of our brightest hopes never ran, and most of the team suffered from illness or injury at various times.
The fact that we still won more matches than we lost (10 as against 6) says much for the consistency and reliability of the other team members. Deeks turned out for us a record 18 times. Thomson, next year's captain, ran powerfully, and must be the great hope for the future.
Runners: Wragg (Captain), Atkin, Deeks, Marshall, Roberts, Thomson, Thompson R. , Taylor, Weldon.
J. W. W.
Both teams were hampered by minor injuries, especially at the Sheffield Championships in January. However, the U-15's won 9 of their 14 matches, and despite only winning 2 out of 5 matches, the U-16's laid a sound claim to being the second best Intermediate team in the Sheffield League. Next season the team will compete in every League race.
U-15 team from:- Dutfield, Reynolds, Hunt, Rippon, Pollard, Brook, Fisher, Auger, Kilpatrick, Sykes, Pursglove, Willey.
U-16 team from: Thomson, Marshall, Thompson, Taylor, Reynolds, Hunt, Dutfield. S. D.
This year's team enjoyed moderate success, including 2 well-deserved victories over Roundhay G. S. and several good team performances in "league races".
Matches were won by some strong running from Smith P. D. , Mann and Lynch and good backing up by Manterfield, Peake, and others.
Played 11, Won 4, Lost 7, Drawn 0.
TEAM: Lynch, Mann, Smith, P. D. , Manterfield, Peake, Wardle, Rawling.
In a poor season, the Hockey team could manage only one win. The season began with Howard as Captain, and his determined play held the defence together. Both he and Wyatt, our best attacker, left at Christmas, when Cook was appointed captain.
Team from:- Fessey, Wood, Mallaband, Howard, Cook, Wyatt, Haynes, Hyman, Mellowes, Crofts, Barlow, Robins.
Played Won Drawn Lost 1st Snr team 11 6 1 4
1st Jnr team 7 1 0 6
3rd yr. team 2 0 0 2
1st yr 1st team 2 2 0 0
1st yr 2nd team 1 1 0 0
House Netball tournament - Winners Sherwood First year form tournament - Winners 1'
There was considerable enthusiasm on the part of the teams this year and it was unfortunate that so many fixtures had to be cancelled because of bad weather. The Senior teams suffered from lack of numbers in the fourth & fifth year classes and it was difficult to raise enough reserves. However, it was an enjoyable season and we hope for better results next year.
On Monday 23rd March, a mixed staff team played a somewhat unconventional game of netball against the first senior team. The staff won by 13 goals to 5.
Teams: 1st SENIOR:
GS Denise Morgan
GA Wendy Theaker
WA Jane Simm
C Del Williams
WD Novlet Rose
GD Janice Bellamy
GK Sharron Carmichael (Capt. )
GS Karen Nichols
GA Millicent Douglas WA Sheila Marsden C Susan Fearn
WD Sandra Garner
GD Elizabeth Dore (Capt. ) GK Anthea Jackson
1st YEAR 1st TEAM'
GS Jane Woodhouse/Jane Hutchinson GA Susan Moody/Susan Andrews
WA Gillian Littlewood/Hilarie Walford C Deborah Turner
WD Sarah Houghton
GD Anne Prince/Michelle Lacey GK Mandy Baker
This has been an entirely new venture for girls this year and it was unfortunate that so many fixtures had to be cancelled. There has been a great deal of interest especially in the junior forms, and the teams have trained regularly. We hope there will be as much enthusiasm next season. RESULTS:
On October 11th we competed in our first league fixture at Frecheville. An intermediate team was entered, which finished 6th out of 10 teams. The individual placings were - J. Simm (Capt. ) 6th, J. Fletcher - 14th, D. Williams - 20th, N. Rose - 38th.
On January 17th the teams competed in the Sheffield Schools Championships at Graves Park. Two intermediate girls were entered, and a junior team. Jane Simm finished 6th and Janette Fletcher 10th - Jane was selected to run for the City Intermediate team at Leeds in the Yorkshire Championships, where the Sheffield team finished first. The junior team finished 7th out of 16 teams. which was a good result for their first match. The junior team runners were - J. Green, P. Cooper (Capt. ), D. Cooper, P. Priest, J. Moulson, L. Fern.
J. Simm, 4A
Under 16 team: K. Wallace (Capt. ) K. Lyon, J. Pinder, B. Milne, A. Milne, A. Newbould. Played Won
Under 15 Team: K' O'Sullivan (Capt. ), S. Blow, J. Bellamy, S. Bainbridge, D. Marper, J. Smith, D. Williams.
Played Won Lost
5 4 1
This was an encouraging season for both teams.
It was decided not to enter the league but to gain experience in friendly matches, so we are hoping to enter a strong team in the league next season.
ICE SKATING: This has been an option for 4th year girls on Tuesday afternoons throughout the Lent term. The scheme proved to be very successful and at the and of the term, 26 girls
passed the elementary examination, 9 of these passed with honours.
VOLLEYBALL: This was introduced during the winter term for 3rd and 4th year girls, several people showed an interest in playing out of school and it is hoped to start a team next year.
SWIMMING: Apart from the usual tests for distance certificates, life saving awards, the school's most notable achievement this year was being placed third in the competition for the H.m. S. Sheffield Trophy.
HOCKEY: On February 28th, a party of 64 girls and 4 staff went to the Old Trafford Ground Manchester, to watch an International hockey tournament. Although it was very cold, it was an enjoyable day which aroused interest in the game.
As is now customary, the Staff Football team recorded yet another unbeaten campaign.
In fact, the exact date of our last defeat is now uncertain but it is generally acknowledged to be at least three seasons ago.
Despite our modesty, news of this remarkable record annually attracts vain new challenges from deeper into South Yorkshire - this year Wombwell - but this opposition was humbled 6-1 in the shadow of their mighty pit tips!
Ecclesfield remain the most persistent and dangerous rivals seeing each season as the time for long awaited revenge, but they were twice beaten despite enlisting the aid of a former Sheffield United centre-forward!
Sad to note, domestic and administrative commitments finally compelled the retirement from active duty of the former Captain, of naval fame, whose celebrated tactical plans will long be cherished by the team.
Fortunately the Club was strengthened by four new players - two very competent defenders, a rotund mid-field player and a very brave striker, and the prospects look as good as ever for next season.