Ipswich St. Joseph's College
FIRST ANNUAL SPORTS AND DRILL DISPLAY A large and very appreciative audience of parents and friends attended the first sports and drill display given at St. Joseph's College, Ipswich, on Saturday, July 8.
The Bishop of Northampton, unable to attend in person, was represented by the Very Rev. Canon A. Peacock, of St. Pancras', Ipswich.
The school, opened only two years ago by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, has won golden opinions in the district, and seems to be filling a long felt want in East Anglia.
At the end of the display the prizes were distributed by Canon Peacock, who warmly complimented the boys upon their fine bearing and splendid performance.
NEW CONVENT SCHOOL TO RAVE BOMB-PROOF SHELTER Councillor Mrs Botten, assisted by the Rev. Mother and the headmistress, recently cut the first turf on the site of a new convent school to be built in King Edward Avenue, Dartford. The new school is designed by a well-known Dutch architect, and will cost £50,000.
The requirements of ultra-modern education are satisfied by the provision of bomb-proof and gas-proof shelters, as well as a gymnasium, science and artrooms and spacious playing fields.
There will be accommodation for boarders as well as day pupils, and facilities for taking Continental girl boarders. The elder girls will have private bedrooms and the younger girls cubicles. It is understood that local labour will be employed.
ST. CHAD'S COLLEGE OLD BOYS HOLD REUNION The annual past pupils' Reunion Day was held at St. Chad's College, Oldfallings, on July 1. A presentation was made to a former master at the College, the Rev. Brother Ralph. The past pupils' XI won their cricket match with the College XI,
NEW JUNIOR SCHOOL FOR 250
A junior school is to be built in the back garden of the Church of St. Bede, Thornton Road, Clapham Park.
The school, which will cost 19,000, is to be erected as soon as the L.C.C. Education Committee gives permission. Plans have already been put forward, drawn up by the architect of St. Mary's Hall, Clapham.
At the moment, the Catholic children of junior school age attend non-Catholic schools in the parish. It is hoped that when the new school is open, they will come to it. There will be room for 250 children.
Besides the £9,000 needed for the Junior school, the parish has to raise another 11,000 as their share of the new senior school on South Side, Clapham Common.
E24,000 SCHOOL TO SERVE THREE PARISHES Work on the new senior school to be built at Sandyhill Road, Plumstead, will begin almost at once. The school will accommodate 360 pupils and is expected to cost about £24,000. It will relieve the pressure on the existing schools of St. Peter's, Woolwich, St. Patrick's, Plurnstead, and Our Lady of Grace, Charlton.
The London County Council is making a grant towards the new school, and the three parishes of Woolwich, Plumstead and Charlton will all contribute their share.
PETITION FOR SCHOOL GRANT REFUSED A schools dispute is raging in Wrexham, the Cathedral City of the Diocese of Menevia. The diocesan authorities have decided to build a new £12,000 senior school and have asked the local education committee to make a grant towards its cost.
The local education authority have so far refused the grant on the grounds that there is room for Catholic children in the new central school which they are building at a cost of from £50,000 to #60,000. The Church in Wales authorities have capitulated to the local authority.
The Dean of Guild Court, Inverness, approved recently the raising of a loan of £13,000 to pay for the building of a Catholic school at Inverness, and passed the plans designed to provide the most up-to-date facilities, which include seven class-rooms, a fully equipped gymnasium, and a large playing field.