HEADMASTER ASKS PARENTS TO ARRANGE FOR LATE CONSCRIPTION SERVICE A large number of guests were assembled at Downside School on Saturday last for the prize-day celebrations.
The Abbot (the Right Rev. Dom R. S. Trafford), speaking of the virtues of peace, said they, the school, were at Downside to learn these virtues. " A nation," he said, " progressed as much as it achieved in the era of peace and not by the death and destruction of war."
The headmaster said, concerning conscription, that he would like parents to arrange for their sons to be conscripted as late as possible. The first XV had gone through the season without a defeat. They had won the inter-school boxing tournament. After lunch, which was served to the guests in the Refectory and Gasquet Hall, the visitors watched the school play Downside Wanderers. Dom Gregory Murray contributed an organ recital in the Abbey Church.
Mount St. Mary's
BISHOP OF NOTTINGHAM AT NEW PREP. SCHOOL Mgr. J. H. McNulty, Bishop of Nottingham. visiting Mount St. Mary's for the annual Corpus Christi procession last Thursday, was shown over and blessed the new property recently acquired by the college at Barlborough Hall, which is to serve as a Preparatory School to the Mount.
The opening of Barlborough Hall will mark another step forward in the history of a school which recently achieved official Public School status when Fr. Ralph Baines, S.J., the headmaster, was invited to attend the Headmasters' Conference.
ARCHBISHOP GODFREY AT WELLBURY PREPARATORY SCHOOL On Sunday, July 11, Archbishop Godfrey, Apostolic Delegate, visited Wellbury Preparatory School, near Hitchin, Herts, and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to thirty of the boys.
A large number of parents and friends of the boys were present, and the school chapel was filled to overflowing.
After the ceremony was sung the hymn to the English Martyrs, to whom the school is dedicated.
SPORTS DAY IVINNERS Mgr. T. L. Williams, Archbishop of Birmingham, presented the prizes recently at the thirteenth annual competition at Cape Hill of the Birmingham Catholic Schools' Sports Association. Nearly seven hundred competitors took part in a programme of eighty-eight races, The winning senior boys' school was St. Mary's, Handsworth, with St. Michael's as runner-up. St. Joseph's, Nechells, won the junior boys' championship shield, St. Michael's again being second. The senior girls' trophy was won by the English Martyrs', Sparkhill, with the Oratory School as runner-up, and in the junior girls' competition there was a tie between St. Edward's, Selby Park, and St. Joseph's, Dudley.
AIR CADETS IN PROCESSION The Air Cadet Corps attached to St. Joseph's College, Beulah Hill, S.E., formed a guard of honour for the Blessed Sacrament at the open-air procession held in the college grounds on Corpus Christi. This is the thirty-fifth time that the open-air procession has been held, and there were over a thousand people present.
RECORD SUCCESSES IN MUSIC AND ELOCUTION
The St. Nicholas' Catholic Girls' School, Bristol, holds this year six silver challenge cups, and five individual trophies in music and singing.
This record was achieved when, at the Mid-Somerset Musical Festival held recently at Bath, a team of girls from the school won the senior and junior prizes for elocution and the silver cup for sight reading.
According to the plans for providing the schoolchildren of Lanarkshire with holiday camps, the Catholic school at Carnwath will be used for housing the girls, while those of Leadhills and New Lanark are to be set aside for the use of the boys.