Lord Mayor at St. Bernadette't The Lord Mayor of Nottingham (Alcie man J. Baldwin), last Thursday. Novembe 17, opened a three-days' bazam at Si. Bernadette's Schools, Sneintondale. The object is to raise £500 to clear a portion of the debt existing on the schools.
The chair was occupied by Alderman R. E. Ashworth, who congratulated the parish on the hard work they had put in to erect the schools.
The Lord Mayor, in opening the bazaar. spoke of his interest in education and in Catholic schools, where he was sure the 'Mid= were being taught on proper lines.
Foundation Stone of £19,000 School Laid On Thursday, November 17, was laid the foundation stone of the new school of St. Gregory at Salmestone Grange, Margate. The ceremony was performed by Major H. S. Hatfeild, who gave back the Grange to the Benedictine monks of Ramsgate.
The new school is to cost £19,650, of which the Local Authority will contribute £6,530 towards the cost of the Senior Department.
The whole school will accommodate 240 infants and juniors and 120 seniors, All the teachers will be Catholics.
Both Fr. Waterhouse and Alderman Redman stressed the fact that the scheme was the result of generous co-opera:: between the managers and the local authority.
Margate had planned and almost completed a first-class scheme of reorganisation. and had set a model for the country in its handling of the problem of the non-pro
vided schools Dr. Alexander, the Director of Education, had given most valuable assistance.
The Corporation was represented by the Mayor, Councilloi Farrar, and Aldefman Redman, chairman of the Education Comrnittee. Abbot Taylor and Abbot Egan were present.
The school building was designed by Mr. T. H. B. Scott. It will he opened about next July and from that date the existing schools at Margate and Westgate will be closed. All Margate chitdren, from 5 to 15, will then be accommodated in St. Gregory's school.
St. Joseph's Academy
Annual Requiem Mass
The annual Mass for deceased members of Si. Joseph's Academy Old Boys' Association was celebrated on Sunday at Our Lady Help of Christians, Blackheath.
On the previous evening the annual reunion dance was held at the Blackheath concert hall, and was well attended by former students and friends.
The Christian Brothers are anxious to get into touch with as many of their past students as possible. Any enquiries will be dealt with by Rev. Bro. Philbert. St. Joseph's Academy, Lee Terrace. Blackheath. S.E.3.
Abortive Meeting of Representatives Representatives of the Cardiff Corporation recently met representatives of the Catholic. and the Church of Wales, authorities. The city council's suggestion of a compromise was discussed, but it is under
stood that little progress was made on the proposal that the Car dill education authority shoule be responsible for the whole of senio education in the city.
The Catholic representatives refused to entertain such a proposal, and it is believed that the Church of Wales adopted a similar attitude,
New School Ready for January The Sites and Buildings Sub-committee of the Middlesex County Council reported at its meeting last week that the new buildings of the Whitton School would, according to the managers, be ready after the Christmas vacation.
It will accommodate 100 infants. The committee approved the expenditure of £.180 on furniture.
Plans Approved The Board of Education has approved plans for the erection of a new Catholic junior and infants' school to be erected at G reen ford, Middlesex.
Parents' Protest The protest was made at a meeting of the parents called to discuss alleged overcrowding in the school, and the situation created by the " reluctance " of the Glasgow Education Authority to build a new school for the 1,400 Catholic children in Parkhead.