Cardinal Hinsley was present and distributed the prizes at the annual speech day of St. Ignatius' College, Stamford Hill, on Friday, November 18, " The one way in which schoolboys can work for peace in these vital times is for them to travel abroad, mixing with the people of other lands and studying their problems and their outlook."
This remark was made by Fr. C. Charlier, S.J., the headmaster, when giving his report. He referred to the summer holiday, which a party of the college boys spent on the Continent, making instructive excursions to Strasbourg, Metz, Luxembourg and Domremy. Continuing his report the Headmaster said that among the year's successes were two intermediate arts degrees, three Higher Education certificates, and 49 general school certificates—eight more than the year before. The 49 included 22 which carried exemption from matriculation. The Headmaster referred to the progress of the various school activities, and stated that 36 records had been broken since the reorganisation of athletics in 1934.
Cardinal Hinsley, Archbishop of Westminster, who presented the prizes, said he was proud to be associated with such a progressive college which, with others like it, was carrying forward those traditions of English Catholic education.
"We are co-operating with the Board of Education and the Local Education Authorities to secure for our children the very best education," he added, " and we are insisting on a continuance of Catholic teaching by Catholic teachers in a Catholic atmosphere."
The Rector, Fr. Hopkins, S.J., who welcomed the Cardinal, said the Tottenham Education Authority were cooperating to the fullest extent in the scheme for building a senior Catholic elementary school in the centre of the borough.
He emphasised the point that a sound, broad education, which brought out the faculties and powers of intelligent boys, would be invaluable in these days when such a struggle for good jobs was going on.