--SA IS WARRINGTON PRIEST
The high importance of examinations was stressed by the Very Rev. Fr. H. W. A. Chamberlain, when Warrington Education Committee debated, at its meeting last week, a detailed report recommending that an attempt be made to establish youth centres at eight points in the town.
Fr. Chamberlain stressed the point that examinations were taken as a stimulus to give people greater proficiency in the vocation they hoped to enter; external examinations were a tremendous .stimulus, and he hoped that an influx of more people into the night schools would not mean a diminution of those taking examination courses, but rather the reverse. At the same time, it was desired to put another form of culture and education within young people's easy grasp—an appreciation of what was good in music, art, literature and dramatics.
Concluding. Fr. Chamberlain said they wanted the new youth scheme to be very different from draughts and dominoes—something that would really give benefit to young people.
Earlier, there had been suggestions that there had been a tendency to overstress examinations at the expense of purely cultural activities, and it was to this that Fr. Chamberlain was replying. Proposals for the reorganisation of part-time evening education and recreaeve facilities were made in the report, which was adopted. Closer co-ordination of the two services is to be the aim,