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News From a Maltese College

News has just arrived from Malta of a remarkable achievement by the Rector, masters and boys of St. Eds ward's College, who managed to produce A Midsummer Night's Dream on June 23, Lord sort being present at one of the performances.

The Times of Malta devoted a leader to this production, entitled " The Voice of Shakespeare," in the coarse of which the writer made the following comment: " Dramatic considerations apart, this production is one to be noted and remembered, for the very reason that it took place in 1942, here in Malta, an island regarded by the world as a beleaguered fortress, suffering siege conditions. More than this, it proved not only the valiant detachment of all concerned who worked so hard, oblivious to the presence or absence of bombs and war-time restrictions, but that Malta and England may be united in a common heritage of great art."

St. Edward's College, which is the most cOnsiderable secondary school in Malta, has been totally destroyed during one of the many raids on the island, and has had to move into new premises. Fortunately, the diocese possessed a disused seminary, which was made available for the purpose by Archbishop Cantata?.

The school is in receipt of a substantial grant from the British Council, who have provided two extra masters to teach English, as well as lavish gifts of books and equipment. The Council is flow hoping to establish a preparatory school in association with the college, and to encourage students to proceed from St. Edward's sixth form to the University of Malta.


In the recent Oxford Local Examinations the Salesian College, Burwash, obtained 1e0 per cent. successes in both the Oxford School Certificate and the Oxford Junior Examinations. The seven boys who entered for the School Certificate gained the grand total of 57 credits and four of the candidates secured exemption from the Londen Matriculation. Four candidates, D. Pinder, A. Bovill, E. Grady and P. McGrath, scored a brilliant success and obtained the highest possible marks in Mathematics, French and Geography.

In the Junior Examination the candidates were in no way eclipsed by the Seniors, for among their many achievements were distinction in Mathematics and Science.

Farnborough College Successes

The results of the Oxford School Certificate and Junior Examinations just published set the seal on another very successful year's work at the Salesian College, Farnborough, Hants.

The full successes for the year include seven Matriculations and 17 School Certificates. All the junior candidates with but three exceptions, gained certificates, several with Honours and Distinctions.

An Old Boy of the college, Mr. J. Pettley, has, at the early age of 33, been appointed headmaster of Willingdon College, Dorset.

It is intended to follow up the recent Christian Front Week in the eeity of Nottingham by an autumn campaign, which commences with a meeting at the Albert Hall, Nottinghem, next week, at which the chair will be taken by the Bishop of Nottingham. Then h is hoped to form interdenominational study groups, central instructional claSees for those associated with the movement, and to establish a central panel of speakers.

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