November 19th.-The School went to the beautiful Service in the Cathedral in memory of Lord Roberts.
December 7th.-We had a Patriotic Concert, to which doctors, nurses and others doing Red Cross work were invited. A Belgian officer played two marches.
(a) National Anthems of Allies-French, Belgian, Russian and British
(b) March ” Tommy’s Welcome ” The Orchestra – Murray
(c) Songs – Litany – Shubert
Old Sacred Lullaby – Corner
Barcaroll – Goring Thomas
Sailor’s Song – Haydn
- Piano Solo
- Coronation March – The Orchestra – Edward German
INTERVAL FOR TEA AND COFFEE
- March – ” Fame and Glory” – The Orchestra – Malt
- Songs – (a) ” Ye Mariners of England ” – Pierson
(b) “You’ll Get There” – Parry
Songs – (a) “A Ballad of the Ranks” – Stanford
(b) ” Britons Strike Home” – Purcell
” High Germany” (Folk Song) Combined Choir – Baring Gould and Sharp
- Air de Ballet – “Liselotte” – Leon Adam
- Choruses – (a) “Soldiers of the King” – Leslie Stuart
- Cadet March – The Orchestra – Sousa
- Songs ——– (a) ” Motherland “Lionel Moncton
(b) “Land of Hope and Glory” – Elgar
(c) ” Rule Britannia ” – Dr. Hine
December 19th – Governors’ Meeting. Lord Methuen presided and made a stirring speech. Miss Fawcett, who has been a Governor of the School for so many years, and always the kindest of friends, has resigned. Miss Douglas spoke of all she has been to the School and all that she and the School owe to her.
December 12th – Mrs. Lees kindly played her gramophone and we danced for 15 minutes before beginning our Mission Work.
December 17th – Mark Reading. Miss Douglas first gave the red girdles, which were won by N. Chalk, H. Livesey, M. Holmes, F. Burnett, M. Sinclair, M. Southwood, J. Hinxman, E. Kinder, S. Wotton,M. Howes and C. Mackworth. She next read the results of the various Form Competitions. The Cloak Room Picture was won by Special VB., who had lost no marks. Upper V., Special VA. and Upper IVs. all lost no form room marks. Upper VI. were top in finished books, with 81.25 per cent.
Miss Douglas reminded us of the important duty of keeping our ideas in due perspective and remembering that our School concerns are very small compared with the great international events going on. At the same time, we must not neglect our daily duty. Miss Douglas wished us all a very happy Christmas. She reminded us that the worldly note in Christmas doings would be hushed this year, but this should only make the real meaning of Christmas felt more strongly. We must get our share of Christmas joy and peace by helping in the great privilege of mitigating the sufferings of those in sorrow.
Those leaving were: Joyce Guillemard, Up. VI., Prefect of St. Margaret’s; Kathleen Pearce, Up. VI., Prefect of Nelson; Lynton Crabtree, Sp. VI., Prefect of Fawcett; Troath Swinburne, Sp. VI. and School House; Olivia Wyndham, Sp. VI, and New Forest; Ethel Wheeler, Sp. VI. and Nelson; Madge Rothera, Low. VI. and Fawcett’; Lena Burden, Sp. VA., Sarum; Margaret Housley, Low. V., Nelson.