Greenhill Grammar school, Oldham



School Notes

Once more we have had changes in our staff.

Mrs. Morris had to leave us, temporarily we hope, owing to severe illness and I know that everyone joins me in wishing her a speedy recovery.

Sincere congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Ford on the birth of a son - Stephen - on Sunday, November 20th, and to Mr. and Mrs. G. Wright on the birth of a son - David Nicholas - on Friday, December 16th.

Mr. Sanderson has accepted a post nearer to his home at Todmorden.

To Mr. Livesey who has retired, we offer our best wishes.

Mrs. Pilling joined us in the place of Mrs. Morris, to teach Music and English for the Autumn Term.

Miss Pomfret has come to swell the mathematics contingent of the school, and Mr. Hollos has done likewise in the biological and general science fields.

Once again shavings have been piling up amidst the sound of many hammers in the woodwork room. The cause? A very elegant magazine stand is now gracing our library and, most important of all, the long awaited stage is in the process of erection.

Such well-established clubs as the Chess Club, Table Tennis Club and Scientific Society are still going strong, with the newly formed Scripture Union not far behind. We regret that the departure of Mrs. Ford caused the disbanding of the Craft Club and the netball team, we hope only temporarily.
The staff madrigal society, together with one or two members of the school choir is busy preparing for the first production on the stage.

Casting my eye over my honourable friend's School Notes of last term, I noticed her wish that our first State Scholarship would not be the last. It gives me the greatest pleasure to be able to congratulate her on winning one herself, thereby fulfilling her dearest wish. The pupils who have entered Universities and Training Colleges are as follows:

             State Scholarship:
    Patricia M. Greenall  Liverpool University
 Oldham Education Committee Scholarship
    Margaret Butterworth  Leeds University
    Sheila M. Knott  Leeds University
    Donald Brooks  Sheffield University
    Alan Docker  Manchester University
    Alan Holt  Durham University
    Angus M. T. Taylor  Manchester University
    Eileen  G.   Barrow  Alsager Training College
    Barbara Corfield  Doncaster Training College
    Sheila M.  Molyneux  St. Katherine's Training College
    Margaret Nolan  Edge Hill Training College
    Mavis   Schofield  Padgate Training College
    Margaret  Seville  St. Katherine's Training College


At the Speech Night on Tuesday, November 29th, the prizes were presented by the Bishop of Middleton, after he had given a most entertaining and thoughtful speech. This year it was presided over by Councillor H. H. Webster, the Chairman of the Governors.

A very enjoyable holiday was had by all this summer at Concarneau, a little fishing village in Brittany, due to the hard work put into it by Mrs. Killer, Miss Taylor, Mr. Handforth and Mr. Sanderson.

The fifth and sixth forms have made trips to see plays and films, namely to the Repertory Theatre to see "Othello" and to Counthill Grammar School to see "Major Barbara" and both the film and the play of "Caesar and Cleopatra."  Not very long ago Mrs. Kuler took a coach party to Ardwick Hippodrome to see Moliere's comedy "L'Avare" ("The Miser").  Also Miss Turner took a party of third form girls to the Palace Theatre to see the Festival Ballet's production of "Esmeralda" and the "Nutcracker Suite."

Earlier this year the sixth form visited Counthill Grammar School for the Student Christian Movement conference.

The usual excursions were made to the Lake District and Ingleton with Mr. Wells, by the fourth, fifth and sixth forms.

We have, at last, a film projector, but alas no screen, which rather tends to curb our enthusiasm. At long last a Domestic Science room is in the course of erection, on top of the school. This idea, I believe, is quite American.

The Christmas Parties and Prefects' Dance went off with their usual swing and I am sure everyone is eagerly awaiting this year's festivities.

The school has been very well represented on the town teams in rugger, soccer, swimming, athletics and netball.

This year the boys have been successful in the town swimming Gala, by winning the Cup and continuing to hold the Shield.

RUGBY : G. Highton, P. Maybury, J. Wood.
SOCCER : J. Wood, A. Dyson.
SWIMMING : D. Morris, J. Gordon.
ATHLETICS : C. Salisbury, J. Wood, Barbara White.
NETBALL : Olive Shaw.

Lastly we would all like to offer Mrs. Lees, a little belated perhaps, but nevertheless a very sincere welcome.