Greenhill Grammar school, Oldham

 

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T H E     G R E E N H I L L I A N  

 

No. 9  March 1961

 

 

The Magazine of

GREENHILL GRAMMAR SCHOOL

OLDHAM


Editor: BARRY SCHOLES

Committee:

DAVID A. BERRYMAN
COLIN JACKSON
JEFFREY HILTON
MARGARET A. HALSALL
VALERIE HILTON
SHEILA TROTTER

 

 

 

 


Editorial

 

 

Once again through a scholastic cosmos this annual missive plunges to wrest two shillings from your reluctant pockets. Its purpose in publication is to mirror school-life, to act as a pointer to an academically brighter future, to form a showcase for its contributors, and to provide enjoyment for its readers.  Even if it fails in all four, at least it will serve as an excuse to waste the first few minutes of the lesson immediately after its distribution.

The past year has been one of the utmost importance in World Affairs, such as the United Nations' Conference, the Polaris Missile Base in Scotland, the United States' Presidential Election, and Elvis' "separation" from the army.  It has been an eventful year within school life too, with our lives being affected by G.C.E. successes (and failures), athletic honours, a fire drill, and of course Elvis' separation from the army.  All the events pertaining to the cultural organism known as Greenhill Grammar School have been faithfully recorded within the consecrated pages of the "Greenhillian."  We have acquired "golden opinions from all sorts of people" either sane, or members of the sixth form.  Other contributions emanate from lower down the school, and for these we remain indebted.

It is to these articles, poems and stories that the magazine owes its main claim to that strangle-hold on your two shillings.  Whether we win the financial battle depends upon the quality of the submitted articles.  To those writers who have had their contributions accepted we are grateful, and extend our thanks.  To those fabulous exponents of the pen who were "as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean," or to those who were unlucky, we say that it is not always the elaborate, intellectual, verbally-bewildering compositions that succeed, but more often the products of simple, honest originality, and undiluted sincerity.

With these articles the School Magazine tries to bring you some degree of consolation for parting with your money, and to provide you with a lasting memory of just one year of your school-life.    We all hope that the first "Greenhillian" of this decade will remind you of happy schooldays,  and perhaps  even  more  important................................ of  Elvis' separation from the army.