SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
In Remembrance of House Five
House five lost the cup in a mighty way,
They lost every match that they did play,
They gave the game their heart and soul,
But didn’t remember to kick the ball.
The first match was lost seven nil,
Pity they didn’t take a vitamin pill,
The opposing forwards round the half backs did weave,
That even the goalie decided to leave.
The second match was a calamity,
The score was seventeen goals to three,
At last they reached the open goal,
But then went back to fetch the ball.
In all I have said about house five,
It’s a wonder that I am still alive,
Every game was full of woe,
Nevertheless we had a ‘go’.
P. Smales and G. Dimmack
The School 1st X1 by P. Naylor 2 Alpha
The School 1st XI did not have a very successful season as far as league matches were concerned. Eleven matches were played the school being victorious on 3 occasions, defeated on 7 occasions, the other match was drawn.
We entered for 2 trophies. In the Daily Dispatch trophy we had a resounding first round win 9-0 against St. Wilfred’s. In the second round, though, we were defeated by Wilberforce 0-5.
The other trophy we entered was the School’s Cup and we had a successful run. In the 1st round we beat Southcoates High 3-1 at home. For the 2nd round we were drawn away to Hornsea, whom we beat 5-2 on a very muddy ground. Our 3rd round match was also an away draw versus Courtney Street. We beat them 4-2 after about three postponements because of snow. Our semi final was against Hessle High on the Eastfield Road ground but we could never match their forwards and we were beaten 1-8.
A word of praise should go to George Spradberry who, although handicapped, always played hard in every game he played.
The people who played regularly for the team were:-
Gower, Howland, Naylor, Wrigglesworth, Fewster, Rollerston, Spradberry, Cheyne, Clark, Trevor, Lidster, Watson P and Dimmack.
First year advice bureau (L. Campion 2A)
1. Never do homework at home if it is possible to do it during the dinner hour.
2. If your homework is not finished, come early in the morning, and take it down from some one else’s book.
3. Never copy down other people’s work word for word. For example, instead of writing ‘Tom struck the nail hard’ write ‘The nail was struck hard by Tom’. Again, if you are not sure whether the answer to a problem is 0 or 1 write 0 with 1 over it. Finally if you are not sure whether an apostrophe comes before or after a letter ‘s’ write it exactly above.
4. When eating or chewing in class don’t make yourself look suspicious, look up at the ceiling and swallow.
5. To put something into your mouth unnoticed drop a pencil on the floor, bend down for it and then’s your chance.
6. Finally if you feel drowsy, don’t make matters obvious even when you yawn. Some put their hands in front of their mouths. In many cases this is not sufficient to cover the gap, and it is useless carrying around a page of the local paper. Do as 2A do. Practice the are of yawning without opening your lips.
Canoe Club J. Foster 2 Alpha
The Canoe Club came into being just after Christmas and quite a large number of boys wished to join. As the amount of room which the club was given was only small it was decided at a meeting of the Scout Club that twenty boys should be allowed to join. Ten boys were to come from the Scout Club and ten from the rest of the school.
After the plans had been obtained and timber purchased, it became apparent that all members were very keen to make a start. A task like this, however, takes time and considerable strains were put on the patience of club members.
Work went on apace, during lunch hours, in the evenings and on occasions holidays as well.
During the Whit. Holidays the first canoe was launched at Thearne and Mr. Mason gave a very good report on its performance.
At the moment there are about four canoes nearing completion, and everybody is working feverishly to have them ready for the summer holidays.
My Favourite Room T. Ward 1A
It may be Room five is my favourite room for Science as far as I’m concerned is a very interesting subject.
Everything there fascinates me. The samples of wood and glass, the models of prefabricated houses; the blotches on the walls are tropical islands many of which contain treasures, reefs and wrecks. I alone know the secret of the charts to those places. No wonder that the canoes under construction become schooners and I am on the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean with little food and water. I am 3000 miles from land and the thought of treasure alone keeps my crew from making me walk the plank.
At another time I am a survivor from a crashed aircraft, helpless against the ceaseless pounding and rolling of the waves. Near school dinner time I experience the most racking pangs of hunger and thirst. I look around for help but see only occasional sea vulture waiting until time will force me to give up trying. I run into a typhoon; my raft (or is it canoe, I can’t remember?) is drawn into a misty patch. There is a whirlpool near which is gong to see the last of me. I go dizzy as I say my prayers. I wake with a jolt to hear a known voice shout “What are you doing, boy? Fifty lines for dozing.” Suddenly I learn that I am in the midst of a Science Lesson and the topic is “Convection Currents”.