The High School for Building is unique regarding this subject, being the only school in this City where it is taught. In its simplest form bricklaying consists of laying bricks level and straight, and building quoins plumb. This involves using a few basic tools, a trowel, plumb rule, spirit level, and line and pins. Dexterity in handling the tools and the materials can be acquired by practice in the workshop, but as with all trades a keen eye and alert mind are also necessary. The use of the simple tools mentioned above, the development of a sense of judgement together with the necessity for cleanliness and neatness in practical work is the chief aim of our Junior School classes, these being more important than an ambitious building project.

Some second year boys are leaving the school this term to become apprentice bricklayers. There experience in the workshop and theoretical work in the classrooms will prove to be very useful, and their progress in the trade and the continuation of their schooling in the Senior College will be followed with interest.

Mr. J Redhead


Craftwork in metal covers a very wide range of skills which have to be mastered and understood to enable man and boy to create an article, whether original or copied.

Common to all craftsmen, such as Engineer, Blacksmith, Sheetmetal worker, Coppersmith or Tinsmith, the operations of Filing, Rammering, Turning and the use of chisels, punches and cutters are the same. A boy capable of performing these operations with some degree of skill has the chance of entering any industry in which metal plays a part.

Metalwork lessons at school are designed so as to instruct in the use of basic hand tools, and to some extent allow creative expression to be directed to further individual education.

Present day skills are improvements on those inherited from early metal workers. Evidence of this may be observed if one looks for it in ancient buildings, or exhibits of objects displayed in museums, some of which date back to B.C. and others as recent as the present day.

The metalwork shop in Queens Gardens has, during the past six months, been re-equipped so as to enable a wider scope of metalwork to be attempted. A forge, brazing hearth, lathe, pillar drill, and grinding machine have been provided together with various new had tools.

During the metalwork lessons, the manipulation of the various metals such as iron, copper, lead, brass, may be attempted.

The instruction given, the work done and the knowledge of these metals acquired should enable a boy to aim at obtaining a pass in GCE Metalwork.

Metalwork requiring exact fitting or lathe work cannot be achieved without the use of drawings giving dimensions. The importance of setting out work even in small work, often requires the use of drawing and geometrical knowledge.

The behaviour of metal under set conditions requires some theoretical knowledge of their properties, and wherever possible during practical metalwork, these are referred to and explained, so as to make the instructions as complete as possible.

Mr. A. Parkinson


During the course of the last school year we have had changes in Staff. First of all we lost Mr. Witty at the end of the summer term. His retirement was a well earned one, and long overdue. In his place, to take Geography and History, we received Mr. C. E. Martin.

At the end of the Christmas term English Mater, Mr. W. Morrison went to teach at the new school in Hornsea.

The New Year saw Mr. C.E. Martin bursting into English and he has erupted ever since. His place as Geography and History Master was temporarily taken by Mr. Cryer. At Easter we received Mr. J. P. Baslington in his place.

Owing to the school increasing in size, the Maths. Master and Geometry Master, who up to the present have shared the teaching of Art have found it too difficult to manage and Mr. L. Baines takes over the post as Art Master from September.

Mr. E. A. Martin has had the same difficulty in Science and he will receive Mr. Young, a new master, to do all the chemistry in the school in September. We hope after all these changes the school will have a period of settlement.

R. Mason 3A


School’s 1st XI Soccer

The school’s soccer team was moderately successful last season.


P11 W8 D0 L3  points 10 For 54 Against 23

Cup first round Trinity House was won 11-0

Second round Hessle was lost 4-1

In the first match of the season against Ainthorpe Grove, we were very nervous and we soon settled down, but we lost 4-5, but in the return we revenged ourselves by beating them 9-0. The next match was against Hessle School. We lost 2-1 and on the return we lost again 3-2. Next came Wilberforce. We beat them narrowly 5-4 after a very exciting match we again won 3-2 after a rough hard game. We did not have a chance to play this team again because the season ended. Against Eastfield Road we lost at home 5-4, but away we won 8-2. We also won our matches against Boulevard High School 7-3 and 6-1. In the cup we beat Trinity House 11-0 in the first round. In the next round we played Hessle, but after a hard fight by our boys we lost the match 4-1.

First XI Team Players:-

Mackman, Bartram, Burton, Acum, Appleton, Ward, Wilkinson, Howland, Earl, Magson, and Bodfield.

Reserves - Morrel and Corlass

C Howland 2A (Captain)

“B” Team - Soccer

This is a brief description of the B Team’s displays of last season.

We commenced the season by losing the first match 9-0 which was a very bad start. Play improved very little until late in the season, then we won our first match 2-1.  Even in the Cup we were outpointed by Westbourne Street 7-0, although they were the better team. At the end of the season we were above Eastfield who were at the bottom of the table. This being our first season together we hope to improve and give a much better show next season.


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