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WILLOWBY SCHOOL TREAT.

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

A treat and distribution of prizes took place in connection with the above school on Tuesday, the 23rd Dec. There was a large attendance of parents and friends. The children began to muster about 2 p. m., when racing became the order of the day, interspersed with jumping, swinging, Ac. About 4 o’clock the ladies served a sumptuous tea to the children and friends, considerably over 100 altogether. After tea, fun and frolic continued till about 7, when all wore called in the schoolroom, which was crowded ; and Mr. Stephen Chapman, Chairman of Committee, distributed a very handsome lot of prizes, after making suitable remarks thereon. Congratulations were expressed upon the amount collected, showing the interest taken in the school by parents and friends, as after spending about LlO, there was a balance of about L 3 to the good." The prizes were awarded according to marks in the Inspector’s (Mr. Edge’s) report, which was read, and commented upon at some length by the Chairman saying “ how proud he was to place before them such accounts, yearafter year, of the school’s progress, and he believed the results would compare favorably with those of any school under the Board of Education, being 100 per cent, of passes the first year, 93 the second, and 94 the third or present year ; the total number of failures for tne three years being only three girls and one boy, which boy had attended the school ten days only. He considered the Inspector’s remark, “the general results arc highly satisfactory,” was certainly very applicable. Yotes of thanks Avere unanimously Eissed to the teachers, Mr. and Mrs. B. ovr, which Avere supplemented by an address from the ladies (read by the Chairman) to Mrs. Loav, and Avas folloAved by his presenting to her a very handsome Avorkbox, as a mark of the ladies’ appreciation of her A r ery great success in teaching needle- Avork. This Avas responded to by" Mr. Loav, expressing the great satisfaction it gaA T e Mrs. Loav that her services Avere so highly esteemed, and hoped that the friendships formed in the district Avould be cemented and lasting. Mr. Martin commented upon the testimony given by masters and scholars to the good conduct of the boy and girl who took good be- * baviour prizes, thinking that the scholar Avho had not required chastising for two years really deserved a prize, and hoped that others would folloAV their good example. Ta-o regular attendance certificates were given to those deserving fhem. During the evening several pieces Ayerp sung, and recitations given in a A r ery creditable manner. Votes of thanks * were given to the ladies and Chairman, ami responded to, and notice Avas given that the school would he re-opened on Monday, sth Jan. .The following is the prize list IV.— Isabel Caimcross 1 ; S®eph Hawkins, 2 ; Moses HaAvkins, 3. Sycanlore, 3 ; Thomas Wilson, 3. Standard 11. Emily Hayrnan, 1 ; Sarah Hayrnan, 2 : James Walker and Janet Morris, 3. Standard I. —Alice HaAvkins, 1 ; Ernest Elliott, 2; Sarah Heasley and Thomas Drennan, 3. Regular attendance prizes.—Margaret Mary Loav, Robert Erisbey. For perseverance under difficulties. — Mary E. Grice. For best behavior. —Joseph HaAvkins and Annie Caimcross. pof coipposilion.—Einjna Sysamgrp.

Eor greatest progress since opening of pchnol. —Benjamin Low. All below Standard I. received a present. SOWING PRIZES. Standard IV.—Mary J. Hayman, 1 ; Susanna Low, 2. Standard Hl.—Mary E. Grice, 1 ; Annie Cairnsross, 2. Standard 11 - —Annie Grice, 1 ; Rebecca Frisbey, 2. Standard I.—Sarah Hensley, 1; Sarah Cairncross, 2.

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WILLOWBY SCHOOL TREAT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 44, 6 January 1880

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