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CLOTHING FOR THE BELGIANS.

The ladies who collected for tbe contributions for tbe Belgians have in band about half a case of clothing, wbich arrived to late too send with tbe lot. It is suggested tbat'fche case be filled, and people are asked to send in contributions to Mrs PMf.mgf.on. 0 d and new clothes are acceptable.

AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL.

IMPROVEMENT TO GROUNDS

The aspbaltiog done by Messrs Hay look and Newton round tbe new school is a, great improvement, and gives plenty of room in front of tbe building for the whole school to be drilled there. Mr J. R. Newton has kindly given a large Baltic spar, over 50ft in length, as a flag pole. He ha? fixed it some 20ft away from tbe building. The total cost of the asphalting is expected to be £65 £50 of that amount has been collected in Akaroa, and the Government will subsidize the work £ for £,

The plan submitted by Mr Martin for improving the grounds is a very comprehensive one. Mr Martin ex plained that be did not expect the residents would follow the plao exactly in detail, but he gave it as an ideal to work up to. To give some notion of the plan, tbe gradual sloping bank between the school and the main entrance will be cut down perpendicu larly, so that a fiat piece of ground can be obtained, making a playground. The concreted steps now leading down from tbe school to the girls lavatory will be utilised for the approach to tbe school in place of tbe present path up the slope. Shrubs will be planted about to relieve tbe bare appearance of tbe bank. As to the gully facing tbe entrance to the school building, the committee has been notified by the Council that if a drain is put.down there to carry away tbe water that accumulates as tbe ground is of a springy nature, the Council will pipe tbe water from tbe boundary of the school ground to the beach. Up to the present, tbe Board bas not consented to drain this, but it is hoped tbe work will be done later. Then, tbe kflob of ground where Mrs Pen lington's bouse stood will be cut down and the gully filled up to make a good level playground. On tbe north side ofHhe sohool arrangements have been made for a rose garden, and it is hoped to bave a number of garden plots cared for by tbe children Just now when tbe war is on, little thought can be given to tbe scheme; but tbe committee will collect later the £ for £ subsidy and set about making tbe grounds of tbe Akaroa District High Sohool very beautiful indeed.

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CLOTHING FOR THE BELGIANS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3475, 5 February 1915

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CLOTHING FOR THE BELGIANS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3475, 5 February 1915

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