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The French Farm people, were accorded a perfect; day for their treat on Wednesday. There was a record attendance of friends from all parts of the harbour. The ladies provided an excellenticolJation for all, and looked after the visitors well. Mr J. J. Donovan, Chairman of the School Committee spared no pains to make the treat most enjoyable for old and young, and be waa .ably seconded by otber members of the Committee. After luncheon an adjournment was made to the flat on the beach -where J sports were held. Afc the conclusion Mr J, J. Donovan briefly explained I that the school'obildren bad volun jtarily given their prizes to the Bel gian Belief Fund, and be handed the sum of £3 from the children to be expended on tickets for Miss Masefield, the Ellesmere Queen. He said that they were ait pleased at the i children's sacrifice, and the Committee [ were giving them badges as a memento of that sacrifice. He also alluded to the excellent report obtained for their school by the teacher, Miss Moore, and congratulated her on the work done. He added that the Committee had given three prizes

to the children in the sixth standard who were leaving school. Roy. A. H. Julius presented the three prizes which were given to Eileen Weir, Hazel Shad bolt- and Tbornas Stewart. Hβ also presented the badges to the children orjd expressed bis pleasure at theif act of self-denial. ■ The Mayor, Mr G. Armstrong. then spoke. He apologised for the •absence of Mrs Armstrong. w . h ° h . fl j been unable to attend. He thanked the children for their pift of ±3, «Dd spoke in-faigb terms of the l.ber»l.iy of the Peninsula people He expressed himself as dol.gbtea with the prosperous and happy appearance of the people of French Farm, am said be boped they would always la bo, and finally that the war would soon be over. . . .. Three cheers were given for the Mayor, Mr Julius, Miss Moore and Mr Donovan. An adjournment was then made to the schoolroom, where a sumptuous tea was provided for all. Id the evening a d*nce wai held, which was attended by a large number of young people, and kept up till early next morning. Ttre following an the results of the races:— 6

Schoolboys , race, 14 and over Tom Stew W ty B . Donovan 1. Will W air| a e'rweil t<rl3-Clarice Stewart 1, Do re ßo^fto 2 l2-Le3Ue Giddens 1, Fred Weir

2, Girls stoll • Patty Hunt 1, Noreen Hun *

2 "Boyß6to9~Claud Stewart 1, Leo Gidde2 ßov a ' Wheelbarrow race-Cliilord LeOomto and Willie Weir 1. Luke Wright and Donald 8 Threllgged race, girls-Clarice Stewart and Khoda Stewart 1, Eileen Weir and Hazel Bl pffi£i, boys-Olifiord LeComte I, Tom XuLe, eirlß-BUeenWdr 1. Clarice XS, race, boys-Will Weir I, Donald B SstippingUhoaa Stewart 600, Hazel | KbX b t Ol rac 8 e! 2 b0, 9 -Ron Donovan 1. Luke W Boy h s 2 race, 12 and over, open-Laurie open-Eileen Weir 11 12. open-Clement Stew, Churchill 'SIT Station race. open.-Norton Curry 1, Albert Wakelin 2 Giris' Consolation race, open—Ada L< ■ Wa fe M open-Mrs Braddock 1, T 4 od & dUr? nS-Kethleen Buckland 1, N Eied U °K 2^ oe , open-P.Giddens 1, VngTeLldiea, hair up. open-B. Wright 1 E BiSe Ladies, hair down, open-D Dono"iitito?™ open-Norman Wright open-Jack Dilll, DcsTi B und h er r 8 e2 open -Nancy Bucklandl, Kt £Sd B SSaV Bay-Mrs Le Comte ~ Mra D. Hunt 2

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FRENCH FARM SCHOOL TREAT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 16 April 1915

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FRENCH FARM SCHOOL TREAT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 16 April 1915

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