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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL.

LIFE SAVING CLASSES,

I During the .summer swimming and life saving classes for the instruction of the scholars have been taken regularly. The long spell of hot, dry weather has .of course, made bathing the favourite pastime, and the school children have; taken every advantage of their opportunities in this respect The progress made by many of the learners is most gratifying-, and there is good reason to hope that before the baths arc closed for the season, almost every boy and girl whose names are down on the class roll, will be passed as a swimmer.

Two weeks ago six of the boys qualified for the quarter mile swim ; while yesterday and today the same six attempted the half mile. They were all successful. Indeed, without exception they finished up their long swim at the deep end of the bath, paddled easily back to the landing stage, and were not a whit the worse for their exer-

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tions. They will all receive the coveted half-mile swimming certificate from the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Association.

The names of the boys with their standard and ages are:— Cliff, Brown, standard 6, 15 years; Law'rie Curry, standard 6, 14 years; Alan Piper, standard 5, 11 years; Ernest Blake, Standard 4, 12 years; Archie Cantrell, standard 4, lH years; Gilbert Brown, standard 4, 13./ years.

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES.

It may be noted here that the following will receive First Class Attendance Certificates for 1915. This means that they did not miss one half day from school:— Evelyn Perm, Irene Perm, Tom Turner, Oswald Hayward, Ivy Flay ward and Hurbert Turner.

The following were absent not more than five half-days and will receive a Second Class Certificate :—Miles Tftrner, Geo. Turner, Henry and Douglas M. Lenaghan, Ernest Blake, Neville Bell, Yewen Whelch, Frank Williamson, Doris Hayward.

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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3527, 3 March 1916

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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3527, 3 March 1916

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