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KING EDWARD TECHNICAL COLLEGE

EXHIBITION OF STUDENTS’ WORK. At the conclusion of yesterday's opening ceremony in connection with King Edward Technical College the chairman (Mr T. Scott) extended a hearty invitation to those present to partake of afternoon tea, which was being provided by Mr T. W. Kempthorne, a member of the College Board of Governors. A largo number availed themselves of the invitation, and full justice was done to the excellent fare provided. The visitors were then shows round various rooms in the commodious building, where some interesting displays of students’ work were brought under notice. The exhibition of millinery was in charge of the instructress, Miss Forrester, and here one sees the building up of ladies’ hats from the wire frame. The whole of the exhibits were ma.de by first-year girls whose ages range from 14 to 15 years. The needlework display, ; n the ' same room, was a creditable one, some samples of fancy work being much admired and favorably commented upon by ladies present.

Dressmaking and needlework are now compulsory parts ol the curriculum i’er girls, and the exhibition of dresses was particularly attractive. When a girl expresses a wish to make a dress, the style of which meets with the approval of the instructress iMiss Camc-ron), she is allowed to do iho cutting out, and. in fact, the whole of the work. In most instances the dresses are made to fit the students themsolvec The exhibits of cookery were specially inviting, and the instructress (Miss Little), assisted by Miss Melville, had a busy time explaining to parents the course which students are required to nursue. The tables wore most tastefully arranged, this being the work of the students themselves. In the carpentry exhibits one saw some splendid examples of woodwork. The cabinetmaking section contained sideboards, hall stands, bedsteads, bookcases, several duchcsso chests, ail beautifully finished. It was pointed out by the in' 'triirt.il that some of the students were City business and professional men, who had taken on the work as a hobby. The eojchbuilding room contains a splendidly finished gig, which v;a, built entirely by one of the senior pupils who purposes going on the laud. The. fimsbmg. even to the upholstering, is very car--, ably done, and reflects groat credit ,'.n teacher and taught. The only part cf the work done by an •' outsider ” was the " lining.” which was entrusted to an expert coach painter. Other examples of the coachbuilder’s art arc also noticeable and include s. butcher's deliverv cart in

process of construction.

In the ironwork department the fence-, Jnr the front of the college buildings are being made by the boys. Iron gates, G hooks, Jinks, horseshoes, and other articles and appliances so useful on a farm are to be seen.

The engineering department contains, amongst other articles, a model triple expansion marine engine, which has been made entirely by a third-year student. Hero one sees hammers, calipers, etc.. the_ products of first-year students. The plumbing section is by no means the most uninteresting part" of a most creditable exhibition, the exhibits consisting principally of Icadwork. samples of bending and “wiping” of joints being prominent. This exhibition of students’ work will i emain open during the remainder of the week, and will doubtless he well patronised. •SALK OF WORK AND ENTERTAINMENT. Yesterday afternoon the Albany Street School band rendered several pleasing selections, as also did the Arthur Street School choir. During the evening the Kalkorai School band performed efii ciently. and the Caver-ham School choir gave pleasing renderings of several items. Miss Agatha M'Lean and Marter Griffith also gave items. Those in charge of the sale of work report good business. This afternoon the members of the, George Street School band were present, and played at interval:-. College pupils also contributed to the programme, and Master M'Kenzie danced a Highland fling This evening an attractive programme is arranged for, the performers including the Orphans’ Club, the Albany Street School choir, and the Forbury School band.

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KING EDWARD TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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KING EDWARD TECHNICAL COLLEGE Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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