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W.E.A.

SUMMER SCHOOL AT PUKEKOHE.

A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMME

The Technical High School will be the scene of the first educational summer school of the Workers’ Educational Association of Auckland. Between 30 and 40 adults will he camped at the school, ami an attractive programme has been arranged. The party will arrive before lunch on Monday, December 27, and on Tuesday morning the regular lecture programme will commence. The camp arrangements divide naturally into the mornings, the afternoons, and the evenings. In the mornings two lectures will he held, tfie afternoons will be devoted to games and excursions and in the evenings there will he popular lectures, reading of plays, community singing, and music.

The lecture programme for the mornings, subject to slight alteration, is as follows :

(a) Elizabethan Renaissance in England, at 8.45 a.m. Tuesday: “Political History; Absolutism and Diplomacy,” Mr D. Algie. Wednesday; “Economic Trends; Growth of Commerce and State Regulation,” Mr Doric Algie, INI.A. Thursday: “Social Life in Days of Elizabeth,” Mr L. A. Mander, M.A. Friday: “The Spirit of Humanism,” Mr N. M. Richmond, R.A. Saturday: “Literature of the period,” Rev. W. Jellie, B.A. Sunday: “Religious Movements of the Time.” Rev. W. Jellie, B.A. Monday: “Shakespeare,” Rev. W. Jellie, B.A. (b) The second series begins at 11 o’clock each morning. Tuesday: “Child Welfare,” Dr. Hilda Northoroft. Wednesday: “East and West: Some Problems of Contact,” Mr L. A. Mander, M.A. Thursday: “The League, of Nations,” Rev. W. G. Monckton, M.A. Friday: “Henry Ford,” Mr L. M. Ross, M.A.. LL.B. Lectures on Saturday,. Sunday, and Monday arc to be arranged. It is also hoped that Mr 11. E. R. L. Wily, of Mauku, will be able to give an address on the early history of the Franklin district.

The Rev. J. G. Pussell, of Waiuku, has kindly consented to give an ad-

dress on the Thursday evening on “Types of the World’s Simple Humour,” including a short criticism of the Maori’s keen and valuable sense of humour. The excursions so far arranged are to Pukekohc Hill and Doctor’s Bush, and motor trips to Mauku Falls and church, and the Tuakau landing on the Waikato River. The tennis enthusiasts among the campers are anticipating an enjoyable week on the fine grass tennis courts of the school, while the swimming baths and the oval will provide additional diversions.

Residents will be cordially welcomed to th« lectures, and to a concert on the Tuesday evening at which his Worship the Mayor (Mr J. Routly) will preside, and to a winding up concert on the Saturday evening at which Mr Frank Perkins, chairman of l he Board of Managers of the High. School, has been invited to take the chair. The association is deeply indebted to several of the local residents who

have given great assistance in the organising of this school. Its thanks are due to the Board of Managers of the Technical High School, and Mr Frank Perkins, Mr W. F. .T. Munro. and Mr S. P. Day. secretary of Ihe Chamber of Commerce, as well as to others who have willingly given information and advice concerning ihe school. 11, is hoped that the Summer School will be an annual fixture, and that this school will he the means of introducing the W.E.A. more intimately to the residents of Pukekohc.

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Bibliographic details

Franklin Times, Volume XVI, Issue 150, 22 December 1926, Page 7

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W.E.A. Franklin Times, Volume XVI, Issue 150, 22 December 1926