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PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AT NORTH TAWTON - JUNE 1916

 

From the Western Times:

13 June 1916

"The School Lands Trust at North Tawton provides a scholarship valued at £10 for boys, and a sufficient sum to provided good monetary prizes for needlework. This year, the latter were distributed by Miss A. J. Phillips, daughter of the Chairman of the local managers. There were also present Mr. H. Phillips, JP, Rev. T. E. Damerell, Mrs. C. Letheren and Mr. W. D. Gibbings, clerk to the Trustees. In making the distribution, Miss Phillips, who was one of the examiners, spoke in high terms of the general standard of the work as evinced by the high marks attained.

The prize winners were:

STANDARD VII

1. Winnie Lee

2. Connie Bennett

3. Amy Wood

STANDARD VI

1. Ada Coombe

2. Edith Ford

3. Daisy Amery

STANDARD V

1. Ella Davey

2. Edith Cork

3. Chrissie Harris

STANDARD IV

1. Elizabeth Arscott

2. Kathleen Parsons

3. Olive Pinn

STANDARD III

1. Frances Saunders

2. Marjorie Sanders

3. Grace Harris

STANDARD II

1. Kate Ford

2. Jessie Arscott

3. Lily  Lias

STANDARD I

1. Amy Moore

2. Nellie Saunders

3. Freda Muller

On the motion of the Rev. T. E. Damerell, seconded by Mr. W. D. Gibbings, a cordial vote of thanks was given to Miss Phillips for making the distribution, and the ladies who acted as judges.

Mr. Phillips distributed the attendance certificates from the Country Education Authority as follows:

Eliza Arscott; Amy Yeo; Frances Saunders; Marjorie Sanders; Hilda Sealey; Lucy Anstey; Lily Lias; Jessie Densham; Florry Edworthy; Amy Flood; 

Harry Whittet; Arthur Adams; Stewart Wright; William Flood; Alfred Fry; Arthur Harris; Alfred Vern; Fred Muller; 

Ethel Harris; Minnie Underhill; Helene Decraecke; Jane Arscott; Lily Harris;

James Densham; Fred Sanders; Willie Stoneman; Lily Vern; Sidney Fry; Amy Coles;

Mr. J. C. Pierce, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr. Phillips, offered on behalf of the scholars and teachers, hearty congratulations on his being appointed Chairman of the Managers in place of the late Rev. R. Hole. Their new Chairman, he said, had been connected with the management of the schools for nearly 40 years."

In 1916 children in elementary education could leave school at the age of 12. The compulsory school-leaving age in the United Kingdom became 14 in 1918.

In an age when ready-made clothing and household linen was hard to find and expensive to buy, it was considered that needlwork was the most important subject a girl could be taught.

 

 
 
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