Harrow County School for Boys

School Gossip - January 1925

Boys who intend competing for a Junior County Scholarship must give their names to the Headmaster before January 7th.

Congratulations to the following boys who matriculated at the General Certificate examination held ast December: P. Harrison (Distinction in Mathematics and English); B. Hickmott; J. Brown (Distinction in Mathematics); R. Jennings; and also to R. Pannell (Distinction in Physics) and H. Blackmore who obtained the General School certificate.

We welcome to the School Mr. Amos, who has come as Physical training and Games Master. We hope that many pleasant times, abundant with successes, will lie before him.

Arrangements and speakers for Speech Day on Wednesday March 4th are now complete.  The speaker in the afternoon will be Dr. Barker, Principal of King's College, London, who is one of our leading educationalists and has written valuable works on History.  The speaker in the evening will be Lieut.-Col the Hon. F. S. Jackson, C.M.G., D.S.O., who appeals most to our imagination through his prowess at cricket.  He was Captain of the Harrow Cricket XI, and of Cambridge University XI, 1892, and has repeatedly played for Gentlemen v Players and All England Teams.

Boys in Forms IV, V and VI are invited to join the School "Commerce Circle," the first meeting of which took place on Friday, January 23rd, at 6. p.m., when Mr. Eric Short delivered an interesting address on "Insurance as a Profession."  The aim of this Circle is to secure the dissemination of as much useful information as possible about the practical side of business life, and any offers of help in this direction on the part of Parents and Old Boys will be welcomed by Mr. Guy at the School. 

S. Greenfield, who left last year, sailed on the "Port Nicolson" on 16th November, 1924, for Melbourne, Australia.  Write to him.  His address is c/o Sargood Bros. Melbourne, Victoria.

We hear that C. W. Tyrell and R. J. Baxter, who went out to Australia last year, are doing very well indeed and wish to be remembered to all.  Address: c/o/ Kulara Post Office, via Caiarns, N. Queensland.

This month we say goodbye to C. T. Clark, who sails for Australia to take up farming.  His scouting activity will be greatly nissed by Prston Troop,and we wish him "Good Luck."

Source:  Gaytonian, January 1925

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