The children 11+ went to Burton Senior School today.
Mr Illidge late headmaster of this school passed away today in his 82nd year.
Saw Mr Moore, the agent of Hornby Castle Estate, with regard to a Nature Study Plot in place of the school garden. He was willing to allow a plot at 5 shillings per annum.
Took the children on why we have 'Armistice Day'.
Received letter from the District Clerk informing me that the Director of Education had granted permission for a boy, who is mentally deficient at the Guardians' Institution, to attend this school till the midsummer term, when he can be transferred to the Burton Senior School. The boy referred to is over 12 years of age.
Kenneth Titterington fell in the school yard and cut his knee and eye.
The school reopened after Whit holiday. The wall in the boys' yard fell during the night.
Muriel Kitchen fell and cut her eye in the girls' yard this morning. Kathleen Barnes fell and hurt her arm. Joy Broomfield was knocked down and had her head cut. I sent her home on the bus.
Eric Stubbs fell in the yard and cut his head badly. I sent him home.
Copy of Report of HMI M.C.Morris Esq. "Since August 1931, when the children over 11 years of age were transferred to Burton in Lonsdale Endowed School, this had been a school for juniors and infants ..... "
Sidney Curwen fell in the yard and cut his lip badly.
F. Eddleston fell in the yard and badly bruised his eye and leg.
Owing to the severe epidemic of influenza and only 27 children being present, some of whom are showing symptoms of the disease, the medical officer, Dr Acheson, decided to close the school for one week.
Geoffrey Kay got his fingers crushed in the infants' porch door, when it was being shut.
Several children away from Claughton because the bus conductor refused to let them travel for a penny. I reported the matter to Mr Hartley, the school attendance officer who promised to visit the parents.
Joy Broomfield fell in the yard and badly cut her right knee.
Wrote the District Clerk re: the provision of milk for school children. As only three children were desirous of being supplied I decided to take no action in the matter and informed him of such decision.
Holiday in honour of the Duke of Kent's marriage with the Princess Marina of Greece.
The Clerk also informed me that the joiner's bench was required for Cockerham School and that he would send instructions at some future date for its removal.
Received notice from the District Clerk that owing to Alan Halhead being unable to stand the bus ride to Burton Senior School he could be readmitted here.
School closed for two days to Commemorate the King's Silver Jubilee. The Vicar presented each child with a medal.
Took 10 children to Edinburgh. Holiday all day.
Mr Ingle the carrier called and took away the woodwork bench and supply of tools. I understand that they are going to Cockerham as this is no longer a school for older children.
Elsie Parker got severely burned yesterday. Her dress caught fire when standing in front of the fire at home. She was conveyed to the Lancaster Infirmary. Her condition is very critical.
Dennis Emery fell against the radiator in school and cut his head rather badly.
Holiday for Duke of Gloucester's wedding.
The school is exceptionally cold the temperature being 44 degrees. The children were marched and drilled to keep warm. Donald Bell was sick through being cold.
Dennis Emery fell in the boys' yard and hurt his head on the ice.
School closed for the late King's Funeral.
Lancaster Corporation sent a man to repair drain which had been damaged by their workmen when laying the electric cable.
Alan Halhead left having won a Junior Technical Exhibition to Storey Institute, Lancaster.
Mrs W Richardson presented a stuffed otter in case to the school.
Nancy Norris fell in the girls' yard and cut her elbow very badly.
Received 50 books from the Lancaster Co-operative Society for the school library.
A gentleman gave the children a lecture on the League of Nations. The Vicar also added a few remarks.
The vicar presented the children with souvenir spoons in commemoration of the crowning of King George VI.
Lady organiser from the County Offices called during the morning to make arrangements about the children's dinner hour and the provision of small tablecloths etc.
Miss Law gave a lecture to the children on the value of milk.
John Kenyon was knocked down by a car and had his leg broken when leaving school today.
Owing to the workmen coming to tar spray the yard the school was closed in the afternoon.
Received notice from Lancaster that Margaret & William Bainbridge were being supplied with free milk - the supply is to commence on November 1st 1937.
Commenced supplying the children with milk.
Miss Bank away ill. Mrs E Fox, uncertificated teacher, commenced duties temporarily in her place at a salary of £135 per annum.
Eric Richardson fell in the yard and cut his knee badly.
Miss Burrows a former teacher called during the afternoon.
Sergeant Cubbon lectured the children on "Danger on the road".
Sergeant Stackhouse spoke to the children on road safety.
PC 287 lectured the children on Road Safety. The danger of riding a pedal cycle.
Bernard Holliman fell in the yard and bruised his head and knees.
Ronald Procter fell in the school yard and hurt his leg.
Only 16 children present.
Received word from the "Daily Herald" that Ronald Nicholas had won a special book prize for writing.
Jean Johnson fell in the yard and hurt her left hand.
School closed all day owing to being a receiving centre for children from evacuated areas.
School closed for one week by Government Orders.
School reopened. 39 children from St Ambrose School, Salford and 9 senior children from Burton in Lonsdale admitted.
Miss Rome called during the afternoon session to enquire about the evacuee children.
Joan Mashiter fell in the yard and damaged her knee.
PC Harris lectured the children on the Black Out.
Received 14 dual desks, 4 folding tables and 8 chairs from Salford.
School reopened. Elsie Norris fell in yard and hurt her head.
Owing to a very heavy fall of snow very few children came to school. The snow which had drifted to a depth of over 3 feet had to be cleared before the children could get into school. Out of 87 children on the roll only 21 were present.
Miss Parker, one of the Salford teachers, left this school to take up duties at Caton. We are left with 13 senior and 11 infant scholars from Salford.
Received notice from Midland Railway Co., Hornby that a short ladder had arrived. As it was badly damaged I refused to accept it.
School reopened by order of Government proclamation given out by wireless.
Forwarded to the Overseas League Tobacco Fund for cigarettes for the soldiers the sum of £1.13.0.
Forwarded by the vicar a rough plan of the school and the steps taken for Air raid precautions.
Received 2 postcards from HM Navy thanking children for cigarettes they provided.
Owing to a bomb being dropped near Manor House several children from Claughton were late to school in the morning session.
A Red Air Raid Warning. Took children into the porch until the All Clear was sounded.
Evacuation of school children. Five more admitted from St Ambrose and 22 from Trafford Road School, Salford. Miss G S Hardacre accompanied the children. Miss Wolstencroft, the headmistress came with the children on Saturday Jan. 4th. She came to school on Monday and Tuesday to see after their welfare.
Mr Dowse and Mr Whittaker called to see how arrangements can be made for accommodating the new influx of evacuees.
Received the following stock from Salford. One cupboard, one blackboard, one easel, eight small chairs - one chair was broken, two tables, infants, eight small dual desks -one desk broken. The desks are very old,only two being up-to-date.
Received notice from the Director suggesting that owing to the congestion in the infants department staffing arrangements should be rearranged and that the upper division should be under the headmaster.
I wrote back informing (Miss Wolstencroft) that it was the wish of the foster parents that the Salford children should be treated as the local children and have the Easter Holidays.
The windows have been covered with protective covering against air raids and the floors have been washed.
School reopened after holiday. Refused admission to 12 children from Hornby Hostel until I received instructions from County Council.
Admitted 12 difficult children from the Hornby Hostel.
Wrote Director of Salford for particulars re: 'Government Evacuation Scheme for School Children'.
Patrick Doran and Christopher Lawler - 2 boys evacuated from Salford to the Hornby Hostel failed to return to school in the afternoon session. Evidently they have run away from the hostel. Lawler only entered this school on Monday.
Sent several gas masks to Mr Lamb for repairs.
School boiler had serious leak not discovered until 4 pm. Sent for local blacksmith who said the boiler would have to be taken out to repair.
Assembled children in school and then dismissed them for the rest of the week because blacksmith said it would take four or five days to repair at least.
Took children at 2.30 to see a Ministry of Information Film in the Institute.
Mr Whittaker, District Clerk called in afternoon re: transport of "Difficult Children" to Hostel School. He informed me the school would start on Tuesday 3rd February.
School closed for Easter holidays. Miss Ward, the Caretaker, ceased duties on March 31st. The office has not been filled.
Distributed to the evacuee children various gifts presented by school children of the United States of America.
Half-holiday in the afternoon to take the evacuee children to Morecambe.
Forwarded to Mrs Southworth, Garstang, 1.3/4 cwts Horse Chestnuts and Rosehips. Sent by rail.
The children had their Xmas party in the afternoon. This year owing to rationing they provided their own food.
In the drawing competition for 'Wings for Victory Week' in Lunesdale David Richardson was first and Alice Hopton second in their respective classes. David Richardson received 15shillings. Alice Hopton received 10shillings.
Forwarded £1.8s.9d to Overseas Tobacco Fund, London.
Owing to an air lock we had to put out the fire in the stove.
School re-opened. Admitted 25 children from Hornby Hostel.
Mr James, County Organiser, called in the afternoon, to discuss the position with regard to the difficult children. Not more than 25 to be admitted. No teacher - no children.
In the 'Salute the Soldier' drawing and slogan competition Audrey Crayston won the first prize 15shillings certificate in class C of drawing and in class A of slogan Malcolm Cowell was 1st - 15 shillings, Alan Davies 2nd - 10 shillings, Audrey Crayston 3rd - 5 shillings.
Forwarded to Overseas League Tobacco Fund the sum of £1.9s.
Caught some of the Hostel children pouring their milk down the girls lavatory basin. Found that 10 bottles had been wasted. I reported the matter to the Matron who informed me that the children were too well fed and did not require the milk.
Sent stirrup pumps to Mr Whittaker for repairs.
Mr Dowse, County Organiser, called to say arrangements had been made for all the Hostel children now in school aged 10 and upwards to be transferred to the school at the Hostel. The infant children there to attend this school.
Forwarded 45 pounds of rosehips to Lischer and Webb Ltd, Liverpool. Inspector Price of Morecambe Constabulary lectured the children on the dangers of handling incendiary bombs etc.
Forwarded another 7lbs of Rosehips. This brings the total amount to date to 52lbs.
Several children who come from a distance supplied with wellingtons and shoes.
Irene Larkin, a child from the hostel, fell near the school gate and hurt her knee badly. Sent for Matron who took her home.
Muriel Renshaw, Mary Kelly, Alan Davis and Vera Johnson, Salford evacuees, returned to Salford today.
Bernard O'Hara, a refugee, returned to Manchester today.
I, F E Longbottom, terminated my duties as Head Master of this school after 34 1/4 years service.
School reopened. Miss Banks in charge as no temporary teacher available.
Commenced duties as headmaster [signed] F S Parkinson.
Old scholars of the school made a presentation to Mr F E Longbottom and Miss M Banks on their retirement. The vicar made the presentation at a social evening held in the Institute.
A presentation was made by Ann Dixon, the smallest girl in the school, of an envelope containing £4 4s subscribed by the headmaster and scholars to mark the retirement of Miss M Banks who terminated her duties today after 38 1/2 years service in the school.
School reopened at 9 am. Salford furniture collected.
During the period between commencement of the afternoon sessions and playtime, three lengths of guttering fell off the outbuildings.
VE Day. The school was closed for 2 days.
Marie Hopton having been legally adopted by Mrs Herring has had her surname changed to Herring.
Sum of £5.5s.6d has been raised for the School's Red Cross Fund by some of the senior children. Their effort consisted of 3 plays, produced and presented in a large hut at Bridge End Farm - entirely their own effort.
Received word that senior scholars were not going to Burton in Lonsdale Modern School on September 4th but would be returning to this school.
The caretakers (Mr & Mrs Skeats) have given in their notice and the school is now without a caretaker.
Handed 12lbs of rosehips to Miss Atkinson who called to collect them.
Another 80lbs of rosehips handed to Miss Atkinson.
During the dinner hour Frank Bainbridge fell off his cycle and bruised his head. He apparently fainted and was attended to by Mrs Fisher, Bridge End.
Thanksgivings Savings Week commenced. Annie Skeats was elected Savings Queen, Mary Ashton, page, Ann Taylor, Ann Dixon, Jean Little and Evelyn Norris were Attendants. A fancy dress parade and sports were held for the children at Hornby Hall. Afterwards tea was provided in the institute.
24.3/4lbs of rosehips handed to Miss Atkinson making a total of 164.3/4lbs for which 41shillings has been received from Miss Parker the area organiser and put into school funds.
Mr F E Longbottom late headmaster of this school passed away today, aged 68 years.
The headmaster and older scholars attended the funeral of Mr F E Longbottom.
The children from the hostel are all absent this afternoon as they have all gone to the Pantomime in Morecambe.
Rev. W G Swainson retired today, from the post of Vicar, Chairman and correspondent of the managers.
During the morning session Mr A MacDonald, LMS representative, spoke to the upper classes on railways.
Visit of Mr John Simpson, headmaster of this school from 12th February 1883 until 31st July 1883.
A lecture on Safety First, with lantern slides, was given in the Institute this morning by and officer of the Lancashire Constabulary. All the school attended.
Visit of Miss Graham (school meals organiser) and Mr Barrett (County Architect's Department) re: provision of school meals.
Mrs Richardson, the caretaker, reported that she fell down the boiler-house steps and twisted her ankle.
Boiler sprung a leak during the weekend and the pipes were emptied by Mr Titterington who will attempt to repair the leak today. Temperature at 10 am 33 degrees F.
Boiler not yet fixed. School closed until further notice.
Provision of Meals. Dinners commenced at Hornby Institute - 20 children.
Robert Fish caught Michael Dillan in the left eye with a garden fork - which he had taken against strict orders. Sent Michael home to the Hostel.
A party was held at the Institute to celebrate the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
School closed for the afternoon on the occasion of the Royal Silver Wedding.
Visit of PC Stead (Lancashire Constabulary), who gave a puppet show on Safety First.
School closed this afternoon for one day's holiday in commemoration of the birth of a son to HRH Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Mrs E G Richardson the caretaker and welfare assistant absent on a journey to Italy to see her son's grave.
Electricians arrived to install electric light in the school.
Stanley Bowden and Michael Hall collided in the playground during the afternoon break. The former lost a tooth.
Only 23 children present all week. Tonsilitis at the Hostel. Mumps in the village.
School closed for the day. Children visited Lancaster by coach to see the King and Queen and Princess Margaret.
Ascension Day. Timetable rearranged to hear Ascension Day and Festival of Britain Services.
School re-opened. Eight children admitted from Aughton School.
Headmaster absent at Royal Lancaster Infirmary for X-ray examination.
Wireless set received - no loudspeaker.
Copy of HMI Report. Since reorganisation in 1931 this has been a school for juniors and infants taught by the Head Master and an experienced Assistant Mistress. The building was created in 1872 and accommodation consists of two classrooms and two very small cloakrooms. Playground surfaces are not in a satisfactory condition. 17 of the 57 children on roll are from a Lancs. County Council Children's Home in the village. This is mainly a temporary home for the children who are deprived of a normal home life, until suitable private accommodation is found them. During the past year 38 of them have been admitted to the school.
The whole school visited the Odeon Theatre, Lancaster to see the film of the Queen's Crowning. 'A Queen is Crowned'. The school was closed for the whole day.
School closed for two days as an occasional holiday to enable farmers' children to go with their parents to the Royal [North of]? England Show at Blackpool.
Jeffrey Farrand and Patrica Robinson collided in the playground. The latter fell on her paralysed right arm and complained of pain in her upper arm. Sent her home at playtime (pm).
The last of the children from Hornby Children's Home left the school today. The home will now close.
On the way to school dinner at the Institute, Barbara Lambert stumbled over a bicycle standing outside the Post Office, and knocked back the little finger on her left hand. Her mother took her to the Doctor who bandaged it tightly.
Heavy snow fall. No children from Aughton as the coach could not make the journey.
Alan Robinson sustained a cut in the right cheek through walking under a swing in the playing field at 12.45pm. He had been repeatedly warned not to go near the swings when in motion. He was sent home for attention. Mrs S Newhouse, welfare assistant, was in charge of the children.
It was reported to me by the Welfare Assistant that John Robinson fell off the see-saw during the dinner hour and complained of hurting his left shoulder.
Floods at Gressingham Bridge, Claughton and Mearsbeck have prevented children from Aughton and Claughton coming to school. Coughs and colds are keeping a number of Hornby children away. There are 10 children present (5 upper, 5 infants).
Examination for selection for secondary schools. 15 children sat. Caretaker has difficulty in raising the temperature of the school owing to severe weather.
School re-opened. Attended church 9.30 am. Visit of photographer.
Nurse Owen visited the school for a list of those 8 years of age and under with a view to the circularising parents about vaccination against poliomyelitis.
Visit of photographer.
Continuous dripping in the large classroom due to faulty lead flashing in the gully at the north-east corner. Reported to the vicar. At a Manager's meeting on 11th June, a new development plan for the school was submitted to the managers, approved and forwarded to the Authority.
In the afternoon the upper classes visited the brickwork's at Claughton.
Five children were sick after dinner but there appeared to be nothing wrong with the meal.
Part of the timetable suspended in order to take Cotswold Tests.