|Headmaster's Notes||The Gambia|
|Editorial||Field Trip to Arran|
|Guest Evening||The Union Flag|
|Junior Prizegiving||The Memorial Pavilion|
|House Reports||The Bookshop|
|The School Council||The Driver - a Humorous Study|
|The Royal Tournament||Bits and Pieces|
|Outward Bound in North Wales||Credits|
At last, there is movement within the building as two new Computer Laboratories take shape. One practical consequence should be a maIked improvement in the facilities for Private Study on Tbp Corridor. Also, we should be able to provide a
more effective environment for Maths.
Much of this will delight those who place
thei r fai th in modern technology, but the blandishments of Government initiatives towards the Sciences must not distract us from the less evident virtues
of the Arts. A well-educated man must wonder at the marvels of this world and hold fast to the certainty of the next.
These are difficult times and this edition of
"PHAIDS" has been produced by a Hmi ted group of eager students who have met at Break on a weekly basi s. The many hou rs of woIk usually devo ted to
the preparation of this publication, the continual efforts to chase contributions and to gather the material that will reflect a true image of life in the School, have been curtailed. However, we feel that a slightly reduced publication is far superior to no edi tion at all.
We hope our efforts will be appreciated. We
also hope that by next year things will be back to normal after a fair and just resolution of the current dispute.
A. J. French
Army Sec tion
This year the Army Section is greater than it has been for many years due to a large recrui t intake. 1 t has suffered, though, wi th a leadership probl. ever since 2nd Lt. Bamford left the School in 1983. but we hope that this can be
resolved when W.O. Chatfield (the School Caretaker) is commissioned.
The highlight of the year was the Annual Camp in West Germany at 32 Armoured Engineer Regiment. Hiinsterlager. On this IIOst lively camp some of us had the experience of driving an Armoured Personnel Carrier and an amphibious six-wheeled Stalwart vehicle at Nienburg. We also had a superb full-scale exercise which included the use of Self-Loading Rifle and the General Purpose Hachine Gun.
Other activities were assault courses. range practice and visits to the site of Belsen Concentration Camp and the East German border.
In the summer we had a change of senior NCOs. S.Sgt Horris, Sgt Hoore and
Cpl Hoore left to join the Royal Marines, Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers respectively. we now have Sits Watson, Scullion, Dixon and Needham in charge
of an enthusiastic platoon. We are always looking for new recruits, so if you
are interested, and are in the third year or above, speak to any Army Section Senior NCO.
Sit Roger Watson
Combined C a de t Force
The principal si. of the Section is to give each of its ..bers the chance to
fly. Indeed, the senior cadets are encouraged to further their flyina experi_c. through glidina courses and so on. In this respect, the past year has proved to
be an exceptionalauccess. FIt. Sit. Paul O'Flaherty and W.O. Woods both won
coveted Flyina Scholarships, which entitled them to thirty hours civil f1yina. approxi.ately ten of which would be solo. At the end of the course there ia the option of continuing lessons privately, and W.O. Woods was fortunate enough to be
able to do this and thereby gain his Private Pilot's Licence. Flying success also C88e to Cpl. Jes. Hermer, who, during the summer holidays, went on a glidina course and achieved a first solo, thus gaining his Gliding Wings.
Apart from flying, the Section has been busy recruiting, organising field days, numerous night exercises and various vi_its, including a weekend orienteering exercise in France. There was also a summer camp at RAF Upavon. We have. therefore, had a very busy, but thoroughly enjoyable year. Our thanks must go to the Contingent Commander Sqn. Ldr. Philpott and to out" own officer commanding, Major Hoeren, for their continued support and enthusiasm.
This summer was a very busy time for the Navy Section. At the Regatta in
July OS Waite improved morale by coming third in the Windsurfing Competition, although the Section came last overall against four other Kent Grammar schools. At the end of July Lis Dunkley and Lis Thomson visited HMS Raleigh and covered subjects like fire fighting, drill, rope work and navigation. At the beginning of August some Cadets went to Scotland's Firth of Forth to sail with Cox'n Sheehan. Unfortunately they broke the rudder and had to be towed back to the dock by a fleet tender. Finally, in late August six Cadets went to Portsmouth Navy Days 'SS. This proved a very eventful experience for them. Firstly, the Cadets stayed at Navy Days HQ until HMS Challenger took AB Johnson and OS Seddon. The other four, Lis Thomson, OS Clarke, OS 'lOdhunter and OS HcEachen had dinner in HMS Invincible's Wardroom and were then taken to HMS Jupi ter, where they stayed for six days before leaving Portsmouth.
Special thanks must be given to Lieutenant Thomas, without whose dedication to the Section DD activities would be organised in which we could participate.
LIS Guy ThoIason
Guest Evening was held on Friday November 22nd in the School Hall and for
those present it proved a very enjoyable occasion. Despite the lack of teaching staff present, as a result of the teachers' dispute, there was no lack of
finesse to the evening. Mr Boynton and the Music Department provided an attentive audience with an outstanding display of the School's musical capabilities through the Choir, Chamber Orchestra and the Concert Wind and Brass Ensemble. Mr Colman reminisced over the activities of the previous year before telling of new ventures in which the School would be participating. These include closer links with local industries and also better opportunities for foreign language students to master the tongue overseas.
On the heels of Mr Colman followed the Rev. M. Go Hinton, fomer Headmaster
of the School, who addressed the gathering under the heading"four Ls": learning, laughing, living and loving. Through this he conveyed a moving message of how young men should strive for what is best, by learning to live for one another rather than against each other. As if this was not enough, the Head Boy, Leslie Lane, then compelled the audience again into attentiveness as he delivered a short but powerful vote of thanks, in which he summed up the aims of the School and of the boys, as well as thanked all those who had made such a well-organised and enjoyable evening possible.
The Rev. M. G. Hinton, M.A., Ph. D., presented Merit Certificates to the following boys for their performance during the Fourth Year:
Paul Betts Liam Cuttell Stephen Goodson Stephen lnett
Christopher Horgan James Palmer Andrew Pope Lee Swinerd
Frank Taylor Jasper Trevelyan Damian Watts
The Fourth Year Academic Prize was awarded to:
Fifth Form Prizes were awarded to the following:
Alec Coveney Hemorial Prize for Technical Drawing Daniel Beard
Thorn EHI Prize for Technical Drawing Christopher Newall
Lewis Robt. Kennedy H8Iorial Prize for Engineering Richard Ficken
Roy Sutton Hemorial Prize for English Sil1lOn Cullen and
patrick Elworthy Hemorial Prize for French Simon Cullen
Tunnel Mmorial Prize for HistoT}' John Pain
Sidney Clout Music Prize Stephen Wadey
Frederick Ashnan HMOrial Prize for Hathematics Steven Cooke
Latin Matthew Penning ton
Physics Richard Dryden
Biology Malcolm Sewell
Thomas Memorial Prize for Chemistry Nigel Bainbridge
Geography Richard Ficken
Art Trevor Evans
German lan Harris
Spanish Seen Scullion
Sixth FOrm Prizes were awarded to the following:
Pfizer Prizes for Mathematics Steven Moss
Physics S teven Moss and
Biology Hichael Thorn
Chemistry Man Wilson
English Li tera tu re John Heredi th
Geography Jeremy Carter
Senior Music Alexander Nice
French Christopher Button
History Andrew Kenchington
German Christopher Button
Computer Science Kevin Streater
John 'lO8linson Hemorial Prize for Mathematics John Monger
Art Stephen Cass
The Clatworthy Prize for Classics Christopher Button
and Alexander Nice
Eo C. Large Memorial Prize for Engineering Drawing Edward Parsons
Thorn an Prize for Engineering Hartin Sheehan
Other prizes were awarded to the following:
The Bulow Music Prize Peter Cornelius
The Whi tehouse Hemorial Prize for RE David Spence
Martin Broom Hemorial Prize for Special Endeavour Michael Willoughby
Rookwood Prize for Drama Trevor Evans and
The Old Boys' Cadet Prize Kevin Woods
The Old Boys' Outdoor Acti vi ties Prize Paul Jubb
The Robert Hichael Brown Prize for RAF Cadets Kevin Woods
The Magazine Prize Martin Jones
The Bookshop Prize Martin Jones
The Staff Prize Andrew Kenchington
The Amold Stanway Prize for Public Speaking Stephen Latham
The Jubilee Prize for Endeavour Simon McBride
The Headmaster's Prize John Monger
The Town Mayor of Dover's Prize for Good Fellowship Jeremy Mi tchinson
Presentation Trophies were given to Simon Gibbons, who won the Arnold Shield.
The House Challenge Shield was awarded to Priory House (Housemaster-Dr French) and was collected by Simon HcBride, Priory House Captain.
The lan Wallace Bird Cup for Outstanding Service to School Sport was presented for the first time to John Monger.
'lbe Qlest of Honour at Junior Prhegiving on October 9th 1985 was Mr Philip Wilson-llaffenden. 'lbe Headmaster opened the afternoon and then the Choir sang
two Spiri tual Songs, "De Gospel Train" and "KU8baya". 'lbere were reports on the importance of physical activities, read by Nicholas Corbo, EnviroDBental Studies, read by Matthew Jarvis; and impressions of the first year, read by Giles Guest. 'lbe instrumental section of the School provided a selection of music played by
Ian Goddard, Timothy Burden and Christopher Hagbin (recorders), Matthew Balson (flute), Matthew Clackett (saxophone), Scott Farrell (organ) and David Bland (trombone).
'lbe highlight of the afternoon was "'lbe Secret Diary of 3 Priory (aged 14 yrs)" if the applause and laughter it received are anything to go by. 'lbe parents and boys must have found it very funny. I t was read very well by Justin Coe and Ashley Baker. 'lbe Concert Band, led by _uce Mann, played two pieces, "Put your hand in the hand" and "King of the Road". 'lbe prizes were presented by Mr WUsonllaffenden, and the prize winners' names were read out by David Scopes.
Academic Prizes were awarded to the following:
First Form GUes Guest 1 Astor
Second Form Barrie WUson 2 Park
'lbird Form Andrew Bums 3 M
'lbe K. H. Ruffell Prize for Geography Rusaell Bourner 3B
'lbe Environmental Studies Prize John 1bmkinson 1Pk
'lbe French Trip Diarv Prize Andrew Cotton 1Pk
Ben King 1Py
Scott McFamell lFr
'lbe Music Prize Scott Farrell 3J
'lbe Alan Paddock Memorial Prize for
Middle School Fellowship David Scopes 2Py
'lbe Nigel Pointer Prize for Special Endeavour Lee Harper lFr
'lbe following CCF Cadets received awards:
Army Section - 'lbe Pay ton Cup Francis McBride 3D
RAF Section - 'lbe Bridlington Cup Alan Maxted 3J
RN Section - 'lbe Lavlih Cup lan Clarke 2Py
Merit Certificates were presented to the following boys:
1 Astor - David Cruikshank, GUes Guest, Thomas llanison, Matthew Jarvis
and Nathan O'Flaherty.
1 Fri th - 1bdd Dedman, Stuart Edwards, Mark Hughes, Paul King, Michael
Reeder and Paul Smithen.
1 Park - David Cloke, Andrew Holmes, Stephen HeIIstock, John 'lbmItinson,
Paul White and Karl Woodgett.
1 Priory - Mathew Barton, Edward Collins, Paul Crowdy, Lia. McArdle
and Simon Veni.
2 Astor - Mark Crawford, Ian Davies, Chris Faraer, Andrew 'lbornton, Chris
Watts and Andrew Willows.
2 Fri th - Justin Allen, Peter Bourner, Sillon CapUn, Jonathan Marchand
and Cam.rnn Thnmn.nn
_ Pan - Si.on Arnold, Lee Birkett, Peter Finley, Rupert Nelson
and Carry 0° Neill.
2 Priory - Ashley Baker, Justin Coe, Nicholas Corbo, Stephen McCairn
and David Scopes.
3B - Russell Bourner, Christopher JosUn, Simon Findlay-Scullion
and Sean Rowing.
3D - Jonathan Holden, Andrew Marshall, NeU Ottaway
and Laurence Woodward.
3J - Steven Fisher, Paul Grigsby, Alan Maxted and Gavin Syson.
3M - Andrew Burns, Desmond Birchall, Andrew Broad, David Harris
and Stephen 'l\arner.
3P - Shaun Illsley, Colin Jervis and Justin Parker.
Last year saw a slight improvement within the House as we climbed to third overall. This is still disappointing, and can be attributed to our lack of outstanding athletic ability compared with the other houses. However, even this does not excuse the poor turn out at Standards, particularly amongst senior house members, and a higher final position may have been obtained had this not been the case. Some individual efforts during Standards and Sports Day were commendable, though, and with greater all-round effort this year, Astor may, hopefully, move nearer to the top of the table.
Rory Harvey House Captain
The House has, once again, failed to raise the standard of its performance
above that of previous years, and mixed performances from the Lower School combined with a lack of enthusiasm from the Seniors has placed Frith towards the bottom of the points table. One notable success was in the House Swimming Championships, where Frith came joint first. The loss of a number of good second year sixth and fifth form sportsmen last year should be no excuse for a lack of spirit' within the House, and if those with the skill were only willing to participate, Frith would stand an excellent chance of improvement.
Chris Cook House Captain
Once again Priory won the House Championship due, in the main, to the
enthusiasm and motivation shown by all Priory teams, allied with the excellent personal performances seen in most sports. We must not rest on our laurels, however, if we are to withstand the strong challenges of the other Houses.
Our willingness to participate in the sports showed through clearly in the attendance at athletic standards. The Powell Cup, once again, proved to be
our weakest event, one in which we slumped to last position. However, we redeemed ourselves with possibly the most pleasing victory of the year, which came in the swimming, a sport in which we do not normally excell. Many thanks go to last year's House Captain, Simon HcBride, and special thaas to our Housemas ter, Dr French.
John Corless House Captain
Once again, this has been a successful year for Park but, despite sterling
performances from all ranks, we only managed to gain a disappointing second
place in the House Championships. Excellent performances in the upper School, especially in football, athletics and cross-country were mirrored by the lower
School in a spirited fashion, but this energy was lamentably lacking when the
athletics Standards presented themselves. Our good second in the House Debating
Competition was unfortunately offset by our terrible performance in the swimming.
However, despi te several leading ml!llbers of the House leaving fo r uni versi ty, 1
feel confident that the good performances of previous years will be repeated.
Already the 'new blood' in the first year has shown promise,winning the first
year football with several double figure victories.
Andrew HcBride House Captain
This has been a particularly varied and active year for the Music Department.
The Choi r mounted two major choral performances. The fi rst of these, in March,
was a demanding 'double bill' of Haydn's "Nelson Mass" and Faure's "Requiem". Performances were given to a packed Charlton Church, Dover and a well-filled
Royal Marines' Church at Deal. In July we returned to an old favourite to celebrate the Handel Tercentenary: "Messiah". The deft handling of the intricate choruses by the young trebles was particularly notable, as was the singing of
Stephen Yarrow, as recent Old Boy making his debut as an Oratorio soloist. As on previous occasions we were supported in the chorus by Old Boys, Parents and
Friends. Three performances were given: in Dover, St Margaret's and Sandwich.
A real highlight of the year was a four-day visit to Norwich Cathedral in
April. We were made particularly welcome by the Cathedral authorities, and a
-good number of parents and others supported the services. At the end of our
stay, we were touched to receive a fine engraving from the Dean, in recognition
of our hard work. An energetic and stimulating weekend was spent at Coventry Cathedral in July where we had the thrill of leading a large congregation in a lively morning Eucharist, as well as two Evensongs.
At local level, successful choral and instrumental recitals were given in
St Margaret' s Church, All Souls, Cheriton, St George's, Deal and St Mary' s, Dover. Also at St Mary's the Chamber Choir sang a beautiful candlelit Evensong.
The School Concert in February was held in the thick of the winter weather. It was, however, well supported and included some memorable performances. In the warmth of July, an evening of 'popular entertainment' replaced the usual Miscellan_ a highly successful occasion with notable contributions from Messrs Burton, Lodder, Sewell and Slater - and an4nonymous group of four ecclesiasts:
The Concert-Band and Brass Ensembles have continued to enjoy particular popularity with our audiences. One of the most exciting features of the year, however, has been the developing assurance and veraatili ty of our new Jazz Group. They
have enjoyed a large number of bookings and tackled some difficult arrangements.
Parents and friends have continued to be a source of great help and encouragement. Under their auspices, a number of local musicians have appeared at the School: Gawain and Nicolette Douglas, Geoffrey Horton and Christopher Berriman,
the Hythe Tbwn Band, Betteshanger Colliery Band, Bossa Big Band, Folkestone and
Hythe Orchestra and Snowdown Male Voice Choir. These events broaden our musical experience, while at the same time help to raise funds to purchase new musical instruments and to provide assistance with music lessons.
Thanks to .the introduction of our' Try an instrument', a large number of boys
have taken up a musical instrument this year, and future prospects look promising. Finally, special thanks go to Mr Barton and Mr Slater for their valuable assistance and musical contributions; to Mr Bird and Mr Chatfield for their ever willingness to help, particularly by driving us from place to place; and to Mrs Wood
and her staff for clerical support.
The School Council
The Council has met seven times this year and changed leader at Easter.
Hatters that have been discussed have included the running of the School book
shop, discipline in School and on the buses, the School Flag, the founding of
the 3rd and 4th year Youth Club, and the accountability of the PFA. The most
important task undertaken by the Council was to debate and help organise the Lenten Appeal. TWo charities were chosen this year: the controversial third
world aid prograBDe and Cancer Research. Discussion of the 1986 Lenten Appeal
has already begun.
Poor representation hampers the Council's effectiveness. It should be noted that Council meetings are brought to the School's attention by announcements in
Assembly and notices are displayed, and as meetings are held during lunchtimes and not after school there is NO excuse for a form not sending a representative. Anyone wishing to submit material for discussion, or with any query about or suggestions for the Council in general, should see anyone of the following:
J. Pain, S. Cooke, R. Dryden (all of 6R) or P. Kluka (6J)
It is hoped that all pupils will take a greater interest in their School, for this must be so in order that the Council may develop into a positive forum of discussion with the respect it deserves.
John Pain, Chairman of the School Council
The Royal Tournament
It was appropriate that 1985 was the Army's year at the Royal Tburnament as it celebrated the Tercentenary of six Cavalry and six Infantry Regiments. Also, 1985 was the 40th Anniversary of YE Day. The opening saw St George slay the Dragon, the latter being built in Berlin and 'crewed' by five men, all to the accompaniment of the massed fanfare trumpets of the Light Division. The Massed Bands followed with music from "Cats" to "Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant-Major".
The much-loved Royal Horse Artillery proved a favourite with the audience that included over 150 from Dover Grammar School. A display of cavalry and infantry over the past three hundred years fitted in well. Yet, probably the highlight of the first half was the Commando Raid by the Royal Marines.
After the interval the Royal Navy Field Gun Competition proved a record breaker, as was the Motor Cycle Competiton that followed. The Jordon Armed Forces Band, set up in 1920, played traditional Jordanian music before the Finale, which was a "Salute to Heroes", and which included most of the cast, ranging from the Massed Bands, to cadets from the CCF of London schools.
Many thanks go to Dr French for organising the trip, and to Mr Bailey, Mr Hiller, Hr Haines, Hrs Saville and Hr Owen for accompanying us and for a thoroughly good day, enjoyed by all.
Francisco Villatoro L6
in North Wales
Sunday August 4th was spent in transi t from School to the Kent Hountain Centre, Llanberis, soee four miles from Hount Snowdon for the uninitiated. Travelling time was excessive, almost ten hours, since the coach's suspension was severely hulpered by thirty-odd obese females from various Kent youth
clubs. We intrepid mountaineers, including leader Hr Raine, occupied an independent abode, "'11Ie Lodge", which, being entirely self-catering, was a challenge to which we rose beautifully.
Honday started late as we all overslept, but this did not prevent us
conquering Mount Tryfan before lunch. At the summi t, by the edge of a near vertical drop, two upright boulders stand, about four feet tall and a similar distance apart, known as Adam and Eve. Such was doubted the masculine integrity of certain members of the party, they deemed it necessary to clarify their manhood by jumping from one to the other.
'lUesday took us through the old slate workings and into Elidir Fawr, where the Welsh weather unleashed itself upon us. '11Ie wrath of the gods extended into Wednesday morning, so we had another lie in, and spent the afternoon on a short orienteering course.
The highlight of the week was Thursday, when we made our assault on, and were later assaulted by, Yr Wyddfa. Some hours later, our rosey-cheeked presence in the summit cafe looked a little out of place as everyone else had arrived by mountain railway. After our 30p cups of tea, we decided to split up - our leader and enthusiastic friends desiring a re-ascent over Y Lliwedd, whilst the fellow fatigued and myself were shown the direct route back, down a bank and onto the miners' track which turned into a cliff. providing much more fun than the others had, who waited two hours for us to pick our way down the cliff.
Everyone would like to tham everyone else for cooking the meals and generally pulling together
as a team. Yet, moreover, us boys would like to thauk Hr Raine for putting the week togetllier for us. Lee Leatham H6
On a cold and dark February morning a coach collected thirty explorers for
the start of an African adventure. At Gatwick we paused briefly for a forgotten Yellow Fever Certificate, then boarded the great, white bird to the sun. Five
hours into the flight we caught our first view of the great, golden Sahara,
which later gave way to the vegetation on the banks of the River Gambia. On landing we left our cool aircraft and emerged into a wall of heat, our ambient temperature having increased by 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Our first visit was to the
Abuko Nature Reserve. Walking
through the Reserve we all
feared snakes, but they had
clearly heard we were coming
and had stayed in hiding.
Monkeys and crocodiles were
seen in their natural habitats,
but the lions had cheated
they had come from a British
The bus which took us to
St Augustine's High School
was early in Gambian terms, a
mere 45 minutes late. There
we played football and basket
ball against our fellow students,
and later swapped names and
The poverty in The Gambia is
appalling. Everywhere there are
corrugated iron homes, in stark
contrast to the concrete hotels
provided for the booming tourist
industry. The flies and smell of
Banjul market were unpleasant.
A smaller party set out for the Farafenni Anglican Training Centre over the weekend. The Senegalese troops at the ferry forbad photography, as at least one member of the party discovered, which was an unpleasant experience. At the Centre addresses were, once again, in demand - unlike the rice which made up vi rtually every meal. '11Ie villages we visited in this part of inland Gambia were even poorer than those on the coast. Saturday evening brought a camp fire with songs and local entertainment. Dr French and Hr Owen put on their dancing shoes and added to the enjoyment of all. Some of us spent the night in a window-less shack with giant spiders for company. Before leaving we attended a service at the small Christian church and funded the addition of two cows to the Centre's cattle herd. Back at
the hotel, our weekend ended with a barbecue. followed by a disco.
Monday was Independence Day and several of us moved rooms to accommodate a party of state officials. '11Ie day also brought the dramatic end of a river trip when the cruiser, on which half the party was sailing, was grounded on a sand bank. '11Iis resul ted in the canceUa tion of a trip the next day to Alex Hailey's "Roo u"
village. '11I1s was a disappointment, but it was not '11Ie Gambia's first boating
acd den t.
Our final afternoon was spent at Brik...a Muket:, bartering for anything that was carved frail _cl. Our journey home was notable for the a-her of umbers of our party who had bec:o8e ill wi th 'Banjul belly'. We returned
IIi th -_ries of great poverty, a different culture, and Mr Owen'. .eetings everyday at 9 0' dodt, that had becoae part of our everyday life. Our gratitude goes to Mr Owen and Dr French, as well as to Mr Wadey and Mr llelf, IIi thout whoa our venture would DOt have been possible.
James Pal.er 5 Astor
Field Trip To Arran
The Geography/Biology Field Trip began far too early in the morning of
October 19th at Dover Priory. The long journey to the north-west of Scotland was fairly uneventful and we boarded the last ferry to Arran from Ardrossan. Then fro. Brodic:k Harbour we were driven by coach to the tiny settlement of Lochranza and its Field Studies Centre. Lochranza is on a patch of flat land divided by a river that flows into the sea.
The first day for the geographers was spent on a nine mile walk around the north of Arran. During this we took part in our first piece of work: a landscape evaluation exercise. We also learnt about James Hutton, the first nonconformist and saw the historic tracks of Hike-the-millipede (a famous fossil). We also learned s08ething of the local history, seeing several exhausted mines and different types of farming, that had been practised. Back at the Centre dinner would be followed by lessons till half past seven. This was to be the pattern for the rest of the week. Heanwhile, the biologists were undergoing a study of the distribution of species on different beach formations.
Our second day was spent on the shoreline studying such things as Long Shore Drift, Coastal Profiles and making a Lithological Analysis. As we continued our way along the route we became the topic of interest for several inquisitive seals, who took time off their fishing to view our progress. During our fiveday stay we underwent glaciation, soil and river studies. Highlights included
the view of Lochranza from a vantage point several thousand feet high one clear day, and the sight of Corrie Fionn Lochan which was hidden up in the mountains, and of Hamish, the Centre's neurotic dog.
Lochranza has a population of ISO, ten of whom are under the age of 25 according to Stuart our group leader. However, we did enjoy one night out, and we were luc:ky enough to have our own light
house to guide us bac:k through the
dark to the Centre.
As well as learning a great deal.
we also enjoyed our stay very lIuch.
Thanks must go to Dr French, Hr Quinn
and the belisha beacon for almost
keeping us under control - and to
Hr Ellis for having the courage to
get the whole act going.
David Blee H6
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10. Insu1t( 5)
14. Fishy tollgate(8)
15. Large seafish(4)
16. Uncertain. neutral(8)
11. Colour tone(3)
18. Who. why. where, (4)
19. Salty water(S)
21. Plague carrier(3)
21. For example(I,1)
28. The Sun God(2)
30. Part of the Bible reversed(2) 31. Nautical trash(4)
33. Share out(9)
36. Long-eared donkey(3)
37. Not under(2)
38. Inquisitive c:at(7.3)
39. Shield from the sun(S)
1. Landscape artiat turned lawman(9) 2. Eight-sided shape(7)
4. Yes( 2)
5. In need of ghostbusting(1)
6. Asiatic warrior of Attila's trlbe(3)
1. Cleopatra's assassin(3)
8. German Parliament(9)
11. Old grey matter(S)
12. The Biblical solution(10)
14. Exclamation of dismay or disdain(4) 15. Drag behind(3)
22. 1 am. they.. . (3)
26. A fast talk on the knuckles(3)
29. Husical barrels(S)
30. 2240 Ibs(3)
32. Emp loy( 3)
34. Fatted goose liver(4)
35. Scottish isle(4)
Find as many chemical elements as you can in the following grid.
There are 36 different elements in all.
Compiled by Martin Jones M6
, Stockpiler is an educational exercise, enabling students of Economics to
play' the Stock Market, without the financial risks, or profit. Starting
_th an i..ginary £50,000, syndicates may invest in a selection of most of
_he companies on the market. At the end of six months, the twenty syndicates
_th the most profit are in line for a reward. The syndicates are headed by
I\evin Streater, and one is successfully underway. Al though no significant
_rogress can be reported at this early stage, syndicate members hope to be
_he first representatives of this School ever to appear in the tbp Twenty.
_eter Jordon M6
The Union Flag
For several months now the Union Flag (popularly known as the Union Jack)
has been flown from the School tbwer. This was brought about by the initiative 'Of three sixth formers: - J. Pain, S. Cooke and P. Kluka, wi th the support of
_r Smith. All going well, the national nag of Great Britain will continue to be flown, bringing to the School an air of patriotism and Bri tish pride.
\John Pain L6
The Memorial Pavilion
The Memorial Pavilion was largely destroyed by fire on September 14th 1984
by vandals, completely ignorant of the fact that over eighty Old Boys of the School gave their lives during the Second World War and were so commemmorated.
Restoration, following the fire, began in late April 1985 and was completed in early June. On Saturday July 6th 1985, on the occasion of the Annual
Cricket Hatch between the Old Pharosian_Association Xl and the School First XI, the Pavilion was re-opened.
The Headmaster referred to the origins of the Pavilion and introduced the President of the Old Pharosians' Association, Dr K. Lott. to the gathering of players, Governors of the School, staff, parents, friends and distinguished guests. The President referred to the supervision of the restoration by the
KCC Property Services DeparbDent and to the high quality of the work carried out by Hessrs Jenners of Folkestone. He then asked Hr E. Crush to formally
turn the key in the door and declare the Pavilion re-opened.
Mr Crus_ an Old Pharosian and distinguished cricketer for Kent, made reference to the sacrifice of so many young men of the School, thus repeating his words uttered thirty one years earlier, when he opened the original Pavilion on June 27th 1954.
Following the re-opening Mr Crush invited the two captains and other guests to view the interior. It was noted that lighting and electrical services had been provided by the generosity of two Old Pharosians, Mr J. D. McNeil (who is the President-Elect of the Association) and Mr Coun Henry. Tea was then taken and the match resumed. The Old Boys scored 162 for 5 wickets and the School replied with 104 for 7, with the match thus drawn.
H. H. s.
Since new management took ove_ during the summer term, a mild revolution has occurred within the realms of the School Bookshop. Comments on product
ivity by the School Council were left standing in thin air when the new staff managed to take over £600 in under ten weeks, three times the previous year's
takings for the whole term. This term seems to be the same as the last and,
by the end of the present management, the staff hope to have taken some £1,800 to £2,000. As a result of last term's success the School now receives 12_% of all money taken, courtesy of Dennis Weaver Ltd..
Success is probably due to more frequent opening hours: all breaks and at least three lunch times every week. Coupled with this there is a wider variety of books, ranging from fighting fantasies and sci-fi. to an ever expanding range of classics. Also, the general friendliness and warmth of the School Bookshop (i t is the only part of the School to gua. ntee a tempera ture in excess of 20 degrees C) encourages all age groups to come and browse, if not buy. In fact, our only problem seems to be the size of the pr_ises, which seems too small for the number of people who pass through our doors each day. Maybe the School Council could help us in this matter.
Martin Jones M6
The recent decline in the School's Sailing Club was somewhat arrested this
year by the volume of sailing carried out by its enthusiasts. Last season's unspectacular dinghy racing, together with participation in the Young Skippers'
Course with the Kent Sea Training Project, led some of us to undertake a new aspect of the sport: that of off-shore yacht racing. We wormed, bribed and fought our way onto boats ranging fro. a twenty-four foot racing machine, to a Tall Ships Race campeti tor. We 'sampled the delights of eating out in exotic Frencb restaurants, foredeck work in a gale, bringing up moules aarinieres, and generally being obnoxious. There was, sadl_ even the misfortune of being caught in a gale and not getting back in time for School...but there is always the consolation that it may happen again.
Thanet Sailing Week '85 took place in a strong gale-force wind and all that that entailed: hair-raising broaches, spectacular gear failures and even the odd win or two. Broacbing went from straight forward to the straight forward capsize. and gear failures went from ripp
sails to snapped rudders. The week was
exhilarating, tiring and, at times,
infuriating, but by the end of it we felt
we had contributed something to the
various prizes won.
Dingby sailing, however, was by no
means neglected. The traditional 12br
race was entered into with great entbus
iasm, this great social event marred
only by having to spend the day in a
boat. Thanks to some fantastic belming
by Rocky, Chris and Dave, we clll1le 16th.
We would like to thank Hark HcDonald for
stepping in at the last moment to join
the mad team.
This year's windy season has tested
the enthusiasm for sailing, but we all
keep coming back for more, much to the - _
despair of our parents and bank accounts.
Daniel Beard, Cbris Choules and Stepben Rockcliffe went to Derbyshire to take part in the Kent Schools' Sailing Association team racing; Chris got to the
finals of the Young Yachtperson of the Year Competition; Steven Main had an excellent season in his Streaker. There was Hedway Yacht Regatta, the Burnham Autan Series, and we are all looking forward to the Winter Series at Dover.
We thank Hr Raine and Mr Gabriel for putting up with us, and to Hr Sob Brown for getting us onto the big boats.
David Blee H6
- a humorous study
There are aany different types of driver on the roads of Bri tain today. 'Ib
begin with there is the learner - nomally thought of as bein& at the bottom of the driving ladder. He or she drives a highly conspicuous car, often in a foul shade of red, plastered wi th stickers and signs of every size and shape to show the world that there is a learner in the vicinity. The learner is the driver
who noraally slalolls down the road, seeing if he can aske it back to the kerb before he has to overtake the next parked car. When at junctions, learner
drivers are in a world of their own - they wait until no cars are coiling in
either direction before decidin& that it aay be safe to turn into the road. At this point they will either stall the engine, or will do a passable impersonation of a kangeroo down the road. 'Ib s!lllurise, the learner is the only person on the road whose aim is to get from A to B in the longest possible time, and to stop everybody else from getting to B from A at all.
The second group of drivers includes the seventeen year old who has just passed his driving test and goes out to buy his first car. This is rapidly tunsfomed into a machine able to beat everything else on the road. Thus, a Ford Escort 1100 eT TUrbo injection (4x4) four wheel drive special edition complete with go-faster stripes, furry dice, bucket seats and mobile music centre is aade of an ordinary Escort. The rear suspension is jacked up and extra-wide wheels and wide wheel arches are added. Row upon row of spot and fog lights are attached to blind other road users at night' the end result is a noisy, moving Christmas tree.
Then there is the 40 year old gentleman in his HGB, wearing flat cap and
SIIOking a pipe, who deafens Saturday aorning shoppers by revving his engine repeatedly in the aiddle of town. Associated with him is the company car driver who doesn't have to. pay for his petrol, tax or repairs, and thus is content to drive as uneconomically as possible, screeching away from traffic lights, with wheels spinning. The Sunday driver takes the rest of his geriatric friends out at the weekend in his frusty, 20 year old feat of British engineering. He drives at approximately 15-20 aph. trying to hold as auch traffic up as possible by weaving frOIl side to side of the road. Returning from his two hour country jaunt he polishes the car, which is then nosed gently into the garage, where it will remain until the next weekend. When the car is eventually sold after "countless years of faithful service" it will have travelled only about 700 ailes and is nonaally advertised at a hugely inflated price because of its low mileage and excellent bodywork.
Finally, last and probably least, we have the _an driver - she who has laws of her own and who thiDks that the choke is aerely a handbag holder. When the
car doesn't start in the aornine the cause is usually a dirty ashtry or a dusty carpet. Thinking she is the only person on the road, the _an proceeds and drives that way, using as aucb of the road as possible in order to gain most value from the extortionate price of road tax. Of course it is not only women who drive as badly as _en drivers, a lot of lIen do too.
Gerald Doran M6H
Bits and Pieces
During the last year we have seen the departure of Mr Paul Burton, who went
to Rugby. and Mr Noman Kauf.auu, who retired. We welcOlle Mr Best and Mr Judson,
both of who. have recently joined the Staff.
Mnbers of the Fifth and Sixth FoIII who have entered, or who are to enter.
uni veni ty. polytechnic or college:
Jail.. Brown - Chel.er College of Higher Education (Law)
Christopher Button - King' s College. London University (Geman and Latin)
Jerny Carter - Britannia Royal Naval College. Darb8outh
Stephen Ca.. - Canterbury College of Art
David Hall8lOnd - South Kent College of Technology (Technology)
Philip Keates - Reading University (Physics and Maths)
Andrew Kenching ton - Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Un! versi ty (Engineering) Marcus MacVillia.. - Kingston upon Thames polytechnic (Aeronautical Engineering)
Andrew Marsh - Thanet Technical College (Chef's Course)
Simon McBride - Lancaster University (Maths. Operational Research & Accounting)
Jeremf Mitchinson - Liverpool University (Civil Engineering)
John Monger - Churchill College. Ca8bridge University (Maths)
Steven Moss - Downing College. c..bridge University (Production Engineering)
Alexander Nice - University College of wales. Aberystwyth (Classics & Music)
Nicholas Oliver - Bolton Institute of Higher Education (Psychology)
Neil Punt - South Kent College of Technology (Business Studies)
Julian Richards - London University. RHlNC (Geography)
Marcus Ripley - Canterbury College of Technology (Catering)
Edward Smith - Guy's Hospital. London University (Dentistry)
Sean Smith - Hull University (French and Business Studies)
Stephen Smith - Thanet Technical College (Chef's Course)
David Spence - Rycotewood College (Agricul tural Engineering)
Andrew Stevens - Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic (Modern Languages and Economic
and Political Studies)
Michael Thorn - Bath University (Applied Biology)
MaB Wilson - YOB University (Chemistry)
David Wyborn - East Anglia University (Environmental Science)
Many boys have helped in the preparation of this issue. The few whose names
appear below have been the most helpful and deserve a mention:
Martin Jones. Dave Blee. John Pain, SimoD Miller. Pete Jordon, SteveD Cooke.
David Scopes. Justin Coe. Francisco Villatoro. John Grigsby and SimoD scullion.
Mrs Seville has stepped iD to the editor's shoes on more than one occasion and
is thanked for her tr..endous help.