The following house reports are from Issue 4, July 1961 of The Boarder.
House Masters and House Officials 1960 - 61
House Masters - Mr James Lovatt, Mr Gordon Place - Mr M. Chopping, Mr S. Thomas.
House Captain - J. Bolster
Deputy House Captain - R. Farr
House Prefects - K Moyle, M McAvoy, J. Shaw, R. Edwards, P. Widdison.
House Masters - Mr G Oxendale, Mr E. K. Foy, Mr A. Elkins-Green, Mr Colin Partridge.
House Captain - D. Hazelwood
House Prefect - K. Ley, R. Smith, D. Squires, G. Hewitt.
House Master - Mr A. Thorne, Mr J. Cox, Mr Breeze.
House Captain - R. Graham
Deputy House Captain - R. Yates
House Prefects - R. Lucas, B. Warman, L. Thomas, G. Holloway.
|The Old Blount House Sign|
Blount has had a very active year both in sport and house activities. the year began with a large number of boys from the house being chosen to represent the school in the two Rugby teams. the house chess team won the chess trophy and this was a very good omen for the beginning of the year.
During the autumn term house entertainments were arranged in which it fell to the lot of different age-groups each week each week to entertain the rest of the house. The term ended with a Christmas bazaar, opened by Mrs Webb, to which the rest of the school was invited.
In indoor sports the table tennis team made a very gallant effort to obtain the shield but for the second year running we lost by a narrow margin. Field football was played with our usual enthusiasm and alertness. Our greatness achievement was winning the cross-country team cup and Paul Williamson became Victor Ludorum. By his fine effort he had broken the existing school record.
Generally we have had a very good year in house affairs and I would like to thank the house prefects for giving up so much of their time. I would like to welcome Mr Thomas into our house and I hope his stay will be a happy one.
Finally I would like to thank on behalf of the House, Mr Lovatt and all assistant Housemasters for the enthusiasm and energy they have given the House throughout the year.
J. J. Bolster (House Captain) Form V
|The old Dudley House sign|
This has been an eminently successful year for the House. The various committees, which have been run by the boys and masters in the House have organised many events, the most popular being the trip to Birmingham during the Christmas term to see the Repertory Company perform in a farce called Hobson's Choice.
Congratulations must go to the whole of the House for their combined effort in winning the Cross Country standard's cup. Special praise must go to R. smith and G. Lancaster who each won an individual trophy.
This year there has been a marked improvement in the musical display given by the House in the school Eisteddfod. Perhaps next year we shall win the competition.
C. Ley won the individual chess trophy for the second consecutive year although the House lost to Blount. prefects should be congratulated on their efficient running of the House and especial thanks should be given to the two prefects, who each term have had the difficult task of sleeping in the lower part of the House organising the Juniors.
We would like to thank - last but not least - the Housemasters for their continual support and we hope that the House continues on its successful career.
D. Brown and D. Hazelwood
During the first term of the 1960- 61 school year Mortimer boys took a prominent part in the annual school play and also in Colts and First Eleven Rugby fixtures.
Spring term brought the house success in many spheres. We won the table tennis shield by a large margin. We retained the Music shield by a very effort on the part of all the in the House - newcomers and 'Old hands' alike. Our successes were to continue when we competed in the House field football. It was not decided to which House the cup should go until the very last game between Mortimer and Dudley. This was very exciting and proved to be a hard fought match but Mortimer finished the victors by a narrow margin. The Yard football was the greatest of our victories. i must congratulate both the Junior and Senior teams for their consistently good performances.
Next took place the Cross-Country matches - both the standard and inter-house runs. In the Standards our running was not quite good enough to give us enough standards to win and in the inter-house match runs our running was not consistent. I must thank the Juniors for their very good win which gave us an overall position of second.
I would like to thank Mr Thorne, Mr Cox and Mr. Breeze for all the help and encouragement they have given the house. During the last year the house has shown a happy spirit which is an essential part of our school training and i think this chiefly is the reason for our success and the growing reputation which our house enjoys. When i return as an old boy I hope I shall see the same happiness and spirit shown as when I was a member of Mortimer.
R. Graham - Form V