Transcribed by: Bryn Jones

 

The school head was Mrs Lawson but was initially covered by Louie Smith until Miss Fanny Allen took over in April.

 

The teachers were: Miss Hilda Wales

 

George V was in the 17th year of his reign. Stanley Baldwin was in his second spell as Prime Minister. Alfred Hitchcock released his first film. Al Jolson starred in the Jazz Singer. Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic. The Menin gate war memorial was unveiled at Ypres. The last Model T motor car was produced by Henry Ford.

 

Page

Date of entry

Log entry

Editorial notes

425

10-Jan-1927

I Louie Smith am taking charge owing to illness of Headmistress – Mrs Lawson.

 

425

11-Jan-1927

Miss Turner Needlework Supervisor visited this afternoon

 

425

12-Jan-1927

I E. Lawson returned today to take up duties

 

425

14-Jan-1927

Av. Attendance 30.4 = 86.8% No. on roll 35

 

426

18-Jan-1927

The sum of £3-8-0 has been forwarded to the National Children’s Home, Highbury Park, London N5, this being the result of the Christmas envelope collection made by the children of this school.

NCH was established in 1869 and was strongly connected to the Methodist Church. It still exists today but is now more of a campaigning organisation, hence its change of name in 2006 to “Action for Children”

426

21-Jan-1927

Av. Attendance 31 = 88.5%

 

426

29-Jan-1927

Av. Attendance 30 = 85.7%

 

426

31-Jan-1927

My duties cease here today.

This is Mrs Lawson

426

1-Feb-1927

I Louie Smith 19/42997 take charge of this school today

 

426

3-Feb-1927

Registers signed

 

426

4-Feb-1927

Av. Attendance 30.1 = 86% No. on roll 35

 

426

4-Feb-1927

Two children (Leslie and Phyllis Thompson) have been sent home this morning owing to supposed case of infectious disease in family. Reported case to Medical Officer.

 

427

10-Feb-1927

Attendance very poor owing to children suffering from severe colds. Only 23 present out of 35 on books.

 

427

11-Feb-1927

Stock and Stores Book sent to the County Hall for examination. Av. Attendance 25.2 = 72%

 

427

14-Feb-1927

One ton of coal delivered today. School nurse visited this afternoon.

 

427

15-Feb-1927

Leslie and Phyllis Thompson are certified to be free from infection and fit to return to school.

 

427

18-Feb-1927

Av. Attendance 22.2 = 63.4% Eleven children have been absent this week owing to influenza.

 

427

21-Feb-1927

Stock delivered this morning.

 

427

25-Feb-1927

Av. Attendance 24 = 68.5% No. on roll 35

 

427

1-Mar-1927

The Secretary of the National Savings Committee visited this morning. Miss H M Wales is acting as Honorary Secretary for this school.

 

427

2-Mar-1927

School closed (Ash Wednesday)

 

428

4-Mar-1927

Av. Attendance 25.1 = 71.7%

 

428

9-Mar-1927

A Hall Watt

 

428

11-Mar-1927

Av. Attendance 30.2 = 86.2% No. on roll 35

 

428

14-Mar-1927

Teacher in charge absent this morning owing to illness.

 

428

17-Mar-1927

Resumed duties this morning after two days absence owing to influenza – L Smith

 

428

18-Mar-1927

Mr & Mrs Hall Watt desired that the children should go to Burton Hall to see the Meet of the Fox Hounds. The children worked through recreation time and left school 11 a.m.

 

428

18-Mar-1927

Av. Attendance 32 = 91.4%

 

428

21-Mar-1927

One ton of coal delivered.

 

428

22-Mar-1927

Wm. Campey reported suffering from Scarlet Fever. I have sent the necessary notices to the two medical officers.

 

428

25-Mar-1927

Av. Attendance 31 = 88.5%

 

429

31-Mar-1927

My duties cease here today

This is Louie Smith’s last day at the school

429

1-Apr-1927

I Fanny L Allen 19/30219 take charge of this school today. Av. Attendance 31 = 88.5%

 

429

4-Apr-1927

Admitted: Alan Collingwood, Lelia (?) Emily Robinson. Edwin Drew.

 

429

8-Apr-1927

No. on roll 38. Av. Attendance 28.8 = 82.2%

 

429

14-Apr-1927

Av. Attendance 30.8 = 81.2% No. on roll 38 School closed for Easter April 14th mid-day – April 25th

 

429

25-Apr-1927

School re-opened

 

429

29-Apr-1927

No. on roll 36. Av. Attendance 33.2 = 92.2%

 

429

2-May-1927

Admitted James Dunning, John Dunning

James and John were twins, the sons of Edgar Dunning of Cold Harbour Farm. John and his family still live at the farm; Jim lived and farmed at Westfield Farm in the middle of the village of Bishop Burton until his death in early 2009. John was awarded the OBE for his services to agriculture.

429

5-May-1927

Mr Moffatt visited. (Education Authority)

 

429

6-May-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 34.6 = 91%

 

429

9-May-1927

A H Hall Watt

 

430

13-May-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 34.3 = 90.2%

 

430

16-May-1927

An experimental timetable is being tried before being sent for official approval.

 

430

20-May-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 34 = 89.4%

 

430

23-May-1927

Visit of school nurse

 

430

24-May-1927

Singing of national songs and flag saluted – Empire Day

Empire Day was celebrated from 1902 to 1958 although it was not officially recognised until 1916. In 1958 it became known as Commonwealth Day.

430

26-May-1927

Ascension Day Holiday

 

430

27-May-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 34.2 = 90.1%

 

430

30-May-1927

Medical inspection

 

430

3-Jun-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 33.2 = 87.3% School closed for one week for Whitsuntide Holidays

 

430

13-Jun-1927

School re-opened

 

430

17-Jun-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 32.6 = 85%

 

430

24-Jun-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 33.7 = 88%

 

430

27-Jun-1927

Leslie Thompson (measles) John Dunning (mumps) Have reported to Medical Officer

 

431

29-Jun-1927

Alan Collingwood, Shelia Robinson and Edwin Drew are excluded on account of 1 case (Measles) Under fives.

 

431

1-Jul-1927

This morning at 9.5 Robert Jobson said that he had swallowed a drawing pin. He was taken to Dr. Scott (of Beverley) who advised that he be taken to the Hull Infirmary. The pin was located but not removed. He is to be immediately taken back if there is any pain. Miss Wales absent for the morning on this account.

 

431

4-Jul-1927

I have reported to the Local E. A. Robert Jobson has returned this morning. He is quite recovered and suffering no ill effects.

 

431

4-Jul-1927

Douglas and Dorothy Wilson reported suffering from Measles

 

431

5-Jul-1927

Thomas Messenger - Measles

George Sharp }

Eileen Sharp } Mumps

Albert Sharp }

 

432

6-Jul-1927

Richard Baker absent – measles

 

432

7-Jul-1927

Visit of school nurse

 

432

8-Jul-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 20.8 = 59.4%

 

432

14-Jul-1927

Visited. J Moffat (from L.E.A)

 

432

15-Jul-1927

Notified that the attendances for week ended July 8th are to be cancelled on account of epidemic sickness. The following note has been entered in Registers and Summary:-

 

“Cancelled Mem: 51 para 15 (ii)”

 

432

15-Jul-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 15.7 = 44.8%

 

432

20-Jul-1927

E C Ruthven-Murray

 

432

22-Jul-1927

No on roll 38 Av. Attendance 11.8 = 33.7%

 

27 children absent this week owing to the epidemic measles. School closed for Midsummer Holiday.

 

432

29-Aug-1927

School re-opened. No on roll 35. Attendances for weeks commencing 15th and 22nd July cancelled owing to epidemic sickness.

 

433

5-Sep-1927

Admitted Beatrice & Minnie Bramley

 

433

6-Sep-1927

Four tons of coal delivered

 

433

9-Sep-1927

No. on roll 37. Av. Attendance 34.2 = 92.4%

 

433

16-Sep-1927

No. on roll 37. Av. Attendance 29.7 = 80.2%

One load of firewood delivered

 

433

23-Sep-1927

No. on roll 37. Av. Attendance 29.4 = 79.4%

 

433

28-Sep-1927

Visited. JH Wales. Registers signed.

 

433

29-Sep-1927

Visit of school nurse

 

433

30-Sep-1927

No. on roll 37. Av. Attendance 29.2 = 78.9%

Many children absent owing to bad throats and colds

 

433

4-Oct-1927

A Hall Watt

 

The Rev. Ruthven Murray gave permission to a Mr Curtis to give one hour’s demonstration on paper cutting etc. This was given from 1 to 2 pm.

 

434

7-Oct-1927

Av. Attendance 35.1 = 94.8% No. on roll 37.

 

434

14-Oct-1927

Av. Attendance 35.5 = 95.9% No. on roll 37.

 

434

21-Oct-1927

Av. Attendance 34.3 = 95.2% No. on roll 36.

 

434

28-Oct-1927

Av. Attendance 34.7 = 96.3% No. on roll 37.

School closed for one week. Half term

 

434

7-Nov-1927

School reopened

 

434

11-Nov-1927

No. on roll 36. Av. Attendance 32.1 = 89.1%

 

434

18-Nov-1927

No. on roll 36. Av. Attendance 33.4 = 92.7%

 

434

24-Nov-1927

Visit of school nurse

 

434

25-Nov-1927

Av. Attendance 31.2 = 86.6%

 

434

28-Nov-1927

Admitted Walter Foster. No. on roll 37.

 

435

5-Dec-1927

Stock received and checked

 

435

9-Dec-1927

Av. Attendance 35.4 = 95.6% No. on roll 37.

 

435

15-Dec-1927

Visit of Doctor Moffatt. Medical inspection

 

435

20-Dec-1927

The ordinary timetable has been suspended today – owing to the low attendance caused by heavy snowfalls.

 

435

23-Dec-1927

Av. Attendance 25.1 = 67.8%

 

School closed – Christmas Holidays Dec 23rd – Jan 5th

 

 

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