Transcribed by: Bryn Jones

The school head was James Cordwell

The teachers were: Mrs M E Short

In 1970 Elizabeth II had been on the throne for 17 years and Edward Heath was prime minister. Richard Nixon was the American president. Simon and Garfunkel released their album “Bridge over Troubled Water and the Beatles had their last no. 1 single. The Nigerian Civil War ended with the capitulation of Biafra. The Aswan dam on the Nile is completed. The Vietnam war was moving towards a conclusion.

 

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Date of entry

Log entry

Editorial notes

405

5-Jan-1970

School re-opens after Christmas Holiday. Mrs M E Short absent through illness. Mrs Bottrill (Driffield) peripatetic teacher in place of Mrs Short.

 

405

12-Jan-1970

Mrs S Learoyd came in as supply teacher - Mrs Bottrill having had an accident to her knee.

 

405

15-Jan-1970

Road Safety Films shown to the children – emphasis on kerb drill.

 

405

26-Jan-1970

Mrs Bottrill resumed her duties

 

405

9-Feb-1970

Interview for replacement (qualified assistant mistress) took place at County Hall. Mrs A R Cordwell was the successful applicant. She is to resume duties after the Easter recess (w.e.f 1st March 1970). Mrs Short to retire on a breakdown pension.

Mrs Short started teaching at the school in 1948.

405

25-Feb-1970 to

27-Feb-1970

Attended a Movement and Drama course at Filey.

 

406

7-Feb-1970

The children, staff and managers of the school gave a clock to Mrs Short on the occasion of her retirement.

 

406

2-Mar-1970

Visit to the school by Miss Rennison (Dental Hygienist) who spoke to the children on the care of their teeth.

 

406

3-Mar-1970

Selection examination. Nine children taking the selection test. This will be repeated on Thurs. 5th March 1970.

 

406

19-Mar-1970

Party of children attended the The New Theatre Hull to see the Scottish Ballet Company perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

 

406

3-Apr-1970

School re-opens after Easter Holidays – Mrs G R Cordwell took up her appointment as Infant Teacher. Rebcca Drew and Nigel Tennant – first day at school.

 

406

27-Apr-1970

Two students, Miss Jackson and Miss Featherstone started 1st Teaching Practice.

 

406

30-Apr-1970

‘Accident Free’ Road Safety Certificate presented to the school by Councillor Mrs Howes.

 

406

2-May-1970

A successful ‘Bring and Buy’ sale held at the school. The amount raised being £17 for the school funds.

 

407

14-May-1970

Mrs Senior, Needlework and Craft organiser paid a visit to the school. She gave us some good advice on methods of tie-dyeing.

 

407

15-May-1970

End of teaching practice by the students from Hull College of Education.

The college of education was located at Cottingham Road, Hull next to the University. It merged with a number of colleges in the 1970’s, including the Endsleigh College of Education. Hull College of Higher Education became the University of Humberside in the 1980’s before it “moved” its base to Lincoln and was re-named the University of Lincoln.

407

9-Jun-1970

Mr W M Bolton (Permanent Unattached Staff E.R.) took charge of school for today while Mr. Cordwell attending Science course at Endsleigh College of Education.

 

407

16-Jun-1970

Mr Bolton in charge while Mr Cordwell on the second of four one-day courses (above).

 

Mr Scruton, the milk officer, called to test the day’s milk.

 

After the passing of the 1906 Education Act Local Education Authorities were empowered to provide free school meals. In 1921 this had been extended to free milk. Following the 1945 General Election, the new Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, appointed Ellen Wilkinson as Minister of Education, the first woman in British history to hold the post. Wilkinson had long been a campaigner against poverty and in 1946 managed to persuade Parliament to pass the School Milk Act. This act ordered the issue of one-third of a pint of milk free to all pupils under eighteen. Harold Wilson’s government stopped this for secondary school children in 1968, and Margaret Thatcher finished the job in 1971 for all children.

 

407

23-Jun-1970

Mr Bolton in charge for the day

 

407

20-Jun-1970

Ditto

 

407

2-Jul-1970

The whole school visited the E.R. College of Agriculture. The visit was recorded by means of written work and drawings.

The former name of the Bishop Burton College of Agriculture

407

7-Jul-1970

District Sports held at Swinemoor Co. Primary All children in the Junior section took part in the Sports.

This school is on the Swinemoor estate in Beverley.

407

8-Jul-1970

37 children + 14 parents visited Knaresborough on an Educational Visit

 

403

16-Jul-1970

Maypole dancing – Sword dancing and singing on the School Green 6-45 pm. All children took part and a large audience of parents and friends enjoyed the children’s performance.

 

403

24-Jul-1970

School closes for summer holidays. The following children left the school:

 

Anne Cordwell }

Susan Nelson }  Beverley High School

Jill Adkins }

 

Philip Dunning Pocklington

 

Caroline Drew }

Angela Barwick }

Lorna Thackray } Longcroft

Jeffrey Reed }

Jonathan Wales }

 

Jill and June Danby removed to Etton – will attend Cherry Burton C. Primary School – Sept. The school to re-open Tuesday, 8th Sept 1970.

 

Philip Dunning now lives in California on a horse stud farm named Westfield. http://www.westfieldfarm.com

He has contributed articles to the Bishop Burton web site.

403

8-Sep-1970

School re-opens after Summer Holidays. No on roll 34 children. School organised into two main groups – Juniors 18 children, Infants 16 children – making a total of 34.

 

403

3-Oct-1970

The children were invited to dance at the Presentation of the “Tidy Villages” Competition. Their dancing was much appreciated by everyone present.

 

404

16-Oct-1970

School held its second Whist Drive in the Village Hall. Clear profit of £15 was made.

 

404

21-Oct-1970

School forced to close for one day for the County Council elections

 

404

26-Oct-1970

School closes 26/27th October for half-term holiday

 

404

28-Oct-1970

School re-opens after half-term holiday

 

404

3-Nov-1970

14 children medically examined – the school house was used as a medical centre.

 

404

18-Nov-1970

Visit by Mr R Thompson County Inspector

 

404

29-Nov-1970

(Sunday) Mrs A E Robinson, School Caretaker and Cleaner, abruptly gave up her duties.

 

404

7-Dec-1970

Mrs J Wilson took over the duties of school caretaker/cleaner

 

404

10-Dec-1970

Parents and friends enjoyed our “Christmas Singing” round the Christmas Tree

 

404

16-Dec-1970

Instead of a concert, the children entertained their parents and friends to a folk dance afternoon in which all participated. It was a great success.

 

404

17-Dec-1970

Children’s Party – everyone present.

 

404

18-Dec-1970

School closes for the Christmas Holidays due to re-open Tuesday 5th January 1971.

 

 

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