Abergele County School at the beginning of the 20th Century

Cover of souvenir programme of Abergele County School Grand Floral Bazaar, attended by Queen Victoria's grand-daughter HH Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein. Date: c1904. Booklet owned and scanned by Colin Knowlson
Cover of souvenir programme of Abergele County School Grand Floral Bazaar, attended by Queen Victoria’s grand-daughter HH Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein. Date: c1904. Booklet owned and scanned by Colin Knowlson
Illustration of Abergele County School  c1904 from booklet owned and scanned by Colin Knowlson
Illustration of Abergele County School c1904 from booklet owned and scanned by Colin Knowlson
scan by Colin Knowlson
Decscription of Abergele County School from their Grand Floral Bazaar programme. Date c1904. Owned and scanned by Colin Knowlson.

 

 

Pasted here is the largely uncorrected text from that descriptive page:

ABERGELE COUNTY SCHOOL.
SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE COLWVN BAY DISTRICT

ABERGELE COUNTY SCHOOL, which came into existence under the Welsh Intermediate lirlucatinn Act of 1889, was founded
8 years ago. The School started in temporary premises, with a staff ol 2 teachers (a headmaster and a mistress), and with 30 pupils
To-day the School is being carried on in its own permanent buildings, situated amidst extensive playing fields over 3 acres in extent,
with a stafl‘ of 8 teachers (a headmaster, 4 assistant masters and 3 mistresses), and with 110 pupils in attendance
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The scholastic record ol the pupils has been no less remarkable. During the comparatively short time the school has been
in existence, successes have been gained at the following examinall0n5:~Tht: Matriculation Examination 01′ l.<m Matriculation Examination of the University of Wales. the junior, Senior and Honours Examinations of the Central Welsh Board;
the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations; the Examinations of the College of Preceptors, Pharmaceutical Society; Institute of
Chartered Accountants, &c. Nu mart us Certificates have been gained frcm the South Kensington Science and Art Department, Trinity
College of Music, London, and Pitman’s Shorthand Institute. SCl10lat’ships have been gained at the Public Schools, and the name
oi the school appears on the list of winners of County Exhibitions (offered for open competition among the County Schools of
llenbighshire)_ During the cur-rent year, a pupil from Abergele County School has been awarded an Open History
Exhibition at Jesus College, Oxford. A fitting climax to the Schoo1’s long list of successes has thus been reached, and it can
now lay claim to that rare distinction among Welsh County Schools of being able to afford adequate preparation for the Scholarships
Examinations at Oxford and Cambridge.

The School curriculum has been so arranged as to be well abreast of the times, It possesses a well organised Commercial,
Technical, and Science Department, while it has also a well developed Classical and Modern Side. ‘l_‘he national aspect of Welsh Education has not been lost sight of during this rapid development. The Welsh Language, History, and Literature receive prominent
attention, while an additional stimulus to the study of Welsh History has been alforded hy the recent successful performance by the
pupils. of a Welsh Historical Drama.

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