10 THE YPRES TIMES Christmas. A children's party has been arranged for. The children will give a play for the parents' benefit, programmes for this play are made by the children. They also have a School Stall at the Annual Church Bazaar, where Christmas Cards made by the children are sold. Prizes. Prize Day will be at the end of the first School year, just before next Easter the prizes will consist of book prizes, colour boxes, mathematical instruments, work and needle cases for girls, tool boxes for boys, etc. Lady Plumer has had a book plate made for the books. Already many kind offers of prizes have been received. Finance. The situation is much more satisfactory. Two munificent gifts of £500 each have been received and invested, one from H.R.H. The Prince of Wales from A Friend who desires to remain Anonymous and the other from Sir Charles Wakefield, Bt. more Public Schools have subscribed, also some of the City Companies, while the donations from the Army Garrison Churches have been very generous. Annual subscribers and donations have increased in a most satisfactory manner, but to complete the scheme and educate the whole 120 children, we shall require still further support. General Remarks. The most satisfactory reports from those who have interests in the Salient and have visited the School have been received all testify to the benefit conferred on the children, and the general salutary effects on the family life of those engaged in tending our Cemeteries in the Salient. Our thanks are due for the excellent work of Mr. and Mrs. Morris, the School Staff, and the local School Committee at Ypres. W. P. Pulteney, Lieut-General. 9, Baker Street, London. is2 December, 1929. REPORT BY THE SCHOOLMASTER. During the past two terms the parents have shown a very keen interest in the progress of their children and given every possible help to the teachers, while the children have worked eagerly and the results have been most encouraging. Some are now able to read quite fluently and understand the English books with ease. They are also beginning to write simple English, though the spelling is often startlingly originala mixture of English, French, and Flemish. The first social activity in which the school has shared took place on December 7th, when the St. George's Church Bazaar was held in the schoolroom. The School organized a stall, on which were displayed specimens of needlework- done by the girls, and handwork, and originally designed Christmas cards made by boys and girls. The School was also responsible for a Fish Pond," the fish being gifts of toys from the children themselves. The stall and fish pond were extremely well patronized, and the profit made goes towards providing a School party which is being held on the last day of the term. A parent writes "My children are doing well at the British School under the good tuition of Mr. and Mrs. Morris who are excellent teachers and a godsend to Ypres."


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