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COLWYN BAY.

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PRACTICALLY AN INTERMEDIATE…

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PRACTICALLY AN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL under another name, all the Intermediate School subjects being taught, and to quite as advanced a stage. A class of pupils are being prepared for the Oxford Preliminary Examination next June, and_the School staff are ready to prepare pupils for other Preliminary Examinations, such as those of the Pharmaceutical and Law Societies, etc. In March 1895, the Colwyn Bay Board School passed so well in examination by Her Majesty's Inspector, that in the following June notice was received dispensing the School from examination, three surprise-visits being paid instead. The attendance in the Higher-Grade Department is good both as to number and regularity, the weekly average attendance ranging from eighty to 92 per cent. of the number of pupils on the registers. The Chemistry lesson was made extremely interesting by Mr Turner, whose every word, demonstration, and even gesture, seemed to be followed with rapt attention by all but two or three of the pupils, many of whom gave most intelligent answers when questioned by Mr Turner. After the half-hour's lesson was over, at the command of Mr Turner, who part of the time played the pianoforte accompaniments, the children sang "The Ashgrove," "The Bells of Aberdovey," and other pieces, which were ren- dered very sweetly, the girls especially being well trained in opening their mouths in true songstress- like style when singing; the boys, with perhaps some three or four exceptions, might with advantage be less afraid of doing similarly. There is a large playground, with covered sheds for use in wet weather, and the School buildings throughout seem well adapted for the purposes they are designed to serve, adequate provision being made for ventilation, lighting, and heating. A circulating library for the use of the Higher Grade pupils, has been provided by a voluntary subscription, and it may be added that the cost of the pianoforte and chemicals does not fall upon the rates, these having been provided by the Masters. In concluding this report of a very satisfying and pleasant visit to a well-man- aged Higher-Grade School (or Department), it may be added that the report of H.M's Inspector is expected very shortly, and that document will speak for itself as to the excellence of the results attained.

Carnarvonshire Joint Police…

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COLWYN BAY.