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CARDIFF SCIENCE AND ART I SCHOOLS. Distribution of Prizes. ||Sj The Bishop of Llandaff on Past and Present Culture. The prizes awarded by the science and art de- partment to the students of the above schools were distributed in the Assembly-room at the Town-hall, Cardiff, on Wednesday night, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Llandaff. Alder- man Taylor presided in the absence of the Mayor (Mr A Fulton), who was prevented from at- tending owing to a cold, and there were also on the platform:—Mr Viriamu Jones, Principal of the South Wales College Alderman Lewis, Councillors Trounce, Beavan, and Proger Messrs Peter Davies, —. Ronnfeldt, W. H. Thomas, Peter Price, Dr. Jno. Evans, the Rev. W. Seward, and Mr Bush. There was a large at- tendance of the friends of the students, many ladies being amongst those present. THE ANNUAL REPORT. I The following report was read by the Hon. Secretary (Mr Thorp) :— During the year 375 individual students attended the school, a number slightly higher than that of last year. In the School of Art there wera 73 awards this year, while last year there were 69. The mott successful class was the modelling in clay from ornament and antique. This class continues its improvement, and will no doubt prove one of the most useful as well as successful. Probably a great incentive to work in this class has been the very gratifying career of one of our old student Mr W. John, who was for many years a student of the school, and for a short time an assistant teacher. After leaving the Cardiff School he be- came a pupil of the Lambeth Modsllinp; School, gaining high distinction. He competed for admission into the academy, and was successful, and in his first competi- tion after admission he gained the i;10 prize for a model of Mercury. He is at present studying in the life class, &c., at the academy. His success is tne more creditable to him as during the whole time he has maintained himself by his daily work and been able only to devote his evenings to study. In the school of science there his been a great forward stride. Com- paring th s year's returns with those of last year, we stand thus In the elementary stage last year there were 36 first-class and 48 second-class awards, while this year there are 41 first-class and 67 seconds: in the advanced stage last year there were three first and 15 second class awards, while this year there are eight first class and 23 second. In honours there is one award this year, against nine last year. In mathematics (in which subject there is a different mode of classification) last year in Stage I. there were one first-class and seven second-class awards. Stage II. Six second-class awards. Stage III. and IV. No awards. This year in Stage Y. there were two first-class and 11 second-class awards Stage U. One first aud three second-class Stage III. One second-class Stage IV. Two second-class. Summing up the successes in the different subjects we stand last year 116 awards this, 160 awards. During the last few months many additions have been made to the aoparatus of the various departments, more especially the chemical, which is now efficiently furnished, both for qualitative and quantitative analysis. These additions we owe to the successful exhibition of 1881, which placed funds at our disposal for such purposes. The comraittee-here desire to express their thanks to the gentlemen who have kindly presented scholarships and prizes to the schools. In addition to the science and art department examination, the students com- pected successfully in the technological examinations of the guilds of London. Three medals were won in that competition, namely, the 5th bronze medal for en- gineering, the 1st silver medal for nulling, and also a special gold medal for milling, given by the National Association of British Millers. The guild itself in- tends presenting the gold medal to Mr W. Weaver at the annual meeting of the association. One student took honours, two first-class ordinary, and three second-class ordinary. The science competition for the local medals was exceedingly close, and very high marks were taken by the winners. H. D. Griffithf, the winner of the silver medal, was awarded a free studentship at South Kensington Science Schools, but was unable to take advantage of his success. The CHAIRMAN then called upon The Bishop of LLANDAFF, who confessed that for one reason he should have wished someone other than himself had had the honour of occupy- ing the position which he was now filling, and that was because his ignorance of the various sub- jects for which prizes were to be given prevented him from speaking with much force and ability of the great advantages which the teaching and the study of these subjects yielded, and of putting before them the many inducements there were to persevere in the good course upon which they had entered. At the same time he was thankful to the council of that valuable institution for having done him the honour of inviting him to be present on that occasion, first of all because it gave him an opportunity of congratulating the officers of the institution upon its present state of efficiency and also of congratulating them upon the great number of additions which, through the kindness of Lord Bute. and others, had been made to the library of that institution and, thirdly, upon the fact, as he had learned from the report, that inall the departments of the institution the officers were labouring with an efficiency and zeal which left little to Toe desired. But espe- cially was he thankful to the officers of that institution for permitting him to be present, because it afforded him an opportunity of saying with what pleasure he had learnt that so many of his young brothers aud sisters had seen the wisdom of devoting the time that they could snatch from the toils of the day to such useful pursuits as those upon which they had been engaged in that institution. (Applause.) He ventured to congratulate them also upon the marked success which had attended their labours, and for which he was about to present to them their respective awards. He thought that the report which they had just heard read by Mr Thorp sufficiently proved the extreme success which had marked the labours of the students during the past year. He hoped and trusted that the distinctions which they had already earned were but the prelude of higher success in the future. He believed it was to such zeal, perse- verance, energy, and diligence as bad resulted in the acquisition of these prizes that England owed the ascendency which she now held among other nations in those fields of art and science in which their young friends had been labouring. But they must, at the same time, remember that if England was to keep that ascendency and maintain her supremacy, she could not afford to rest on her oars, or to relax in any way the efforts hitherto put forth to obtain it. We knew perfectly well that other nations, jealous of that supremacy, had got their schools of science and art scattered broadcast over their lands, and they were neglectful of no appliance which would help their young to outstrip other nations in the race for supremacy. For this reason he was very proud to think that here and throughout the schools of this country the recent examinations had shown that not only had progress, but a very decided progress, marked the labours of the students of the past year. In the report which they had just heard, with respect to Cardiff, he thought there was everything to give them satis- faction. He remembered reading, he thought some time ago, an account of the late Lord Derby's speech on his being called upon to fill the position something like the one which he (the bishop) was now occupying, and Lord Derby made use of this observation :_u Having been born in a prehistoric age, you must not expect me to speak very elo- quently upon subjects of art and science which have come into being since I was born." And he (the bishop) confessed that, lookiagbaek upon the time when his educational labours were chiefly in action, and comparing the state of things then with what prevailed now, be felt very mucb dis- posed to echo the remark. The rapid strides which had been made in special bmmhes of education were so remarkable as to make Lord Derby's remarks almost pertinent to him (the bishop). In his day a little read- ing, writing, Latin and Greek, a little moral philosophy and history, formed tbe curricu- lum of the day. There We hardly any special branches of study in which those who desired to embark in them had an opportunity of improving themselves. The very luxariea of which he spoke were the luxuries of the vroil-tto-do in the world; they did not comedown totbe Iotaoc grade. But all that had passed away. What was the state of things now? The poorest and humblest in the land had aa opportunity to acquire not only a general elementary education, but aUo to embark in aay special course of study for which God bad adapted them, and so of rising to eminence ia particular branches of art or science, or any other form of culture. He thought that was a blessing for which we ought to be very thankful, but let them remember to whom much is given, of him imuch will be required," and, therefore, 1f1 they bad greater privileges in this respect at the present time, they must take cam that they made a progress and an advancement which would be in harmony, in character, and in unison with the privileges they possessed. I DISTRIBUTING THE PUlES. The prizes and cerotroates were tnsn <listn- | bated by his lordship. I D GBADE EXAMINATION It DJAWTSC. Certificates in the second grade examination School of Art were awwded to:-W. Hughes Chapman, Arthur M. Devies, Xbom&s Jas. Fitzgerald. Harry D. Griffiths Jane Irelaad, Alfred Ch. James, fiobert H. Jones. Kli Lewis, William A. Lock, Chas. Wm. Melhuish. Eliza Johnson Parry, Wm. J. Peace, James Rnvenhfll, Win. H. Richards, Ethel Annie Simnson, Mary Thomas, Grace Glare Bregeon, James CoUey, May JeilaiBgs, Margaret O. Leardle, Ronald M. Traill, Reeinald K. J. Bush. Mary Gordon Klphinsttwe, Samuel Gate;, Beatrice Mary Pamber, Wm. Wade F. Pulieti, Henry J. Raymond, "Henrie Hampton Rayward. William P. Richards, Chayl. Anne Shackell, Elizabeth Evans. Wm. H. Dashwood Caple, Henry T. Earl, Benjamin Evans. In addition to the above, four students from Howell's School, Llandaff were awarded certificates for freehand drawing, and six for modal drawing, aad one a piiae and certifitate for model drawing. SOUTH KENSINGTON EXAMIKAUON. Ada Baker, Enrico Brelich, Charlei W. Burston, Bobert IEL Jones, William Kvte, John Llewellyn, W. R. Lock. ElleB Ilorton, Efiz. Johnson Parry, Agues M. Davey, Henry T. Earl, Margaret Elphinstone, Benjamin Evans, The?. J. Fitzgerald. Ernest Gil man, Thomas Hay, Henry J. Raymond, William P. Richards. Richard Roberts, Reginald E. J. Bush. James Colley, William H. Dash- wood Caple, John B. Davies, J. Tudor Davies, Ada. Fletcher, Albert E. Harris, George F. Harris, Esther Knight, Harry Lincoln, Alice Lincoln, Richard Lloyd, Annie Parry, Marie Saulez, Margaret O. Leardie. LOrAL ART PRIZES —Louis H. Price, 1st prize for painting a still life group as composition of colour; Marie Saulez, 2nd prize ditto. Edgar H, Thomas, 1st prize for drawing the human figure or animal form from the round W. D. Jessemax), 2nd ditto. G. F. Harris, painting figure from cast in monochrome. JoseDh Staniforth, surface design. Reginald E, J. Bush, 1st prize painting direct from nature in oils, and 1st prize for painting direct from nature in wxter colours. TOWN MEDAL,—Margaret O. Leardie. SCHOOL OF SCIENCE.—AS the results of examination held by the science and art department, May, 1884, certificates were awarded the following :-WilIiam H. Charles. Alfred Davies. Thomas G. George, John C. Grant, William Griffiths, William Harris, Verrier J. Jones, Thomas H. Nicholls, Richard >. Roberts Henry J. Rees, ,!osiah Beable, "Grace Clair Breg-ec.i1. Thomas Jenkins, William Jones, Hurry de Yere Mil ward, Patrick O'Shea, Beatrice M. Pember, W. H. Turner. W. H. Chapman, Richard M. Cule, William J. Evans, T. J. Fitzgerald, Earnest W. Grant, Edwin J. C. Hart, Eli John. Charles W. Melhuish, Fred. W. Thcma-, David M. Ashton. W. Cheffey-James, Henry Fother.giJl, John Fisher, William Kyte. Fred. E. Lewis, Herbert J. Nurton, William P. Richards, Charles J. Thurbon, A. C. Totterdell, Wat It in Williams, Benjamin Evans, H. T. Earl, Albert Holman, C. X. James. Thomas IV. Jones, W. J. James, J. Leadbeater, William Richards, John W. Blight, Henry Edwards. William Howells, George Jellyman, James Geo. Cheffey, David W. Prosser, Henrie H. Rayward, George T. isibberinsr, William P. Seward, Henry Williams, John H. Chap- man, David J. Evans. Albert K. Foy, John L. Harris, Archibald Hart, Charles A. James. John Lewis, Wm. J. Peace, Ronald M. Traill, Wm. H. Dashwood Caple, William H. Richards, William Campbell. Edward D- Rodda, Daniel Martin, Eleanor Roberts, Evan Powell, Anthony E. Roberts, Samuel Gates. Arthur L. Davies. Arthur Morley Davies, William W. F. Pullen, Enrico Brelich, Harry Denis Griffiths, John Richards. In addition 14 students were examined in mathe- matics, stage 1. from Howell's school, Llandaff, of whom 11 were awarded second class, and three first class certificates. LOCAL SCIENCE PRIZES.—William P. Richar.is, 1st prize for machine drawing from actual measurements Henrie H. Rayward, iluct pTize ditto; Harry Denis Griffiths, applied mechanics; W. H. Dashwood Caple, 1st prize for building construction; Charles J. Thur- bon, 2nd prize d.tto Harry D. Griffiths, advanced prize for geoinetery and machine drawing Henrie H. Rayward, elementary prize ditto W. W. F. Pullen, elementary experimental physics Arthur L. Davies, elementary chemistry Arthur L. Davies, elementary geolozy and physiography. LOCAL MEDALS.—W. W. F. Pullen, bronze Enrico Brelich, bronze; Harry D. Griffiths, silver; John Richards,gold.—Technological Examination held by the Guilds of London Samuel Gates, 2nd class certificate in pass examination in mechanical engineering; Evan Powell, ditto; Enrico Brelich, ditto; Harry D. Griffiths, 1st class ditto W. W. F. Pullen, 1st class, with 5th bronze medal; John Richards. 2nd class certificate in honours examination in mechanical engineering; W. H. Bond, 2nd class honours in gas manufacture; A. G. Weaver, 2nd class certificate in pass examination in milling W. Weaver, 1st class in honours examination. 1st silver medal, and £ 5 prize in milling. Free studentship at South Kensington Science Schools, H. D. Griffiths; second local exhibi- tion ditto, A. M. Davies the Wire. scholarship, £50. engineering; W. H. Bond, 2nd class honours in gas manufacture; A. G. Weaver, 2nd class certificate in pass examination in milling W. Weaver, 1st class in honours examination. 1st silver medal, and £ 5 prize in milling. Free studentship at Scufc Kensington Science Schools, H. D. Griffiths; second local exhibi- tion ditto, A. M. Davies; the WHre scholarship, £ 50. and free admission to the South Kensington Science Schools, J. Richards. MR JTETEB U A VIES moved a vote 01 tnanss to the Bishop of Llandaff for his address. The Principal of the South Wales College, in recording the motion, expressed the pleasure with which he saw in the report that there was an advance in the number of subjects and passes in the technological examinations held by the guilds of London. Speaking last year upon the technical side of the education of science and art classes, he referred to the investigations of a Royal Commission which has been appointed; that commission had since made a report, the recommendations in which were directed to utilising as far as possible existing institutions. He referred to some of these recom- mendations which included a proposal that school boards should have the power to establish, con- duct, and contribute to the maintenance of science and art classes. It was also suggested that the classes should be made of a more practical character. There could be no doubt, said Principal Jones, that art classes had had a very great influence upon English designing. Owing to the action of the art schools in our large towns there was now an amount of original designing on the part of the English people incomparably greater than was the case 20 years ago, when all our designs were imported irom France. Returning to the recommendations of the com- mission, he remarked that another was that tha payment of tees should not be demanded from artizans for instruction in the science and art schools, whilst a further suggestion was that in the schools for industrial designing more attention should be paid to the applicability of the design. to the material in which it was to be executed. The motion having been carried enthusiastically, The Bishop ot LLA.VDAFF briefly returned thanks. Alderman LEWIS proposed, and Mr PETES PRICH -seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman, Mr Price remarking that there were BOW 375 students in the school. This was carried, the Chairman replied, and proceedings terminated.


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