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1955

THE SCHOOL COUNCIL 1955
The attendance at meetings has fluctuated, but the motions and discussion have remained intelligent and spirited.
The following motions have been passed by the School Council in recent months: "That the pictures in the bottom corridor be changed "; "That football teams be supplied with better teas "; "That there should be some method of cancelling six-bells"; "That the bell at the bottom of the Bastille be moved to the top"; "That it be made a point of the constitution that a clear week's notice be given of a School Council meeting"; "That a junior and senior table-tennis team be formed"; and "That Question Time during Council meetings be open to dismssion".
The School Council deserves the support of every boy. It performs a unique function in the School, for by this means alone can boys effectively ensure that they have a say, albeit small, in the smooth running of the School. It acts as intermediary between Staff and boys, and thus creates a feeling of collective responsibility and a communal sense, which are essential if the School is not to degenerate into an impersonal instruction centre such as we sometimes find, for example, on the Continent.