No. 98 1973
As Monoux moves out of the period of transition from Grammar to Comprehensive, so too does the school move away from the difficulties that have arisen during this period of change. Without the barrier that existed at the integration of, mainly, Warwick and Chapel End boys into a school where they were naturally regarded as "outsiders" by Monoux grammar school boys, the school can settle down once more to the unity it has previously enjoyed. Signs of this unity have already been seen as Monoux emerges as a progression from the lower schools, rather than as the lesser of two evils. Similarly, in the upper school, the revival of many clubs and societies signifies the general move away from the apathy, which the transition period had bred. As an example of this, the revival of an old Monoux tradition, the Rag Concert, serves well. Hailed as "the best ever", the revived Rag Concert brought the whole school together in a way too long absent. Engineered by the Upper Sixth and enjoyed by the rest of the school, this event must surely be continued in future years. With unity of purpose must inevitably come the strength of success, both academic and sporting, that has been enjoyed by Monovians last year, and must stand as the ultimate assessment when judging the standard attained within the school in 1973.