Editor: D. THOMSON. Easter, 1929.
After long waiting in the cold in its drab winter coat the Monovian has at last found a garb which, we flatter ourselves, suits it admirably. Besides representing the School colours, it is symbolical of the growth and advance of our School from its humble origins to its present grandeur and pride of place, so that it is in every way Monovian. Full praise for the new design must go to Mr. A. E. Hayes, our Art Master. We should like to take this opportunity of thanking him, and of congratulating him on conceiving a design so appropriate, so effective, and so artistic. This term we make a new departure by the inclusion of cartoons, which we think will supply the long felt want of illustrations in the magazine. May we hasten to assure those caricatured that they are inserted with no malicious intent, and remind them that caricature is one of the highest forms of f1attery. The term of activities we here record has been a very lively one. Never have School societies flourished so well-in spite of the gloomy description given by one of our contributors. The Instrumental Society recently came second in the London Secondary Schools' Musical Festival. The Chess Club has had a fairly successful season. The Dramatic Society this term is producing Captain Brassbound's Conversion. And the Debating Society has had interesting, if irregular, meetings. But there are other activities of a very different nature looming on the horizon, Before the next issue of the magazine appears, many unfortunate victims in the Upper School will have passed through the terrible ordeal of examinations. To all with this dismal prospect we extend good wishes, encouragement. and sympathy-we ourselves will be amongst them. But, when all these trials are over, think of the harvest of Matric. Hons., all the Inter. B.A.'s (perhaps), the summer holidays, and the School Camp!
Editor: D. THOMSON. Summer, 1929.
To all those who have given encouragement and helpful criticisms of our last issue we express our most sincere thanks. If the present issue seems small in comparison, we hope that it has lost only in bulk. Production costs make it impossible to publish all we should like, and until some wealthy benefactor appears, space must inevitably be limited. With the exception of the Dramatic Society, School Societies appear to have been passing through a fairly uneventful period. The present term, however, has been a lively one. From the excitement of Sports and our triumphs in Invitation Races we have proceeded to the terrors of Examination. From this cloud on an otherwise enjoyable term we are emerging into the pleasures of the summer holidays and the School Camp. To those who are leaving us this term we wish God speed. To those who will be with us next term we wish success in the new school year. To all we wish the happiest of holidays.
Editor: D. THOMSON.
For a second year we take up the editorial pen. It is with a thrill of pleasure that we realise that we no longer record the activities of a school in a suburban district, but the activities of the most important school in the Borough of Walthamstow. But more of that anon. We regret the loss this term of two members of the Staff, Mr. C. Lloyd and Mr. Norton; but in return extend a hearty welcome on behalf of the School to our three new Masters, Mr. Durrant, Mr. Rayner, and Mr. Simmonds. The School has started the year with an exciting and eventful term. While memories of the School Camp still lingered, we were plunged into the stir of Charter Day. School Societies after the summer rest have blossomed anew with increased vigour. The Chess Club continues to hold its own against other schools; the Debating Society has held several bright, enthusiastic, and well-attended meetings; and the Dramatic and Instrumental Societies and the Choir are all busy preparing for Prize Day. The term promises to have a very lively close, if all the proposed House Teas materialise.