The China Mail.
Hongkong, Friday, January 23, 1925.
CENTRAL BRITISH SCHOOL CEREMONY.
SIR CLAUD SEVERN PRESIDES.
A holiday atmosphere prevailed at the hall of the Central British School, Kowloon, this forenoon, when the pupils mustered in full strength, attended by parents and well wishers, for the annual prize distribution.
Sir Claud Severn was present and gave away the prizes.
The attendance included Lady Severn, Mrs. and Miss Holyoak, Rev. Copley Moyle, Rev. Johnston, Mr. E.Ralphs, Captain Watts, Professor L.Forster, Mr. B.Wylie, and the staff of the School.
The Headmaster (Mr. G.Franklin Nightingale) read the following report:-
During the year 1924 there were great developments in every department of the School and it seems probable that in the near future additional buildings will become necessary. Our numbers are increasing - today there are 135 on the roll - and the present building will soon be too small if the development of the residential part of Kowloon continues at the same rate.
Guides and Boy Scouts.
The Prince of Wales' Banner was won by the Central British School troop of Girl Guides under their energetic and enthusiastic captain, Miss Owen Hughes, assisted by Miss Holyoak.
Mr. G.J.Tarrant took over the duties of Scoutmaster of the School Boy Scouts.