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1966 – Golden Jubilee

Inter Zone Sports

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

Berbice High School athletes helped Zone 1 take top honours at the East Berhice Secondary Schools Inter-Zone Athletic Championships.  The competition, held on November 25 at the Skeldon Estate Community Centre grounds, saw Zone 1 with 375 points easily overcome Zone 3, with 240 points and Zone 2 with 186 points.  The scoring difference undoubtedly would have been higher had not a rainstorm washed out the relay races, the strongest event for Zone 1.   Eight first places were earned by B.H.S athletes.  Besides these, many other points were scored by B.H.S competitors who took seconds and thirds. The outstanding point-scorers of the day were a pair of quick-footed girls from Berhice High.  A. Elgin and R. Sinclair both won two firsts for Zone 1.  Miss Elgin, running in the under 13 class, started off right by winning the first event, the 80 yard sprint.  Later in the day she also won the high jump and led Zone 1 to victory in the only relay that could be completed before the rain came.  Miss Sinclair remained unbenten in six consecutive races this year as she easily outclassed her opponents in the 100 yards in 12.8 and the 150 yards in 19.5. B. Blair, boys under l3 class, took first in the long jump.  His excellent leap of 15 feet surpassed his best previous mark by over two feet.  S. Ferdinand won the same event in the girls under 13 group.  Her victory came as somewhat of a surprise since she had been second in both previous meetings.  A third jumper to win top honours from Berbice High was V. Welch in the boys 15 to l7 triple jump.  This was the first year this diliicult event had been held, but Welch showed that he had already mastered the technique in a very short time. In the girls l5 to l7 group speedster B. Welch lost her first race of the year as she got off to a bad start in the l00 yards.  But she didn't let that discourage her, and came back strong to win the 220 in a time of 30.0.  Other point scorers from B H.S. were: R. Anderson, boys under 13, 100 yards third place;...

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Inter House Sports

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

Mackay House, beating back a strong challenge from Scrimgeor House, won the Inter House Athletic competition of Berbice High School held at the Mental Hospital grounds on Novenber 9 and 10.  Amassing 121 points, to 101 for Scrimgeor, MacKay received the championship trophy.  The other three houses, far back in points, fought a stiff competition for third place.  Cooper house won that honour with 59 points, followed by Beharry house with 57 points, and Pugsley house with 56 points.  The issue of third place was in doubt until the final race, the mile.  With a dramatic one-two finish in that event Cooper House moved from last to third in the keen competition.   Outstanding individual performances by athletes added to the encitement of the sports day.  In the girls under 13 group A. Elgin of Beharry house was the champion athlete.  Beside winning the high jump and the 50 yard sprint she ran on the victorious Beharry house 440 relay team. B. Blair of Pugsley House was the champion athlete for boys under 13.  He won the long jump and placed second in the 100 yards sprint.  However, his efforts were not enough to move Pugsley into third place.  Speedster R. Sinclair was the champion athlete in the girls 13 – 15 group.  She gained impressive victories in the 100 in the time of 12.7, and in the 150, timed in 19.4.  In addition she ran the anchor leg for her victorious Mackay house 440 relay team. One of the athletes greatly responsible for Scrimgeor's challenge to the crown was S. Thorne, champion of the boys 13 – 15 group.  Besides winning the 100 yard sprint he also took honours in a long jump with a mark of 15.2.  Another big point scorer for Scrimgeor was B. Welch, 15 – 17 girls champion.  Blazing to victory in the 100 yards in a time of 12.3 she came back later to easily defeat all comers in the 220 yard sprint.  However, her relay team finished second to Mackay House despite swift anchor leg. Relatively feet girls over 17 competed in the sports.  Most preferred to sit on the sidelines and watch, dressed in their "Sunday best."  Of those participating R.Khan...

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Games and Sports Review

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

In the period under review (Sept. 1965 – Dec. 1966) there was considerable activity in Sports and games at all levels of competition.   Cricket: During the Christmas Term, 1965, the usual Inter-House competitions took place, and great keeness was displayed by the three houses vying for top honours.  McKay House, on account ofgood team-work and the inspired leadership of its senior and junior captains, played through the competition unbeaten, and once again kept their hold on the cup.  This Inter-House competition provided a good proving ground for players, as their performances were the yard-stick for selection to represent the school in the Senior and Junior Divisions of the Adams Cups which were to be competed for the following term with such marked success. Our performances in the Firestone Cup, though outstanding, were not good enough to ensure our winning this coveted trophy.  However there were brilliant individual performances, and in this respect mention must be made of the sterling contributions of Richards and Sukdeo, our capable openers, Harnanan, Harris, Kalideen and last but not least, of Chatterpaul Rampersaud whose batting improved by leaps and bounds as the competition progressed.  It is a pity that the school has lost the services of this very promising player.  In the bowling department, B. Bissessar shouldered most ofthe burden and one cannot be stinting in praise of this lion hearted bowler. Came the Easter Term, 1966, and the eagerly awaited Adams Cup Competitions.  During this term the innovation of a junior section was introduced.  This catered for boys under l5 years of age, and it was welcomed as a good means of discovering young talent and grooming players to take the places of those members of the school team who would not be returning to school.  Our hoys covered themselves with glory, winning both the Senior and Junior Cups.  In this connection, in addition to those of the regular senior players must be added the names of such junior players as L. Rohoman, E. Bhagwandin, Goberdhan Singh and K. N. Persaud, who did so much to ensure our winning the Junior Adams Cup.  It is to be hoped that these boys will take the game seriously and so fulfill the early promise...

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Cooper House Report

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

It is with great pleasure that I present this, the first report of Cooper House, one of the two new houses in school.   Cooper House was named in honour of the industrious personality of Mrs. Cooper, M.B.E.  She was on the staff for an unachievable record of forty ycars.  Mrs. Cooper did much for the moral education of the students, especially the girls; and was a distinguished social worker of her day.  For this she was awarded the M.B.E honour. Persons holding executive positions in Cooper House are the following:   House Master: Mr. D. Singh Lalji House Mistress: Mrs. P. SanfordMrs. J. Aiphonso Sports Master: Mr. J. Jekabson House Captain (Boy): S. Beharry House Captain (Girl): J. Tung-Shun Athletic Captain (Boy): Chinapen Rounders Captain (Senior): Miss Kendall Cricket Captain: D. Ramotar   At the House Athletic meeting Cooper placed third out of five competitors.  This was a good showing considering that there were no athletes from Cooper competing in the over-seventeen events. In the preparation of the House Party (December, 1966) excellent house spirit was exhibited by Cooper members. Everyone there had inevitably enjoyed themselves, and impartial observers stated that Cooper had the best party of the tive houses. It is hoped that Cooper House members will be in the lead in many phases of school activity.  They should lift the PINK house colours higher than any of the older colours. S. Beharry,House Captain...

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Mackay House Report

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

The following are the activities in which Mackay House participated during the year 1965-1966.   Cricket: The House maintained its superiority in this game, remaining unbeaten in both the junior and senior sections of the competition.  Mackay House has held an unbroken hold on the Inter-House Cup from the inception of the competition in 1956. The outstanding senior players were B. Bisessar (captain), C. Richards (vice-captain), and G. Kalideen. In the junior section E. Bhagwandin, G. Singh, and C. Beharry distinguished themselves. All these players performed creditably while representing the school in the Senior and Junior Adams Cup series, and made important contributions in helping the school win both cups. Rounders: Mackay House performed well in the competition for the Rounders Shield being led by a narrow margin by Pugsley House for top honours. Table Tennis: Competition was very keen among the houses, but once again Mackay House had to be content with second place, top honours going to Scrimgtour House. Athletics: In sports in which keen finishes were a feature this house was only able to place third after showing early promise.  Athletics played a major part of the activities of the Christmas Term 1966, in fact it was the only outdoor activity which took place at inter—house level. The performance of Mackay House at sports exceeded the expectations of its most ardent supporters, especially when it was taken into consideration that the house lost some of its able athletes in the reshuttlte to accommodate the two new houses.  At the end of the two day sports meeting Mackay house emerged champions with 101 points, its nearest rival, Scrimgeour, trailed 20 points behind. No fewer than four of the champion athletes came from Mackay House. They were: Ruth Sinclair, girls 13-15; Lynette Alphonso, girls over 17; Patrick Joseph and Brijgopaul Bisessar, boys over 17.  These were indeed achievements to be proud of, and it is to be hoped that they will serve as inspirations to much greater achievements on the part of Mackay llouse members.   F....

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Pugsley House Report

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

House Master: Mr. M. R. Rambali Deputy House Master: Mr. S. Debydin Assistants: Miss J. BedessieL. PersaudH. BacchusD. Rambali House Captains: V. SinghraiMiss S. Amin House Colour: Sky Blue House Hymn: 647 As House Master of Pugsley House, named after the late Rev. Pugsley, the first Headmaster of the Berbice High School, I take great pleasure in outlining some of the highlights of the House for the school year 1965-1966.   The House, comprising of some 200 members, enjoyed a successful year in sports. Though we do not boast many victories yet we were a formidable force to he reckoned with. In the field of cricket, we are proud to record that the school captain, Mohan Harnanan, a member of the House, was always a thorn in the side of Mackay House, which somehow managed to eclipse us in a run for victory.  Even though we lost the cricket to Mackay we had sweet revenge at the Athletic Sports meeting.  I must congratulate all those who took part for the house to make us Champions for 1965-1966.   In rounders the girls, ably led by Capt. Nelly Bennett, manifested their prowess in the game by conquering their arch-rivals Mackay in the finals.  The outstanding player was W. Hope. We do congratulate her on her fine performance for the house.   We also took part in table-tennis, football and volleyball. Even though our players were just below standard our defeats were honourable.  With some more effort and practice our players should do better in future competition.  What l would like to see is that more members, who, I am sure, have talent in sports of all kinds, show more House Spirit and come out to make Pugsley House the leading house it used to be in former times.   In December 1966, the House held its annual Christmas Party.  In comparison to the late previous parties 1 must say that it was very successful and everyone enjoyed theinselves immensely.  The House spirit was manifested in every phase of the afternoons' activities as 114 members attended the party.  Words are inadequate to thank those who assisted in making the party another successful event for the house. With the advent of the...

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