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1968 – 1969

Football Report

in 1968 - 1969

  Congratulations to the senior football team who were successfull in winning the Dr. Ramdeholl Trophy by defeating the Berbice Educational Institute and Victoria High School teams.  For a team which has not been practising regularly they performed very well together.  Captain Sandford played a captain's post in both games.  Goal-keeper Poonai also did well in the second game against Victoria, as did Humphrey our centre forward.  Special mention also to the full backs Fraser and Johnson.   The team is as follows: J. Poonai (Goal-keeper), C. Fraser, B. Batson, R. Mc Laren, J. Blair (Full Backs), S. Johnson, A. Sandford (Captain) Link, (Centre Field), M. Hart, L Humphrey, M. Cadore A. Fsaser. J. PoonaiAthletic Captain...

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Cricket Activities

in 1968 - 1969

Cricket Activities of the school year beginning in 1968 and continuing into 1969.   The year began with the House Competition being run off.  Mackay House emerged winners after narrowly beating Pugsley House in the final. The School Competition began in the Christmas Term and continued into the Easter Term.  In the first match Berbice High School edged out Berbice Educational Institute to start off the season in fine style.  The pattern soon changed for the better, for Smythstown Secondary and National High were both overwhelmed, suffering innings defeats.  Berbice High School thus emerged winners of Zone 1.  A combined side containing six members from Berbice High School went to Skeldon to play Zone 3.  After winning the first innings, we were defeated in the second, thereby losing the match. It can therefore be seen that Berbice High School had a successful school year on the cricket field.   Back Row: M. Ramdass, R. Arjune, N. Madray, J. Blair, Mr. Hoyle (Coach), S. Thomas, R. Persaud, S. Johnson Front Row: I. Poonai, H. Prashad, L. Rohoman (Captain), E. Bhagwandin, J. Harris Pen Portraits R. Arjune An opening bowler who can move the ball into the batsman very well. His main weakness is that he does not make the batsman play enough early in his innings. His batting leaves much to be desired. A slow fieldsman. J. Blair A promising young opening batsman. with a very sound defence. A fair fielder but a poor catcher of the ball. Too impulsive. E. Bhagwandin An energetic and at times brilliant all rounder. Bowls a clever off break and possesses some thrilling scoring strokes. A good fielder with a safe pair of hands. A Guyana Youth Team trialist. C. Beharry A very good left arm spinner who can bowl on an immaculate length all day long. A batsman who does collect runs, but tends to hit accross the flight of the ball too often. A fair fielder. S. Johnson He finally decided to take cricket seriously and has had a successful year. Moves the ball both ways and throws in the odd banner for good measure. Very slow fielder, but a safe catch. N. Madray A hard hitting opening batsman who can at...

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Athletics Report

in 1968 - 1969

The past year has been a very good one for athletes in Berbice High School.  In our own Inter-House meeting we had very stiff competition among the houses.  We went on to win the Inter-School competition for Zone 1.  Then we played a leading role in seeing that Zone 1 convincingly won the other Zones in the Inter-Zone meeting.   Our Inter-House competition took place in brilliant weather at the Mental Hospital Ground.  It turned out to be one of our most keenly contested affairs in recent years.  Scrimgeour House, in a supreme effort, gathered points to finish ahead of the previous champion McKay.  Cooper House followed closely, while Pugsley edged out Beharry House which finished at the bottom. Several athletes distinguished themselves with sterling performances.  Chief among them was Gordon Alert of Cooper House who for the second consecutive year won the Champion-Boy Trophy.  He received very keen rivalry from the promising Joey Poonai, who featured in two of the hottest races of the day – namely the 100 yds. open, where he edged out Edmondson of Cooper, and the 440 yards where he whipped Alert in fine style.  Among the girls, Barbara Welch of Scrimgeour was the undisputed queen.  She was very instrumental in Scrimgeour’s victory, and if she continues at this rate, she will certainly go far. At the Inter-School Sports for Zone 1 we asserted our supremacy over Berbice Educational Institute, Scarder High, and Smythstown School. G. PahalanGames...

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Human Rights

in 1968 - 1969

Schools Essay Competition   Every civilized state acknowledges the right of its citizens to certain fundamental rights and freedoms.  These rights and freedoms are usually enshrined in and guaranteed by the Constitution of the land and enforced by its law-courts, although it is a fact that in many countries they are granted only in theory or in part.  These rights constitute indeed the very foundations of democracy and put, or try to put, every individual on an equal plane  with everyone else.   What are these human rights?  There are, to cite a few examples, the rights to freedom of expression, freedom of worship, freedom of movement, the right of a worker to a fair day's pay, for a fair day's work, the right of an accused to a fair trial, and equal rights for women.  These rights are fundamental and should be granted to every human being regardless of colour, creed, religion, race, sex or social standing. These rights should provide adequate scope for the pursuit of individual happiness within the framework of the law.  These rights must be granted in order that, in the words of the Atlantic Charter signed in 1941 by Churchill and Roosevelt, "all the men in all the lands may live their lives in freedom from fear and want."  It is indeed on these rights that human dignity is based. It is because Man is free that he is what he is. Yet the path of human history is littered with the bones of the oppressed, the under, or rather un-privileged, human beings stripped of all their rights and shackled with the chains of slavery.  History is full of the records of man exploiting his fellow man, depriving him of all his rights.  Slavery, fascism and racialism have blackened man`s history.  But it is not only that the denial of human rights has gone on; it is going on.  In the Communist States, for instance, freedom of expression exists only theoretically.  In America and Britain, supposedly the bastions of democracy, racial discrimination is practised.  The most glaring example of all is in South Africa and Rhodesia where the Negro majority is treated like inhuman creatures.  No statesman or individual with any sense of right...

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Vale Magister

in 1968 - 1969

At the end of this term our Principal will be leaving.  His thirteenth year as Principal will terminate Mr. Beharry's career at Berbice High School – an outstanding career spanning twenty-three years.  During this time he has given dedicated service and has worked indefatiguably in the education of pupils.   He taught a wide variety of subjects including English Language, History, English Literature, Geography, Mathematics and Latin, and has been mainly responsible for the consistently good performances in English at the G.C.E 'O' Level Exam.   Not only has he done a remarkable job in the academic field; he has also encouraged genius in the field of sports and, particularly in recent times, in cultural activities.  It is indeed the end of an eventful period and in the following interview, I learnt how Mr. Beharry felt about it.   Myself: Sir, have you enjoyed your stay at B.H.S? Mr. Beharry: Most certainly.  It has been a pleasure to work with such students and teachers as I have been associated with.  This is due in large measure to the splendid co-operation I have recieved from my staff throughout the years.   Myself: How do you feel about leaving after such a long period of association with the school? Mr. Beharry: I am a bit grieved at leaving because I have become strongly attached to the school.  I don't know if I'll receive the same pleasure and satisfaction eleswhere.   Myself: Sir, you have been teaching for so many years.  Have you any special reason? Mr. Beharry: Well, I have a natural liking for teaching.  Long ago I had a strong desire for education and it is probably the vicarious feeling in later years that made me feel destined to teach.  I like to see my students acquire a good education and not to waste their time.  Consequently, I have been a strict disciplinarian and this policy has brought very good results.  My students have shown their appreciation in later years.   Myself: Do you think that the youngsters of today have changed much in their attitudes from those of fifteen years ago? Mr. Beharry: Yes. The youngsters of fifteen years ago showed more politeness and courtesy.  Now the youngsters come from...

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Scrimgeour House Report

in 1968 - 1969

House Master: Mr. Greaves Assistants: Mr. Cadawalladar   Miss. Dorsett   Mrs. Sandford House Captains: L. James   Miss Khan   Last year Scrimgeour House won the Athletic Cup due to the sterling efforts of the senior and junior members of the athletic team.  The margin by which Scrim geour won was not a wide one because we did not have entrants in some events.   Special mention must be made of the senior girls athlete Miss B. Welch and the senior boy J. Poonal who either won or placed in every event in which they took...

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