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Photographic Society Report

in 1968 - 1969

  President: Roy Sue-Hong Treasurer: Gordon Latchana Secretary: Denise Chee Supervisor: Mr. Dennis V. Barran   The Berbice High School Photographic Society was formed on March 11, 1969, when Mr. Barran, founder of the Society, called our first meeting, during which office-bearers were elected.  The main aim of the Society is the provision of photographic equipment for students who are interested in this art. Construction work on a darkroom in the Biology Laboratory began immediately.  An appeal was made to the student body for financial aid.  Forms were asked to hold tuck-shops and donate profits to the Society.  Unfortunately, only six forms were able to hold their tuck-shops before the terminal examinations started.  Their donations were as follows: IV A – $14.66; IV B – $4.62; IV A II – $14.00; V B – $10.00; III A II – $6.69; V B II and V C – $8.00.  Total $58.67. The Society subsequently held a fair which netted $186.66 and the Society also solicited donations from parents, old boys and well wishers.  We are grateful to all those who have so generally offered cash donations: Mr. R. Hanoman, Dr. H. Hanoman. Mr. M. Poonai, Mrs. L. Norman, Mr. M. Persaud, Mr. F. Kum-Seun, Mr. A. Bahadur, Mr. B. Bahadur, Mr. C. Ankhu, Dr. H. Annamanthado, Mr. L. Doobay, Mr. M. C. Churaman, and Mr. N. Taharally.  We are also grateful to the following business establishments for gifts to the fair; Sue Brothers, Chu's Lunch Room, Bobby Ready's, and Prince Mongol's. Our assets totalled $330.33 including membership fees.  Some of the money has already been spent on equipment and materials for the darkroom.  We have also purchased a Minolta Pennant – L enlarger for $246.54 from Booker Brothers, to whom we are grateful for granting a discount.  Our liabilities to date total $265.38, leaving us with an asset of $64.95. This money is being banked in the Society's name at Barclay's Bank. It is hoped that the darkroom will be soon completed and practical work started.  The enrolment fee is now $2.00 and it is hoped a subscription fee of circa $l.00 per term will be instituted when our expenses are offset by profits from our practical work.  The exact...

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Dramatic Society Report

in 1968 - 1969

  The Berbice High School Dramatic Society, in its second year of rebirth, met with unparalled success.   In conjunction with Mr. Moses Telford's Festival of Corals held in December, fifth form students put on an amusing Guyanese play entitled "It's Brickdam".  Chref members of the cast included Michael Henry, Jacqueline Merchant, Dawn Jacobs, Elizabeth Khan, Ananda Gajraj, James Gajadar, Edgar Anderson, Eze Leitch. Pansy Erskine and others.  Prizes for best acting were awarded to Miss Merchant and Miss Jacobs. But the greatest praise must be bestowed upon the fourth forms of Berbice High School for their public production, in June, of Sheakespeare's Macbeth – which was the first time in the history of this school that the Dramatic Society staged a public performance! Chief in the cast were Daniel DaCosta as Macbeth, Emerita Mohabir as Lady Macbeth, Ian Leach as Macduff, Anthony Burnett as Duncan, Gordon Alphonso as Malcolm, Denholm Kendall as Banquo, Royston Anderson as Ross, Margarette Harris as Hecate, Gail Kyte, Yvonne Blair, and June Ann Thompson as the Three Witches, Romaine Annamanthadoo and Pauline Khan as Prologues, Clarissa Mohabir as a Lady, and many others. Invaluable assistance was also given by the students of the lower sixth. Finally, several of the dramatic students of Berbice High School also acted in the Berbice Arts Theatre play "A Visitor from Outer Space' staged July 9. A very successful year indeed! E. ZinkhanD. RobertsS....

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Exam Boners

in 1968 - 1969

Macbeth saw them (the three witches) preparing a pot of soup with all sorts of animals. Macbeth and Banquo went to visit the witches in their cauldron. The apple trees had martial names (Wellington, Blenheim) because they stood as if they were soldiers straight without any bend, one was bearing more than the other. And there came from heaven thunder like fire and it sat on their heads. The rice farmers in Guyana also do poultry mining and cattle. Coconuts are grown to make cobras. This sort of vegetation helps academically. Areas have considerous trees. Question: Explain 3yAnswer: It's Just like 4 apples, but the y remains constant. Examinations may be classified as a process one has to go through in order to prove that he is capable of handling any future...

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A Strange Journey

in 1968 - 1969

  My friend and I, stood on the platform of a well-known station, as the Express whizzed by.  A few minutes later, the local train pulled in.  There were hardly any passengers aboard, and we got into an empty compartment.  As we left the station, I glanced at the clock.  Time – Midnight.   As the train pulled off my friend and I sat chattering.  I asked him how far it was to our destination and how many more stations we would have to pass to meet there.  Without hesitation, he told me that we would be getting off at the sixth station.  I looked out of the wlndow and could not see anything but blackness, and in the distance, a ribbon of light which looked like a road. As I was thinking about this road, the train pulled in at a station.  I could not properly make out the name but it seemed to be – "God left behind."  I again glanced at the time, which was "Midnight." Once again the whistle blew and the train left that station.  I then stole a glance at my friend – maybe it was imagination, but he looked queer.  He seemed to have grown horns. The train zoomed through a tunnel and as we emerged, everything seemed to be blacker and not even a light from a single house could be seen – the train seemed to be slowing down.  Looking out again unto the track a red glow seemed to be approaching, then disappeared suddenly – a little further on we came to the second station.  A sign-board indicated the name "Satan's Curse."  Then, my first pang of fear came. The time – Midnight. As we continued our journey nothing else bothered me, until I looked at my friend again. His clothes seemed black and hls eyes had an odd greenish glitter.  Asking him what was the matter, he answered in an unfamiliar voice, "Do I look strange?" Becoming more afraid, I did not answer. Until we reached the next station, nothing extraordinary happened, neither did I speak to my friend. The name of this station "Devil's Band". Time – Midnight! My panic increased and as I looked to my...

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A Cricket Match

in 1968 - 1969

  Last week-end's was one of the best matches played in the Case Cup final.  It was played between Berbice High School and Berbice Educational Institute.  Critics said it was indeed an exciting match, and that the two competing teams were worthy of being in the Final Match.   The sun was shining brightly overhead, with only small patches of cloud around it, when B.E.I decided to bat.  It was a good day for cricket; the crowd grew larger and larger every minute, and so when the two opening batsmen were taking their places the crowd began cheering. The score went up to sixty-six without the loss of any wickets. The batsmen skilfully executed shots like On-drives, Off-drives and Leg-sweeps.  The crowd became excited.  It was not until the score was ninety-four that Bissessar, who is the pace-bowler, took a magnificent catch off the bowling of Khan. With the partnership broken, the fielding team thought that they could now wreck the B E.I's team.  How right they were!  Within five overs the score had reached one hundred and sixteen for the loss of six wickets.  The wickets went to Khan, who bowled exceedingly well; he received four for ninety, and Sukdeo, who captured two for twenty-six runs.  The Umpires, after a short conference, signalled the end of the day's play. The next day, the crowd was even more eager to see the results and so cheering began even before starting time.  The game began, and after five overs the B.E.I's team was all out for one hundred and forty-six runs.  Harris took two for twenty and Fraser one for ten runs. It was now Berbice High School's turn to bat. The opening hatsman went in, and with caution, proceeded to bat.  The score went up to fifty-six; then Harris fell for twenty.  The score was now fifty-six for one wicket.  The other batsman went in, and with the opener, they managed to push the score to eighty-eight for the loss of two wickets.  The opener fell for fifty-six runs. It was from there that Berbice High School showed its skill in the game, with magnificent strokes like On-drives and Off-drives.  The score went up to one hundred and sixty...

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Hockey Report

in 1968 - 1969

Hockey, a world-wide game, is now being promoted in the Berbice High School Games programme.  Junior and Senior girls each had one afternoon a week to learn the game.   At the first meeting the girls elected Miss P. Alphonso as captain and Miss B. Welch as vice-captain.  The beginners were introduced to the basic rules and skills of the game before actual competition was undergone.  After a few practices a team was shown representing both the Senior and Junior girls. Games were played against the Berbice Rangers.  Before the first match Mr. Dereck Whitehead, Secretary of the National Sports Council, gave a talk on "Playing the Different Positions."  Extra practices were held on Saturdays and other holidays.  The B.H.S. girls showed great promise by tying two matches and losing a third to the more experienced Rangers.  During the Easter Term the team earned a tie against some girls from Bishops High School in a friendly match. The girls are very enthusiastic about hockey and hope that next year there will be more opportunities to learn the techniques of this fast exciting...

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