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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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Scrimgeour House Report

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

Red, that is the house colour and that signifies danger. Here is a report of the activities of Scrimgeour House for the last year.   In table-tennis, the senior boys won their match, three sets to two, against Mackay House, but lost to them in cricket by a narrow margin (3 runs).   In rounders the senior girls lost both matches despite the sterling performance of vice—captain D. Chow-Wah, who made 115 runs in the match against Puglsey.   Scrimgeour House placed second on both occasions at the Annual School Sports meeting run off at the Mental Hospital Grounds. Our best athletes were B. Welch, F. Harris and S. Smith, and they must be commended for their performances. The excellent house spirit shown, and the resulting co—operation led to a successful party at the end of the Christmas term.   These qualities portrayed by members give an indication of great achievements from Scrimgeour House, and it is believed that this house will indeed be a true danger in every sphere of activity.   Those who held responsible positions in the house for 1965 – 1966 are:   Housemaster: Mr. L. C. Thompson Deputy Housemaster: Mr. T. LaFleur House Mistress: Miss P. Britton House Captain (Boy): S. Rohoman House Captain (Girl): E. Lachman   Those holding positions for 1966 – 1967:   Housemaster: Mr. T. LaFleur Deputy Housemaster: Mr. C. Lachman House Mistress: Miss K. Gajraj House Captain (Girl): E....

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Beharry House Report

in 1966 - Golden Jubilee

House Master: Mr. P. Blunt Asst. House Teachers: Mrs. S. ReidMr. B. Mathoo House Captains: G. RajkumarMiss S. Beharri Vice-Captains: T. SinghMiss J. Fowler   It is with much pleasure that I submit this report on the activities of Beharry House. The house was formed at the beginning of the Christmas Term 1966, and so its achievements to date are few. A meeting was held at the beginning of the Christmas Term to elect officers for 1966-1967. House captains and vice-captains were elected, and also captains and vice-captains for sports activities. Apart from athletics, the sports captains have not had the opportunity to use their offices, as these sports have not yet been played. At the annual athletic sports meeting held at the Mental Hospital Grounds, Beharry House gave keen competition and was able to gain fourth place. This achievement could not have been possible had it not been for the athletes who gave of their best. Special mention should be made of Miss R. Khan (V C) and Miss A. Elgin (III A) who were champions in their particular age groups. In common with the other houses, we held a house party at Christmas time. Our party was held in the auditorium on December 16th. We provided various refreshments for the students, who ate their fill; and had a joyful time. The highlight of the evening’s proceedings were games which were introduced by the Housemaster, Mr. Blunt. The balloon game in particular made everyone shake with laughter. His other games, ‘making the mummy’ and others, were equally interesting and enjoyable. The party was a success. This was due to the combined efforts of the houseteachers and the prefects of the house. G. D. Rajkumar,House Captain...

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