Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 2:31 pm

Pugsley House Report

in 1968 - 1969

House Master: M. J. Hoyte
Staff Members: Mrs. B. Headley
  Mr. S. Debydin

As the record books verify, Pugsley House has been ascending the league table year by year. Last year was no exception to this trend.


The school year began under the very disciplined and inspirational leadership of Mr. Hoyle, who became the first V.S.O to obtain the post.  He soon acclimatized himself with his enthusiastic approach to athletics and cricket, the outlook was very promising.


On Sports Day, Pugsley was placed fourth, one place higher than in the previous year.  Outstanding performances came from R. Johnson and Miss Richmond in the Junior events, and Miss Chapman and Miss Joseph in the Seniors.  Had not there been so many setbacks, much more could have been achieved.


The Cricket Competition saw both junior and senior sides doing battle in the final of the knockout competition.  The juniors performed creditably and showed real fighting spirit.  However, after a very exciteing tie, they were beaten by a very strong Beharry House Team.  The Seniors were also involved in a two game final; the first game which ended in a dispute was replayed.  L. Rohoman was an outstanding captain and N. Munroe showed what Pugsley men are made of.  Had catches been taken Pugsley House would have won the day, but nevertheless if people like N. Isuf play as well next year as they did this year, we will still be a difficult side to beat.


One consolation for dissappointments in cricket and athletics was the holding of by far the best House Party in the school. Members not only ate their fill and relaxed to the sounds of a popular juke box, but also took part in all kinds of amusing games.  A beauty contest was held in which ten of the prettiest girls in the school took part, Miss Chapman was placed first, Miss H. Joseph and Miss J. Dow close runners-up.


All Pugsley opponents know by now, that we do not go down without a fight, and with good leadership ani continued co-operation amongst members, we shall continue to be keen competitors and emerge the best sports.


N. D. H. Munroe
House Captain