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In praise of the village school - 1959

Loughborough Monitor - 27th March 1959

Some hundreds of parents and friends must have watched the three recent performances by the children of Quorn village school, of their children's operetta, "Princess Chrysanthemum". I am sure those audiences also experienced the delight of watching happy children taking part in what was a really charming combination melody and colour.

My family and I came down to live in Leicestershire less than two years ago. In that time we have discovered some of the real advantages of village life. In any large city there is nearly inevitably some form of well defined remoteness on the social side of things. In a village such as Quorn, there is obviously a very happy "community-sense" with very many residents willing to take part in various forms of social activity.

The school is always one of the focal points of village life. How fortunate we are at Quorn to have such a happy school, where Mr Briers and his staff have not only established a very happy relationship between teacher and pupil, but have combined this with a good academic record, despite the handicaps experienced by many country schools, such as old buildings and lack of up-to-date equipment etc.

There is obviously something right about a village school which can produce such a delicious piece as this week's little operetta, and which was able to gain the willing and ingenious co-operation of so many "mums" (and dads?) in making the very colourful costumes of the young ladies and young gentlemen, of between 7 and 11, who took part in this very enjoyable occasion.


 Submitted on: 2011-04-13
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1221
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