Mexborough and Swinton Times December 9, 1898
First Class Certificates
I hear that one of our Conisbrough youths his just lately been the recipient of “two first class certificates,” one from the Science and Art Department for Physiography and the other from the “Teachers Aid” for his excellent paper in the recent pupil teachers examination, open to all England.
The young gentleman I refer to is Mr. Frank Mason, who is serving his Apprenticeship as a pupil teacher under Mr. Smith, at the Conisborough Board School. In addition to these Certificates, Master Mason holds first class certificate both for freehand drawing and model drawing, besides several, others for various subjects.
I am told he is an excellent teacher and a diligent student, and has passed all his examinations with great credit. He has not attended any outside classes in any subject, but has received his instruction solely from the Headmaster, Mr Smith to whom very great credit is due for his excellent, tuition. I understand that next week, Mister Mason is sitting for his “scholarship examination”, so that when the result of this examination, is published I hope to see amongst the list of named of those who have passed first class the name, F. Mason.