Modern School Governors – Scabies in School, Dig for Victory

July 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times, July 19

Modern School Governors

At last week’s meeting of the Conisborough Modern School Governors, Coun. D. Sheldon was re-appointed chairman for the coming year, a position he has occupied since the formation of the Board.  Canon J. Holohan was re-elected vice-chairman.

The Divisional Clerk ( Mr. E. B. Stockdale) read a communication from the County Education Officer recommending the re-organisation of the Girls Department into 10 forms instead of 11 so as to obviate the need to fill an existing vacancy on the teaching staff, and the recommendation was approved by the Governors.

Reference was made to the continued prevalence of scabies among children in local schools, and the Clerk reported receipt of a letter from the County Medical Officer which stated that his department were formulating a special scheme to combat the disease.

The Headmaster (Mr. W. Gledhill) reported on the efforts of the school in the Dig for Victory campaign, and said that the school gardens were doing well considering the weather.  The allotments provided by the Urban Council had been filled with potatoes, while part of the sports field had been planted with green vegetables.  In addition 27 rows of peas and various other kinds of vegetables had been sown for use in the school canteen.