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High Pavement School Song...

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Not to forget Puffer Graham - with the little mound of spittle in the centre of his lower lip - Chick Farr, or Dynamite Thomson. Playing cards with the French 'assistant', and smuggling a girl into an assembly. Life on the edge!

I also sang the Aida song, and I still break into the exerpt from the Marriage of Figaro from time to time.

Was anyone on the trips to Crowlink in Sussex, c 1959, or Ballycastle, c 1962?

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On 10/07/2011 at 0:06 PM, bamber said:

With one voice we praise all Paviours,

Encouraging the men of our esteemed school,

By oar, with the javelin, on foot and by fist we compete amongst ourselves,

Developing the academic life. With well honed learning.

Nevertheless we do not seek praise from our teachers,

We reject all thoughts of cheating in competition,

We shall live our lives as we do at school,

We serve the public good.

And next we shall be revising the jussive subjunctive. !rotfl!

 

 

This version was issued at the 1988 Bicentenary Celebrations.

 

Let us join together, all Paviors, to sing the praises of our school, the nurterer of men,

Competing on the river, the football field, the track and in the ring,

We grow strong in body while we develop our minds by our studies,

Yet it is the school's distinction, not our own, for which we strive,

Spurning underhand means in all work and play,

Let us live in after life as at school,

Putting the interests of the common weal before our own.

 

The 'common weal'??  Ye Gods!!  :)

 

Col 

 

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Very noble, but it certainly doesn't mean that you're always right Col ! LOL 

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Was anyone on the trip to Brienz in Switzerland, Easter 1963?

 

Col

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39 minutes ago, DJ360 said:

Was anyone on the trip to Brienz in Switzerland, Easter 1963?

 

Col

No sorry, but I was on the trip to Wilderswil in 1971

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I had been sacked from numerous jobs by then... 

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I have just come across this. I am researching my past as part of my father's story with Stafford's ( see that forum ) I went to High Pavement in 1953, first at  Stanley road for two years then to Bestwood. I remember the school song well although not the English translation. I remember singing it at the Chapel on High Pavement in town where the school originated. Although my voice hadn't broken I was relegated with other 'remnants' to sing with the basses as I was tone deaf. I enjoyed the school, finished up with 10 'O' levels and 2 'A' levels and moved on to University. I came from the council estates and without it would probably have finished up down the coal mines or in a textile factory as most of the boys my age on the street did.

 

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8 minutes ago, goff said:

I enjoyed the school, finished up with 10 'O' levels and 2 'A' levels and moved on to University. I came from the council estates and without it would probably have finished up down the coal mines or in a textile factory as most of the boys my age on the street did.

So much for elitist grammar schools!  Many who went there may not have enjoyed the experience but it made a world of difference to their future.

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I attended High Pavement school from 1950 to 1957. I was in the classics set with DAVID McCORMICK and JOHN WALKER. The teachers included Messrs QUINCEY,  and, I think, CLARK and WILSON.

 

Does anyone remember me?

 

DAVID SHINE

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