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Topic Originator: anne
Post Date April 2, 2005 @ 6:55 AM
 Junior School
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 Junior School

April 2, 2005 @ 6:55 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I remember starting junior school in 1944.  Miss Boosey was the Headmistress.  The schoolhouse was in the playground and Miss Boosey's mother lived in the house with her.  Other teachers there were Mrs Barker, Miss Chapman and Mrs. Ireland. There was a rockinghorse in class I.  At Christmas we all got a present and I remember I got plasticine.  Before Christmas we made paper hats and crackers and decorations out of crepe paper to string across the room.  Sometimes we had music and were allowed a "turn" at conducting.  I remember the teacher wouldn't let me use the baton in my left hand - I was left handed.
We had school dinners but after a few days I persuaded my mum to let me go home at lunch time as I preferred her cooking!
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June 5, 2005 @ 6:00 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Miss Mary  Boosey Headmistress of St John's School, Stamford, Lincolnshire passed away peacefully at Westminister House Nursing Home 27th  May 2005 aged 99.

David Farman
December 11, 2015 @ 3:13 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I went to St Johns school, I started in 1957 at the age of 5, my head mistress  was miss Boosey, we also had Mrs Beaton and miss Lamont. Before we went into school we used to wait on the footpath for a lady in a hand propelled  mobility carriage,she used to come down the hill from North St, stop at the crossroads and then start to make her way up the hill to Caselloids where she worked,we used to help her by pushing her up the hill to the top. I also remember making decorations at Christmas time and the tree we had was so tall the top had to go into a hole cut into the ceiling. Oh what happy days !!