St John's Junior School Stamford

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Topic Originator: Kate
Post Date June 9, 2005 @ 8:50 AM
 St John's Junior School Stamford
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June 9, 2005 @ 8:50 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

You may send memories connected with St John's School, Stamford for inclusion in this page

June 9, 2005 @ 1:41 PM 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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Kate 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.

November 6, 2007 @ 7:38 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I too went to St.Johns.I started in 1953.I remember the National anthem being in a book we had to sing.The word King had been crossed out and Queen had been written in it's place.Miss Boosey was head then as she was for many years and only died 2 or 3 years ago well into her 90's.The first thing we did was learn our tables.No calculators in our day.