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THE RAIN ElAN

1983


The Raineian T H E M A G A Z I N E 0 F R A I N E 'S F 0 U N D A T I 0 N S C H 0 0 L

1982-1983

RAINE 'S

FOUNDATION

SCHOOL路

LONDON


School Notes 1982-1983 The steamy weather of the last few days (remember, when you read this in the autumn, at the moment of writing it is THAT summer) hasn't helped our collective memories. Nevertheless we have done our best and this is our fragmented recollection of the year. Prize day took place in October and this time the speaker was Mr. Neil MacFarlane, Minister of Sport. (Well done, Neil, you've still got a job). At Christmas, the Carol Service took place at St. John on Bethnal Green. This church was also the venue for Founder's Day in May, with the music for that occassion including "Sheep may safely graze" which was accompanied by flutes, the cello and the organ. The School Entertainments this year were at the Senior School -the musical "My Fair Lady" and the play " Sweeney Todd Shock 'n' Rock Show" while at the Lower School there was the highly successful revue "Knocked for Six". There were many school trips, including the annual skiing, falling and sliding holiday to Northern Italy, and the History trip hostelling in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Field trips included a combined Geography and Geology visit to Keswick (Classic example of a lacustrine delta) in the Lake District and to the Yorkshire Pennines. There was also a Biology trip to Hastings. Visits were made to the theatre including one to the Barbican ("Oh, it's great man") with the LVIth enjoying an excellent production of "Much Ado about Nothing". There were also several careers trips and many of the Sixth form went on Summer School courses ranging from "Pysychology" to "Design for the Silent Cinema". ("Not much to say about this".) Language travels awards for the summer were won by Rebecca Rippin and Susan Carpel who spent some time in Germany and also by Teresa Marsan who stayed in France. Unfortunately, at the end of such an eventful year, we are losing some of the teaching staff. Mr. Rae (a most colourful character) and Mr. Ellis are leaving to take up other positions and we say good-bye to Mr. Simmonds, who is leaving after twenty-six years of outstanding service to the school. We wish him a long and happy retirement. Congratulations go to Mr. Payne, who takes over as Head of the Languages Department. The Lower School lost Mr. Flowerdew from the Geography Department and Mr. Moore. We would like to say "thanks" to Thomas Hermann and Tee Tren-Tiens, our Language Ass is tan ts, and wish them success for the future. Finally our thanks go to all those who helped with the compilation of this year's R aineian, especially Thoweetha Shaah for the front cover, Mr. Blundell, Mr. J ones and Mr. Major for the photographs, and Miss Balls for her superb proof reading. Joanne Barnes Jonathan Doherty Adam Groves Pamela Hopkins Linda Alien Richard Morgan Steven Adshead Deborah Barnett

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The Revd. E. G. R. Astill, Headmaster, St Jude's School 1959-1977 To speak of the Revd. E. G. R. Astill as Headmaster is to speak the history of a school for he was St. Jude's only Headmaster. He created a new school and then eighteen years later guided its metamorphosis into the newly amalgamated Raine's Foundation School. St. Jude's School, a mixed Church of England Secondary School, was built on the site of St. Jude's Church and Primary School which were destroyed by bombing during the last war. Mr. Astill, as he was then, was appointed Headmaster about six months before the School was due to open. Building work was still going on at this stage ai1d staff had yet to be appointed. In September 1959 St. Jude's School opened with one hundred and twenty-two pupils making a two-form entry of first years, and a second, a third and a fourth year form of pupils from secondary schools undergoing reorganisation and some others from a variety of schools who wanted denominational teaching. There were five full-time and two part-time staff plus the Headmaster. In the next few years the School reached its full strength of three hundred pupils. The aim was to build a Church School in deed as well as in name in a "family" atmosphere. Under his direction and guidance the Staff set about the exciting business of creating a school. On the 28th October. H.R.H. Princess Margaret officially opened the School and St.Jude's made its first impact locally. In December Mr. Astill created the "Holy Nativity", a mimed play with carols in which virtually all the School took part. Costumes were created, a choir formed and rehearsed, stage props produced and lighting effects organised, all co-ordinated and shaped by Mr. Astill. The years that followed saw many more such productions. Another annual feature was the "family" Christmas lunch when Inspectors, Divisional Staff and friends were invited to share a meal with the pupils. On this occasion Cook and her Staff surpassed her regular excellent daily cuisine. For many years the School took part in the Bethnal Green Music Festival. Mr. Astill had a love of music . He had a good singing voice a1id did what he could to encourage the subject. This was translated into action one day when a visit was made to the London iVIusic Shop and he purchased the School's first selection of instruments. When Mr. Astill could see a way of improving the facilities available to his pupils and capitation was insufficient, he was often able to persuade someone to give some money to finance it. School J oumeys became a regular feature in the School for he believed that when such journeys were properly organised, pupils derived great benefit from them. Visits were made to Devon, Wye Valley, Isle of Wight, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark and cruises were undertaken to the Mediterranean including Gibraltar and Casablanca and one which included Moscow and Leningrad. He supported the Rotary Club of Bethnal Green and the School entered Oral English, Handwriting and Art Competitions which they sponsored. Another regular feature in the School was the Holy Communions . Even after he was ordained Mr. Astill continued to ask local priests to officiate. Mr. Astill also appreciated the need to develop the physical skills of his pupils and he was keen to see that the new St. Jude's had its share of facilities for swimming at York Hall. A School football team was formed and turned out regularly on Saturdays for a number of years. Friday afternoon was games afternoon and for several years the whole school travelled by tube train to Fairlop and annually the School had its own Sports Day there. As Headmaster, Mr. Astill always wanted to kno.w what was going on in his School. Some might say he should have delegated more, but he backed his staff and on the occasions when there were irate parents in the Schoo l, he was the first and last person they saw and they went away more satisfied than when they came in! Even inspectors had to listen to his strictures if they did not make their presence known to him first. He was interested in people and whether it was a pupil, a parent or a member of staff, he was a ready and concerned listener. 1\llr. Astill demanded high standards of work and discipline which were appreciated locally to the extent that there were 3


always more pupils wanting to come to St. Jude's than there were places. Whilst he put great emphasis on English and Mathematics, his curricular interest was wide-ranging and he was no mean artist himself. He paid particular attention to and encouraged the pupils who found learning difficult. This was reflected on Prize Days in the number of prizes given for general effort. In later years the loss of his wife and his own ill-health took their toll so that his retirement in 1978 was not to last long. He died from cancer during the February half-term and those who knew him for any length of time have lost a true friend. R. G. Thompson

Although Edward Astill was Deputy Head of Raine's for only a short time, his involvement with the school began many years beforehand and throughout the long period of planning for the amalgamation his widsom, patience and experience proved to be invaluable. One of his rem arkable qualities was a concern for everyone as an individual; the welfare of each pupil and member of staff was important to him and many have reason to be grateful for his interest in them. Mr. Astill will be remembered for many things, in particular his unfailing kindness and courtesy, a readiness to help anyone in trouble, even when his health was deteriorating, his loyalty and his sense of humour. But perhaps those who had close contact with him at the end of his life will recall most vividly, and with deep admiration, the courage and strength with which he faced and bore his final illness. He never lost the capacity to care about others and his many fri ends will miss him greatly while remembering him with affection. Anne J ohnson

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John J. Carr Born: Died:

22.11.27 21.08.83

The Pupils and Staff of Raine's School were deeply shocked and saddened at the news of the death of John Carr who had been a member of the Physical Education Department at this school and at the former St. Jude's School for many years. John grew up in the East End of London, attending St. Monica's School in Shoreditch, although several bouts of ill health seriously affected his formal education. His interest in sporting activities grew out of attendance at local youth clubs where he became very proficient at billiards and table tennis. At the St. Hilda's Settlement in Brick Lane he became a Club Leader and organised a club football team. This led to his attending football courses to become a qualified F.A. coach and to an appointment as Youth Team Coach at the Brentford Football Club. Hearing that the I.L.E.A. wanted football coaches to help in schools, John saw his opportunity to work with youngsters on a more permanent basis and so applied for and was appointed as a part-time P.E. instructor at St. Jude's School. This soon expanded into a full-time appointment with John responsible for running the Boys' P.E. Department. When St. Jude's amalgamated with Raine's School John threw himself whole-heartedly into meeting the challenge of the new situation. He enthusiastically involved himself in the teaching of Rugby, Volleyball, Basketball and Athletics. He was always available to assist with teams in the various extra-curricular activities and became a vociferous motivator from the touchline when Raine's teams were playing. John devoted his whole life to teaching and coaching youngsters. He would have loved to have become a qualified teacher but his lack of necessary qualifications precluded this. Yet in every sense of the word he was a teacher - giving of his time, his knowledge and his expertise to everyone -especially the less gifted performer. Many did not know of John's illness and particularly how serious it was. He worked through pain and discomfort because he did not want to let the school and children down. His courage and fortitude in the final stages of his illness were amazing and his constant good humour was a joy to all around him. John was a devoted teacher, a respected colleague and a loyal and delightful companion. We shall all miss him greatly. H.J .L.

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Tribute This story is of a wonderful man who, in his own special way, brought great happiness to many schoolchildren; his own efforts helped to make the sporting teams from Raine's what they are today. This man - while skilfully giving his all for Raine's- was also in great pain, suffering from that terrifying disease, Cancer. l-Ie overcame the disea-se for a short while and returned to school; but during the school holidays sadly he passed away. 路 I cannot speak for others, but I know that for me Mr. Carr helped a tremendous amount, helping me to change from being an unenthusiastic, hugely overweight, grumpy, disobedient little first year, into a bubbly, still a little overweight, contender for most sports teams representing Raine's. For it was in my first year on September 9th 1980 -my second day at Raine's that I had my first encounter with Mr. Carr. It was while he was showing us how to shot putt- I was showing about as much interest as an untrained piece of rock- but it was not good enough for Mr. Carr. He somehow saw more talent that I was showing, but it was not in shot putt. Consequently, he managed to interest me in improving my time running around the school. At my first attempt I was clocked at a hundred and nine seconds! "That's abominable," he told me. Through his pushing me, I pulled my time down to sixty-five seconds by the end of the second year. I had also lost weight and felt much fitter and took an interest in basketball. Mr. Carr saw I wasn't brilliant, but wanted to keep me in the game, and got me scoring basketball matches. l\tfeanwhile I kept training and now I am in the fourth year basketball team. There must be a lot of talent going around in sport and a great deal of boys owe a lot to the teaching skills of Mr. Carr. He was a special teacher who coulrl bring out the best in anybody. The school owes a lot to Mr. Carr and I know I represent many boys in saying that school sports shall suffer a great deal without him. Thank you, Mr. Carr! Jason Paprocki, Form 4L

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The Governors of Raine's Foundation Chairman Mrs. P. Bentley, B.A. Mrs. S. Alom Mrs. S. Batchelder Mrs. E. Crowley W. Dove .J.P. Dr. G. Gardiner The Reverend M. Johnson, M.A. The Reverend Prebendary N. E. McCurry, M. A. Mr. C. W. Nolan

The Reverend G. A. Barber, !VI.Sc. Mr. A. Chapman Mrs. A. Desmond Mr. W.J. Fishman Mr. A. Jacob L. La yward Esq. Mrs. E. Moore Col. R. P. Tong, O.B.E., M.A.,J.P.

Clerh to the Governors R. A. Pink, Esq.

Staff-September 1983 Headmaster Mr. D. W. E. Thomas M.A., (Can tab)

Deputy Heads Mrs. A. 拢. Johnson B.A., (Leeds) and Mr. R. C. Reffold M.A., (Oxon)

Head of Lower School Mr. J. Everton M.A., (Oxon)

Heads of Departments Mr. F. Boyce, (College of St. Mark and St. .John) (Senior Teacher) Mr. G. Calvert, (City of Worcester College) (Mathematics)路 Dr. A. Cioci,(University of Pisa) (Physics) Mr. E. J. Croom, B. Se., (London) (Geography/Geology) Mr. K. R. Crump, B.A., (Liverpool) (History) rvlrs. S. P. Gore B.Sc., (London) (Secretarial Studies) Mr. R. J. Hudson, B.Sc., (London) (Science) Miss V. G. Jackson, L.R.A.M., (Music) Mr. S. E. Johnson, B.A., (Warwick) (English) Mr. H. Long, Dip. Phys. Ed. (Loughborough) (Physical Education, Boys) Miss A. M. Lowes, Dip.Phys. Ed. (Chelsea) (Physical Education, Girls) Miss A. W. Naylor, B.Sc., (London) (Biology) Mr M. K. D. Payne, B.A., (Iondon) A.K.C., (Languages) Mrs. A. E. Pearce, (Dss), B.Sc., B.D., (London) A.K.C., (Religious Studies) Mr. P. Rhodes (Technical Subjects) Miss M. E. Robertson, (Borough Road College) (French) 7


Ms C. Russell, B.A., (Durham) (German) Mr. P. Spillett, B.Sc., (London) (Economics) :Vlrs. B. Thompson (Home Economics) Mr. R. Thompson, L.R.A.M., L.T.C.I. (Special Needs) Mr. G. Wesley, N.Dip. A.D., A.T.D. (London) (Art)

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Mr. W. J. A dam, B. Se., (Aberdeen), (Sciences) Mrs. Z. Auerbach, B.Sc., (Leeds) (Mathematics) Mr. M. Austin, (Trinity College, Carmarthen) (Physical Education and Geography) Miss C. Balls, M.A., (Cantab) (Languages) Mr. J. J. G. Blundell, A.T.D., (London) (Art) Mr. T . .J. Bye, B.A., (Open University) (English) Miss G. A. Gleeve, B.A., (London) (English) Miss A . M. Dempsey, B.Sc., (Wales) (Biology) Ms Eggleston, B. Ed., (City of Bath) (Textiles and Home Economics) Ms R. Gardner, B.A., (York) (En_glish and Drama) Mrs. K. Grimwood, B.A., (Salford) (French and German) Mr. M. Harris, (Newland Park College) (Mathematics) Mr. R. C. Hart, B.A., (Nottingham), M.A., (London) (History) Ms S. Jenner, B.Sc., (N.E.L.P.) (Special Needs, English and Drama) Mr. B. ]ones, B.A., (Lancaster) (History) Dip. Sec. Ed., (London) Miss C. Julian, B. Ed., (Shoreditch) (Design and Technology) Miss L. J. Linnett, B.Sc., (Reading) (Chemistry) Mr. B. M. J. Major, M.A., (London) (English and Drama) Mrs. R. J. Maskell, Dip. A.D., (St. Martins) (Textiles) Mr. S. Mason, (College of All Saints, Tottenham) (Geography and Religious Studies) Ms S. S. McCreadie, B.A., (Birmingham) (English and Drama) Mr. A. D. Perrett, B.Sc., (Manchester) (Mathematics) Mr. R. Philpotts, B. Ed., (Nottingham) (History) Mrs. P. Pipe, B.Sc., (London) (Geography) Mr. P.C. Protheroe, B.A., Dip. Th., (Wales) (Religious Studies) Miss J. B. M. O'Regan, B. Ed ., (London) (Physical Education and Science) Miss C. Silver, Dip. Ed., A.D., H.D.F.A., (London) (Pottery) Mr. P: Simmonds (Technical Studies) Ms C. Webb-Bourne, B. A., (University of East Anglia) (French) l\!Ir. G. Willett, B.Sc., (London) (Physics) Mr. N. J. Wilson, B.Sc., (Dunelm) (Geography) Miss S. Windsor, B. H., (London) (Home Economics)

Librarian: Mrs. R. Teteris, A.L.A. Senior Laboratory Technician: Mr. S. J. Russell School Bursar: Mrs. J. I. Evans

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"~J e '

ll take more care of you."

from the prefects of 1983-84

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School Prefects-- September 1983 Head Boy: A dam Groves Deputy Head Boy: Richard Morgan

Head Girl: Janet Hay wood D ep uty H ead Girl: Linda Alien

Prefects: Stephen Aclsh ead, Joa nne Barnes, Deborah Barnett, Darren Cannon, J ohn Coster, Stephen Gumbs, Duncan Hockley, David Hermitt, Pamela Hopkins, Nicos Kaima kami , John Morgan, Geoffrey Perry, Gregory Ross, Thoweetha Shaah, Suzanne Sm alley, Paul Smith. Girls' Gam es Captain: J oanne Barnes.

Prize List 1982-83 FORJVI PRIZES lA

Giles Bates Michael Bryan David H erbert Anne Shelbourne

lE

Le igh Barnes Kirsten Berry Lo uise Rivers

lJ

Keeley Alien K evin Clark Graham Smithers

IN

Kelly Bo uvier D awn Houghto n Deborah Watts

lR

Samuel Bentley J o hn F eatherstone Jane Gilbert Paula Humphreys

IS

Jane Bolto n Mitchell Ottola ngui Angela Young

2A

Mo ira Healey Carole Singh Samantha Venables

2E

Bernadette Small Karen Snooks Dawn Watts

2J

J ulie H a rris Vanessa Lovell Neil Willi ams

2N

Sha ron J ones David J uli en K eeley Riding

2R

Michelle Goode Daljit Kullar David Lavi nier

2S

Julia Bo napart e Wan HengJ.-iu K a ren Powell

3AL

June Baker Pe t er Newson Bryan Small

3AN

Verna Coke Carolin e D av is Mark H o pgood

3F

Deborah Newton Lee Score Theodora Yianni

3L

Daniella King Chri st ine Naraid oo Leeroy Vaughan

3R

Ceci l Bartholomew Fatoumah Nji e Ka ren Watson

3T

Tracey A lien D arren Ly nch Ric ha rd M aho ny

4E

Lee Bartle tt Paul Bcthel l Michelle Gibbs

4M

Liam Ashb y Stacey Tarrant Terence Webb er Samantha Wright

4N

Theresa Harris David R ae Sharon Welley

4R

Tracy Durant Ri ch ard Heri o t Susan Robinson

4S

Lisa G ill Louise Mc Mill a n Karen T hi enel

4W

Michael Dines Shan Donovan Lorrain e Fitzgerald

se

Steven Everton Grace Lee

SF

Neale Draper De bra F el ton

SL

Kenneth Ash Ric ha rd G ree n

SMo

Ccri Batch elder Jo nathan Fitt Willi am Geiger Kat hry n Nunn

SN

J oanne Carroll Tracey G inn

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LOWER SIXTH Adam Groves, Steven Gumbs, Pamela Hopkins, Gregory Ross, Nico Kaimakami, Thoweetha Shaah. SECRETARIAL SIXTH Tracey Belcher

UPPER SIXTH Art Biology Chemistry Geography Geology

Paul Anderson Lisa Mould John Williams J ennifer Harvey Mark Byford

SUBJECT PRIZES Religious Studies

Physical Education

Music Art Home Economics Technical Studies Textiles Ceramics

History Mathematics

Richard Palmer J ames Breeze Paul Urbonas John Williams Physics Marc us N araidoo John Williams Further Mathematics Marc us N araidoo

Senior (Astill) Intermediate Junior Senior Boy Senior Girl junior Boy Junior Girl Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Senior Senior Junior Senior Junior

SPECIAL PRIZES Vivian Ridewood Prizes Bethnal Green Society and Martin Leonard Prizes St. J ude's Memorial Prizes The Ida Samuels Memorial Prizes

Senior Junior

Geology Field Studies ll

Richard Palmer Susan Robinson Nicola Cover Richard Morgan J ane Gardiner Cecil Bartholomew Ingrid Durant Richard Green Victoria Gardiner Debra Felton Nicola Killick Anne Henderson Adrian Pri tchard Theresa Harris Wan Heng Liu Fidal Parsons Wan Heng Liu

Terry Bryan, Katherine Forrest, J oe Guijar, Michelle Wailer Steven Batt, Kerry Donovan, Penelope Giff, Gillian Jones, Ian Shirley, Kathy Steel John Williams Dora Kaimakami Linda Barker Darren Cannon


The Haugh Prize for distinction at Ordinary Level The J o hn J acobs Prize for distinction at Ordinary Level The Tong Prize for distinction at Advanced Level The Ward Prize for Endeavour The Chairman's Prize The Goode Prize The Staff Prize The Old Raineians' Prize The Parents' Association Prizes The Crier Memorial Prize for Service to the School The Taylor Memorial Prize for Service to the School

Penelope Gardiner Taalibhusain Shaah John Williams Dennis Mentessi, Sylvia Shyllon Sharon Fryer Andrew Rhodes J a ne Gardiner Richard Grove Sus an Carpenter, Marc us N araidoo John Williams Janice Lang

CERTIFICATES (Summer, 1983) University of London: Advanced Level: Gillian Abbott (1), Oke Agbeze (3), Roy Ash (1),Jaganeson Balakrishnan (1), Andrew Boylett (2), James Breeze (3), Jacqueline Brown (2), Mark Byford (2) , Paul Casali (2 ), Stephen Chattaway (3), Jide Dawodu (1) , Peter Driscoll (1) , Terri Eales (1), Shahjehan Fayyaz (3), David Float (2), Sharon Fryer (4), Richard Grove (1),Jennifer Harvey (3), Karen Kew (2),jonathan Kravet (1),Janice Lang (1), Bradley Maltese (2), Stephen McDuell (2), Nabigi Mer (1), Liza Mould (1) , Marcus Naraidoo (4) , Richard Palmer (2), Gary Prince (1), Andrew Rhodes (1), Neil Tofield (1), Paul Urbonas (3), john Williams (4).

Ordinary Level: including Associated Examining Board Grade A, Band C and Grade 1 C.S.E.: Paula Allen (1), Kenneth Ash (6), Dawn Austin (3), Karen Barnes (2), Mark Bassett (4), Ceri Batchelder (9), Diane Beves (4) , William Geiger (9), Mark Burton (5), Terry Bryan (8),julie Cade (2), EIIen Carroll (4),Joanne Carroll (5),Jane Carter (4), Debra Coley (1),Julie Collyer (3), Sarah Copeland (5),Joanne Davies (1), Vivienne Deathridge (1), Terri Eales (1),joanne Ellis (2), Steven Everton (8), Deborah Falder (7), Debra Felton (1),jonathan Fitt (9), Katherine Forrest (5), Penelope Gardiner (9), Tracey Ginn (4), lan Graham (3), Richard Green (3),Joe Gurjar (7 ), Tony Havard (1), Anne Henderson (4),Jonathan Hillier (1), Alison House (4), Nadine Houghton (2), Robert Howard-Perkins (2), Samantha Hughes (1), Tabitha Hughes (1), Terance Kavanagh (2), Paul Kloss (3), Grace Lee (8), Sian Lewis (7), Tania Lewis (2), Colleen Makin (3), Wayne Malcolm (1), Angela McCarthy (1 ), Andrew McDermott (1 ), J ane McGregor (1 ), Karen McPherson (2), David Murphy (1), Keily Neill (1), Nicola Newson (1), Kathryn Nunn (9), Laurence Page (6), Susan Palmer (1), Karl Phiiiips (2), Deborah Piercey (1), Adrian Pritchard (2), Natalie Radford (1), Shurmaine Regis (2),John Rodmell (3), Matthew Ross (4), Lisa R owland (2), Theresa Saunders (1) , Taalibhusain Shaah (8),Joanne Siggins (3) , Daren Stratford (1), Elliott Taylor (1),James Thompson (2), Gary Trew (2), Wayne Tyrrell (2), Elena Vrahimi (4), Catheri ne Wakeford (3), Michelle Wailer (6), Karen Waxham (5),Jonathan Wheeler (l),Julie White (2), Matthew Whitlock (2),John Wilson (1), Karla Young (6). 12


Certificate of Secondary Education: Awarded a certificate (grades 2-5 ): Mark Adams, Jacqueline Alien, Paula Alien, Dawn Austin, Karen Barnes, Mark Beasley, Mandy Beaumont, Diane Beves, Clifford Bishop, Danella Brownlow, Myrtle Bruce, Daren Burgess, Mark Burton, J ulie Cade, Alison Cappaert, Ell en Carroli, J oanne Carrol.l, J ane Carter, Stanley Chap man, Jeffrey Child, Paul Chimes, Sani Clayton, Debra Coley, Paul Collier,Jamieson Collins, Brian Corrigan, Samantha Cranfield, Michael Crawley, J oanne Davies, Vivienne Deathridge, Tracy Docker, Peter Donald, J ulie Dorney, Neale Draper, Joanne Eade, Terri Eales, Joanne Ellis, Deborah Falder, Debra Felton, Sheila Gilpin, Tracey Ginn, David Goode, Ian Graham, Richard Green, Karen Gregory, Amanda Griffiths, Alexis Groombridge, Frank Hammond, Richard Hammond, Sheryl Harvey-Welis, Tony Havard, Anne Henderson, Christopher Hicks, Jonathan Hillier, Nadine Houghton, Alison House, Robert Howard-Perkins, Samantha Hughes, Tabitha Hughes, Susan Hunter, John J ackson, Samantha Jones, Terence Kavanagh, David King, Tania Lewis, J oe Lyons, Colleen Makin, Wayne Malcolm, Susan Martin, David Martindill, Angela McCarthy, J ane McGregor, Karen McPherson, McPherson, Mehmet Mehmet, Antony Mint, J anet Mole, Philip Mortimer, David Newson, Nicola Newson, Debra Obersteller, J ames Page, Michael Page, Susan Palm er, Karl Phillips, Leonie Phillips, Deborah Piercey, Adrian Pritchard, Natalie Radford, Raja Rahman, Tracy Regan, Shurmaine Regis, John Rodmell, Matthew Ross, Teresa Saunders, j oanne Siggins, Tracy Simmons, Maxine Spence, Tina Steer, Daren Stratford, Louisa Sullivan, Terence Tabram, Elliott Taylor, James Thompson, Gary Trew, Wayne Tyrrell, Elena Vrahimi, Catherine Wakeford,Jonathan Wheeler,Julie White, Matthew Whitlock, J ane Wilson, John Wilson, Karla Young.

ASSOCIATED BOARD OF ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC Grade 3 Piano Karl Phillips (Merit) 3 French Horn Karl Phillips 4 Trumpet Morakinyo Akingbade 5 Theory Karl Phillips, Sarah Judd, Susan Robinson { Richard Green, Morakinyo Akinbade Violin Grace Lee Piano Richard Green 6 Richard Green (Merit) Clarinet

Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow

is the sky when the sun shines, is the sand on the beach at night, are the bananas on the trees so tall, are the lemons only eaten by a fool, is the custard all lumpy and thick, are the daffodils that grow so quick, is the butter spread out on the toast, is the colour that I like most. R. Bachell, lS

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Trophies 1982-83 ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES Athletics Winterton Cup Butterficld Cup Luton Cup Aldridge Cup Roden Cup

School Winterton Winterton Foundation School

Basketball Senior Intermediate Junior

Raineian Lodge Cup Harvey Martin Cup Fishberg Cup

Foundation/Mann/School Mann/Foundation Foundation

Cross Country (Boys) Senior Intermediate Junior

Mansfield Cup Wareing Cup Horne Cup

School School Winterton

Senior Intermediate Junior

H eadmaste r's Trophy Middle School Trophy Junior Cup

Winterton Winterton M ann

Senior Intermediate

Munn Cup Camberley Cup

Winterton Foundation

Senior Intermediate Ju nior

Tyler Trophy Leach Cup Mann Cup

School School School

Senior Intermediate junior

Cadet Cup Hirtes Cup Jenkins Cup

School M ann M ann

Lassman Shield Wilkin s Shield Turnage Trophy Manu el Posey Cup

Winterton M ann Winterton Winterton

Senior Intermediate junior Stanrlards ( 5 star) Aggregate

(Girls)

Hockey

Netball

Rugby

Swimming Senior Intermediate Junior Aggregate Table Tennis Senior junzor

School Foundation

Physical Education Boy:>'

G!rls

Adlam Cup O .R .A. 250th Annive rsa ry Cup 14

Foundation School


House Championship Shutt Trophy Winterton (Final house percentages of total possible points : Winterton 27.7; School 26.9; Mann 23 .7; Foundation 21.8.)

ATHLETICS (INDIVIDUAL) Victor Ludorum Senior Intermediate junior

Victrix Ludorum Senior Intermediate j unior

Gregory Ross Cecil Bartholomew Ernest Lucas

STAFF v SCHOOL

W. D. Lyons Trophy

Myrtle Bruce Sarah Judd Christine Hinds

The Staff

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Chess

Senior Junior Prose and Verse Senior junzor

C lark Cup Cl ark Junior Cup

Winterton M ann

Aldridge M emorial Trophy Aldridge Memorial Trophy

Winterton Winterton M ann

First Year Harvest Festival Poster Competition Junior Projects

Project C up

School

School Work (Credits)

Dagger Cup

School

House Championship Dorothy Broughton Trophy School (Final House Percentages: School 28.7; Mann 28.0; Winterton 22.3; Foundation 21.0.) H.R.K. Broughton Championship Trophy (Final Percentages: School 27.4; Winterton 26.1; Mann 25.0; Foundation 21.5.)

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Sixth Form Summer School CAMBERWELL SCHOOL OF ART Would you believe that in the murky depths of Camberwell School of Art something wonderfully creative and arty was taking place? We didn't either; we were only there for the Summer School! The aim of the course, in th e marathon two weeks, was basically to design and m ake, to a given theme, a costume. There were four groups ranging from me in the " Ba thing Belles" to Deborah in the "Egyptian Fantasy" with gigolos and vamps thrown in for fun. These were part of the overall silent cinema theme- hence the costumes and sketches were to be in black and white. F o ur short performances were given -under a strobe light -oh the flamboyan ce of it all. After the ge neral welcome (!),we had discussi o ns and then after some hard thought , we got down to some athletic pastel drawin g - "Make it bigger, love !" was the desp erate cry fr om Ron and Mike- the resident "Old Masters''. The second day was a little more settled; we were fr ying up like eggs, under the hot glass in the studios. Squeals of delight came from us .when we were told it was "collage this afternoon, ladies !" or, to be more precise, nineteen ladies and one boy. From Wednesday onwards the general construction of garments began. Resources were limited to a pile of scraps -you know: old curtains, bits of egg boxes, sequins, second-hand flares etc - that kind of stuff. However, things were beginning t o take shape .... On Thursday 14th we were told, "Today's the day, girls (and boy)!" We had to perfo rm in front of the cameras. The shovels came out to put on the make-up- nice thick eyeliner, etc. Then we were ready. The props had been made by Ron and Mike throughout the two weeks (they did all sorts of things you know!). The order of perfo rmance was as follows: Paris Cafe, Egyptian Fantasy, New York Bar, and Bathing Party - a good time was had by all!!! John, the Gentle Giant, did the filming ... . all three times (just to make sure everybody did everything ri ght) zoo ming in on various faces and poses . Then on Friday we actually performed in front of a "live" audience (mostly consisting of old dears in fluffy hats . . .. except Miss Fuller). All went well throughout the performance - no -o ne fell off the stage! After the show our presence was required in front of the stage to talk to the audie nce. I didn't mind that but I did object t o the old ladies who ran up behind me, grabbed my black woolly wig and said, "Excuse me, dear, but I must feel this!" .... it's a good job I'm no t bald. After the show came the par ty along with Matilda's frozen strawberry gateau. It was a very enjoyable fort night and I would like to thank Miss Fuller whose ulterior motive for sendin g us was so that sh e could have more free lessons! Pamela Hopkins and Debo rah Barnett, L6

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Green Fields SPRING: Nothing is so beautiful as SpringWhen weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush, Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. "Critica1 Analysis?" I looked up sulkily from the oil-stained book entitled "An anthology of poems". Why can't I feel part of the poem? Why do n't I feel like discussing it? Maybe it is jealousy; jealousy from not being able to take part in such a time as spring. Yet here I am learning for the exam. The days of spring have come and will go, and I will be here reading and studying. How I long for fun, excitement, happiness .... fresh air, green trees, flowers, the blue sky, the dazzling sun and the glittering blue sea. How I yearn for green fields! No-one understan ds my feelings, which are as simple and peaceful as-the sewn silhouettes of the peasant farmers on the tapestry hanging on the wall. The thick dust which has settled on the outside glass has covered the whole setting, giving it a dark stormy look. The fields are dark as they are covered by a layer of dust. The clouds look like dirty pieces of cottonwool. Everything on the tapestry is gloomy. No-o ne understands. I walked towards the t apestry and slowly lifted my right hand. I bet behind that stretch of dirt lie juicy green fields and bags of happiness. I spotted one of the peasants' faces and rubbed the dust off with my forefinger. The meticulous features were unbelievable. The wrinkled face blossomed and the eyes, although tired, changed from brown to blue. Even the poor rags wrapped aro und the peasant's body appeared to be second-hand, but clean. I took up a tissue and moistened it with the water that was left from the glass. Step by step I began cleaning it, looking and observing, comparing, dreaming, feeling part of this painting whi ch contained green fi elds. The blades of grass shone brightly as the sunbeams touched them. The morning dew rolled down from the tips alo ng the furrows of the folded blades. I looked at the straw h at which sat on th e woman's head pro tecting her from the heat of the sun. Its tattiness was revealed again, and yet it was nice to know what really lay behind that dark belt of dirt. Her turned-up nose was peeling from sunburn and she , looked as if she was singing. I could just about hear her. A sweet melody echoed through the fields. The trees swayed in the breeze and the flowers' petals waved in rhythm. The anemones resembled miniature windmills in a meadow. Their white petals stuck out differently from the dark rub y red pe tals of the wild poppies. The tune was whistled by the breeze through the dense branches of the monstrous tree. Then, as if I was there, a deep mascu line voice joined in the singing. I looked around to see a man approaching on a donkey with a cart following behind full of grass an d hay. Soon three high-pitched voices could be heard in the distance, and I saw again three pretty girls with braided hair and covered with silky shawls walking along with flowers in their arms. The singing was beautiful, nostalgic. It was a happy tune, the kind that remains in your min d and you cannot get rid of it. It was all like an enchanting dream. But my enchanting dream was disturbed as I h eard my sister calling, "Stop reciting Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem!" The Glassy pear-tree leaves and blooms, They brush the descending blue; that blue is all in a rush With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling. I looked up again at the half-cleaned p ainting of stretches of everlas ting green fields. I detected the four dirty-white patches resembling lambs. I took the tissue again and wiped them free from their burden of dirt and gloom. Once again they were running in the grass, having fun, fooling aro und, bleating as if trying to join in the melody. I loo ked at the shrubs and trees o n th e far left-hand corner. Oh yes, they were still to be given some life and colour. I wiped the dirt away. I began with the stem of th e large oak and then carried on with the branches and leaves. VVh at is a field 18


without trees? Life having a saddle, but no horse. What is life without fun, excitement, freedom .... green fields? The remaining job was the sky. I looked at the horizon, which looked stormy and dark from the dirt. I wiped one cloud, compared the difference and carried on. Then I attempted another one, a third, a fourth .. . . and the last speck of a cloud. Suddenly the clouds were soft, fleecy and feathery again. They were light and cool. The tapestry was clean. I looked at the tired faces of the peasant farmers and felt satisfied .... but not really satisfied. I had cleaned it to perfection and yet there was something missing for my satisfaction to be complete. What was the meaning of this sudden urge? I looked deeply into the villagers' eyes. Then my eyes drifted down to their mouths and it appeared to me that the woman's lips were moving! It looked as if she was trying to tell me something, as if she was trying to tell me that however deep the gloom and however hard the work, it always pays off. I looked at the fields, then I looked at the peasants' eyes which were filled with fatigue. I looked at their naked feet which were dry and swollen, then I looked at their faces which were smiling. But last of all I returned to the beauty of the meadow which stretched beyond them. Yes, to reach green fields, one has to work for them. Green fields will always exist but need to be reached by hard work. Someone did understand. "Dora, how long have you been sleeping here?" "Oh no, am I late for my exam?" "What exam?" "English poetry." "Stop fooling around. We're on holiday remember. We have rented a cottage in the middle of a beautiful valley. Your work has finished now, and you achieved an 'A'. You are now in green fields! It might help coming back to reality!" "Wha tever the theme, the maiden sang As if her song could have no ending; I saw her singing at her work, And over the sickle bending;! listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill That music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more." Dora Kaimakami, 4M

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Geography/Geology Field Trip to the Lake District-March 1983 On Tuesday 22nd March, twenty-one intrepid students set out to the Arctic Wastelands of the Lake District. The idea was to travel in convoy, but Mr Wilson had his own ideas and went his own way at Aldgate. We met up again further down the M1 with Mr Wilson, who was reaching sixty- going down hill with the wind behind him. Finally we arrived in Keswick in the late afternoo n, tired after the long journey. After dinner Mr Croom gave one of his "cruel to be kind" lectures and Mr Wilson was put in charge of the girls, much to the boys' amusement. The second day we spent in the Borrowdale area taking notes, in our already soggy notebooks, and rock bashing. We returned to the centre in the evening, our minds boggling with 'classic examples which weren't quite perfect because .... . ' whereupon a certain member tried to break the world record for eating lemon meringue pies ... and failed . Ennerdale was the area to be studied the next day with yet more 'classic' examples. At lun chtime we all trooped into the pub to 'stuff our .faces', as Mr Croom put it. He seemed to have this idea that all we needed was a Mars bar and an ice cream (?). He was disappointed that Mr Wilson let the side down by tucking into the leftovers of Natalie's Chicken and Mushroom pie, especially as he had only just finished his own Turkey sandwiches. And will someone tell the barmaid that two pints of best bitter don't cost ÂŁ3! The next two days were spent doing Urban geography (HURRAH). Mr Wilson, fed up with being Mr Croom 's sidekick, and just spurting forth grid references, was raring to go. By now we had only ripped up one tyre and Richard Morgan had only jacked the minibus up three times. The doors of the minibus looked as though they were about to fall off. Meanwhile the geologists carried on rock bashing. On Saturday afternoon we studied the "Sphere of Influence" of Keswick by dropping groups off at villages around Keswick. Those who went to Buttermere are still recovering from Mr Wilson's driving over Honister Pass with its 1 in 4 gradients. 115 miles of winding roads is enough for any minibus in one afternoon, let alone the poor passengers! Back at the centre Brad was 'down' after being beaten by Mr Croom at pool, but later recovered by winning the snooker and table tennis competitions. By now Missjackson had joined us to take charge of the girls. Sunday we loaded the minibuses, clambering all over them just to make sure they were really filthy, ~nd headed for lngleton Youth Hostel. We spent the day studying the infamous carboniferous limestone and looking at ... you've guessed it, more 'classic' examples. On Monday we came home at last, but not without Mr Wilson reversing into a brand new Vauxhall Cavalier (phew ... thank goodness it had plastic bumpers) and having to call the AA out because the m_inibus wouldn't do mor~ ~han 30 mf?h down the Al. We arrived back at school at 5 ..~0 pm and gmgerly got out of the m1mbuses hopmg they wouldn't collapse like a p ack of cards when we closed the door. We would like to thank Mr Croom, Mr Wilson and Miss J ackson for a 'classic' example o f a field trip but please, get some new minibuses. ' Richard Grove, U6

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Battle of Hastings: Part 11 Disguised in rucksacks and jeans, our intrepid band of war-m0ngers, twelve strong (and two belligerent veterans), assembled for their descent on the innocent inhabitants of Hastings. Eventually(!) we were off: males in one mini-bus, females in the other, except l'VIiss Naylor, vvho drove the females' mini-bus. Miss Dempsey drove as recklessly as possible, but, failing to accomplish her task, we arrived safely at the RSPCA Centre in Malleydam Wood. The nightmare had begun. Having unpack ed, four hundred winks were taken while Nigel, our host, lectured us on something or other. Then followed Malleydam Wood's fate, as our exhilarated army were let loose amongst the Fagus sy lvatica and Qucrcus robur, trampling Endymion non-scriptus and Anemone nemorosa underfoot, not to mention the scurrying Forficula auricularia. Spaghetti bottenyuk, synthesized by the girls, went down well (the sink). The other cooked meal during our stay was hamburgers professionally produced by the VJ:acdonald's crew (the boys). The rest of the week's meals consisted of cheese and pickle sandwiches, an apple and Mars (or Aero), and a pa cket of cheese and onion or ready salted crisps. There wer e the sporadic indulgences in work, our first taste of freshwater field biology being at Pett Level, whi ch had its first taste of Greg and I. Night-life consisted of abandoning work and forcing Miss Naylor and Miss Dempsey to drive us into Hastings at gunpoint. Hastings w~ts dead, even before the arcades closed (10.30) but there was always th e pub! Here we drank, murdered the juke-box, drank, played darts and billiards, and drank. After eviction, wild chases through the streets with pebbles as ammunition was the usual thing, with I3arbara and Susan coming near to ending up in the boating pond. (Thanks, Paul, for rescuing me from this plight). After innumerable other misdemeanours we headed for home. After showering (a nerve-wrecking experience as the girls couldn't tell the boys' from the girls') we "went to bed". Each room was big enough to house only two beds and two chairs . . Nevertheless, desperate for eac h other's co mpany, the Terrible Twelve squeezed into one room. Inevitable compromises such as kipping on the floor, three to a bed, and often two to a sleeping bag, were devised After hours of educated debate we nodded off, which meant that the old ladies belo w could catch up o n some beauty slee p. Our pollution control team co nfiscated Puff's cigs which ended up sharing a tank with slugs, snails, earthworms, etc. and on another occasion were cellotaped to the ceiling with sugar between the box and the ceiling. Well, what else do you expect from Raineians? Our final night was spent generally resuscitating Hastings before the familiar rigor mortis set in, and also bidding the pub farewell. After breakfast the next day, we left for home with our cheese and pickle sandwiches. Apologies to the badger fo r the cheese and pickle sandwiches, and to the countless organisms that dedi cate d their lives to Tony's sadistic research. Our sincerest gratitude mu st go to the RSPCA Fiel<l Centre, without whose roof we would have gotten wet. We owe it so much (including some crockery, a thermometer, and a light fitting). Thanks also to our hosts for allowing us to give them such a wonderful time, and to the inhabitants of Hastings who gave us so much enjoyment at their expense. Finally we'd all like to than k God that Fred 's idea of ex pl oding some picric acid didn't work. Geoffrey Perry , L6G

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Trip to Snowdon One teacher , and her dog, three colleagues, twenty-four pupils, two mini-buses, ten tents, and vast quantities of food went on a trip to Snowdon. The journey up went well. We stopped for lunch and played football. Mr Willett showed off his skills but it was impossible to match the skills of the kids! At camp we pitched the tents. By the time we had finished it was dusk. We ate 'tea', Pedigree _ Chum and spuds, followed by a story about the man-eating rabbits that roam the camp site. Ha ha! Next morning we were all up at five, much to the annoyance of the teachers who needed their beauty sleep. They got their revenge by taking us on a long walk: the scenic route to Beddgelert. In the evening there was swimming in the river and the first of the many games of rounders. On day three we hit Caernarvon, or at least Caernarvon Chippy. We got back to camp that evening to find that "the storm" had hit our valley. Hail and wind had knocked some of the tents down and rain had soaked the contents. It took many hours to restore order(!) and to dry the tears and sleeping bags. Thursday we went to the beach and got wet on purpose. Our only casualty that day was Mr Wilson: Andrew (Gowe r) Cappaert sent a ball flying into his face. Next came the day we had all been dreading: the ascent of Snowdon. The rain just did not stop. We walked up th e track which winds its way slowly to the summit. After an hour's climb we turned back (we were so upset). As it happened the weather did break during the afternoon, so we had to play another game of rounders. On Saturday we packed everything up and made for home . For the first time the sun shone. We sat in a traffic jam for hours and still the sun shone. What a week! I should like to thank, on behalf of all those who went to Snowdon, Miss Fuller, Miss Dempsey, Mr Wilson and Mr Willett, who made this trip possible. Graham Smithers, 1j I should like to thank Martin Leonard, without whom a Snowdon Trip, and Raine's school magazine ,

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The party led by Mr. Noel Mander MBE of N.P. Mander Organ Builder Ltd. and Miss Uoyd, a drama teacher at Tower Hamlet's Girls' School, left Heathrow Airport at 9.45 a.m. and arrived in Amsterdam at 11.45, Holland being an hour ahead of British time. We were taken by bus and tram to the part of Amsterdam where the house is situated and, after a short walk and lunch, we went to visit the house. It was actually an office but a disguised door hid a secret staircase leading to the hidden living quarters of the Franks. The actual building is virtually how it was described by Anne in her diary, but most of the furniture had been removed. The concealed staircase with the disguised door is stiH there and so also are the posters on the wall of A.Ime's bedroom. It has now been made into a small museum, housing some of Anne's possessions including an extract from Anne's original diary. There is also an exhibition in photographs and words, describing the rise of Hitler, the development and spread of the Nazi racialist policy, especially the hatred of the Jews. There were also photographs of the Frank family. Despite the limited time, I was able to witness for myself the reason why Anne Frank is remembered for her courage. After seeing the exrubition in St. George-in-the-East and the exhibition in Anne Frank's House, I am made more aware of how evil and sadistic the practices of the Nazi were. Who was to realise in 1944 that in the present day Anne's diary wo uld be translated into different languages with millions of copies being sold? Society must learn from the pas t and reject prejudice, whatever form it takes. Richard Palmer, U6H

The colour white White is pure, An albino animal with pink eyes, The ends o f a majorette's baton, i\ water lily growing on a pond, The sheets on my bed, The sugar in my tea , Flour that I use to make ca kes The pages in my book, ' Whit e. Janet Mint, 1S

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Housewife Goldihood was an average type of housewife, living in an average type of hundred-year-old castle. It was surrounded by a forest which grew up when her husband, an average type of two-hundred-yearold midget, called Grumplestiltskinov (Commie), got ill from eating too much porridge, smashing up chairs, and sleeping in beds with peas in them. He had sorely neglected his gardening and what had just been not pruning the roses, had got rather out of hand. The forest now covered a good few hundred miles and many people got lost in it. Goldihood was dissatisfied with life. She'd had enough of kissing the frogs, caring for her husband's two ugly giants wh ich he kept in a cage, and mucking out the dragon, not to mention feeding the fairies . One day her husband's cousin, a midget who disguised himself as a giant, called Harrikrishkinov, came to visit and the dragon got excited and burnt a hole in the curtains and melted Goldihood's collection of magic plastic flowers. In a rage she screamed, "That's it, Commie!" (She always called her husband Commie.) "I'm leaving! I've had enough! I'm going to my mother's!" Grumplestiltskinov scratched his hump and replied, "Yes, dear." Goldihood packed her case and took a basket full of porridge for her mother. She stormed out of the castle and into the forest. As usual she soon got lost. She was wandering blindly when she met a friendly old witch with some poisoned appl es and a mirror disguised as a wolf. Feeling a bit peckish she took an apple but didn't have any housekeeping money to pay the witch, who got very annoyed and screamed, "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow yer p orridge all over the floor!" Goldihood was scared but in the distance came the sound of seven paws and soon into view came the seven bears called Teddy, Bob, Arnie, Terrence, Bert, Ronnie and Thickfeatures. They sang a happy song which went something like, "Yo ho, yo ho, cos we're all on the dole, ain't got no job, cos we just rob, yo ho, yo ho, yo ho." They beat up the witch and smashed up her mirror. She ran off dropping her app les. "Thank you for saving me," said Goldihood. "That's all right," said the seven bears, "come and live with us in a little cottage in a clearing." "Is it far?" asked Goldihood. "We don't know," they replied, "we've been lost in this forest for years." Just then, luckily for Goldihood and the seven bears, the good fairy appeared because it was getting boring and it was time for some magic to liven it up. "You can have two wishes," she told them. "I thought it was three wishes," said Goldihood. "Well tough," said the good fairy. "I'm only giving you two." "I'll have a handsome prince," said Goldihood. "Then I can live in comfort and not have to do any more housework." "We'll have our cottage in a clearing," said the seven bears. The fairy magicked the bears to their cottage where they lived heavily happy ever after on their dole money. "We're right out of handsome princes right now, but I can do you one in frog form," said the good fairy. "Anything's better than a commie midget," said Goldihood. So she went to live in comfort with the frog prince and didn't do any housework. They didn't get married on account of her health, what with eating the poisoned apple and all that, but they lived happily heavy after; that is until they died. 路 J onathan Fitt, 5Mo

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The Return Liz Adams sank her old frame into a comfortable armchair and sighed. Looking around her shabby furnished room she sighed again. When she was young and courting her late husband, she'd led an exciting life, going to dances and being able to laugh happily with friends. Now? Now it was dull and boring. Her husband had recently died, and left her a bit of money. She still couldn'L adjust to the fact her husband was dead; but as friends said, it's early days yet. She stood up wearily and put a few small lumps of coal onto the dying embers of the fire, and went to make herself a cup of weak tea. She stood looking oul of the kitchen window, while waiting for the kettle to boil. She had had a small, neatly kept garden, until her husband had died, then it had grown wild, attracting all the cats and dogs of Lhe neighbourhood. "Shoo, dog! Shoo!" she cried at a large, brown m o ngrel which had enLered her garden. How dare it! That garden was her husband's . He hated dogs. No dogs were aUowed in it. Get out! She opened the back door and picked up a stick and threw it at the dog. It yelped and ran off. A passer-by stared at her in disgust and turned away. Liz glared and slammed the door. Nosey Parker! What business was it of hers anyway? She didn't have a nasty dog messing up her husband's garden! She made the tea and went back inlo the living room. The fire had gone out and a cold feeling was creeping through the room. Liz sat down next to the fire for warmth. A sudden chill seemed t o clutch at her heart and she felt as if a strong wind was blowing throughout th e house. It was weird. Fear made her stumble to the door and throw it open . An icy wind blew around her feet and the sky was grey and overcast. Not a soul was out. Everywhere was deserted. Then Liz screamed. She could have sworn she saw her husband behind the bus shelter; but he was dead! That's where he had collapsed and died. Had he come back? Liz clutched hold of her cross, which was on a chain around her neck, and closed the door with trembling knees. She remembered the words he had spoken as he lay dying in the street, "I'll come back and get you, Lizzy. Then we can both resl in peace." She hadn't taken much notice of it at the tim e, but did he mean it? She felt her heart freeze . Alfie had come back. He was going to kill her, and take her back with him! "God!" she screamed. "Don't let him!" "It's too late, Lizzy. I've come. Now be a pet, and lel me do it quickly." Liz gasped and stumbled backwards until the wall stopped her. That was her husband's voice! "Aifie!" she whispered hoarsely. "Don't do it. Leave me alone!" "No Liz. We can rest in peace together now." He came towards her, with a knife raised in his hand that seemed to be suspended in mid-air. He thrust it forwards. Liz screamed ... . .. . and fell to the ground. Fiona Stewart , 4M

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Early Days Rain spat violently at the car- so much for wonderful Wales! Yet even as we sat, shivering and argumentative, the shower winged off out over the sea and the victorious blue of the sky beckoned beguilingly. Drawn, as eager moths to a pale lantern, we sallied forth onto the wet and fragrant banks rising steeply by the road. A new, cleansed world awaited us , hill giving way to hill, hollows overflowing with thick soft mist. We strolled somnambulistically across a wild meadow, and in my dreamlike state I walked straight into a bush! The heady drunkenness of beauty gave way to agonies akin to those of a hangover, but when at last I could see straight, once more intoxication filled my eyes. I had collided with a veritable grove of immense fuchsia bushes- trees would almost be a better description. Beneath the darkly spreading foliage were suspended millions of deepest purple and magenta blooms, delicately slender, sheer floral perfection, glinting under their rainbow droplets. They seemed strangely exotic for such a gently and unmistakably British landscape, almost as though some eastern potentate's flying carpet had inadvertently seeded them one velvet night en route to his home of domes and minarets. We were all captivated by the magic of these beautiful aliens, so much that, by way of distillin g a little of the enchantment, we took three small cuttings from one particularly prolific bush hoping that one day these too might beautify some verdant corner. Duly enriched, we packed our bags and headed for home, cradling our treasures in路 plastic beakers from a motorway service station. "Early days yet," we said to one another. "Who knows how much these will flourish?" Once home, we watched the cuttings with hawklike expectancy, and our delight was boundless when at last they pushed out tentative roots. Encouraged by this evidence of fu lsome life we planted them in the best soil we could find, and were moved to further transports when they began to produce flowers at what I now realise was a suicidal rate_ Another fortnight, and all three were dead, and our disappointed grief was quite as great as had been our ecstasy . Even in the midst of dejected despair, however, my father was patient. The three shrivelled twigs he watered meticulously, assuring us all that these were still early days, and who knew what might h appen! Life had gone, but in his case, hope yet remained. With two of the sticks, the obvious happened; soon the pots were covered in clover and moss, no trace remaining of the once-proud jewels of the orient. As for the other twig it stayed, as twigs are wont to do, in its appointed place as with infinite long-sufferin g Dad watered it turning a deaf ear to our blistering scorn and for ever repeating his adage about "early days." And then, with excruciating slowness, one then another tiny leaf-bud appeared. Our cynicism was stilled and we looked on in gaping amazement as gradually the desiccated and lifeless stump flourished. The saga was not yet over, though; during the next year the plant died on us several more times, and on each occasion, under my father's seemingly pointless care, it revived. It grows even today in a sheltered spot of the garden, all, and more than, we ever hoped it would becomenot just a monarch among plants, but also an advocate of, and a monument to, the eternal optimists, the "early dayers" of this grey and stubbornly gloomy world! Susan Robinson, 4R

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Athletics The awful rainy weather seriously affected the early part of the athletic season and caused the cancellation of the Senior East London Athletic Championships for the first time for thirty years. Because there was no track marked out at Eastway we could hold no track events in our own school sports and this gave an unbalanced result to the eventual aggregate inter-ho use championship, so we were denied the chance of seeing those fine athletes D o novan Fraser, Oke Agbeze, J ide Dawodu and John Williams for the last time. John Williams did go on to retain his London Senior Discus title and the Ross brothers both did well as Gregory was second in the Senior Long Jump and Matthew second in the Inter Shot Putt. We had a very successful athletic match with Campion School, Hornchurch, and hope to make this a regular event every season. The Fourth Year has always had a great deal of athletic talent and this was ably demonstrated in the East London Championships. On the track this team virtually swept the board as Winston Cordon won the 1 OOm, and lost the 200m by inches. Simon Errington - the revelation of the year - was imperious in taking the 400m and much the same could be said for Morakin yo Akingbade's win in the 800m. Danny Allpress ran away with the Hurdles and b oth relay teams were successful. Although we were not as dominant in the field events, t here were successes for Terry Pryer (Long Jump) and Akin in the Triple Jump. There was excellent support from Nizamgi Mer, Dean Dunham (Relays), Tony Vowell (Discus) and Terry Webber (Javelin). The Fourth Year easily won the East London Trophy. Unlike their older team mates the Third Year has never been successful in the East London Championships, but this season this was rectified with a fine all-round performance. Cecil Bartholomew swept to victory in the lOOm and 200m and helped t he sprint relay team to a clear win . J effrey D'Aguilar, an outstanding all-rounder, narrowly lost the 400m and Hurdles but anchored the 4 x 400m relay team's triumph. Leeroy Vaughan won the Triple Jump and there were second places for Paul Hammond (800m) and Achileas Kyprianou (Shot Putt). James Rehbein took the Discus title and there were fine supporting performances from George Spyros (Javelin), Carl Coster (High Jump) and Dennis Price and Bryan Small (Relays) . As can be seen from the five star award list, the Second Year t eam has much precocious talent. The team was not ultimate ly successful in t he East Londo n Championships, but this could be attributed to a loss of form of one or two athletes or selectional mistakes in the relay teams which left the sprint quarter just one yard short of vi_c tory. But th~s team will come back again wit~ fine at hletes like AmosJulien (lOOm and 200m), h1s brother Dav1d, who won the 400m, and Gavm McEachran who dominated the Triple Jump once again. Ernie Lucas easily won the shot and teamed up with David Julien, Ian Smalley, and Christopher Fitt to take the 4 x 400m relay. The team was supported well by Matthew Thompson (1500m), Lee Pryer (Discus) and Ian Stewart (Relays ). The youngest members of the school athletics' team, the first year gro up, did not have this abundance of talent but made up for this with trem endo us enthusiasm and team spirit. Aaron Bartholomew narrowly lost in the lOOm and 200m in the East London Championships as did Nigel Gore (400m) and Matthew Coy (800m). Perry Brown, a fine distance running prospect, easily took the l500m tor our only East London title, whilst Michael Bryan was second in the Long Jump . Other members of this team, which will continue to make progress in the future, were Richard Bailey (High Jump), Tony Berry (Shot) and Stuart Hammond (Hurdles and J avelin ). A word of praise must also be given to Junior Team managers Turgay Mehmet, An drew Cappaert and John Featherstone, who performed their vital duties admirably. Once again when all the team scores were added up Raine's were declared overall East London Champions. This is a fine achievement as standards are rising all the time, and shows how our athletes continue to rise to this annual challenge . 30


NATIONAL COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS

5 Star Athletic Competition 5 STAR 1st Year A. Bartholomew

2nd Yew路

D. Lavinier E . Lucas A. Julien D. Julien

4STAR M. Bryan J. Collyer J. Campbell N . Gore T. Berry P. Brown R. Bailey M. Coy J. Featherstone

D. Fuller T. Mehmet G . McEachran B. Neill L. Pryer J. Howes S.Batt M. Thompson D. Vanderson S. Robertson J . Johnson I. Shirley I. Stewart

3rd Year R. Pryer L. Vaughan J. Rehbein C. Bartholomew J. D'Aguilar S. Dafnis

4th Year M. Akingbade S . Errington N. Mer W. Cordon T. Pryer

M. Collyer M. Humphreys C. Caster J. Harvey S. Watts S. Dembla P. Hammond A. Kyprianou P. Hayes W. Honeywood D. Price C. Caster

路D. Allpress Mark Dalcy D. Dunham M. Herring T. Webber L. Collins J . Goh T . Vowel! A. Watson T.Wu W. Richards

TOTAL A WARDS

5 STAR 16

4 STAR 45

297 Boys in years 1-4

2 STAR 61

3 STAR 83 236 Gained an award .

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Basketball In many ways the 1982-83 season has been one of the most successful campaigns in the already impressive history of the game in the school. Despite the relatively poor facilities there is a tremendous enthusiasm for the game and there are many fine individual players and excellent teams representing the school in all age-groups. At senior level we had a quiet start departing very early from the England under-19 and under-16 competitions. Gradually the undcr-19 team settled down, and, after a series of exciting wins, reached the semi-finals of the London Schools' Championship before losing to Thomas Tallis School. Two fine victories over old rivals Central Foundation School brought success in the East London Championship. David Hermitt was always an outstanding performer and ably supported by Adam Groves, John Williams, Oke Agbeze, Matthew Ross and Paul Kloss. The under-15 team also did well after a disappointing start to the season. With depleted teams we lost in the first round of the South-East England Competition and in the final of the East London Championship. As with the seniors the players picked themselves up well and had a superb run of victories in the London Cup. After reaching the North London Final and beating Sir William Collins School to take the title the team went on tr) the London Championship Final where it lost narrowly to Archbishop Ramsey School from South London. Tony Vowel!, Terry Pryer, Morakinyo Akingbade, Nizamgi Mer, David Blackie, Winston Cordon and Andrew Manners were the mainstays of this路 team which will next year be challenging for the England under-16 championship. The third year under-14 team have worked very hard this year a nd are improving all the time. There is a basic problem of fielding a cons is tent team and an over-dependence on second year players does not help team continuity. After reaching the third round in the South-East England Cup and losing to Semi-Finalists South Kilburn, the team reached the semi-finals of the North London Championship. In the East London Cup we reached the final, losing to Stepney Green who were this year's London Champions. Outstanding players were Cecil Bartholomew, Leeroy Vaughan, Martin Humphreys and Bryan Small supported by Mark Collyer, Achileas K yprianou and Steve Dafnis. At under-13 second year level there was a level of success unequalled in the school for ten years. In the South-East England competition a very successful run brought the team to the semi-finals where it lost narrowly to Hayes School by one point with only four seconds left. Despite this heartbreaking reverse the team showed great character in coming back to go unbeaten through the London Cup Competition beating Hampstead School in the North London final and Eltham Green School in the London final. Finally the under l3s wound up their season with a convincing triumph in the East London Cup final over Stepney Green. The outstanding players were David Fuller, David Lavinier, David Julien, Ian Shirley, Stephcn Batt and Gavin McEachran, supported by Darren Vanderson, Turgay Mehmet, Bradley Neill and Scott Collier. Most of these players also play for the third year team and with so much talent available should do well over the next Lwo or three years. The first year team won only two games all year but turned out many players for experience which should stand them in good stead for the future. There are no South of England or London Championships for this age-group but the tea m did reach the East London Cup final and were runner s- up to Stepney Green. An interesting innovation was the first year Invitational Tournament organised by Mr Austin at the Bethnal Green Annexe which attracted eight schools and was very successful. Thomas Tallis won the tournament with the Raine's Ul2s gaining fifth place. Notable pla ye rs were John Featherstone, Andrew CappacrL, Aaron Bartholomew,Jason Rcynolds, Tony Berry and Lee Russell, supported by many others too numerous to mention here. With the necessary dedication and determination this team will improve next year and do well. Ten boys from Raine's led by David Hermitt represented Tower Hamlets in the London Games after bea ting Havering and Bromley. The team lost to Lewisham and Wand sworth so reaching third place in its section.

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School Rugby This was a mixed season with many games cancelled. We now play most of our matches against schools with their own pitches, so our results are quite good in that light. The good news was that the U 12s won the East London Cup and reached the semi-final of Eastway Invitation (which has the top teams in the S.E. of England). At the time of writing they are awaiting the Tower Hamlets Cup Final. Both the U13s and U14s did well in the second half of the season . Al though it was not a classic year by the U15s' standards, they did beat S tepney Green and had 5 players in the N.W. Essex Squad. Many of these played for the 1st XV. The 1st XV had a small but successful squad. Ex-school players John C01路bett and Thomas Den is represented London Counties.

1st XV U16 U15 A U15 B U14 Ul3 U12 A Ul2 B

p 16 2 13 1 15 17 28 5

w 12 2 5 0 6 8 20 4

L 2 0 8 1 9 9 6 0

D 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

F 206 34 170 0 260 256 300 61

A 46 18 134 22 218 354 188 30

1st XV Up until the middle of January the 1st XV had not been beaten; in fact no team had scored a try against them. In our first match against Cooper's (Upminster) it was easy to see that if we could win 50% of possession, our backs were fast enough to win any match. We won 20-0. We could also see that our tackling was the next best thing to a brick wall. We played even better against Stepney Green (9-0) with Thompson, Driscoll, M. Ross and Agbeze tackling well, while Dawodu and Fraser had some good runs. One could see that Jon Wheeler was becoming an outstanding backrow player. Eaglesfield put us under a lot of pressure but Williams, Tyrrell, Newson, Wheeler and Driscoll kept the ball tight, only allowing Thompson good ball. Fraser scored a good try with a 25 m run through the opposition. The most entertaining match was against St Aloysius College. It seemed that we would run away with an easy victory being 10- 0 up after 5 minutes. However, after many changes in scores, the game swung this way, that way, and the other, providing a 26-26 draw, Fraser scoring under the posts with seconds to go. We comfortably beat Chingford 29-0 , and Cooper's 19-0, but eventually lost our first game against Stepney Green 0- 4.

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Under 15s The high point of the season was the excellent 14-4 victory against Stepney Green. Perhaps this result was even better than the 1st XV's victory against Campion. Vowel!, Richards , Blackie, Wermerling and Charlton managed to keep their forwards at bay while Mer and Bartholomew had a few exciting runs. The season started with a 34-0 victory over Wanstead and a closely fought battle against Cooper's 10-18. The team romped home 36-0 versus Bexleyheath who in previous years had given us much trouble. The problem seemed that we played too open and were not tight enough in rucks and mauls. This was exposed against Mark Hall and Eaglesfield, who beat the team 28-4 and 12-0. In these games Errington, Gharabaghi, Allpress and Dines played well, as did Coy, who was the o utstanding supporter of the rugby team. Ashby and Wu played well toge ther but were unable to release the backs in attack or make sure that they defended. A good victory was recorded at Robert Clack and later Chingford 20-0 with Blackie and Waissen running riot. Mer, Webber, Richards and Waissen were selected for theN .W. Essex squad . Blackie was very unlucky not to get in the Essex team. I was very disappointed that he did not.

3rd Year Under 14 The Ul4s began the season virtually as a one-man side, with Cecil Bartholomew scoring well over 150 points. However, as Cecil played more and more for the Ul5s, and eventually the 1st XV, they became more of a team under Mr G. Stevenson, who became team manager. Against Wanstead they won 50-4 with Bartholomew, Mahony and Kyprianou playing well. T hey were unfortunate to lose against Cooper's (10-8), Warren and then Bexleyheath. But they played extremely well against Eaglesfield where Sewell, Score, Bowler, and Watts played well up front and Spyros, Meggs, Hayes and Negus played well in the backs. We won (32-10). The team, this seaso n, was hit by 3 boys who had knee injuries and then another 3 who left the school, so we suffered from having inexperienced players. However, Lis ton, Brill y, Everett and Slade jumped at the chance at a game and did well. Their last full game was against Chingford when the team won 28-0 , a very good result and a good end to the season. Well done, lads!

Under 13 The second years were very unlucky, losi ng many of their games by only a few po ints. However, they had some good wins over Wanstead (24-4), Bexleyheath (24-22) and Eaglesfield (14-0). D. Lavinier, D. Julian, S. Coll ier and I. Shirley played well up front, winning some good ball. Although the forwards were good in the lineouts, the ir rucking and mauling was not always up to standard . S . Holloway helped to get the ball away clearly and D . Fuller, C. Fill and S. Batt ran well. T here was a time in the season when the lack of commitment meant that only M. Thompson could be reli ed upon to make a tackle. During this time they lost heavily to Mark Hall , Robert Clack and Chingford. They did improve, however. Near the end o f the season Fuller played well in the forwards and S. Batt, G. McEaghan and B. Neil p layed well in the backs, scoring some good tri es. They shou ld do well next season . 35


Under 12 The first years normally have a good season and the results show how good they were. The first players to shine were M. Bryan, A . Bartholomew, and A . Cappaert who were fine attacking backs. Although the forwards were small, M. Black, W. Dorking, T. Berry, D. Moonie and G . Smithers produced good ball from the rucks and mauls. We lost our first match against a good Cooper's School team (0-18) but went on to beat Bexleyheath (14-6), Wa~ren H.S. (12 - 0) and Daneford (14-0). In these match.esj. Campbell, T. Berry, I. Slaymaker and B. Lock played and tackled well. We beat our local r~vals St~pney Green (24-0), all the team playing well. D. Herbert and J. Featherstone were outstandmg. Thts allowed M. Bryan and A. Cappaert to releaseS. Hammond, ~- Bartholomew and M. Coy on long and penetrating runs. During this time they beat Eaglesfteld (34-14) and Eltham Green (30 - 0). A. Bartholomew scored seven tries in the East London Cup when we beat Sir John Cass (8-0), Stepney Green (8-0), Eltham Green (10-0) and Sir John Cass in the final 10-0. In the Eastway Tournament we had a bad start against St J oseph 's Academy but played well during the rest of the day. Special mentions go to A. Bartholomew, who scored 127 pts, and to D. Herbert, who captained the side. Squad: J. Reynolds, W. Dorking, M. Black, R. Baker, W. Barker, G . Smithers, D . Moonie, T. Berry, L. Stanley, I. Slaymaker, B. Lock,J. Campbell, N. Gore, P. Watson, D. Herbert, M. Blundell, J. Featherstone, J. Vowel!, A. Cappaert, M. Bryan, A. Bartholomew, D. Richardson, B. Lister, K. Clarke, S. Hammond, M. Coy, N. Ellis, S. Miah, S. Neil, S. Bentley .

STOP PRESS 1st Years win Tower Hamlets Ul2 Rugby Cup, beating Stepney Green 18-0.

Table Tennis The murky depths of the boys' gym is the place to be for physical and intellectual stimulation(?) With Miss Linnett in co mplete control( ?) we try to take at least one game off her each week! Because of the demand for competition, a table tennis tournament was set up. This resulted in some excellent play with Steven Everton coming out victorious in the singles . Steven Everton was again on the winning side in the doubles with Terry Webber, after a closely contested match. Miss Linnett, urged by the club, threw out a challenge to St. Philip Howard, not wishing to emb arrass Engla nd at the first attempt(??) Philip Howard picked up the gauntlet and came out fighting. All was goin g well until Philip Howard took seven lucky games. This d ampened proceedings until Laurence Page, in the singles, and Kenneth Ash and Steven Everton, in the doubles, salvaged some pride. All await the return mat ch eagerly. The table tennis club wish to extend their sincere thanks to Miss Linnett for h er excellent supervision and loyalty. So if you get the urge, on a Friday, to do something, com e along and who knows? Steven Everton, 5C Terry Webber, 4M 36


Cross-Country 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4.

1st Year P. Brown (S) M. Coy (S) W. Barker (M) S. Hammond (W) N. Gore (F) D. Parker (M) J. Collyer (M) D. Herbert (W) D. Lee (S) D. Livesey (M) Mann School Foundation Winterton

2nd Year D. Julien (W) M. Cornish (F) I. Stewart (W) J. Gardiner (W) S. Robertson (F) D. Rehbein (F) P. Vano (S) A. J ulien (W) M. Thompson (F) J. Derv in (W) Jl7 127 128 156

4th Year M. Akingbade (F) T. Pryer (M) N.Mer(S) T. McCarthy (W) M. Price (F) M. Greeno (W) P. Goode (F) C. Dowdell (M) R. Sparks ~S) L. Collins W) Foundation Mann School Winterton

1. School 2. Mann 3. Winter ton Foundation

School Mann Winterton Foundation

70 112 173 183

101 121 149 184

Senior 0. Agbeze (M) D. Drummond (S) P. Martindill (S) T. Mint (F) ]. Dawodu (S) A. Pikesley (M) G. Perry (W) S. McDuell ~W) P. Urbonas M) P. Kloss (M) 113 136 136 149

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Winterton Foundation School Mann

3rd Year P. Hammond (W) M. Collyer (M) R. Pryer (M) C. Bartholomew (S) C. Gevaux (W) D. Crudgington (S) L. Vaughan (M) W. Honeywood (S) J. Paprocki (W) A. Thompson (S)

1st Yr 2 1 4 3

School Winterton Mann Foundation 2nd Yr 3 4 1 2

99 103 120 No Score 3rd Yr 1 2 3 4

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4th Yr 3 2 4 1

Sen. 1 3 2 4

Total 10 12 14 14


Boys' Swim.ming After a very successful school inter-house swimming gala the Raine's boys swimming team entered the East London Swimming Gala reasonably confident of doing well. In the final analysis the results were very good indeed: we managed to win the majority of events and won the first year, second year and fifth/sixth year age-group trophies. These year teams had some outstanding swimmers in Tony Berry (1st year), Ian Shirley and Christopher Fitt (2nd year) and Terry Kavanagh and J onathan Fitt in the seniors. Although the 3rd and 4th year teams were relatively weak they st!ll supplied full teams and so contributed to a fine overall East London Swimming Championship Wtn.

Cricket Teams from each of the first three years entered the East London competitions, but ) Wing to poor weather in the early part of the season, none of the teams was ab le to complete its scheduled ga mes. There were some exciting and enjoyable games, however, notab ly a tied match with George Green in the 3rd year League. Congratulations must be given to Leeroy Vaughan, who represented East London at 3rd y ear level.

A-haunting we will go The house was dark and spooky, The ghosts were all awake, They sat around the table, Eating sweets and cake. The old man came to shelter, The ghosts began to dance, They invited him to join them, So he thought he'd take a chance. Then they went a-h au nting, To frighten all the folk, The old man went along too, He thought it was a joke. Finally when they'd finished, They all went home to bed, The man took all his clothes off The ghosts took off their heads! Martin Hicks lS 38


Patsy McGuire JR Karen Snaith JR Thoweeth Shaah lVI

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Chess Report We came, we saw and we conquered (well, almost). That was the result of the school's entry in the 3-day United Kingdom Team Championship. It was a hard-fought battle with Raine's coming out with their dignity intact. Viktor Korchnoi (alias Steven Everton) played exceptionally well during the gruelling 3-day event and has shown dedicated improvement. Other "gallant" members included David Murphy, Anatoly Karpov (alias Gary Trew) and even, yes even, our own beloved Mr Jones, who gave us all a lesson in the rudiments of being a good loser ! Terry Webber also played with flair and imagination. The results of our endeavour were shown by the presentation of prizes to each member of the team. The school once again entered the Sunday Times National Chess Competition . Raine's failed at the second hurdle to a far superior Ilford opposition. As a result of our first-round victory Terry Webber gained an Essex County place. We hope others will follow. Gary Trew must be highly commended for his administrative skills as captain, which he has been for the last few years . Well done! Terry Webber, Steven Everton and Henry Sewell have all gained successes in individual competitions -notably Terry Webber's over-all victory for tbe third year running, and Steven Everton's and Henry Sewell's fourth place in the Tower Hamlets Closed Chess Congress. A precedent was set when the school team challenged a Staff invitational team. The staff took up the challenge and brought in the big guns i.e. Mr Kliskey. Other notable members were Miss Dempsey, Mr Willett (a feared opponent), Mr Payne, Mr Austin, Mr ]ones and an unknown quantity in Miss Balls. We soon found out how good Miss Balls was when she gave Henry Sewell a lesson in the art of chess. After all was said and done, the School came out victors by a scoreline of 5-2. Hard luck, Staff. The School awaits next year's challenge. The chess club at Arbour Square was supported by a few loyal members with the addition of a female member. Who is she? Come and find out! The Bethnal Green club was supported rather more heavily. The house chess cup this year belongs to Winterton after a closely contested battle between Winterton and Foundation. As a result of the arguments caused by Winterton's doubtful team "order", new rules have had to be devised for next year. The School team wishes to thank Mr J ones for. ... for. ... . . ah yes! for his administration in the arrangement of school and house matches and for the time he has unselfishly devoted to the chess club. We would also like to thank the School Secretary for the provision and management of our funds. TEAM MEMBERS: K. Waxham SC, Steven Everton SC, M. Burton SC, Gary Trew 5MO, David Murphy SMO, T. Webber 41\II, H. Sewell 3R, S. Dembla 3AL, A . Kyprianou 3L and S. Gumbs L6. Terry Webber, 4M Steven Everton, SC

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Fi r st an d players

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The Secret Life of Susan McGyle The sun shone, gleaming through the cracked window of an old but well-loved house. Susan McGyle was sitting at the kitchen table thinking about the day which lay ahead. Susan was intelligent, guiet and well-behaved. Having a personality like this was a disadvantage when it came to havmg fnends. Because she was known as the "Boffin" of the year nobody wanted to be her friend. Susan thought nothing of this for the first few years of school, but when she turned fifteen she began to realise that she could not live without friends. Each day she would come home from school feeling depressed. The routine of each day and every week was the same. One fresh April morning Susan left the house as usual. On her way to school she thought of as many ways as possible for winning friendship. The thoughts flashed through her head as fast as bullets, but each thought was wasted because she could not go through with the task. Susan entered the school gates. As soon as she took her first step through the gates, she could feel eyes watching her from all directions. Suddenly Jayne Chadwick, the leader of the Ll.M.G. (Unknown l\!!oney Gang) ~tpproached Susan and savagely attacked her. For once Susan stood up for herself. She could hear girls screaming "Come on, Susan~ hit her, don't let her win. You'll become our leader if you win." Hearing this Susan punched, ktcked and scratched as hard as she could. The other girls were amazed at how good a fighter she was. The fight was over; well it was a test for Susan. The next thing she knew she was at the local General Hospital being questioned by various people, including her parents and the Headmaster. They asked the obvious questions first. Susan had always been unable to lie , but this time the lies were flowing out of her mouth like an over-full bath with the lap still on. Of course the Headmaster believed her because or the fact that she had never been in trouble before. This was the prelude of a few months of trouble for Susan. Now that she was fifteen she wanted to have more freedom and go out more. Susan's parents were very strict. Life beyond school was unknown to them. They had plans for their only child, but she wanted to live her own life. Susan had got involved with a mugging. Her so-called friends and herself left the school premises without permission. They all went to the local shopping centre . Judy, another of the members of the Ll.M.G., dared Susan to steal an old lady's handbag. They urged her on saying that it was easy. Susan began to breathe heavily. She knew that these kind or friends were not needed , but they were the only kind she had. Susan heard the words pour out of her mouth: "All right I will do it." What had she said? Wou'ld she really go through with it? Susan crept up behind the elderly lady, stretching out her left arm, and she reached for the lady's handbag. Her hand trembled with fright. Her mind told her fingers not to go through with it, but she had to show that she was as strong as the rest. Her hand slid into the bag. Her fingers searched for a purse. Her fingernails began to break with determination. Then suddenly ..... the lady noticed what was happening. She stood still, they both stared at each other with fright in their eyes. Susan struck the lady across the face and ran off. Her heart was pounding, her mind was blank but her legs carried her through the busy street. Her friends followed, confused and for once scared. Susan got into a lot more situations like this, where she was urged on to do certain things. Each and every time she was caught. As her bad reputation interfered with her school work, her whole personality changed . Her parents just could not understand her anymore . During a certain evening Susan, after reading, turned off her bedroom lamp and lay in bed thinking about the situation and her future, when she finally came to the conclusion: "I know what those girls wanted me for. They wanted to see if 1 was brave enough, but now I've showed them and they will be proud of me for years to come." Hearing murmuring coming from Susan's room her mother entered saying, "Your father and I have decided to move from this area. What do you think of that?" T. Durant, 4R

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Drea.Ills I dream of owning a B.M.X. the only bike for me. I enter all the competitions, to try to win one free. I dream of travelling round the world, and visiting exotic places, I'd like to meet all different people, and see many different faces. I dream of starring in the film Star Wars, and taking the leading role. not C3 .PO or R2 D2, more like Luke Skywalker or Han Solo. To travel through the galaxy, on adventures in the skies To see the many planets, as my rocket wh izzes by. I dream of being bigger, In height and weight and such. If I were bigger, then I know, I wouldn't be picked on so much. Martin Hicks, 1 S

Serves me right I had a little argument, It turned in to a figh t, He kicked me in the arms and legs, I suppose it serves me righ t. I was sliding down the banisters, I felt so good and bright, Until I fell and banged my head, I suppose it serves me right. I was swinging a rope around my head, As though it were in flight, Until it fell right on my toe, I suppose it serves me right. Debbie Davies, IS

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Hockey The hockey season seemed a very short one in that all activity took place in the Autumn Term. House hockey matches were keenly contested, showing a real interest in match play. There was little in the way of competition against other schools and this needs to be remedied next season if an interest in hockey is to be maintained. Teams were entered in the Oak field Open hockey tournaments and considering the lack of match play and competition all teams gave good accounts of themselves. The third year team took final 3rd place; the fourth year team were 4th while the senior team was equal third. Schools taking part in the competition were drawn from Essex as well from schools attending Oakfield Sports Centre, so providing Raine's teams with good competition and a high standard of match play. For the first season for many years, no teams or individual girls were entered in the Middlesex trials (entry forms not received in time) so depriving promising players like Alex Sullivan, Danella Brownlow and Ellen Carroll of the opportunity to match their skills against girls from Middlesex schools. To add another disappointing note to the hockey report, the Staff v School hockey match did not take place. There was an increasing encroachment of other activities on Wednesday afternoons in an already shorter than usual Spring Term. It is hoped that as we move from Oakfield School Sports Centre to another venue in September that facilities will allow hockey to be played keenly throughout the school. The annual trip to the International Hockey match at Wembley v West Germany was different this year in that the two school minibuses were used for transport. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Miss Linnett and Miss Fuller for their kindness in driving the minibuses and making the day happy and worthwhile. We'll miss the contin_gent of fifth years who have not missed a Wembley match since they came to Raine's. Thank you for the banners left for the future years! Colours were awarded as follows:Full: Alex Sullivan, Dawn Austin, Joanne Barnes, Shurmaine Regis, Danella Brownlow, Ellen Carroll. Half: Susan Goode,Jane Carter, Penny Gardiner,Jane Gardiner, Rebecca Rippin, Alison Cappaert, Maxine Stewart. Junior: Deborah Halls, Angela Mansfield, Audrey Stewart, Sarah Judd, Lynn Harvey, Samantha Marsan, Penny Holloway, Samantha Wright, Debra Read.

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Netball Although teams played hard and well when in competitions, enthusiasm for netball was not as high as in past seasons in the Upper School. Since there was no real interest in practices, captains are to be commended on getting full teams out for matches. The East London League provided the teams with their main source of competition. Tournaments were held towards the end of the season in the Spring Term and it was encouragmg to see the teams gradually improving. Our most successful team in the League was the 5th/6th year team who took final third place from nine schools. Netball interest however vvas very encouraging at the Lower School. Two teams per year were entered in the end of season rallies. In the East London League, the second year had a shaky start but were victorious in the last few fixtures, defeating the eventual winners of the league. The second year team also did well to take third place in the East London Rally and came fourth out of nine teams in an Open Invitation Essex Rally. We look forward to promising players like Shenneth Henry, Michelle Coy and Tracey Knowles coming to the Upper School netball scene. Colours were awarded as follows:Full: Shurmaine Regis, Penny Gardiner, J oanne Barnes, Dawn Austin, Ellen Carroll. Half: Jane Carter, Alison Cappaert, Karen Dames, Susan Goode.

Junior: Samantha Wright, Debra Read, Sbaron Brown, Tracy Durrant, Sarah Judd, Deborah Halls, Sharon Welley, Deborah Baker.

Cross Country As with hockey, all the activity took place in the Autumn Term. 1982- 83 was another successful season as far as cross-country competition was concerned. Trial runs at games, circuit work in two gymnasiums and the Inter-House cross-country championships were good training ground for teams as they represented the school at the East London Championships. From 22 teams in the Junior Championships, a team of eight girls from first to third year did extremely well to take final second place behind Langdon Park who had an excellent team score. The Intermediate and Senior teams excelled themselves and brought home both victor's trophies. As a result of these performances the following gained representative honours at the London Cross Country Championships:

Junior: Cynthia Antoine, Dorothy Chunda. Intermediate: Penny Gardiner, Audrey Stewart, Susan East, Grace Lee, Kim Havill, Stacey Tarrant. Senior: Kay McEachran, Liza Mould, Gemma O'Connor, Alex Sullivan, Suzanne Smalley. Colours were awarded as folfows:Full: Penny Gardiner, Liza Mould. Half: A lex Sullivan, Ceri Batchdder, Grace Lee, Susanne Smalley. Junior: Audrey Stewart, Susan East, Tracey Durrant, Stacey Tarrant, Kim Havill, Deborah Halls, Sarah Judd. 48


Athletics Never has there been so much rain in April and May! The beginning of the athletics season looked promising with more weeks available before half term to get senior teams ready for the East London Championships and Inter-House competitions. But these gradually slipped away as other commitments as well as the inclement weather played havoc with trials and training. Teams were eventually sorted for the Championships but with deluge after deluge, the competitions did not take place. This made selections for the East London teams difficult for the organiser as far as seniors were concerned, but a trial evening and past performances gained the following girls representative honours at the London Championships:-

junior: Julia Bonaparte (Shot), Christine Hinds (100 metres), Ingrid Durant (Long Jump), Vicky Gardiner (Discus), Shenneth Henry (200 metres) Intermediate: Sarah Judd (Javelin), Dawn Austin (100 metres) Senior: Liza Mould (Discus), Laura Tarn (100 metres), Jane Gardiner (Hurdles), Suzanne Smalley (800 metres) The Junior East London Team took final third place while the Senior Team won the overall Championship. Raine's gir1s are to be congratulated on their contributions to the East London teams. With no points gained from a Senior competition, we entered the East London Championships on an equal footing with other schools. The Intermediate Championships held at East London Stadium were very well supported by nine schools. Raine's fourth year team did well to finish only one point behind the leaders, while the third year dominated their competition by winning, twenty clear points ahead of their nearest rivals. The third year won many of their events and are to be commended on their prowess and team spirit. So Raine's entered the Junior Championships nineteen points in the lead. Would the first and second year girls rise to meet the challenge and maintain the lead? With both teams weakened by absentees, standards were still maintained. The second year excelled themselves and won their competition. Raine's won the overall championship trophy yet again, WIth no semors to boost the totals this year! Following their performances, these girls were selected to represent East London at the London Junior Championships: 路 Sharon Clifton (Discus) Christine Hinds ( 100 metres) Cynthia Antoine (1500 metres) Julia Bonaparte (Shot)

Tracey LeSurf (800 metres) Shenneth Henry (200 metres) Claire Morgan (Discus) Dorothy Chunda (1500 metres)

Sadly there were no Oakfield individual year competitions or the Oakfield Trophy meeting this year. These were always enjoyable competitions in the past and the Oakfield Trophy meeting was the only one where first to fourth year gjrls competed as a complete team unit. With fewer competitions, the school records were less likely to be challenged. Sports day was the highlight of the Inter-House Competition. No records were broken but some very fine performances were returned on a scorching hot day. After so many events from first to sixth year, boys and girls, only one and a half points separated the leaders, School House being victorious over Winterton in the overall Championship. 49


Victrix Ludorum: Senior: Myrtle Bruce Interm ediate: Sarah J udd Junior: Dorothy Chunda Colours were awarded as follows:Full: Janc Gardiner, Myrtle Bruce Half: Ceri Batchelder, Terry-Ann Bryan, Penny Gardiner, Dawn Austin , Ell en Carroll, J ane McGregor, Shurmaine Regis, Cathy Wakeford, Debra Coley, Laura Tarn, Joanne Barnes. junior: Audrey Stewart, Stacey Tarrant, Sarah Judd, Diane Duckett, Sharon Well cy, Dc bra Read, Tracy Durant, Samantha Marso n , Penny Holloway .

I would like to thank the Oakfield staff especially the la dies who have maintained and issued equipment for so many years to Rai ne's girls and staff. Our thanks also go to Mr Page and Mrs Dicker who have helped and supported us in so m any ways. We will miss the invaluable he lp of Mrs Dicker on games afternoons and we .thank her for her wisdom and coaching in all spheres of the programme. We wish all Oakfield staff all happiness in the future whatever they may be domg after the closure of the Sports Centre. Another competition that takes place in the P.E . programme is the Inter-House P.E. cup where girls in the first to fourth years are tested on their gymnastic ability. School House won t he troph y this year. We were pleased to be asked to get a hockey squad together by Tower Hamlets Borough to represent them at the London Youth Games. Although the girls did no t reach the finals, it was encouraging to find so many Raine's girls, past an d present, willing to play hock ey for the Borough. Is there a need for a local hockey club? After the interest shown, the thought must be pursued for the next season. There is a keen interest in all aspects o f the programme thro ugho ut the school and we con tinue to pride ourselves on competing in all possible local activities, provicling teams from first to sixth years. Each year, hundreds of girls have the opportunity to represent the schoo l in cross county , athletics, swimming, hockey and netball competitions, some of them gaining further honours at District kvel. No girls' P.E. report would be complete without m entioning the o ther aspects of the programme as well as competitive activities. Besides being able to take part in the as pects on which reports have been made, girls also have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of activi ties in the senior school : badminton, keep fit, squash, horse riding, vo lleyball, table tennis , sailing, archery and cycling. Tennis and rounders are also played during the summer term but not at a competitive level.

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Swimming With so many keen club swimmers the school swimming team is very strong. Sadly there was little competition for them as the Scott Lidgett Trophy was not contested. For the past fo ur seasons this competition has provided us with regular matches against local schools and then later against South London teams. Instead we had to be content with one swimming match kindly hosted by Sir John Cass School. Raine's won the match convincingly . The highlight of the season was the East London Swimming Championships. The school team won this with very little opposition, winning every race in 3rd and 4th year competitions, and losing only one in the 1st year. Raine's emerged overall victor in the 1st, 3rd and 4th year and senior championships and runners-up in the 2nd year. It is an opportune moment to thank J ane Gardiner as school swimming captain for all the work she has put into the school programme for seven years, setting a very high standard of personal per formance. She has earned the respect of all team s from 1st to 6th year. Later in the season, a group of girls entered the London schools trials. We must congratulate the following girls for the London Schools Finals: Julie Humphreys, Debra Read, Paula Humphreys and Nicola Last. LONDON PLACINGS 3rd in Individual medley Julie Humphrcys 1st in Breaststroke 3rd in Butterfly Debra Read 2nd in Freestyle Paula Humphreys 2nd in Frees t yle 2nd in Backstroke Nicola Last 4th in Freestyle Raine's relay teams also qualified, gaining the following hon o urs at two finals: Junior teams (Dawn Wa tts, Kelly Shipman, Paula Humphreys, Nic ola Last) took final third place so bringing h ome bronze medals while the Intermediate teams (Jackie Smithers, Debra Read, Claire Read, Samantha Marson , Julie Humphreys) won the gold medals in both medley and freestyle events. We hope that their winning times will be amongst the twelve fastest in the country to go to the National Championships late r in the year. Colours were awarded as follows: Full: Jane Gardiner Half: J anice Lang, Ceri Batchcldcr, Penny Gardiner.

junior: Debra Read, Jackie Smithers, Tracey Free, Sarah Judd, Samantha Marson.

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With the closure of Oakfield School Sports Centre, we look forward to pursuing all our games activities at Eastway Sports Centre. It is hoped that interest in all aspects of Physical Education will continue and that all-round standards will be maintained. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who, through their support and encouragement, have made the whole programme worthwhile and possible. The House staff and those who help on games afternoons are especially to be thanked for all their help and enthusiasm. I would also like to add my gratitude to Jane Gardiner, the School Games Captain, who has organised all aspects of the senior programme. We wish her well as she seeks a career in Physical Education. A. M. Lowes

Polar Bear The big Polar Bear lives in the snow on his own. He has too much freedom. Jane Bolton, lS

The Fish Report 1982-83 At the beginning of the Autumn Term strange piscatorial posters began to swim their way over the notice boards at the Lower School. What was about to take plaice? Was there some sort of catch? Or did someone just feel there was too much empty space about and wanted to fillet? Well, the net result, as you could of course realize, was the rebirth of Ichthus. Thanks particularly to the trawling enthusiasm of Mr. Flowerdew, quite a large group was hauled in for our after-school activities on Thursdays. We met regularly for prayer and bible-study and saw some tilm-stnps but our main aim, as the term drew to a close, was the planning and rehearsing of a short item of drama to be included in the Carol service. With some colourful costumes and a group of four readers, the story of the Kings finding the baby Jesus was brought alive Ichthus-style and by all accounts the contribution to the service was very much appreciated. In the Spring Term a pattern was established of after-school and Friday break-time meetings. The latter proved particularly helpful in establishing the habit of regular quiet times with our Lord. After school we had a holiday preview session and a quiz and the term was rounded off by our visit to St Paul's Cathedral with a party of twenty 'fish' who scaled the heights of the building as 路well as exploring some of its more unusual features with the help of a very informative guide. Over in the other pool of the Upper Building, Ichthus was taken over and run by a team from the sixth form who held regular lunch-time meetings on Mondays. Our thanks must go in particular to John Williams for his enthusiasm and energy here. All in all the frequency of our events was much increased over the year and this is an encouraging sign for the future. We warmly invite others to join in our meetings and hope that many more will discover what it really means to be a Christian and have a living experience of Jesus in our lives. Just follow those fishy notices and fins might never be the same again! M.K.D.P. 54


Serves me right I'm the biggest boss of all, In my class and all the school. I'm the best girl fighter ever found, I push and pull them all around. Every one thinks I'm frightening, they run and hide as quick as lightning. Break time comes, I'm going to have fun, chasing around all those little ones. Oh, who's that, a new girl I see? I wonder if she's frightened of me? She comes up to me staring hard, and calls me a lump of cooking lard! Though on the large side I may be, this description does not really fit me! I've really taken this very hard, The school now calls me cooking lard. Serves me Right! Nicola Barclay, 1N

The Runaway Nothing right for the Runaway, People treat him badly, It hurts deep down so much, That he decides it's time to go. Nowhere to go, Nowhere to hide, Things look dull for the Runaway. Nothing to do, just go on walking, Past the dock-yards, then the station, And deep, deep into the night. The lights are bright, He's very tired, The clock strikes one and he begins to sleep. Morning comes, The noise is loud, The Runaway is home-sick. Past the dock-yards, then the station, He's heading home, For a second chance. Christopher Fitt, 2A 55


Music at Raine's We are beginning to reap the benefit of the increased instrumental tuition, and are able to assemble quite a large wind ensemble o f talented players, who have perform ed at school func tions, the Parents' Association fete and at May flower Primary School. They all play in the Tower Hamlets Schools' Band too , so have had quite a lot o f performing experience during the year. Three pupils , Sarah J udd , Geoffrey Perry and Rich ard Green, play in the ILEA Schools S ymphonic Band, which is giving a concert at the Festival Hall in September; Grace Lee is now a pupil at the.Centre for Musicians and a member of the ILEA Co ncert Orchestra, and Steven Everton and VIctona Gardiner are in the ILEA Concert Band. Recorder players who are in the ILEA Recorder Ensemble and who will be performing in the Barbican F oyer in September are Margo Cargill, Cynthia Antoine, Lynne Wager, Moira Healey and Frances Thompson. The school again supplied extras for two performances of "Samson and Delilah" and five performances o f "Der Rosenkavalier" at Covent Garden. In the junior Depar tment following up the class use of Xylophones, a 'Xy lo -Guitar' band has been formed which has played at the TEEF Fes tival and Tower Hamlets Music Festival as well as in school events. Guitar classes started during the year and are .proving bo th popular and successful - pupils who hope for 'instant' success soon realise that much effort is needed to a ttain a good standard- as in all worthwhile activities. It is pleasing to see the enthusiasm engendered by ma ny of these activities, and the fostering of good relationships across the year groups. It is hoped tha t there will be lively support for the producti on of the musical "Annie get your gun " in November.

Maytime Masquerade (Massacre) On Thursday 26th May nearly the whole world was watching the Cup Final Replay at Wembley . The rest,.however, ~ere watching th e Maytime Massacre( !) at Arbour Square. To the audience, mos tly disgruntled fifth years who had been deprived of their last day together , all seemed calm, which was far from the situation back-stage. Suddenly t he music started. Hark! angel voices from heaven? Well, us singing from the balcony; what could go wrong with a start like t hat? Apart from guitar solos, nothing. H_ighligh ts included Myrtle Bruce an~ Kim Lendor both singing solos, th e band 's excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof, several flu te t hmgs (including t hat Bourneville one ), some j azz, some mouldy oldies, Beatles' numbers and didn't you just dig that funky xylophone band ! Several people were ubiquito us (that's a good one), to name a few : Steve 'the tr ump et' Everton, Richard Green,jason 'the voice' Paprocki (where did he get t hat bow tie?), Geoffrey Perry, and Laure.nce 'fi~gers' Page. Others incl uded those from the Lower Sch ool, Mark 'I can sing' Bassett and his backmg group,janet Haywood, Karl 'the horn' Phillips, and Rob 'the funk' Perkins (as always). Mark Mondesir was the excellent gues t drummer (the only practice he had was tapping o n a desk behind stage) . Lots of 'T ha?k You's to Missjackson, ~h o organised us, Mr ' F uses' Ferguson for helping us with amps and thmgs, and all that help ed behmd stage, especially Nicola Newson and Elena Vrahimi who, yes you've guessed it, did the make-up. All in all it was a very enj oyable and entertaining evening, I think , better than the Cup Final replay anyway! Jon Fit t and Laurence Page, 5MO 56


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Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd being a rather gruesome topic for a school play, we wondered what to expect. Mr. Major, however, trained a group of fifty or so articles into budding and aspiring (not perspiring) performers. We did not know what we were letting ourselves in for, but by the end we decided it was all worth it (I mean who wants to spend nearly three hours after school every night just for t he fun of it?). The play was almost one hundred perccent home-made, with most of the songs recorded by the pupils, and most of the lyrics and music written by them. Even half-term was not sacred! We thought we would have the rare delight of seeing our own four walls but instead Mr. Major thought it would be an absolutely ripping idea if we all went recording. Fun, we thought (or words to that effect.) Only a jest, Mr. Major, because it was all worth it in the end. All the three performances went off well, with only a few slight technical hitches considering the amount of electrical equipment used. We did find out, however, that speakers do not bounce!! Now for the cast: Eddie Marsan was outstanding as the demon barber Swee11ey Todd, and his counterpart, Mrs. Lovett (Ceri Batchelder), was excellent too. Right behind them were Geoffrey Perry, Gregory Ross (Did you see those FLARES!), Terri Bryan and Margo Cargi1l, and the two queens, Deborah Newton and Susan Chadwick. Obviously I would bore you if I menti oned everybody (you probably are by now, anyway.) We must not forget the fourth year dancers nor P.C. John Morgan or Terry Webber. And what about Robert Howard-Perkins in the ghost dance? (Rumour has it, he is starring in the Moulin Rouge with his high kicks!) We must all thank Mr. Major who put a tremendous amount of time, work, energy, cursing, shouting, hitting, strangling (as well as the naughty jokes) in the play. We must also thank Mr. Willett, Miss Robertson, Mrs. Gore, Miss Fuller and Mrs. Auerbach for their work backstage and anyone who contributed to the play in any way at all. Adam Groves, L6G

Summer The Summer has come the flowers are greeting it in lovely colours. Angela Young, 1S

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Why it is rude to talk when the teacher is talking It is rude to talk when the teacher is talking because it shows you are not paying attention to the teacher. It also distracts the rest of the class from what the teacher is saying. This could disrupt the lesson and lead to failures in exams, and so ruin your chances for a job. This may cause you to lose all your self-co nfidence and you may turn to drink and drugs to escape the misery of failure in private and social life. This drinking could turn you into an alcoholic. This will make people dislike you even more and put you into a high state of distress . This may lead to you thinking you have no place in this wodd and so put you on the lines of suicide as the only way out of your misery. Your death may put the people you know into a state of inconvenience, with them having to take time and money to do what other people think the proper thing and turn up at the funeral. This death may be traced back to the teacher who was responsible for speaking at the same time as the pupil who wished to speak. This teacher may have murder charges placed on him or her. This could le ad to scandal and the eventual closure of the school. This would stop the education of many hundreds of students and put them all on the same road as the first student I talked about. Paul Collier, 5C

Work In at nine Start at ten Eye on the clock Hand on the pen. Mind on night Stare at wall Get a nudge Hear a call.

Feeling tired Have to rest Have a wash Look my best. Back again Feeling better Trifle hot Discard sweater. Pick up book Too much strain Put it down Rest again. Pick up pens Feeling low Look at watch Time to go. Feel the heat Wipe the glass Look at watch Dismiss class. Adam Groves, L6G

Just gone twelve Must relax Work too hard Heart attack. Have a bite . Chew it well Think of tomorrow Hear a bell. Back at two Start at three Have a chat Cup of tea.

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My Fair Lady M1ssjackson's absence on the Friday night was bad news to us all. But then the good news came (good?): we had Mr Wilson tickling the ivories. The changing between scenes had to be short and sweet and half the girls went to the ball scene with the backs of their dresses undone (steady, John). Mr Wilson was a bit nervous but gave a superb performance. He played his own version which sounded very professional - but none of the cast knew it, unfortunately. Everybody was nervous - even Mr J ones was shaking so much that the lights went on and ofT without warning. But we, being professionals, smiled sweetly. The nerves died down, the suicide attempts stopped and the bottles of gin were now empty (is that why G. Ross was swaying a lot?). It all went well especially the bathroom scene (sorry, Mrs Auerbach, the ballroom scene). Saturday went off better: some of the cast decided to turn up five minutes before the start and were quickly plastered up by Mrs Auerbach and Co.! By seven everyone was raring to go (did I say raring?) In the opening scene the 'ladies and gentlemen' strolled out of the opera at Covent Garden. All that could be heard on stage were comments like, 'You're on my dress!' and, 'We've got to walk to the front of the stage and then stroll around!' (none of us was quite sure). We actually sang the right words (yes, even you, Geoff). The encores were 'very professional' except for Mandy Coakley and Steven Adshead who insisted on standing on the wrong side of the curtain. Many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way, especiall y Mrs Auerbach , Miss J ackson, Mr Wilson, Mr Major, Mr Blundell, Mr Johnson and Miss Fuller and all those people helping out at short notice. D. Barnett, A. Groves, J. Morgan, L6G

Snake Sliding in the grass is a little baby snake learning how to live. Dennis FitzGerald, lS

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Art Department In recent years, staff commuting has inevitably affected Art Club meetings and visits. Ex cursions have included study outings to the Barbican Centre and the Victoria and Albert Museum (Show Business Exhibition: 19th March). Fo llowing the successful "Constable Country" tours in 1981 and 1982, a third one is programmed for July 12th this year. There have also been occasional sketching outings 路from both Arbo ur Square and Bethnal Green centres. Some members of the 2S craft group had the opportunity of working with Elaine Kowalski , a professional prin tmaker who lives and works in the area. The group visited Elainc 's studio and saw something of her own work and methods. They were introduced to the techniques of lino -cutting and printing, and all contributed to a composite print. Everyone enjoyed the course, and we are grateful to Elaine and Tower Hamlets Arts Committee for makin g the project possible.

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Once as.ain, the Metropolitan Police Poster Competition attracted the attention of Taalibhusain Shaah (5C). His work was Highly Commended, but this time it was his sister - Thowheetha (L6) who was awarded the First Prize and Trophy in the Senior Section! Paul Anderson (L6) has obtained a place at East Ham College of Technology, where he will be taking a Graphics course. He will have the company of another Raineian, Elliott Taylor (5N), who will also be starting there in the Autumn. We shall be following their progress with interest. It was pleasing to note an increased number of entries in the public examinations this year, including 35 at '0' level at 'A' level. Four pupils have been specialising in Theatrical Design; two of them expect to proceed to 'A' level and later to the London College of Fashion, as some earlier Raine's pupils have done. One of the latter- Annette Bugansky (1976)- has done well, and is currently working to commission in the West End, designing wedding dresses and other luxury items. Annette has also obtained a part-time post instructing children in fundamental needlework. As always, a number of pupils have assisted with scene painting and costume design for various school dramatic productions - always a popular means of using creative skills for the benefit of the school! ]. B.JG. W.

Lower School Council In September, at the beginning of my first year at Raine's, I was unwillingly elected the form's representative for the school council, and Charmaine Kerridge was elected the deputy. Most of our meetings are on Wednesday dinner times in Room E3 and the form reps take the forms' ideas and problems to Miss Fuller and Mr. Harris. These ideas are then passed on to Mr. Everton, who has the final word. Every year each class tries to raise ten pounds for a poor Korean family but this year we made so much money that we had some left over, which we could give to another charity. We all wrote out charities that we thought the money should go to, and it was voted that we should _. give the money to the training of a guide dog for the blind. The main project of the school council this year was the opening of the school tuck shop. It became apparent earlier in the year there was a need for a tuck shop. The problem wasjust which things to stock. Members of the council organised a survey of the favourite drinks and sweets, the results of which were fed into a mighty computer, code name M.R. Harris. The tuck shop seems to be working very well at breaks manned by a rota of school council members. These members are able to purchase items at a reduced rate and they can easily be recognised as they weigh two stone more than non-council members! Part of the weekly profits are donated to the school fund for various causes. David Bethell, IJ -

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Youth and Age Divided by a generation, memories apart. The mind's eye sees the same, the same beat in the heart. Life has gone full circle, ending where it began. Incompetence shall reign once more; this is man's life-plan. Once again dependent Just like a babe in arms A nursing hand to fondle the feeble, grasping palms. The solitude in ignorance, the eyes that strive to see, unmastered thoughts and senses to gain their sympathy. Fully grown, yet childlike, weaker burns the flame. Time controls the pattern; Youth and age the same. Teresa Marsan, L62

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Youth and Age The match ignites and phosphorus flares into flame Which dances and sways like a golden autumn leaf Caught by the wind. Skilfully, oh so skilfully the little fire-sprite dances, But she grows hot And fat little fingers drop. The flame nearly dies, but no! She dances still upon the floor. The fire roars and tears; engulfs the stairs, Turning them into a cracking, crackling pillar Of fiery heat. A gust of wind catches the flame And smoke-streaked sweaty faces are shielded From the swirling hot colours Reflected in the tear-filled eyes of the mother Whose pride and joy is gone. William Geiger, 5L

One Year Secretarial Course-Sixth Form The year started with a fuH class -of enthusiastic young secretaries but as the year went quickly by, the class became smaller due to girls finding suitable employment. Mrs. Gore was left with just a few struggling Shorthand/ Audio Typists who decided to carry on and try to achieve the essential speeds required for successful examination results- and a secretarial career. A typical day would start off with us gossiping over the typewriters, while Mrs. Gore nagged us into doing some hard work. When we had started our work, we were then constantly interrupted by the telephone ringing, and this went on until someone plucked up enough courage to answer it. The year included several outings. The first venture was to the Business Machines Centre at North London College and demonstrated the modern methods involved in secretarial work. 'fhe second visit was to the London College of Fashion, where a few of us ventured to be turned into smart young ladies. Our last trip was to the Stock Exchange and the National Westminster Bank, and we gained a lot that day, including blisters! Despite all the monotonous shorthand practice and the typing hazards, the year passed quickly and has proved successful in finding employment for most. We would like to congratulate Mrs. Gore on being able to put up with us and thank her for everything she has done for us. The Secretarial Sixth 69


The Careers' Convention Another successful careers' convention was held on Thursday March lOth. Representatives from thirty-one firms and colleges were present and the evening was very well attended by both pupils and parents.

Happiness The co untry happiness Gaunt trees to which cling the remnants of gold, A still lake, on whose surface is etched a single enlarging ripple The clamour of geese soaring high, Scattering like so many leaves of Darjeeling Shaken into the darkness of the silvered teapot. Crumpets toasted by the roaring logs, Swimming in the pools of thick butter, The clotted richness of honeyed toast, The engulfing softness of the worn armchair. The dog, stretched and twitching, racing through dreams, Ears pricked, hearing again the song of his fellow hounds. The thud of hooves on the frost-bound earth, The high notes of the horn, The stillness of the aftermath, The open rolling of wooded, patchwork fields Lying bare and furrowed under the slated sky, The crunch and whisper of leaves underfoot, The warm fragrance of the bales. The happiness, and the peace. Susan Robinscm, 4R

Old Raineians' Association Despite the article in the last edition of "The Raineian", the Old Raineians' Association is not defunct but merely dormant. Two meetings were held, in November and in January, to discuss winding up the affairs of the Association but, in fact, it was finally decided that all matters concerning the Old Raineians should be placed in the hands of Mr. Reffold. Once he has acquired the r<;cords and other material from previous officers of the Association he will decide when, where and in what way it will begin to function again. It is envisaged that this will be in a matter of months, rather than years. R.C.R. 70


The hi6hly s uccessful careers convention

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Child Development Course As one of my options, I decided to do the two year Child Development course, which I have just completed. I found the subject both interesting and useful. At first I thought Child Development would be a relaxing subject, but it didn't turn out quite like that. Whilst the pressure was on in the classroom- we had to make a toy, a garment, write a book and complete a file and two studies- that pressure was somewhat reli eved when we went to a nursery for a week. I found this time particularly interesting. Having had contact with different types of children, it helped me to understand my written work I had completed the previous year. Putting all the hard work aside, we did have some laughs in class, the biggest of vvhich was when Mrs Akenhead first brought her baby Charlotte to one of the lessons. Shamma was holding the baby and the baby began to cry. She wasn't quite sure what to do, until Mrs Akenhead told Shamma to put Charlotte over her shoulder and pat her back. Unfortunately Shamma misunderstood and began to give Charlotte a piggy-back, which naturally brought about fits of laughter from the class. We would all like to thank Mrs Thompson for the amount of hard work she put in to get us through the course. Now, Mrs Thompson, if you're feeling shattered, it's time to sit back and recuperate as we are!! Julie Collyer , 5MO

Youth and Age A new seed of life, Enters the world, And begins its growth, Under the warm radiant beams of sunlight. It grows with the seasons, Frail and slight, In the weak sunlight of Spring, Swaying gently in the breeze. The summer sun, hot and strong, Matches and strong, powerful stem, Of the plant, In the heat. In autumn, after it is fully blossomed, And matured, Its seedlings planted, It rests. Winter, cold, harsh, cruel! The leaves turn brittle, Wither and die, And the plant is made a grave, Of the falling snow. D. Halls, 4 R

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The First Year "Challenge" On the day we had the challenge there were all sorts of good things going on. There were word searches and a dressing-up contest in which one person out of each class had to dress, and whoever was the best would win. There were also golden bars hidden somewhere in the school and you had to find them. After tha t we had some games in the playground like balloon races and throwing a ball into a bucket. Finally we went home after a very hard and a long day. Mitchell Ottolangui, lS

The City The factory whistle blows for a break. People rush back and forth to work, cars, lorries and buses pass you as you go by. Shops open for lunch, people go into the shops to buy and sell things. Dogs and cats hide from all the noise, Rats and mice scuffle around in old cellars of old houses. Then it's closing time, everyone goes home, the traffic dies down and the cats scream in the alley-ways. All is quiet, Except for the cats. Julie Hopkins, lJ

Seaside Trip I went to the seaside on a day trip. The sun was shining so I went for a dip. I caught a crab but it gave me a nip. It caught my little fin ger right on the tip. I yelled and shouted and felt a big drip. I came back from the seaside with a stiff upp er lip. Simon Driscoll, 3AL 75


The Tooth Fairy Jennifer was playing in the garden when she felt hungry . So she went indoors. "Can I have an apple, please?" she asked her mummy. "Of course. Help yourself," said Jennifer's mummy. Jennifer took the apple and went back into the garden. She sat under the big plum tree in the garden and took a big bite of her apple . "Ow!" she said, "my tooth is loose," and she put fier finger in her mouth and wobbled it. She took another big bite of her apple and the tooth came right out. There it was, still stuck in her apple. She ran indoors to show her mummy. "Mummy, mummy! Look!" said Jennifer and she showed her the tooth. 'I've got a window in my mouth now." "Well done!" said her mummy. "You'd better pull it out of your apple and put it in an envelope. Then put it under your pillow tonight and the tooth fairy will take it away and give you a bright shiny penny instead." Jennifer could hardly wait for bedtime but at last it came. She put her tooth in an envelope and put the envelope under her pillow. "I shall stay awake tonight," she said, "so I can see the tooth fairy." The clock in the hall struck nine, ten, eleven, and on the twelfth chime of midnight her bedroom door opened and in walked a funny little man. He wore a green tunic, a blue cloak, red and yellow striped stockings, and a purple hat with a white feather in it. He was only about three feet high and he carried a big bag. J ennifer closed her eyes a bit, just enough so she could see what was happening. The funny little man took the tooth and put it into his bag. Then he took a purse out of the bag and searched through it. "Bother," he said, "I've no pennies left. I'll have to give her sixpence. " He put a sixpenny piece under the pillow and then left the room. J ennifer jumped out of bed, put on her slippers and dressing gown and hurried after him. He was just driving off in a little car but she managed to jump in un-noticed. The little man hummed as he drove along, through moonlit fields and woods. Then he stopped the car by a big oak tree. He got out and then he saw J ennifer. "Who are you?" he asked. "I'm J ennifer. You just took my tooth and gave me sixpence instead of a penny." "So I did," said the little man. "You don't want your tooth back again, do you?" "Oh no!" saidjennifer. "Good," said the little man. "But why?" asked Jennifer. "Come with me and I'll show you," he said. He opened a door in the oak tree and led J ennifer down some steps. At the bottom he opened a door and they went in. Inside were some little men. They were making a beautiful ivory chess-set out of the teeth. "Oh," saidjennifer. "You see," said the little man, whose name was Trump kin, "the Queen of Fairyland ordered an ivory chess set for tomorrow morning and your tooth will make the last little pawn." "Oh," saidjennifer again, "I wouldn't dream of taking my tooth back again from you ." "You good little girl," said Trumpkin. "Because of your kindness I shall give you a present." He gave her a little ivory pawn. 76


"It's beautiful," said Jennifer, "but, oh, I'm so tired," and she fell asleep on the floor holding tightly to her pawn. Next morning, when she woke up, she was back in bed. "It was probably a dream," she said. But no. In her hand was the pawn and under her pillow was sixpence instead of a penny. Later when Jennifer told her mummy about the sixpence her mummy said, "I wonder how that came about?" Frances Thompson, lj

Scared! Lying in bed, I cannot sleep, The lights go out, What can I see? I hear a sound, What could it be? An ogre, a giant, Or a man-eating bee. It's under the bed, It's by the wall, It could be big, It could be small. I reach for my torch, It's under the bed, I switch it on, It's my dog Fred. Martin Burton, 4R

Red The blood of a wounded soldier The fire behind the barn The glow of her cheeks And the red between her love The red of the demon Shines through the night sky The red of the sunlight The red of her hands in Winter The red of the flames burning in the night. Lee Col! ins, 4M

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The Magic Wood One day a little girl called Emily went for a walk in the woods. After a while she came upon a clearing, in the middle of which was a ring of toadstools. Some of the toadstools had little chim neys with smoke coming from them . Emily stared in amazement. She crept slowly forward until she reached the edge of the ring. Suddenly from out of a toadstool came a little man dressed in a yellow suit, red hat and a pair of green shoes. In his tiny~hand was a lead attached to a beetle. 'Come along, J.B.," said the little man, "it's time for your walk". Emily sat with her mouth wide open. Then suddenly the little man said, "Hello! what are you doing here?" "Hello," Emily said, "I came for a walk." "I'm glad you came to-day," the little man said, "because there is the pixies' ball toni ght. Would you like to come?" "Ooh, yes please," Emily said excitedly . "Good", said the little man . "By th e way, my name is Wiggety". "My name's Emily," she replied. "Do just pixies go?" said Emily. "No," said Wiggety. ''The glow-worms go, they provide the light, the humming bees go, the y provide the musi c, and there's a lot more. On special occasions the fairy queen comes ." As soon as it was dark Emily hurried to the place where the ball was to be held, and there in Dingley Dell all the fairies, pixies, gnomes, ants, worms and bees from all around were dancing. Emil y soo n found Wiggety. He. introduced her to everyone and told them not to be afraid because she was his friend. Soon they all became friends. Emily danced and danced. She trod very carefully trying not to tread on anyone. The time went so quickly. At twelve o'clock the ball came to an end. Everyone said goodbye and went home. Emily said goodbye to Wiggety and she promised to come again. Wiggety showed her the way b ack to the edge of the woods a nd watched her go home. That night Emily thought of the lovely time she had. Then she closed her eyes and fell asleep. Kirstin Berry, lE

Outcasts Outcasts are shadows, Unwanted people, They stand alone, Cast away from society, Anonymous figures, Struggling thro ugh life, Their lives empty, without m eaning, Secluded, segregated , so lo nely. John Morgan, L6G

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A Fairy Story Queen Margare t and her Co nsort Prince Denis of Thatchery sat in their castle, made po und-notes and Barclays Bank cheques, waiting for their two daughters to come home from a disco . Just as the clock struck twelve two girls tumbled into the room . They were both very tall, slim and oh, so princess-looking. Amy was the tallest o f the two and had fair curls. Dorita was smaller than Amy an d her ebony curls contrasted deeply with Amy's white-gold locks . Amy was the first to recover. "Dad, dad, 'Round' were there again, I think that their guitarist is so beautiful!" "Amy, Amy, Amy, you must not go mad over that guitarist. He wears the most terrible hats!" replied Prince Denis. The next day invitations went forth for the Grand Tournament. Only three riders were taking part this year. They were: Sir David Frost, Sir E.T. and a certain Sir Nigel Hat whom nobody had ever seen. In the huge kitchens of the castle the cooks were busy preparing exotic dishes; the maids arranged flowers and the ladies of the court ordered dresses to be made. Everybody w as happy and excited, especially since the princesses' brother, Prince Andrew, was commg home from flghtmg m the Falklands, or Crusades if you'd rather. The day of the tournament dawned bright and clear. Amy was up first and she slipped into a shimmering dress of lemon silk which showed off her deep tan and white-gold hair. Dorita was up soon after in a dress of dazzling scarlet silk and a deep-red rose embedded in her flow of ebony locks. At about ten o'clock that morning .Prince Andrew arrived at the palace. His white unito rm was immaculate, and his cap was sitting on his car's bonnet. At twelve o'clock the tournament started. Amy was very excited for she was to marry the winner. Sir E.T. was knocked off his motorbike by Sir David Frost's guitar in t he first round. After two gruelling hours the two remaining contestants began to tire. Amy's nails were, by now, bitten right down so she had to go and apply some "Stop-n-grow" to them. It was now a contest to see who would tire first. Sir Nigel Hat was slackening as was Sir David Frost. After a while it became obvious that Sir D avid Frost was losing. Finally Sir Nigel Hat lunged for ward at Sir David Frost with his guitar and Sir David Frost fell, with a groan, off his ever-faithful Suzuki motorbike. How the crowd cheered! Princess Amy gaily tripped down the stairs to where her new husband was waiting. As she approached, the unknown rider took off his helmet (a highly weird affair) ceremoniously. The rider took Amy's hand and she at once recognised the mystery rider: it was the guitarist out of 'Round'. The rider in shining leather picked up his beautiful prize and ro are d away with her. They roared mto th e sunset to his castle made of Quality Street sweets and weird hats. All this time Princess Dorita had been making eyes at Sir Lanass Orange-Smartie. There was a slight problem concerning the courting of Sir Lanass and Dorita: in the Kingdom of Denarg it is a disgrace to marry anyone with green hair. Sir Lanass had green hair. T~at night Doritatold her mother about Sir Lanass. Queen Margaret said that if Sir Lanass dyed his

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The Raineian 1983  

Raine's Foundation School official magazine for 1982-1983

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