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THE YEAR IN BRIEF - 1963, page one

JANUARY

Feast of the Holy Family. The Boarders emigrated to Kerryton for the day, so that their Dining Room might be used for those attending the Family Gathering. We helped afterwards to entertain the children while the parents attended the Conference.

FEBRUARY

Some of the Senior Boarders were invited to the talks and films given by the Catholic Enquiry Centre, which had the use of the Assembly Hall for its meeting.

Father Nicholas Lash, Susan's brother, spent a day here after his Ordination, and celebrated Mass in the Convent Chapel. We all received his blessing and promised to pray for the work he is beginning in the Northampton Diocese.

Ideal Homes Exhibition. A party went to London by coach and enjoyed the visit arranged by Mrs. Walsh.

St. Patrick's Day. Netball "International" won by the English.

Fancy Dress Competition, organized by Form III. The parade revealed many original costumes. First prize was awarded to `Black and White Minstrels' (V. Canning, V. Moody, F. Adam - Smith, M. Scott).



Party of Form V to visit Cheese Factory.

Party to see "A Man for all Seasons", accompanied by Miss Gobell, Mrs. Conway and Sister Claire (Potter).

Debating Society attended Inter - School Debate at Bournemouth School.

March 25th. Patricia Haddon received the Religious Habit. The Voluntary Choir was responsible for the singing at the ceremony, and the large number of girls present were much impressed by the Clothing and by Father Moore's address to Patricia and to the congregation.
APRIL

Talk by Miss B. P. Miller, Assistant Nursing Adviser ( Winchester).

Staff v. Girls - Hockey Match. Fortunately for the Staff, term ended the following day!
MAY

Talk by Squadron - Leader West, R.A.F.

French Oral (Oxford), also Cookery and Needlework Practicals.

Talk on Careers by Miss Bradford (Youth Employment Centre).

Sister Lucie, on holiday from the Cameroons, showed her slides and gave a fascinating account of the work our nuns are doing in their Mission at Mbanga. We shall all be more eager to help the Mission as Sister Lucie's talk was so vivid.

His Grace the Archbishop spent the night here when he came to Bournemouth for the official opening of the St. Thomas More Secondary School. We attended his Mass the following morning.

Party to the Town Hall for the inauguration of the new Mayor.

History Society outing to the Isle of Wight. Sister Ruth Mary and Sister May accompanied the group to Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House - and to the Convent of the Cross, Springhill, where we were especially pleased to see our former school companions, Sister Gillian and Sister Patricia, as Novices.

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