New Girls' School

Source: District of Great Britain

Fundraising Project

A project has been launched to open a modest senior girls’ day school on the site of the newly acquired High Grange House next to St. Michael’s School. Already the parents of 15 senior girls in the area are keen that the project goes ahead and a general meeting with school parents in November was enthusiastic in its support. 

As with all projects, the five big “M”s must be managed: Men (teachers and pupils), Money (capital, income and expenditure), Materials (classrooms, furniture and learning materials), Methods (a plan) and Machines (contractors). 

The elements falling under Materials, Methods and Machines are the easy part. Fr. Summers, headmaster of St. Michael’s School, relishes the prospect of organising the installation of new facilities. Striding about the property with an expression of fixed purpose, he is rarely more at home than when he is giving directions to professional tradesmen or jumping into the seat of an earthmover or putting a chain gang of boys to work.

The Men and Money part are not so simple. Divine Providence has furnished us with most of new teachers we require. Finding the money is also going well. The capital cost of the project is estimated at about £120,000 for six tasteful, fully equipped, fully insulated wooden buildings for classrooms, science lab, common room and toilets. A sponsorship programme has been launched which we commend to your generosity to buy most of what we need. Progess can be seen on the chart. Please give generously. Deo gratias.