The BWI Archives

1942 ~ An Overview from the Log Book

                                

The following 'overview' extracts from the School’s Log Books the following types of material:

  • That which directly affected the children and/or their parents (events, visits off site, visiting speakers, medical checks, services either in school or at St. Martin’s Ruislip, holidays, etc.)

  • Significant changes in staffing, in the main restricted to the Headteacher, the Deputy and those who had provided a long period of service.

  • Visitors that indirectly impacted on the management of the school and/or its educational practice – Local Authority Officers, Inspections, etc.

  • In-service courses undertaken by the Headteacher or other staff introducing significant educational initiatives.

  • Items that impacted on or resulted in changes to the School’s facilities.

Most entries in the Log Book (in 1942 kept by the Headmaster, Mr Wilkinson) have been lightly edited – expanding concise or abbreviated comments, etc.  Where entries have been copied without change, these are given in bold.  Editorial comments to ease comprehension are given in brackets and in italic. Unfortunately, Mr Wilkinson’s comments in the Log Book were often very brief, sometimes laconic, employed a number of non-standard abbreviations that are not always possible to expand, and wrote in a handwriting style that, while neat, often ran letters together such that individual letters can be confused.

     

    

 

Christmas Holiday 20/12/1941 – 05/01/1942

 

 

05/02/1942

Forms A.S.3 returned to the Office.

23/02/1942

Mid-term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 21/02/1942 – 23/02/1941

 

 

18/03/1942

Shelter 
(the Breakspear Log Book suggests this may have been Monday 16th)

 

Apr.2nd – 10th  Easter Holdiay.

 

 

 

Easter Holiday 02/04/1942 – 12/04/1942

 

 

23/04/1942

p.m. Headmaster absent attending meeting of Justices & Probation Officers.
Children’s Service in Church 9.15 a.m.

30/04/1942

Police Lecture – Safety First.

01/05/1942

Lecture on “Paper” by Mr. Staples.

11/05/1942
12/05/1942

A.S.M.O. (Assistant School Medical Officer for children’s medical examinations?)

14/05/1942

School Closed – Ascension Day.

18/05/1942
22/05/1942
29/05/1942

A.S.M.O. (Assistant School Medical Officer for children’s medical examinations?)

 

May 25th – 27th    Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term 23/05/1942 – 27/05/1942

 

 

11/06/1942

Children’s Service in Church

26/06/1942

A.S.M.O. (Assistant School Medical Officer for children’s medical examinations?)

20/07/1942-
24/07/1942

Term Examinations throughout the school.

31/07/1942

Last day of term – plays in the Hall.

 

Aug. 1st – 31st     summer Holidays
School open for any who cared to attend.
Largest number present – 21.  Smallest – 3.   Average – [left blank]

 

 

 

Summer Holiday 01/08/1942 – 31/08/1942

 

 

01/09/1942

Admitted 67 pupils.

25/09/1942

Front section of heating hoiler cracked.  Reported to the Managers.

 

Oct 26th – Nov. 2nd  Mid-term Holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 24/10/1942 – 02/11/1942

 

 

13/11/1942

Boiler repaired

 

Dec. 23rd – Jan. 6th  Christmas Holiday.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday 23/12/1942 – 06/01/1943

 

 

First uploaded: 8 May 2017