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lysandernovo

In my time the second year forms were identified by which Language they were studying...Russian, German, Spanish...or in the case of those with minimal language skills...Mechanical Science., Afterwards ,it seemed the forms were known by the abilities of its pupils. 3LA, etc ( in my case 3LC... apart from 3MS...the bottome lot...stuck up in the Tower next but one to the Prefects' Common Room and handy to our form master's (Mr Barnes ....better known as BODMAS) stock room. When deliveries of stock were being made our form , somehow,had the dubious pleasure of being impressed to carry them all the way up into the tower and the stock room... during which .a few  exercise books would, somehow, be "lost" on the way...as there was a"healthy" trade in them from pupils whose books were such a mess they hadn't been signed off  by a Master and were therefore expected to buy a replacement.....ours were always cheaper!

Ludus est Nobis!

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Bonus o sodales

Quem decet semper

Colere atque amare

Hunc labos noster

Studiumque nostrum

Semper honestent
 

God. Those were the days. Anybody else still alive out there? 😁

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That second verse appeared in an article in the booklet produced in 1996 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Firth Park School .

Derick Mirfin provided both verses (the tune is believed to originate in that for a Scottish metrical psalm) the second being as follows:-

Sit tibi bene semper, lude noster;                                                                                                                                                                                   

Et tibi, Sheffield, bene sit per omne

Tempus, et vobis qui homines amare

Sit bene semper

2021 would have been the Centenary Year for the Brushes site.

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lysandernovo

I  really don't recall anything like that!....In the early/mid 50s it went something like:-

Quisque pro cunctus.( sung with a descant)

Facit ac laborat

Auxiliumque

( forgive the spelling...I only did Spanish ( badly)... with "Icky" Bown the "flying friar" as our Master)😉

 

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