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[London school prizes]

The Postmaster-General was present on Monday at the distribution of prizes to the pupils of the Grocers' Company's School on Hackney Downs. Like all the educational establishments founded by the great City Companies, the school is admirably suited to its purpose of providing a sound curriculum of study for boys of the middle class who reside in the neighbourhood, and it has not long since come under the headmastership of Mr. G.G. Gull. The success of the school furnished a topic for the eulogy of Mr. Fawcett, who offered some advice to the pupils. The Bishop of Bedford also addressed the gathering.—At Highgate School the annual speeches took place last week, in the presence of a large and distinguished company, the Rev. Dr. Macdowall, head master, presiding. The Bishop of London presented some of the prizes.—On Tuesday Admiral George Goldsmith presented the prizes to the scholars of the Royal Naval School, New Cross; Mr. George Palmer, Master of the Mercers' Company, presided at the annual distribution of prizes at the Mercers' School; and Mr. J. J. Miles, Master of the Stationers' Company, distributed the prizes at the Company's Schools.—Sir Thomas Brassey distributed the prizes at the Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital School on Thursday.—To-day (Saturday) the speeches and distribution of prizes at Dulwich College take place in the great Hall.—Next Tuesday, Aug. 1, is fixed as, "Speech Day" at Malvern College.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2256—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 29, 1882, p.110