There were several distributions of prizes at public schools on Thursday week:—The Dean of Westminster distributed the prizes gained during the term just concluded by the pupils of Archbishop Tenison's school in Leicester-square; Sir Thomas Brassey, M.P., at the Royal Naval School, Greenwich; Colonel Marcus Beresford at St. Olave's Grammar school; and Mr. Bright at Trinity College School, Stratford-on-Avon.
At the meeting of the School Board for London the same day five boys and four girls who had won scholarships were introduced, and were congratulated by Mr. Edward Buxton, the chairman.
The Shrewsbury Free Grammar School, established by Edward VI., having vacated the ancient buildings which have so long accommodated the scholars for more commodious premises on Kingsland, the ceremony of opening the new buildings yesterday week was attended by many of the old and distinguished scholars.
Lord Enfield presided the same day at the distribution of prizes to the students at the Engineering College at Cooper's-hill, and made some observations upon the value of the training given at the college, and upon the importance of those engineering works upon which the students might in future years be engaged in India.
Last Saturday afternoon the distribution of prizes to the successful scholars of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Sevenoaks, took place, Mr. W. J. Thompson occupying the chair.
The Bishop of Chichester presided over the speech-day proceedings at Brighton College on Tuesday. The boys gave speeches in English, French, German, and Greek; and the Principal, the Rev. Mr. Belcher, in an address, reported the very satisfactory progress of the college during the past year. The Bishop of Chichester presented the prizes.
The newly consecrated Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth presided in the afternoon at the distribution of prizes at Beaumont College, Old Windsor. The Rev. Father Cassidy, the Rector, afterwards entertained the Bishop of Portsmouth, Don Carlos, and some 400 visitors, to luncheon.
On Wednesday afternoon Lord Reay presented the prizes to the boys of the University College School, Gower-street. His Lordship, in the course of his remarks, referred to the valuable services rendered to the school by Mr. Eve, the head master.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.139