Fifteen months after the first pupils arrived at the school it
was officially opened by Alderman Sir Harold Jackson.
The ceremony was chaired by Alderman A Ballard, who was the
Chairman of the Education Committee.
The school choir sang a number of pieces, the last of which
was the School Hymn:
These things shall be! A
Than e’er the world hath known, shall rise,
With flame of freedom in their souls
And light of science in their eyes.
They shall be simple in their homes
And splendid in their public ways,
Filling the mansions of the state
With music and with hymns of praise.
Nation with nation, land with land,
Inarmed shall live as comrades free;
In every heart and brain shall throb
The pulse of one fraternity.
New arts shall bloom of loftier mould,
And mightier music thrill the skies,
And every life shall be a song,
When all the earth is paradise.
the ceremony the guests were treated to tea by the Headmaster and