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Sister Margaret, Sister Frances Clare, Cardinal Wiseman School, Sister Agnes, Cardinal Wiseman

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Every girl dreams of being a princess. That dream had a touch of reality today for these 16 Coventry girls, for they were treated like princesses. The girls, past and present pupils at Cardinal Wiseman School, went to Buckingham Palace and met the Duke of Edinburgh who presented them with the gold awards they gained under his scheme. Their mothers went too, and Sister Mary Colman, headmistress when the school first embarked on the Duke's award scheme 10 years ago, and Sister Agnes, whose responsibility it was at that time. At Cardinal Wiseman, there are now 100 girls taking the bronze award, 30 the silver and 25 the gold ?? more than in any previous year. The girls receiving their golds" today have covered a wide range of interests, including music, swimming, reading, dancing, cookery, needlework, typewriting, and badminton. The 16 are Josephine Fensom, Johanna Filipuik, Linda Hamilton, Monica Henry, Geraldine Igoe, Irene Krupa, Colleen Lissamer, Carmel Maguire, Mary Malone, Mary Maughan, Rose Meehan, Mary Naughton, Dawn O'Toole, Bernadette Thiedeman, Christine Union and Nora Wright. The present headmistress, Sister Frances Clare, is an enthusiastic supporter of the scheme, for which Sister Margaret has special responsibility. Sister Margaret said today: "The school has always considered the 'scheme to be of great value in the development of character, calling as it does for perseverance and determination."13th July 1971"

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Color Black & White
Keywords Bus Station,Pool Meadow,Sunday Best,Buckingham Palace,Duke of Edinburgh,Awards,Trip,Pupils,1970s,Coventry,Past Times,Education,Hats,Fashion,All Dressed Up
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Year 2016
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