Life Away from Portsoken Ward

In Aylesbury, school life for the children who had stayed was going on with some kind of normality. Arthur Hawes, the headmaster, worked hard to achieve this.


As time went on the children began to have more teaching in various local buildings – they even had a school garden. They had outings, including one to Whipsnade, and Founder’s Day services were held in the local church. Those who had arrived at school leaving age were still given prayer books and Bibles.


However, the local authority at Aylesbury made serious attempts to amalgamate the school with a one of the local ones, and Arthur Hawes, backed up by the trustees, fought hard to prevent this.