HEADMASTERSHIP OF BADSEY SCHOOL
We are voicing the feelings of all who know Mr. McDonald in expressing the profoundest sorrow and regret that his continued ill-health should have rendered his resignation of the Head-Mastership of Badsey School inevitable. It is not given to every village to be so fortunate in its schoolmaster as Badsey has been, for Mr. McDonald devoted himself to something more than mere intellectual training - though the importance of this he never overlooked - and it is hard to believe that many can have passed through the school without being influenced for good, and that deeply, by the counsel and character of their master.
If anything could lighten the blow to all interested in the school it is the news that Mr. Amos, who has already won the respect and goodwill of parishioners and to whom we extend a cordial welcome, has been appointed to succeed Mr. McDonald; and to the retiring Head-Master it must be a satisfaction to know that his successor is one who will give himself whole-heartedly, to maintaining the tone and efficiency of the school at the present high level.
Mr. McDonald is, we rejoice to learn, little stronger than he was, and we trust and pray that, relieved of the responsibility and anxieties of his official position, he may long be spared to us as a friend and neighbour.