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1969 Dec 12 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Speech at St Michael’s Convent Grammar School (speech day)

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Speech
Venue: Nether Street, North Finchley
Source: Finchley Press, 19 December 1969
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: 1900.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 174
Themes: Education, Secondary education, Religion & morality


“Grammar and voluntary schools have made a vital contribution to our lives and we hope that they will continue to do so,” said Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, M.P., at the prize day in St. Michael's Convent, Nether Street, North Finchley, on Friday.

Mrs. Thatcher was addressing the school after the distribution of prizes. She said academic success was only one side of life, and, although one part of education gave a standard of living, the other part gave a standard for living.

Mrs. Thatcher, who was guest of honour, presented the prizes. Other guests included Mr. C. J. Hartigan, chairman of the board of governors, the Mayor and Mayoress of Barnet, Cr. and Mrs. Vic Usher, the chief education officer, Mr. Dawkins, and other members of the board of governors.

Some of the pupils gave a short recital, and several musicians played, and the senior choir sang for the audience of parents and guests.