European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 25 1961, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 25, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseA a Model h i to by John Krueger is London Bureau a teen Ager might say u a a Rea Cool school an educator would Cal lit one of the newest and finest schools anywhere. This outstanding institution la the air Force dependent High school at Laken Heath air base in England. The Lakenheath american High school it rounding out its first Scholastic will launch it first t graduates102,into orbit this june 9. J they can look Back with the part they All played in helping to Ehnle the spirit and character of this Complex of Glass panelling Cedar and Brick their Alma mater. Officials and workmen struggled around the clock during the dying Days of last Cummer to get the $2. Million school ready for its september the newness never wore off. Work still continues on the auditorium and gymnasium. But they should be athletic Fields for use text fail. And the newly landscaped grounds have yet to reach their full will have to go some to match the splendor of the buildings that Crown the five acre site at the Home of the 48th tactical fighter Wing. I my London but these building. Ores Nice commented a Transfer student from Central High school located at Bush Park air base London. Such a facility makes everybody s said principal in Lreosc Christian sen of Monroe Utah. The students especially appreciate the Light colourful there s a 17-classroom administration building science building lounge and dining building and five dormitories for30& resident students. The total enrolment is 539 with a 38-Membcr faculty. The lat Ter figure includes Junior High school. Bases served Are in Britain s East Anglia Christiansen looks for an., in crease next year that could bring the total Junior and High school enrolment to 850. He said he had noted a definite drop in morale at the time of the announced dependent cutback but since the rescind ing of the order spirit has been on the he said the school was capable of handling the increased enrolment he gave the sports program a lot of i credit for maintaining morale. Although there s a Lack of traditional rivalries in this Field participation gives the students feeling of Fellowship and sense of be but we find our students growing and participating in Many categories from embroidery to sports Christiansen pointed out. People get together and organize themselves and find Talent traits of which they had t a Sonk air ple he told of the " dorm students putting out Hoheit own Magazine. Referring a of the curriculum Christian sen Calls it As Broad if not broader than comparable stateside schools. He cued the language offerings of latin French. Ger Man and russian Asb ing More than the students would get from a school of alms Jar size in the us. " we try to assure that our students learn quite a bit about Many things then they can specialize the principal stated. They can Branch out on what they con-7 Sider most stimulating to supplement classroom instructions,1 students take advantage of being Nea Cambridge University and not too far from London 75 Miles. " those interested in the arts can attend exhibitions. To learn More about debating they go to the Cambridge Union. British scholars lecture at the High school. We Hope to have even More Contact with British facilities,1, Christiansen declared. The students can learn a lot about their own country by comparison. They get a better understanding International relationships. The youngsters Are More observant than we give them credit for. With ail these outside observations they get More than one Point of View and they consider More than one and britons Are anxious to learn More about Lakenheath High school the school that cot Victor e. Warford commander of the 48th tactical fighter Wing referred to As making educational history in we have almost More visiting teachers " than we can handle Christiansen stated. One thing that generally surprises Thorn is the Friendly relationship that exists be tween teachers and students. We feel that this ease helps make instruction dissecting a fish Fin biology class with recorded background music. Cleaning manual Art class. A Welt stocked Library n vital to the school is i Broad curriculum. The stars and stripes

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