The end of the year approaches! Before that, we have to endure the pressure of revision, study and exams. It seems this state of affairs hasn’t changed over generations of Glennie girls (and I suspect students everywhere).
It is so important to keep a balance at this time and a sense of humour helps as this poem penned by M. Mawhiney (Form IVB) in 1931 shows:
WE' LL DO IT AFTER TEA
Exams are very near, and we’ve tons of work to do -
We have only learnt our Latin and prep is halfway through
We often put it off, but our thoughts will always be,
We will make a final effort and do it after tea.
So we use up all our playtime till the evening doth arrive
When we feel so tired and weary that we doubt if we’re alive.
Oh me! There’s theorem twenty-seven and problem twenty-three,
Why did we think we’d tons of time to learn them after tea!
(Published in Glennie Gazette December 1931 p6)
Mrs Noeleen Fleming