Howes Square School
|Howes Square School|
|Howes Square School
Pegton [82, 56]
Howes Square School
A charming, low rise school with grassy fields and excellent facilities. And zombies with hockey sticks.
Howes Square School for Girls was founded by Constance Pargiter in 1877 - one of the first all-girl schools in Malton. (Philanthropic widow Pargiter was the subject of the extraordinary monument in Pegton which bears her name.) The all-boarding school was renowned for offering a first-class education to the brightest prospects of womanhood from across Pegton, no matter how humble the girl's origins (and origins in Pegton can be very humble indeed). However, in time its philosophy of strict segregation from society at large fell out of favour.
Pargiter Scholarships were the gateway to success for hundreds of girls in many fields of the arts, sciences and domestic economy. Old Howesians not only contributed fully to Malton life, but travelled widely, sometimes as far as the River Kevan or even beyond the city, thirsty for knowledge and usually also quite keen to meet the oft-discussed but never-seen phenomenon known as 'boys'.
Sadly, the school's reputation nosedived in the 2000s, when the liberal new headmistress Madame de Parnasse allowed standards of moral rectitude to slide alarmingly, even allowing non-staff members in possession of a Y chromosome to enter the grounds. It is considered no coincidence that the zombie apocalypse occurred shortly afterwards.
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9 Feb, 2007 Building is now open and no longer barricaded. Zeds seem to be congregating in the nurses office and have eaten all the paste. --Gaston Tanstaffl 13:53, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
24 July, 2007 You are inside Howes Square School. Half-finished work is scattered across the floor. The building has been very strongly barricaded. Also here are xawkwardxjellyfishx (50HP) and Holyhedgy (50HP). One of the classrooms has been decorated with a conceptual painting. --Dzia 17:01, 24 July 2007 (GMT+3)
10 July, 2007: EHB. --Bono Landy 16:56, 10 July 2007 (BST)