2ft ornamental bell stolen from Arnside school

A 2ft ornamental bell has been stolen from a South Lakeland school.

It was taken from Arnside National School, in Church Hill, between 5.30pm on Wednesday (January 23) and 8am on Thursday.

Police investigating the theft said the metal bell was around 4ft in diameter and on a frame - both of which are painted white.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Kerr on 101.

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1:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

cumbriabluebadgeguide says...

So the school bell has been stolen...

a bell that
- called many generations to the classroom
- was carefully removed and placed by the entrance of the new school in the early 1970's. The resting place carefully chosen by the leaving class of the summer of 1970, so future generations could sit, walk, stroll, run, play and dance alongside linking the past to the future.

John Donne wrote "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."

--Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and severall steps in my Sicknes, written in 1624 while Donne was Dean of St. Paul’s.

In interpreting the work of Donne, the toll for another’s death is a reminder to the individual hearer to get his own affairs in order in the short time remaining before his own death. The civic-mindedness that comes from seeing oneself as part of a greater whole is also expressed.

So let us hope the perpitrator gets his or her affairs inorder and on realising the importance of being part of civic-minded finds it within their soul to return the school bell.
So the school bell has been stolen... a bell that - called many generations to the classroom - was carefully removed and placed by the entrance of the new school in the early 1970's. The resting place carefully chosen by the leaving class of the summer of 1970, so future generations could sit, walk, stroll, run, play and dance alongside linking the past to the future. John Donne wrote "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee." --Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and severall steps in my Sicknes, written in 1624 while Donne was Dean of St. Paul’s. In interpreting the work of Donne, the toll for another’s death is a reminder to the individual hearer to get his own affairs in order in the short time remaining before his own death. The civic-mindedness that comes from seeing oneself as part of a greater whole is also expressed. So let us hope the perpitrator gets his or her affairs inorder and on realising the importance of being part of civic-minded finds it within their soul to return the school bell. cumbriabluebadgeguide
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