From the time I started school at KBGS we were encouraged [told] to buy the school magazine each year. The Form Master brought them to the form room and we coughed up.
In around 1961/2 when I was in 3S1 or 4S1 a few of us agreed that this was no more than a protection racket and managed to enlist the whole class in refusing to buy the mag. I can't remember who the form master was, though his approach to trying to squash the minor mutiny was reminiscent of Mr Barraclough in Porridge. He failed. None were bought and, I suspect, he didn't dare confess to the other staff what had happened. Finally he said that "to teach us a lesson" he had paid for all the magazines himself. Uproar of laughter. He wept. Lesson learnt - solidarity works.
Can't remember for the life in me who the unfortunate form master was though. Can anyone help?