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FURNESS youngsters became junior celebrities for a day back in 1995 when cameras arrived at their school to film action for an art series.

The Mail, on July 5 in 1995, noted: "It was camera, lights, action as one class of Barrow pupils became TV stars for the day.

"Class 3R from Victoria School, Devonshire Road, are set to make their screen debut in October after producers selected them to illustrate a children's art series.

"A BBC crew spent the whole day at the school, filming for the children's programme Smart.

"Popular presenter Mark Speight led the way but it was the Barrow pupils who really stole the show.

"The pupils will appear in their own cartoon, acting alongside Mark."

Art teacher Angela Rawlinson said: "It was a wonderful day.

"The children were really excited to see Mark Speight and he was excellent with them.

"It was all about animation techniques.

"The children had to pretend to do certain things while Mark took the role of a policeman."

In May 1997 the school soccer team won the Barrow Police five-a-side trophy.

The successful squad was Stephen Soulsby, Michael Johns, Jamie Fallon, Graham Capstick, Philip Coombe, Malcolm Kenny, Glenn Capstick, Jon Mason and Stewart McCullough.

The Mail, on August 2, in 2011, noted: "An enterprise project by pupils at Victoria Junior School in Barrow has made profits of around £900.

"The Year Five children at the Devonshire Road school devised a classroom-based business of selling handmade soap and natural shopping bags,

"VJSudz, set up around two months ago, is run from the school and has impressed the community and local business people.

"The children, who have the motto Small Children, Big Ideas, make their own range of soaps, Heart and Soap, Bluebirds Bubbles -in the shape of a football boot - and Little Scrubbers for children.

"They also sell natural bags featuring a fun school logo image and the names of the companies who have supported the scheme."