THE nations of the world were represented in 1992 when an Ulverston school staged an international evening.

Staff and the parent teacher association at Sir John Barrow School organised the cosmopolitan event to raise the awareness of the culture of other lands and raise money for school funds.

The Mail, on May 13, noted: “Pupils at the school have been learning about other countries and cultures and to get a taste of them the PTA organised a food night which raised more than £310.

“More than 200 parents turned up to sample cuisine from countries including India, France, America and Finland.

“Headteacher Dave Barlow provided the English touch, dressing as a butler and serving tea and cucumber sandwiches. Each class has been learning about a different country and put on a dance or song from that culture for the parents."

There was a different kind of music to heard in the school in 1994 as pupils Christopher Whiteside and Lee Donnan organised disco sessions.

The Mail, on February 4, noted: “The two DJs run a break time disco in the school hall every Friday and charge five pence admission.

“The boys hope to raise cash for new gardening equipment for the school.”

An equally unusual way to raise cash came from regulars at the Sun Inn, who staged a 24-hour pool marathon.

A cheque for £300 was presented in February 1996 to pupils Kelly and Clint MacKenzie to help with the purchase of computer equipment for the school.

The Mail, on October 16 in 1993, noted the arrival of a new team kit for the school’s mixed soccer squad which was presented by Les Salisbury, owner of Furness Fish and Game. Mr Salisbury was a former pupil when the school was called Lightburn Junior Boys’ School.

In March 1995 the school was visited by Ulverston deputy mayor Barbara Crellin and home safety committee chairman Colin Hodgson.

The school was being presented with the Townlands Trophy as winners of a home safety quiz.