PLANS by pupils to bring a Lakes Disney theme park to Cumbria created plenty of public interest when they went on show in 1992. The Mail, on Monday, July 6, noted: “A water splash, a train running through landscaped grounds with a bridge over a boating lake and Mickey and Minnie Mouse in costume - and all in Millom. “Technology students from Millom School took just two days to create a plan with working models for a Lakes Disney park. “The 130 pupils first went to Camelot Theme Park and Charnock Richard, then set about organising a tourist attraction, showing how the Eurodisney complex could have looked if it had been sited in the Lake District.” John Roberts, Millom School teacher, said: “They had two days of planning and model making. “Some children worked through their lunch hour to get things finished.” The ambitious scheme for what was named the Lakes Disney Fantasia later went on show to the public, with pupils even making goodies for a gift shop. It was school fashions which made an impact two years later. The Mail, on Saturday, May 6 in 1995, said: “Two sixth formers decided to put on a fashion show to raise funds for the school’s Norman Nicholson Library Appeal. And after months of planning, it all came off beautifully. “Now A-level students Lucy Richards, 16 and Sarah Barker, 17, say they will run another show next year. “The pair, who roped in their fellow pupils as models and charged £2 entry, managed to raise £160 for the library. Clothes were supplied for the show by Barrow’s Top Shop, Top Man and Maelstrom and Millom’s First Choice and Spoilt for Choice.” The Mail, on Thursday, May 22 in 1997, said: “Four girls from Millom School have achieved their goal after being chosen for the first under-16 county girls’ soccer team. “Natalie Pearce, 16, Andrea Crawford, 16, Emma Lupton, 16 and Andrea Semple, 14, are the talented players. And the team is still jubilant after winning its first game by seven goals to six against Lancaster."