Pupils from Dale Street School at Ulverston were among those taking part in a science and technology fun day in 1988.

Science and technology are fun was the theme for primary school pupils from the south of Cumbria who gathered at Ulverston Victoria Lower School.

Organiser for the day was Tim Keys, an education inspector with an interest in science, who was assisted by Caronne Field, an adviser for science and technology.

They were helped out by sixth form students from Ulverston Victoria High School.

Highlight of the day was the great egg race in which 250 primary school pupils who had been given the task to make working models of clocks, put the results of their endeavours on display in competition.

In the junior section (7-11 years) pupils had to make an alarm clock that gave some sort of signal after two minutes.

This could be a flashing light, a sound, a smell or mechanical movement.

The section was divided into two categories - one for the most accurate alarm clock and one for the most ingenious.

Joint winners of the most accurate clock were Natland and Thwaites schools with what Mr Keys described as ‘most accurate designs’.

In the most ingenious clock category joint winners were Askam and Old Hutton schools.

In the infants and first year junior section (up to age 7) the clocks were not required to have alarms. Joint winners were Dale Street Infants School at Ulverston and Old Hutton.

Mr Keys said the first-ever science and technology fun day had been an outstanding success and would almost certainly be repeated.

"There was great interest shown today," he said.

There were four judges for the competition - Mike Field, head of science at Dallam School; Joan Tate, teacher at St Mary's RC School, Ulverston; Dr Chris Savory, senior inspector for Cumbria County Council; and Neil Williams, senior inspector in the south of the county, who presented the prizes.

Each child who took part was presented with a certificate.

In 1990 keep fit expert Margaret Ellis, of Furness Health Studio, helped Mrs McCann's class of six to seven-year-olds at Ulverston's Dale Street School with their school project on 'food and energy'.

This included an aerobics session for the children in the school's playground.