Nostalgia Monday JULY 15 SPREAD - Use 9 pic 300 word template

Text for Monday Spread on South Newbarns pupils

WE turn the clock back 26 years to this selection of pictures featuring Barrow youngsters, which includes the cutting of a special birthday cake.

Our pictures from The Mail archive are of South Newbarns infant and junior age pupils in 1993.

The Mail, on April 24, noted: "Ex-pupils of South Newbarns Infants School have been flocking back to celebrate the school's ruby anniversary.

"The Lesh Lane school is 40 years old this week and headteacher Jean Park invited ex-pupils back to view a collection of old school photographs and memorabilia.

"Many have been taking up her offer and have been busy putting names to the faces in the fading photographs.

"The display has been so successful that Mrs Park is keeping it open for a further two weeks and hopes yet more old-timers will return for a trip down memory lane."

An art contest designed to help keep youngsters safe while out playing resulted in prizes for pupils.

An article on July 14 noted: "A keen eye for colour and a steady hand earned three six-year-olds from South Newbarns County Infants School prizes in a Wainhomes colouring competition.

"Stephanie Colwell was awarded first prize while classmate Holly Skelton was second and Daniel Pinnington third in the competition organised by the leading homebuilder.

"Children from the school were invited to take part in the competition after visiting Wainhomes at its Meadowlands development, off Rating Lane in Barrow, as part of a school project.

"During the day the children were shown around the development and showhomes and then, more importantly, were told about the many dangers of playing on a building site."

Another day linked to health and safety saw pupils from South Newbarns Junior School pay a visit to Barrow's Furness General Hospital to find out about how the modern health service works.

The Mail, on June 18, noted that nine-year-old Sarah Noble volunteered to have her arm put in a cast as plaster technician Dave Fisher explained the procedures for dealing with broken bones.