It's been 11 years since Alfred Barrow School was closed down, but The Mail is able to keep its memory alive thanks to the numerous events at the old Duke Street site that it covered.

That included the school's sports day in 1994, where school records were broken almost at will by the pupils, including Frances Bilton in the Year 7 shot put and Louise Fleming in the Year 7 discus and javelin events.

The Mail:

Marianne Burke broke the 400m record while Year 8 shot put records were claimed by Tom Henry and Melissa Woodburn and Ben Henry leapt further than any Year 9 pupil had done before in the long jump.

There was controversy in 1997 when 15-year-old Dianne Royle was sent home on the first day back from Easter Holiday for wearing blue trainers rather than black.

The Mail:

A disagreement came about after the school failed to check whether anyone was at her house at Beacon Point, Rampside and she had to go to her dad Greg Shaw's shop on Rawlinson Street.

Mr Shaw said: "I accept she should have been punished, but she could have been put on report or given detention the next day."

Headteacher Roger Titcombe replied: "The pupil was sent home immediately to change into the correct uniform so I would have expected a parent to be there."

The Mail:

Back in 1993, some stunning works of art were put on display at the school, including a poem, written word by word, on pebbles. Flora and fauna from Grizedale Forest, Roanhead sand dunes and Coniston Water were among the materials used.