A party of 42 pupils and five staff of Parkview School at Barrow enjoyed an action-packed visit to Germany in summer 1993.

The annual visit to Germany for Year 8 pupils, then in its sixth year, was becoming something of a tradition.

The party stayed for the fourth year running in the picturesque town of Bad Honningen beside the Rhine.

Excursions included sightseeing trips to Koblenz and Cologne, a journey on a Rhine steamer to Boppard and a ride on the spectacular chairlift to the famous Vierseenblock, a viewpoint overlooking the Rhine.

The final day of the visit was spent at the Phantasialand theme park near Bonn.

Evening activities included a town trail and quiz and a session at a local swimming pool.

Practising German language skills was also an important element in the visit and all the pupils had tasks to complete, which involved talking to German people and finding out information about the places they visited.

Students at Parkview School were able to stock up with toast and crumpets thanks to a new breakfast scheme in 1993.

The experimental programme was run by the school's new catering firm, Fairfield.

It meant children could get breakfast at the school from 8am.

And treats on offer included bacon butties - a hit with the teachers - while the children had been demolishing toast by the ton.

The idea started when staff found more and more children were coming in early for sports practice and extra lessons.

Rather than have the children fill up on chocolate bars, they decided to provide an alternative.

Ian Culley, senior teacher, said: "We wanted to encourage them to spend time here and to spend their money on decent stuff."

At break-time toast and doughnuts were on offer, as well as a wide variety of milk drinks.

The scheme had become so popular that there was standing room only at break. The dinner ladies started loading up the toaster a 10am ready for the rush at 11am.