One of the biggest effects of the National Curriculum on primary school children - and their teachers - had bene the introduction of craft, design and technology (CDT) into the classroom, stated The Mail in its School Report feature in 1991.

“Earlier generations had to wait until secondary school before going anywhere near a circuit board or an electric motor, but now ten and 11-year-olds are becoming confident at wiring up bells, bulbs and switches and making all sorts of weird and wonderful devices,” said the report.

And to prove that four children from Haverigg Primary School had shown how they had taken to the new subject by scooping a top prize at a CDT competition in Workington.

William Griffith, Jaclyn Gibson, Gareth Birkett and Stephen Phillips beat off opposition from 24 Cumbrian schools to win the best product section in a competition to design and make a burglar alarm

Children were given a show box containing a ‘precious jewel’ and had to wire it up so that no one could steal it without setting off an alarm.

Headteacher Ken Heaton said the four were ‘chuffed to bits’ at their success.

In 1993 the first maypole dance in Haverigg for 60 years was held at the village as part of a Victorian day.

Youngsters from Haverigg Primary School went into training to learn the skills needed for the event.

Watching the revival of the Haverigg tradition were school teachers, parents and pupils all dressed in Victorian costume.

In 1997 Haverigg School pupils Warren Lowe, Jessie Conway, and Sophie Heaton, all ten, came third out of 18 schools in the south Cumbria area in the Cumbria County Council Young Citizens Quiz. It was run by senior trading standards officer Ian Johnson.

The Haverigg pupils were due to go forward to the county finals at Newton Rigg College later that year.

Headteacher Janice Brockbank said the questions were based on health and safety, as well as the emergency services.