The HAVERIGG School had been a hive of activity in 1996 with students succeeding in a variety of fields.
The school’s drama club mounted a production on a Victorian warehouse at the Palladium over Easter. The play was only intended for family and friends, but it exceeded expectations by drawing in the crowds that filled the building.
The school had also beaten fierce competition from Black Combe and St James schools to win the annual swimming gala.
And he had created a new computer bank for those interested in new technologies.
The wind power company Windcluster had donated a CD Rom, which the school hoped would soon be networked with its other computers.
The young pupils of Haverigg School had a new arrival in the fall 1997 term with a new teacher who joined the school.
Nicola Edmett, 27, who previously worked at a large primary school in Hackney, had taken over reception and the freshman class at Haverigg.
She said: âAll the staff and parents are really nice and supportive and the kids are lovely. It’s a nice neighborhood and it’s a big change from working in a downtown school.
âIt was very different at the last school, with over 400 students plus the nursery. The locality was completely different because it was a built-up area and many children lived in apartment buildings and did not have a garden.
âIt was a multicultural school and I had 18 children of different nationalities in my last class, a lot of parents didn’t speak English.
“I really liked it there and still keep in touch with some of the parents.”
Staff at Haverigg School planned to liaise with Jubilee Elementary School in Hackney.
Students at the school participated in their annual sports during the summer term in 1998.
Watched by their parents and friends, the students competed in a number of track and field events, including a tough obstacle course.