Transcribed by: Bryn Jones

The school head was Miss M R Clifton

The teachers were: Mrs Speck and some supply teachers

In 1986 Elizabeth II had been on the throne for 33 years and Margaret Thatcher was prime minister. The Swedish prime minister Olaf Palme was assassinated on his way home from the cinema. Journalist John McCarthy was kidnapped in Beirut where he was held for 5 years. Desmond Tutu became the first black Anglican bishop in South Africa.

 

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Date of entry

Log entry

Editorial notes

168

7-Jan-1986

School re-opens after the Christmas Break. 18 children on the roll.

The school had been due to close the previous year but was given a year of “grace” by the Dept. of Education and Science.

168

17-Jan-1986

All school went to the Library Theatre, Hull to see “The Travellers from Transilvania [sic]”

 

168

24-Jan-1986

Change of library books (140)

 

168

29-Jan-1986

Suddenly heard that a child in the School is on the ‘at risk’ register through a phone call.

 

168

30-Jan-1986

Mrs Francis (Governor for Special Needs) called to discuss this ‘at risk’ problem. Mrs Wharram (Social Worker) called in the afternoon to try to explain the situation. Parent called for ¼ hr at lunchtime.

 

169

7-Feb-1986

Meeting between Miss Clifton, Mrs Speck, Mrs Quinby and 2 social workers re. child at risk – 3.45 to 5 o’clock.

 

School closed for half term

 

169

17-Feb-1986

School re-opened after half term

 

169

4-Feb-1986

Governors’ Meeting – Mrs Quinby now Governor for Special Needs

 

169

21-Feb-1986

Mrs Chandler (dinner supervisor) called re. heat in Village Hall for School Dinners. The heating may be put on at 11 o’clock instead of 11.30 in cold weather.

 

169

27-Feb-1986

Mrs Chandler visited Village Hall to inspect the school dinner situation.

 

169

5-Mar-1986

Miss Clifton absent with ‘flu. Mrs Rostron on supply.

 

169

10-Mar-1986

Miss Clifton returned.

 

169

13-Mar-1986

Con. Pollard cam to talk to children and parents re. outcome of school.

 

169

14-Mar-1986

Mrs Speck ill. Mrs Rostron on supply. Jumble sale at 6.30 (£66.25p)

 

169

17-Mar-1986

75% of children absent with ‘flu.

 

169

21-Mar-1986

School closed for half term.

 

170

7-Apr-1986

School re-opens for the summer term. 18 children on roll.

 

170

11-Apr-1986

The Religious Education Advisor paid us a visit.

 

170

28-Apr-1986

Photographer. Swimming starts – every Monday until Sept 29th!

 

170

30-Apr-1986

Juniors to Fangfoss pottery to make pot, picnic lunch, treasure trail onto Burnby Hall Gardens.

The Fangfoss Pottery was set up in 1977 in the old village school in that village. It still exists today and has its web site at http://www.fangfosspottery.co.uk/

 

170

5-May-1986

May Day

 

170

7-May-1986

Talk for Help the Aged. Children are being sponsored. £92.90 collected in 10 days.

 

170

8-May-1986

Mrs Speck absent in morning re. redeployment. Mrs Smith on supply

 

170

14-May-1986

Juniors to Hull Heritage Museum – trail of ancient monuments, East Park

 

170

15-May-1986

Infants out to Transport Museum in Beverley

The Museum of Army Transport on Flemingate closed in 2004 when asbestos was discovered in the building. It opened in the early 1980’s.

170

22-May-1986

Full day at the Agricultural College 9.15 to 3.30 Pond dipping, woodland walking, looking at animals, tractor ride, visiting the dairy & greenhouses.

 

171

23-May-1986

School closes for half term

 

171

2-Jun-1986

School re-opens

 

171

4-Jun-1986

Mr Brammer (Head of Walkington) came to choose furniture etc. for his school.

 

171

5-Jun-1986

Michael Hardcastle (author) talked informally to the children this afternoon.

Michael Hardcastle was born in Huddersfield. After leaving school he served in the Royal Army Educational Corps, before embarking on a career in journalism.

 
He has written more than one hundred and forty children's books since his first was published in 1966, but still finds time to visit schools and colleges all over Britain to talk about books and writing. In 1988 he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to children's books. He is married and lives in Beverley, Yorkshire.

171

7-Jun-1986

Coffee Morning for the Family Outing – raised £60 to pay for the coach.

 

171

10-Jun-1986

Mr Cartwright called to make a list of furniture and equipment surplus to Walkington. Also discussed an unpleasant letter of complaint by Mrs --------- [a supply teacher]

 

171

11-Jun-1986

Juniors spent day at Dane’s Dyke, onto Bridlington – sun and hailstones.

 

171

12-Jun-1986

Infants to Beverley – back to Mrs Dalton’s for a video.

 

171

20-Jun-1986

Family outing to Lightwater Valley 9 o’clock to 5 o’clock

Lightwater Valley is a family amusement park near Ripon in North Yorkshire.

171

25-Jun-1986

Juniors (by public transport) to York Waxworks Museum, Yorkshire Museum and walk round the walls.

 

171

26-Jun-1986

Mrs Speck ill. Mrs Smith on supply.

 

171

1-Jul-1986

Infants and parents to shire horses at Holme upon Spalding Moor.

 

172

3-Jul1986

Mrs Speck returns to school

 

172

4-Jul-1986 to 7-Jul-1986

Long weekend of freedom

 

172

8-Jul-1986

Infants spend day at Walkington

 

172

9-Ju-1986

Infants return to Walkington to finish their sports day.

 

172

17-Jul-1986

Grand Concert at 2 o’clock

Mr Brammer (Head of Walkington) and Mrs Lane (from D.E.O) both attended. O’l Brer Rabbit Again – Ali’s Barbara followed by some old time songs – were well performed by 8 juniors and 10 infants

 

172

15-Jul-1986

The school entertained the Derby and Joan Club with O’l Brer Rabbit Again in the Village Hall.

 

172

18-Jul-1986

Another performance of the Grand Concert at 7 o’clock.

 

172

22-Jul-1986

Juniors spend morning and have lunch at Walkington. Bishop Burton Olympics in the afternoon followed by light refreshments in the school.

 

173

23-Jul-1986

Royal Wedding – open television viewing with sweets and orange juice

This was the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

173

24-Jul-1986

Video afternoon – Dumbo followed by Tom & Jerry (orange juice and biscuits this time!)

 

173

25-Jul-1986

General winding up – children and staff had lunch at Yanks in Beverley. Lovely atmosphere there for them It happened to be Susan Quinby’s birthday – so a small birthday cake plus candle arrived at the end of the meal. From there for a mad session on the Westwood and returned to school for 3 o’clock. Parents came in at 3.30 and the final evening prayer was sung by the children. There was a general feeling of sadness but the children will soon adapt themselves at their new school.

 

174

 

The school finally closed at

3.30 July 25th 1986

 

M R Clifton

(Acting Head)

 

 

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