Ex-pupils urged to contact school

Scalby School pupils holding the first school register, dated Sept 1942, to mark the school's 70th anniversary. More infro to come from the school.  Photo by Chris Taylor. submitted pics
Scalby School pupils holding the first school register, dated Sept 1942, to mark the school's 70th anniversary. More infro to come from the school. Photo by Chris Taylor. submitted pics
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Staff at Scalby School in Scarborough are trying to track down any former pupils who were evacuated to the seaside town in 1942.

While researching information to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the opening of the school, head of history Andrew Sutcliffe came across a register from the period which lists the names and addresses of around 104 pupils who came from Springburn Street School in Hull, as well as others from St George’s Road and several other Hull schools.

Mr Sutcliffe said: “We would love to make contact with any former pupils who came to the school during the war and listen to their memories of being evacuated and what life was like at Scalby School during the war years.

“Our aim is to produce a collection of the memories which would be a valuable historical record for present and future students and the wider general public.”

Staff are organising a 70th Anniversary Celebration at the school to take place on Saturday October 13.

This will include a comparison of lessons of the 1940s and the present day, a tour of the school with students, a wartime-themed lunch served by the school dining room’s very own ‘Land Girls’ and a Wartime Songs sing-along concert arranged by the Music Department.

The event is timed to coincide with Pickering’s Wartime Weekend.

If anybody has any information, or if any readers were at the school in the 1940s and would like to come along on October 13, contact Mr Sutcliffe on(01723) 362301 or by post to Mr A Sutcliffe, Head of History, Scalby School, Fieldstead Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6TH, or email a.sutcliffe@scalbyschool.org.uk