Parents back in the classroom

Parents hard at work in their maths class as they attend for a full day of lessons at Scalby School.'114912e.
Parents hard at work in their maths class as they attend for a full day of lessons at Scalby School.'114912e.

PARENTS found themselves back in the classroom during a charity open day at a Scarborough School.

Scalby School threw open its doors for 14 parents of Year Eight pupils to remember the best days of their lives - and see how times have changed in class!

Scalby School parents attend for a full day of lessons.'Head of Maths David Pye teaches a class of parents.'114912c. Picture Kevin Allen.'05/12/11.

Scalby School parents attend for a full day of lessons.'Head of Maths David Pye teaches a class of parents.'114912c. Picture Kevin Allen.'05/12/11.

The parents took in Science, English, History, Geography, RE and Maths together and paid £10 for the charity LEPRA, which is the school’s Year Eight good cause of the year.

They also attended assembly and had a school lunch.

Parent Andrew Newton said: “It was a superb experience which gave a very realistic insight into a typical day for pupils and was made all the more worthwhile as it helped raise funds for charity.

“I would recommend this to any parent who gets the opportunity to do the same.”

The school’s Year Eight Learning Manager, Andrew Hutton, added parents said they enjoyed finding out how much students pack into a day and that they would have enjoyed school had it been like this.