My Headmistress was Miss Matthews. Other teachers were Mr & Mrs Crann, Mrs Morris, Miss Tester and Mrs Gately. I have such fond memories of the old school, such a beautiful building!
I was always a good pupil, but I have one blot on my copybook!
When I was 5, I decided that I didn’t like school dinners so marched home. That was in the days when you could just stroll out of a school, no gates! I walked across the main road and back to my house in Batterdale!
Luckily someone had seen me and called my mum so she was waiting for me outside!! I had packed lunch from then on!
That’s me in the middle of the third row sitting on the steps. Mrs Veal was the teacher. Thanks to Facebook I’m still in touch with a few of my old classmates!
Best wishes to you all at the ‘new’ Howe Dell.
Xanthe Bearman (née Johnstone)
Thank you to our friends at Tesco!
Staff from Tesco Florence and Fred have volunteered by helping to paint the school during the holidays. They have also kindly donated prizes for our Summer Fete. We hope to continue working in partnership with F&F on other projects in the future.
We loved our dressing up clothes too!
University of Hertfordshire
Over the past year we have worked with our neighbours, the University of Hertfordshire, to help them produce promotional materials for their BEd and PGCE courses. Below you can see the fruits of that labour in the form of a booklet and an accompanying video - we hope (with the help of Howe Dell) that their courses become ever-more popular.