After more than 75 years, Ken is back at school

1930s Yarborough pupil Ken Barr returns to see the school of today EMN-150522-075727001

1930s Yarborough pupil Ken Barr returns to see the school of today EMN-150522-075727001

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A former Caistor Yarborough student, who attended the school in 1938, has returned to the school for a guided tour of today’s educational 
establishment.

Ken Barr was greeted at reception by Deputy Head Mrs Watson, along with the head boy and girl, Matthew Reed and Jade Davy.

The tour started in the Quad area, home to technology, art, ICT and the main hall.

“When I was here, all these corridors where open to the elements and it wasn’t enclosed with windows like today,” said Mr Barr.

Next, he was shown the new arts block, opened in 2007; the canteen is also located there and gave a chance to compare prices for school meals - when he was at school 50p a week would get students a main meal and sweet (usually rice pudding.

He remembers the cook being very good at what she did. “The meals were always hot and filling,” he said.

And over a cup of tea Mr Barr told the two students they must always do something they enjoy.

“I keep sheep. People ask me why I do at my age! I tell them it keeps me going. It makes me happy and gives me something to think about. You either use it or lose it!” he said.