Parents, pupils and friends of Queen Katherine School at Kendal rolled up in their hundreds to support the summer fete in 1992.

The theme of the event was ‘The Circus Extravaganza’ and there was plenty of clowning around and much merriment.

Opening proceedings with a fanfare were pupils Lei Mashiter, Charles Duxbury and Tim Noble.

This was followed by the official opening performed by the Mayor of Kendal, Cllr Colin Reynolds.

During the afternoon there was a fancy dress competition, judged by Cllr and Mrs Reynolds, which was won by Oliver Valentine.

The parent teacher association organized the fete and hoped it would raise in excess of £2,000.

In 1993, pupils from Queen Katherine School with Kendal Lions Club donated 1,500 books to the library of a school in India.

The Sacred Heart School, in Anjuna, Goa, a rural community of scattered villages on the west coast of India, had about 600 pupils aged between four and 18.

It had limited resources the library being a cupboard containing 150 books.

While on holiday in Goa in 1992, Bill and Veronica Clarkson visited the school.

A Lions Club in the area is twinned with the Kendal one.

“One of their members is the headmaster of the school,” said Mr Clarkson.

“He showed us around the school because we were Lions and we decided to try to do something to improve the facilities there.”

Back in Kendal the Clarksons approached QKS to help. Staff and pupils volunteered to collect the books during a week in January and collected 1,500 500 more than their original target.

Each pupil who donated a book could put a label inside which said that they had given it to the Sacred Heart School.

Teacher Ms Julie Scattergood said that QKS was hoping to forge further links with Sacred Heart in the future.

“It would be nice to get the children writing to each other,” she said.