Memory Lane: A journey back through Hartlepool school memories

Pupils Anthony Thornton and John Rafferty in 1990 with their finished front page of the school newspaper.
Pupils Anthony Thornton and John Rafferty in 1990 with their finished front page of the school newspaper.

School, they say, provides the happiest days of our lives.

Well, was that true for you?

Rift House Primary School cleaning staff with their 1994 bronze award.

Rift House Primary School cleaning staff with their 1994 bronze award.

Today we look back at some memorable moments for pupils who attended Rift House Primary and Junior School, in Hartlepool.

And judging by the many different activities captured in photographs over the years, the youngsters certainly had plenty put a smile on their faces.

Apart from the usual lessons, they not only had visits from some friendly looking police dogs and their handlers, they even produced their own newspaper.

What are your memories of Rift House School?

Police dog handlers Ian McDonald and Bob Dignen with school liaison officer PC Owen Clarke and pupils in 1991.

Police dog handlers Ian McDonald and Bob Dignen with school liaison officer PC Owen Clarke and pupils in 1991.

Pupils pick out their bulbs for planting around the school in 1989.

Pupils pick out their bulbs for planting around the school in 1989.