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Oakbank ‘old boy’ back to see school
2:20pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in Keighley
A Keighley school ‘old boy’ shared his experiences with young pupils thanks to an appeal to find the owners of some old school exercise books.
Stuart Maude was invited to join a lively session of Oakbank science club.
The school had previously unearthed eight volumes during a recent clear-out that date from the 1940s and 50s.
They contain detailed science and chemistry work by students of the day, when the school was Keighley Boys’ Grammar. The work had been undertaken as part of a contest to win a Sydney Dunnill Book Prize.
Mr Maude, who owns one of these exercise books, responded to Oakbank’s appeal, which was featured in the Keighley News in May. He agreed to go and speak to science club pupils to show them what school life used to be like.
Cheryl Moore, senior science technician at Oakbank, said: “We reunited Mr Maude with his old science project book, and in exchange he told our year sevens about his school life.
“He talked about the old grammar school, his project, strict teachers and lots more.
“He also explained the virtues of studying a scientific subject.
“Then we carried out what was considered the favourite experiment of this year’s science club – mints added to cola. Great fun was had by all!”