Alumni of the grammar schools are known as 'Old Barrovians' Parkview Community College of Technology (or simply Parkview School) took over the former grammar school buildings naming the boys school Fraser Building and the girls school Auld Building.
Both buildings were connected via the a new sports department and sports hall, while an extension to Fraser Building included Parkview's technology faculty.
2012 saw the establishment of Furness Academy which utilised the buildings of Parkview School for one academic year.
It was named the 'South Site' as a number of students remained based in Thorncliffe School ('North Site').
We are planning a series of bauble making workshops at the Riverside Hotel in Kendal during September, October and November.
You can book your place on a workshop to make your bauble for £5 donation payable on the day, email us at [email protected] to book your place telling us which date you wish to attend, who you will be making a bauble in memory of and their birthday or angelversary if you wish to include them on your bauble, and what colours you wish to use e.g. If you would like a bauble made for you and have your baby or child remembered on our tree but cannot attend a workshop – for £5 £3.50 P&P you can have a bauble lovingly hand made for you by one of our bereaved parents and after the festival we will post it out to you.
In 1979 Up to 2009, Parkview was Barrow's largest school in terms of pupil numbers and land area, with around 1,000 pupils attending the school.
The festival theme this year is “All Kinds And Everything” and I immediately thought of the Dana song which continues – “Reminds Me Of You” It felt very much like it was absolutely meant to be and so our tree title is “Reminds Me Of You” and my thoughts are to fill the tree with baubles handmade by bereaved parents in memory of their babies or children.Thank you, and we will be honoured to remember all our babies and children with you in this lovingly creative way.If you wish to visit the festival please find more up to date information about St Mary's Church Christmas Tree Festival via this website link.The schools included Barrow Boys Grammar School which opened in 1930 and Barrow Girls Grammar School in 1932.186 students from Barrow Boys Grammar School died during combat in World War I and II and are commemorated on plaques in Furness Academy.