Fred Wesencraft, better known to most as "Spuggy", attended the South
Shields High School from 1915 to 1918, following which he went to Armstrong
College, Durham University, where he studied Chemistry and Physics, with Geology
as a subsidiary subject.
In 1924, armed with his BSc and a Durham University Teaching Diploma he returned
to the South Shields High School as a teacher on 8th October, 1924.
He transferred to the new school in 1936, where he was the Senior Instructor, Physical
Education. At the end of 1950 he left to take up a post as "Senior Assistant
Master" at Mortimer County Secondary School, although he continued to
lead the High School Scout Troop.