Schools

East Pinchbeck Primary School pupils are on song at carol concert

A large crowd saw East Pinchbeck Primary School pupils sing carols last week. A planned ‘Carols Around the Christmas Tree’ turned into an event in the car park due to the water-logged field.But the event still proved to be a huge hit. Head of school Teeny Vayro said: “We decided to have an open-air whole school Christmas activity to ensure ...

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Gosberton Academy is full of festive cheer this year

Gosberton Academy has been getting into the festive spirit thanks to its PTFA. A total of £1,677 was raised for the organisation which provides items and experiences for the school. Within the last few weeks of school the group paid for all pupils to attend Blackfriars Theatre, Boston, to watch the pantomime Dick Whittington. They also put on a Christmas ...

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UAH pupils get into the festive spirit

It’s been a busy festive period for pupils at University Academy Holbeach including a pupil’s own initiative to help others in the town As well as the usual festive traditions including the annual carol concert and visits to Year Six pupils at local primary schools, an appeal was made to help the Holbeach Community Larder. Year 10 pupil Hope Elston ...

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Schools support appeal

Spalding Academy and Giles Academy, both part of South Lincolnshire Academies Trust (SLAT), have once again collaborated to support the Give A Gift campaign. The appeal, which was launched by Coun Harry Drury in conjunction with the Spalding and South Holland Voice, helps to ensure that less fortunate children, aged between three and 14 years, have a gift to open ...

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School’s Christmas jumper funder

Staff and pupils at a West Pinchbeck primary school donned their Christmas jumpers last week to raise money for charity. St Bartholomew’s Primary School staff and pupils each donated £1 to SoLDAS (South Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service) Boston Women’s Aid.

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Author Erin is top of her class

An award-winning Gosberton 12-year-old who has helped other children like herself in battling anxiety has been setting records in her school. Erin Smith recently landed the Young Achiever Award at the Pride of South Holland Awards after the book she’d written aged ten, Kiki the Worry Monster, was rolled out for other young people to read. She was encouraged to ...

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Shining a light on Christingle

Year Seven pupils at UAH celebrated Christingle last week. The Choir, Ukulele Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and Mash Up Orchestra all showcased their musical talents.Micki Carey-Slater, the Youth and Children’s Worker for East Elloe, and Rev Paul Carey-Slater, of Sutton Bridge, spoke to the pupils about the meaning of Christmas and the symbolism of the Christingle. Some pupils also performed a ...

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Tasty treat for breakfast clubs

Wygate Park Academy’s breakfast club is one of many in the county to receive a boost from the Lincolnshire Co-Cop. The school was chosen to unveil the group’s Community Champions fundraising total – a fantastic £221,275 – raised through various activities and sales of shopping bags. Each of the 193 schools in the country that have breakfast clubs will get ...

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Gallery – Monkshouse pupils look to India

Children at Monkshouse Primary School in Spalding have been given The Indian Experience ahead of Diwali. The school was visited by Sunita Patel who helped children create traditional Rangoli artwork as shown, as well as speaking about some of the stories surrounding the festival that gets under way next month. The sessions have been run by Lincolnshire-based The Indian Experience ...

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It’s time for a takeaway

Youngsters at Ayscoughfee Hall School have been developing their skills in the kitchen by opening the school’s first ever take away restaurant.Pupils in Year 1 at the Spalding school created delicious dishes as part of their Food Glorious Food topic.Headteacher Clare Ogden said: “The children were amazing chefs, making a range of delicious food that their customers (parents!) at home ...

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Bowler Milly sets the pace for girls

In the long and respected history of Spalding Grammar School, a girl had never lined-up with its 1st XI cricket team. But that changed last Wednesday when Milly Hastings made a little piece of history at the school.Girls have been part of the Sixth Form at the boys’ school for about 40 years, but none had been selected for its ...

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Layers of rainforest learning

The intricacies of an eco-system combining many layers are being tackled by pupils at a Spalding school.And the best way to illustrate an eco-system at work is to create an image using those learning about it.Year 5 pupils at St John the Baptist CE School in Spalding are in the early days of their rain forest adventure.Teacher Alison Whittaker said ...

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Sporting crazy socks and hair

The Pupil School Council at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School recently raised £150 for charity. Headteacher Clare Odgen said: “With their usual care and compassion, the children have overwhelmingly chosen to support the RSPCA on this occasion, as they feel more animals than usual have been neglected due to the COVID situation and the RSPCA will have been unable to fundraise ...

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Celebrating all things on Earth

A group of South Holland pupils put the world on their shoulders to celebrate Earth Day last week. A range of activities were carried out at Wygate Park Academy to mark the day which emphasised the importance of our planet and the fact it needs looking after. Children were allowed to wear blue and green clothes and some of them ...

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Donate laptops to help with learning

Local businesses Ark ICT and Simply Magazines have teamed up to help families source equipment required to aid home learning. It’s estimated around nine per cent of children in the UK do not have access to a laptop, desktop or tablet at home and with many children expected to learn from home during the current lockdown it’s vital they have ...

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Festive events hit the right note

It’s been as festive an end of term as possible for the University Academy Holbeach. Christmas plays and playing brass instruments was out of the question but they were still able to put on a concert. In social bubbles boomwhackers, ukelele, drumming and choir ensembles were able to put together performances broadcast on Zoom. The Year 10 choir Year Nine ...

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Top marks for festive jumpers

Schools across the area got into the festive spirit by wearing their Christmas jumpers last week. There was a Christmas feel to the end of a very unusual term as pupils and teachers alike donned jumpers with a variety of designs. Looking festive at St Bartholomew’s. Spalding Academy staff show off their Christmas jumpers. St Barts Christmas jumpers Staff at ...

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Gallery – Pupils step back to Victorian era

Children in Year Six at Ayscoughfee Hall School were transported back to the year 1899 to celebrate a Victorian Christmas. During the day the children experienced life in a Victorian schoolroom, being taught by an incredibly strict teacher and learning that children should be seen and not heard. Other activities that the children took part in included making Victorian style ...

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Nursery helps with festive spirit

A kind-hearted business has ensured a South Holland primary school has a Christmas tree for the pupils to enjoy. Nicola and John Chappell, of Glenside Nurseries, have donated the tree because there would normally be one in the school hall – but the children can’t be in there together all at the same time due to the COVID-19 restrictions. “This ...

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Ahoy me hearties!

Year 1 pupils at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School enjoyed a brilliant pirate day.They started the day with pirate PE in the hall with Zoe Lawniczak, there was shark infested water and lots of planks to walk.The fun continued with some face painting, cake decorating and games.In the afternoon the children entertained their parents via Zoom with pirate songs and poems ...

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