Schools

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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Charlie saddles up for charity

A seven-year-old is getting on his saddle to raise money for new library books for his school.Charlie Edgeley is planning to ride his pony Olaf for 10 miles along the Moulton Marsh sea barrier in January.He’s doing so to raise funds for the Friends of John Harrox Primary School group.Charlie himself is in Ahlberg class at the school while mum ...

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School’s golden boys and girls

Pupils at Gosberton Academy have put together a golden charity effort. To mark Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month all of the pupils dressed up in gold or yellow on Friday, September 25. And with two pupils at the school battling leukaemia, the children were only too happy to raise money for the initiative set up by the Children’s ...

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Firm’s outdoor gift for school

Pupils at Quadring Cowling and Brown’s Primary School will have an improved outdoor environment to return to this week thanks to the actions of a South Lincolnshire company. A couple of weeks ago the school appealed for materials and help to relocate a large shed to enable a new outdoor seating and recreational space to be created. This was to ...

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GALLERY – South Holland youngsters show plenty of character on World Book Day

Young people across South Holland celebrated their favourite stories today (Thursday, March 5) as part of World Book Day. Many schools encouraged pupils to dress up as their favourite characters while others put on book themed events to promote reading. And a huge thank you to our readers for sending in pictures of your little ones getting into the spirit. ...

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Happy eaters defeat veg

Vegetables stood no chance at a village primary school last week as children chopped and cooked them as part of a national initiative to get more children eating healthily. Julie Smith, administrator at Weston Hills CofE Primary School, said the school was supporting the Eat Them To Defeat Them 2020 initiative, designed to combat the stat that 80 per cent ...

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Green Tree award for school

Staff and pupils at Bicker Prep School have been delighted to be awarded a platinum level Green Tree award for their work with the environment. Activities carried out by the children include a wildlife photography competition which was judged by local wildlife photographer Dean Eades and as part of the ‘wild trails’ element of the award, Year Three and Four ...

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Sleigh run funds for nursery

A Crowland nursery has been awarded funds following the fire station’s great efforts during the recent Sleigh Run over Christmas. A spokesman for Crowland Fire Station said: “Some of the crew were pleased to be able to hand over a cheque for £781 to Abbey 345 Preschool recently, following the sleigh run in December. “We look forward to hearing more ...

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