Schools

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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Jake donates his trip money

A hospice close to the heart of a Spalding Grammar School student has benefited from his fundraising of £1,000. Jake Barnes was part of a planned school expedition to Peru later this year but the trip was cancelled due to a lack of participants. Jake (16), who had already raised £1,000 towards the trip through various means including bingo sessions ...

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Protect children around schools

Two parents are calling for better road safety measures around Spalding schools and are urging motorists to have more patience. Carl Rout, whose 12-year-old daughter attends Spalding High School, is campaigning to local councillors asking for pedestrian crossings in the vicinity, including ones safely close to the Halmer Gate/Stone Gate junction. And just down the road Mark Le Sage has ...

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The sweet sound of the annual town school choir competition

Spalding’s schoolchildren were in fine voice at the amazing choir competition held last week. The packed St Mary’s and St Nicolas Church was filled with song as the sound of school choirs soared and lifted spirits. More than 400 people attended the concert, where St John the Baptist school took top spot. Second place went to St Paul’s Community Primary ...

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Spalding Grammar School pupils are boxing clever

Spalding Grammar School has supported Rotary Shoebox Scheme by filling 75 shoeboxes. Students and teachers worked together to help the scheme which seeks to send a little happiness to disadvantaged children and adults in eastern Europe. Spalding Grammar’s effort for the local scheme run by Rotary Club of South Holland was co-ordinated by PE teacher Chris Crane. He said: “Students ...

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Children become ‘internet legends’ learning safety skills

Children from St Paul’s Primary School in Spalding have been encouraged to ‘Be Internet Legends’. They took part in the educational programme aimed at seven to 11-year-olds to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online world. It’s being run by Google and family internet safety experts Parent Zone. Children at the school’s nursery were also shown Interland – ...

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School’s bright sparks for mental health

Children and staff at John Harrox Primary School in Moulton said “Hello Yellow!” in style last Thursday in support of children’s and young people‘s mental health on World Mental Health Day. A spokesman for the school said everyone enjoyed taking part in the fundraising event in aid of the Young Minds charity paying £1 to wear something yellow for the ...

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Pupils Recycle with Michael

Pupils at South View School in Crowland have had a phenomenal response to the Recycle with Michael initiative, collecting unwanted clothes and shoes for the Salvation Army. Upon collection of the bags by a representative of the scheme, the school was bursting at the seams with donations. The clothes are sent to the charity, whereby they will be weighed and ...

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Rotary buys school a life-saver

Representatives from The Rotary Club of South Holland visited The Priory School in Spalding to hand over a brand new defibrillator. The Priory School supports pupils aged 11 to 16, who have a range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, autism, SEMH and communication issues. The school has always had use of a defibrillator stationed next door to them at ...

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GALLERY: Academy pupils are outstanding

Spalding Academy students have shown they’re outstanding once again. At the end of each school year, every year group has an awards evening at Springfields where two students from every subject are nominated for awards. There’s also nomination for Outstanding Progress throughout the academic year and one nomination per year group for a student that has shown Outstanding Effort in ...

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School reels in the awards

A host of Deeping St Nicholas Primary School students have been celebrating winning top awards in a variety of areas. Year Six pupils Georgina Jones and Benjamin Reynolds have picked up the Lincolnshire Young Environment Award for the school. They travelled to Lincoln to make a presentation on what the school does for the environment to a judging panel recently. ...

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Back to school after 40 years

A group who were at Spalding Grammar School together 40 years ago recently got together for a special reunion. Stuart Gilks and Steve Lane tracked down around 90 or so peers with 25 attending the champagne reception at the school on Saturday, June 22. Also in attendance were former teacher Brian Sleight BEM along with Mark and Michael Fordham, son ...

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UAH pupils turn on the style at prom

Holbeach could have been momentarily mistaken for Hollywood last week as pupils arrived in style to their school prom. The Year 11 pupils from University Academy Holbeach showed plenty off plenty of glitz and glamour on Friday, June 21 as they arrived at the school year-ending bash in a whole host of incredible vehicles and clothes. A large crowd of ...

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