Schools

Raising pounds for Pudsey

People all over South Holland got into the Children in Need spirit last week – raising hundreds of pounds for Pudsey. Staff and children at Spalding’s Little Treasures Nursery thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as their favourite superheroes to raise cash for the charity. The children also had their faces painted with Pudsey bears and eye patches. Manager Rebecca Genever said: ...

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Doing their bit for charity

In the last two weeks children at Ayscoughfee Hall School have been really busy trying to help others. Children wore pink and sold cakes and loom band bracelets which they had made on Pink Day raising £348 for breast cancer research. They have been making shoeboxes full of gifts to send abroad to children less fortunate as part of Operation ...

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Holbeach school’s Bugsy show goes on tour

The cast of a school’s latest production have gone “on tour” to promote their show. Pupils from University Academy Holbeach – dressed in 1920s costume – visited Holbeach Bank Primary, Holbeach Primary Academy and William Stukeley Primary School, as well as Hovenden House Leonard Cheshire home in Fleet, to perform songs and dances from Bugsy Malone. Head of music Sam ...

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Donington school pupils remember

More than 300 students from Donington’s Thomas Cowley High School came together to create their own Remembrance Poppy image to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The idea came when deputy head, Mr Andy, went to see his football team, Barnsley County play Sheffield. The fans created something similar in the stands. The image was created by ...

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War years brought to life at Sutton Bridge School

In the 70th anniversary year of the D-Day landings pupils had the chance to learn more about what life was like during the Second World War. Children at Westmere Primary School in Sutton Bridge welcomed the We’ll Meet Again mobile war museum, who took along a variety of memorabilia, including replica weapons, costumes and toys from the era to enhance ...

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Authors inspire love for reading and writing

Children at Spalding Parish Church of England Day School had the chance to meet three authors as a reward for their efforts to develop their reading for pleasure. The authors, Helena Pielichaty, Alan Durant and Billy Bob Buttons (Edward Trayer), held workshops, each bringing something different to inspire the children to read and write. The children also had the opportunity ...

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New classroom officially opened

New head of governors at Donington’s Thomas Cowley High School, Simon Lilley, did the honours to officially open a new classroom. Headteacher Martyn Taylor said the £35,000 state-of-the-art maths classroom had been necessary to create more space. He said: “We now have the largest population in the long and distinguished history of the school and it is good to have ...

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Education watchdog rates Long Sutton pre-school as ‘good’

Children are being offered a good start in life thanks to a Long Sutton pre-school. Cinder Ash pre-school has been praised by education watchdog Ofsted for providing a stimulating environment which enables children to become active and independent learners. Inspectors who visited the pre-school in September rated Cinder Ash “good” across the board and said all that was standing between ...

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Donington pupils’ heads shaved for Stand Up To Cancer campaign

Two secondary school students have done their bit to Stand Up To Cancer by having their heads shaved. As part of the national charity campaign, 15-year-olds Ryan Davy and Ben Gargon, from Thomas Cowley High School in Donington, lost their locks, cheered on by staff and fellow pupils who pledged money for the good cause. They were helped to organise ...

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Students start planning for their futures at careers fair

A secondary school’s fourth annual careers fair was greeted with enthusiasm by exhibitors and students. The fair at Donington’s Thomas Cowley High School enabled year nine, ten and 11 students to speak to different education and work-based providers to ask questions about future educational plans and jobs. George Gray, Thomas Cowley’s careers co-ordinator, was responsible for organising the careers fair, the ...

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Optician helps children with ‘healthy’ school topic

Reception children at St John the Baptist Primary School had a visit from staff of Molsom Opticians last week to enhance their Happy Healthy Me topic. The topic involves looking at parts of their bodies and learning how to look after themselves and keep themselves healthy. Staff of Molsom Opticians in Spalding visited with their teddy who had a poorly ...

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Primary school’s established bonfire and fireworks event axed due to rising insurance costs

A school bonfire and fireworks event which has run for almost 30 years has been cancelled due to insurance costs. Moulton Chapel Primary School had to pull the plug on the November 7 function. Headteacher Lisa Meacher said the decision was taken with a heavy heart and only after a number of other options were explored. “With regulations changing and ...

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Mud kitchen and new additions to nature area at Spalding primary school

Pupils at Spalding’s St John the Baptist Primary School received two fantastic surprises, thanks to the Friends of School. The nature area, in which lots of work is being done to create an outdoor learning environment, now has crafted treehouses, mini rope bridges and a beehive all to inspire the children’s imaginations and creativity in their play and academic work. ...

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School talks about mental health

Students and staff at a secondary school have been gaining a further insight into issues affecting mental health to coincide with last Friday’s World Mental Health Day. Chris Wright, head of Cowley House at Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, organised the week of events which included assemblies researched and presented by Year 10 students, role playing activities, as well as ...

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Nebulisers given to schools

Spalding Lions have been out and about presenting state of the art nebulisers to two local schools. Late last year Spalding Lions were approached by the charity Asthma Relief to see if they would consider helping them in providing medical breathing equipment to our area. Spalding Lions talked to representatives of Asthma Relief and the outcome is they have been ...

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County council wants to increase Spalding primary school roll by third

A primary school is looking at increasing its roll by a third to cope with rising demand for places in Spalding. If the plan goes ahead, Monkshouse Primary School would increase from a capacity of 315 pupils to 420. The local education authority is responsible for ensuring there are enough school places available and Lincolnshire County Council believes Monkshouse needs ...

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Children reassured after Weston Hills aircraft crash

The United States Air Force, Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire Police visited children at Weston Hills Primary School after a US aircraft crashed nearby. The F15 aircraft landed in a field behind the school and most of the children had already gone home.  A small number of children were taking part in after school clubs and were collected shortly after the ...

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International work wins school award

A Spalding special school has won an award recognising its work to bring the world into the classroom. The Priory School’s international work includes collecting items and fund-raising for Mary’s Meals, ensuring internationalism is part of the whole curriculum, sampling food from other countries at celebration times – including Burns’ Night and Chinese New Year, delivering a modern foreign language, ...

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Nasal spray flu vaccine coming to South Holland pupils

The nasal spray flu vaccination being piloted in Lincolnshire schools comes to South Holland next week. The NHS says Sir John Gleed School in Spalding is the first port of call on Tuesday (Oct 14). The programme will visit all secondary schools before November 25. Only pupils in years 7 and 8 will be offered the free vaccination.

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Spalding students help orphanage during the trip of a lifetime

After two years of preparation, a group of Spalding Grammar School students enjoyed the adventure of a lifetime, travelling through the hectic cities and dense, humid jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. Bag packs, sponsored walks, non uniform days, quizzes and dances were all organised to raise money towards a journey that would ultimately lead to the main reason for their ...

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