Schools

Pupils take to the eco catwalk

St Norbert’s Primary School in Spalding held an Eco Fashion Show as part of World Environment Day. A spokesman said: “The children modelled their outfits on the catwalk and some of the walks were very amusing due to the children really getting into the spirit of modelling. “The afternoon was an amazing experience and the whole school shared their enjoyment ...

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Pupils have fun on the farm

Children in years five and six at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School were treated to a day at Willoughby Farm, spending time with the butchers and in the kitchens to see how the food we eat gets to our plates. It was a very informative and enjoyable day led by Stuart and Alison Ashton and the other staff. A school spokesman ...

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Penpals meet after more than 60 years

Penpals who have been sending letters across the Atlantic for more than 60 years have finally met. Barbara Kent Cole, of Holbeach, first wrote to Madonna Anton, of Michigan, USA, in May 1947, when she was 12. It was the first of many letters exchanged between the two girls and also led to a ten-year penpal relationship developing between Mrs ...

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160 pupils turn on the style in schools’ hockey tournament

The finals of the Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournaments were held at Glen Park, Surfleet on Friday (May 15). Around 160 schoolchildren played in a great spirit throughout, with plenty of skill, action and keenly-contested hockey on show. Twenty teams from 12 local primary schools were divided into four graded leagues of five teams from beginner to experienced levels. Division ...

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Bibles presented to Pinchbeck East Primary School children

More than 60 children were each presented with a Bible at a village primary school. The Rev David Sweeting gave out the gifts from St Mary’s Church to children at Pinchbeck East Primary School. The Bibles are given to each year’s intake of reception children, as well as those who join the school in different age groups. Head of school ...

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University Academy Holbeach students pay respects to World War One fallen soldier from town

Two students from University Academy Holbeach – Charlotte Bycroft (Year 13) and Eleanor Palmer (Year 11) – were part of a tour of World War One battlefields. As part of their follow-up work, they have taken part in Legacy 110 – an initiative which encourages students from the tour to deliver a community-based First World War project to spread the ...

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Pinchbeck school’s volleyball success

Young volleyball players from a village primary school finished third place in a county competition. The B team from Pinchbeck East Primary School took part in the county volleyball finals after winning a Spalding final in which they played against the school’s A team. School PE teacher Sally Robinson said: “We played seven games and just lost out in our ...

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Update your wardrobe at swishing event in Spalding

The public is being invited to join in at a swishing event at Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School on Thursday (April 30). Swishing is a low-cost way of recycling clothes. Good quality, clean adult and children’s items such as tops, dresses, trousers, coats, shoes, handbags and school uniform will be exchanged for tokens which enable people to buy other items for ...

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Medieval period is brought to life

Visitors to Spalding’s St Paul’s Primary School stepped back in time over the weekend. The school hosted a medieval festival, organised by James Farrar, who has three children there. This is the second time James has put on the event and although numbers were up on last year, he was still a little disappointed with the turnout. He said: “We ...

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Head’s ‘selfie’ to say goodbye

A headteacher has marked his retirement from a Spalding secondary school with a farewell “selfie”. Nigel Ryan, who will leave Spalding Grammar School at the end of the academic year, took the picture of himself with all of the school’s pupils lined up in the background. Mr Ryan announced he was to leave the school last September to spend more ...

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Tasty Easter treat for guests at Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School

The final two days of term at Spalding Monkshouse Primary School saw pupils from reception through to year five put on an Easter tea performance. Residents from sheltered accommodation at Sezanne Walk were first to see the show, which included an Easter hat parade and musical renditions, accompanied by tea and cake. And on Friday it was the turn of ...

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UAH victorious in The Games

A team from University Academy Holbeach proved victorious in Boston College’s The Games. The Games is an inter-school competition involving secondary schools from around the county competing against each other in a variety of practical sporting activities. The top two boys and two girls from each school were determined at heats and these finalists then competed for individual titles as ...

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Lily names Crowland’s new estate

Two Crowland pupils are celebrating after winning a competition to name a new housing estate in the town. Lily Cross and Troy Harrison were chosen by Ashwood Homes sales manager Nathan Marshall as winners after pupils at Southview Primary School were asked to come up with a name for the new estate which will be built on land off Peterborough ...

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Donington school’s multi-cultural project

Staff at Thomas Cowley High School in Donington have been reminding students what the UK has gained from its rich multicultural past and present through a whole school celebration of cultural diversity. At the centre of the celebration was a film which features both students and teachers proudly proclaiming their cultural heritage.

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Quiz night at St John’s Primary School in Spalding

St John The Baptist Primary School in Spalding is hosting a fundraising quiz night on Friday, February 27 (7.30pm). The event is being organised by the Friends of the School, which works hard all year round to raise funds for the Hawthorn Bank school and to create a happier environment for the children. Tickets are £2 per person and teams ...

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Fundraising for trip to Tanzania

A team of 17 students and teachers will be heading out to Tanzania in the summer to help out a community. The group from Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School is taking part in the World Challenge and leaves the UK for the 17-day trip on July 17. The group is a mix of boys and girls from years nine, ten ...

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Swimmer’s inspiring visit to Pinchbeck school

Pupils have been inspired to “reach for the stars” after a week-long visit by Olympic swimmer Sophie Allen. Lincolnshire girl Sophie, who was ranked fourth in the world in 2013, shared her story of success with all pupils at Pinchbeck East Primary School, before spending time in each classroom, answering children’s questions. The 22-year-old even joined in a swimming lesson ...

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Red carpet rolled out for ‘Oscars’ night at Spalding primary school

Pupils at Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School held a red carpet event to premiere their very own short film. Year Four pupils worked with specialist firm Enrich for a number of weeks to create the film and did all their own camera and sound work, learned about editing and special effects, wrote scripts and acted. Headteacher Sue Goodsell said: “We decided to ...

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Awards for talented Spalding artists

Two Spalding Grammar School students have been recognised for their artistic talents. Rex Briddon and Lloyd White were both winners in the Willoughby Memorial Trust’s 2014 Art Competition. Rex won first prize in the Key Stage 4 category for his brilliantly accomplished multi-media self portrait, Rex, while Lloyd was highly commended for his compelling digitally manipulated photographic portrait The Girlfriend. ...

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Pupils share book reviews

Pupils in Year 4 at Spalding Parish Church of England Day School have been sharing their reading views with other children across the country on the Young Writers website. They have enjoyed being challenged to write reviews for a variety of books. The children were able to write about the plot, characters and the author’s language choices. Teacher Kim Bird ...

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