Schools

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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From Nativity plays to coffee mornings and tree festivals…

Residents across South Holland got into the Christmas spirit in the lead up to the big day. Infant children at Ayscoughfee Hall School, Spalding, put on Christmas productions to the juniors and their parents and grandparents. The kindergarten and reception children performed Christmas Decorations, while pupils in Years 1 and 2 performed Census Sums. All the children and staff worked ...

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Singers pick up cash for schools

Bakkavor’s Spalding staff shop committee presented three winning school choirs with prizes of £500, £250 and £100 as part of their support for the town’s Christmas Light Switch On celebrations. Following the success of the previous year, nine schools from the area took part in this year’s singing competition bringing a great festive atmosphere to the beginning of the Christmas ...

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Baking skills showcased at Donington school

Students, staff and parents at Donington’s Thomas Cowley High School have been showcasing their baking skills. The school held its annual Christmas Bake Off competition with students, staff and parents invited to take part in the event. There were four categories – Christmas treats, traditional cakes, novelty cakes and gingerbread structures. Each category contained pupil and adult heats. The Christmas ...

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Joy for students from special schools who designed MP’s Christmas cards

All the Christmas cards sent from MP John Hayes – including to leading politicians such as David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband – have been designed by pupils from local special schools.                 Winners of the annual competition were Eleanor Day (6), of Gosberton House School, Joshua Holmes (6), of The Garth ...

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Defibrillator for school

A fundraising campaign to provide a village school with life-saving equipment has reached its conclusion. Weston resident Christine Pepper, along with other parents and grandparents, has been raising money to pay for a defibrillator for the school for some time. Now thanks to a donation from South Holland district councillor Anthony Casson and the Weston Consolidated Charities, the target has ...

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Academy students step back to wartime era

Youngsters took a step back in time to the war years when Holbeach’s University Academy hosted a World War One commemoration evening. The event displayed work by pupils as well as giving visitors the chance to find out more about the Holbeach War Graves Commission and the Royal British Legion and check out Zeppelins and artefacts from the time thanks ...

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Tudor times brought to life for pupils

Year 5 children from Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School visited Burghley House in Stamford to experience a Tudor Christmas. Their exciting day began when they met Henry VIII and ended with a chilling ghost story in a candlelit room. They learnt about Tudor customs in the Great Hall and the children played traditional games and dazzled with their Tudor dancing. Headteacher ...

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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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