Schools

Spalding restaurant is flavour of the day for Ayscoughfee Hall School pupils

Pupils at Ayscoughfee Hall School learned about a new culture with a visit to Spalding restaurant The Spice Affair. Headteacher Clare Ogden said: “The children in year five had a wonderful time when they visited The Spice Affair in Spalding. “They learnt about the places and culture of Goa. “The children loved making naan bread and afterwards enjoyed a delicious ...

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£25,000 sports pitch project for Spalding school

A fantastic new outdoor area with all-weather sports pitch and auditorium is in the pipeline at Spalding Primary School. The project could cost up to £25,000 and the school’s Parent Teacher Association is fundraising hard – with a big emphasis on this year’s annual fair on Saturday, June 28. Proposals and quotes are still being gathered, but the hope is ...

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A taste of Goa for pupils

Pupils at Ayscoughfee Hall School learned about a new culture with a visit to Spalding restaurant The Spice Affair. Headteacher Clare Ogden said: “The children in year five had a wonderful time when they visited The Spice Affair in Spalding. “They learnt about the places and culture of Goa. “The children loved making naan bread and afterwards enjoyed a delicious ...

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South Holland school choirs get together

Nine school choirs took part in this year’s South Holland Primary Schools’ Music Festival. The event was held at Ayscoughfee Hall School with choirs from Spalding St John’s, Holbeach, Long Sutton, Gedney Church End, Spalding St Norbert’s, Gedney Drove End, Holbeach William Stukeley, Bicker Prep and Ayscoughfee coming together for a morning of singing and performing songs from the first World ...

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Spalding sensory garden takes shape thanks to community champion Mick

  Selfless volunteer Mick Clarkson is building a reputation as a community champion who makes things happen. First it was Pop’s Patch – a four square metre piece of rough council land in Royce Road which he transformed and maintains; now he’s helping to create a 50 square metre sensory garden at The Garth School. The 53-year-old father-of-three is working ...

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Students at University Academy Holbeach organise concert in aid of Mencap

A concert on Friday, June 14 by Holbeach students – and organised by two of them – will raise money for learning disability charity Mencap. The University Academy Holbeach’s chamber choir and three soloists are playing a concert, including African and contemporary music, at Holbeach Methodist Church at 7pm. The event has been arranged by Chloe Plaice and Abigail Howard as part ...

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Holbeach Bank pupils are first past the post in cycle challenge

Primary school pupils clocked up the miles to take home the trophy in a Big Bike Race challenge. Almost half of the youngsters at Holbeach Bank Primary School ditched the car in favour of their bikes to help rack up “virtual kilometres” on a route around the continents of the world. The event was part of an initiative by Lincolnshire ...

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Pamper party fundraiser

More than £100 was raised to boost the coffers at Holbeach Bank Primary School thanks to a pamper evening. Organised by the Friends of the School, the free event offered something for everyone thanks to the variety of stalls and services available. Attractions on the night included cushions and bags by Laura’s Textiles, prom and wedding hair design, treatments from ...

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It’s all Greek to Ayscoughfee School pupils

Pupils at Ayscoughfee Hall School in Spalding have been learning about all things Greek during a special day. The children all got dressed up in traditional Greek clothing including togas and head-dresses and set about making shields, spears and clay pots.

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Spalding day nursery is ‘outstanding’, say government inspectors

Just seven months after opening, a Spalding day nursery has scored top marks with government inspectors. Ofsted pointed to the quality management, strong partnership with parents and children’s happiness in rating Little Oaks Childcare “outstanding”. Delighted manager Jen Holmes said: “We are so pleased. “The team at Little Oaks have put in a huge amount of effort, and worked incredibly ...

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It’s all Greek for young students in Spalding

Pupils at Ayscoughfee Hall School in Spalding have been learning about all things Greek during a special day. The children all got dressed up in traditional Greek clothing including togas and head-dresses and set about making shields, spears and clay pots.

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Spalding primary club extends breakfast club provision

A Spalding primary school has launched a breakfast club for its youngest students. Monkshouse Primary School already has a breakfast drop-in session established for Key Stage 2 pupils and has now extended the provision. Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 youngsters can enjoy cereals, toast and drinks during the 8am-8.45am session. Cost is £2 per day and children can be ...

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Learn to walk like an Egyptian

Youngsters at Monkshouse Primary School have been learning all about the Egyptian way of life. Pupils at the Spalding primary school took part in a banquet, each playing various roles from the pharaoh and his queen to slaves. The children put on entertainment for the pharaoh while slaves served him food.

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Storytime made extra special thanks to Snow White

Youngsters enjoyed a very special storytime session thanks to a fairytale visitor. Snow White dropped in to read stories to the children at Spalding Primary School this week. The visit was timed to tie in with the topic of Fairytales, which the children are studying this term. Photo: VNG220414-59. To order call 01775 768815.

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Big litter pick at Spalding Primary

Spalding Primary School pupils hit the streets with a vengeance to  complete their second “Big Tidy”. No litter was left untouched as litter pickers from the school council descended on the local alleyways and streets as well as the school grounds, tidying rubbish from paths and bushes. Following a previous litter pick, the school council invested money to buy and use their own equipment in ...

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Parents tuck into Easter tea at Spalding school

Parents were invited to join their children for an Easter tea at Monkshouse Primary School. Each of the classes at the school gave a performance, which included singing, dancing, ukeleles and other musical instruments, before everyone enjoyed refreshments, an Easter bonnet parade and an egg decorating competition. Prizes were presented to each class for best bonnet and best decorated egg. ...

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Pre-school youngsters waddle in wellies in West Pinchbeck

It was wellies all the way as youngsters at a West Pinchbeck pre-school had some Easter fun to raise funds. Ladybirds Pre-School children completed a sponsored Welly Waddle around the local playing field to round off their end-of-term fun, which also saw them making their own Easter bonnets and bunny baskets to use in an Easter egg hunt. The events ...

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Winter wonderland at Pinchbeck Primary

Winter returned for a brief spell as a primary school was turned into a wonderland as an end-of-term treat for children. Leisure Skate, based in Weston Hills, set up a synthetic ice rink at Pinchbeck East Primary School where children were able to have a go at skating and curling. Classes took it in turns over two days, using special ...

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Story and songs mark end of term at Pinchbeck pre-school

Tiny actors and actresses from a Pinchbeck pre-school performed for proud parents and grandparents to mark the end of term. Stepping Stones Pre-School children performed the story of the Little Red Hen, complete with animal headgear, and sang some Easter themed favourites before the assembled family and friends were invited to enjoy coffee and cake and take part in a ...

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Pinchbeck primary winter wonderland

Winter returned for a brief spell as a primary school was turned into a wonderland as an end-of-term treat for children. Leisure Skate, based in Weston Hills, set up a synthetic ice rink at Pinchbeck East Primary School where children were able to have a go at skating and curling. Classes took it in turns over two days, using special ...

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