Schools

Silver medals for Weston Hills school cricketers

Weston Hills Primary School Year 6 cricketers were among the primary school players to take part in the Agilitas Cricket Competition at Spalding Grammar School. They won both their games against Pinchbeck East and Monkshouse and came second to Moulton Harrox in the play offs. A spokesman for the school said: “Children were delighted to come home with silver medals ...

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Grand opening for school library

A “fantastic” new library area has been officially opened at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School. Largely funded by the hard work and generous donations of the PTFA, the library has been redecorated and carpeted, and houses smart, colourful new bookcases and a range of comfortable seating, including two cosy “snugs”. Brian Hendry, vice chairman of governors, whose association with the school ...

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Schools sign up to Anglian Water composting challenge

Five schools in South Holland have pledged to get composting for a new contest. They are among the entrants in the Anglian Water Keep It Clear Fat of the Land Composting Challenge, in association with Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service. Free specialist composting bins, worth around £180 each, have been presented to each of them as well as giant pumpkin seeds. All ...

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Hands-on trip helps bring science to life

Children had a hands-on science experience during a whole school trip to Birmingham. The youngsters from Sutton St James Primary School went on a free visit to the Thinktank Science Museum, where they were able to explore all four floors as well as the science garden. Rachael Gadsden, from the school, said: “I think the garden was the favourite part ...

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Pupils inspired by visit by blind Paralympian

Pupils were inspired to reach for the stars by a visit by Paralympian Roy Turnham. The footballer, who took part in the Great Britain’s five-a-side team in the 2012 London Paralympics, shared stories about his achievements and youngsters got to meet his guide dog Pudsey when he dropped in at Holbeach Primary Academy. They heard how visually impared footballers like ...

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Pinchbeck school volleyball players take second place in tournament

Volleyball players from a village primary school secured second place in a hard-fought tournament. The team from Pinchbeck East Primary competed in the Lincolnshire County Volleyball competition after winning the local area tournament before Easter. They were there with teams from each of the eight districts of Lincolnshire. This was the sixth time in the last seven years that Pinchbeck ...

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Best of British to mark Queen’s 90th birthday

Children, staff and parents at Ayscoughfee Hall School, Spalding, helped celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in a proper British fashion witha picnic lunch, traditional games, tea, cakes and a rousing singing session which included Rule Brittania and Jerusalem. The children wore red white and blue and were given commemorative badges there was a lot of flag waving and the day ...

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Holbeach pirates and mermaids rise to challenge

Team building, cleaning and concocting “grog” were just some of the fun activities on offer to primary school pupils at a pirates and mermaids day. William Stukeley Primary School in Holbeach invited youngsters in the foundation stage and key stage one to go in dressed in line with the theme and children did themselves proud with some fantastic costumes. They ...

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Pupils show off their salsa skills

Children took to the floor to learn dances from around the world at a workshop at Sutton St James Primary School. The event was run by the West End in Schools group and pupils were able to learn a variety of dances including the Hakka from New Zealand, the CanCan from France, Scottish dancing, Salsa from Brazil and some Bollywood ...

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Girls take part in sport camp

Five pupils from a Spalding secondary school enjoyed taking part in a Girls Active Camp. The year 10 Gleed girls joined youngsters from 32 other schools nationally at the camp which aimed to create a network of girls who will act as role models and influencers to motivate and inspire other girls to participate in sport. The girls taking part ...

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Schools in experiment with seeds from space

Pupils at Spalding schools are embarking on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space. The youngsters at St John’s, The Priory and St Norbert’s schools are among those taking part in the Rocket Science project, which saw rocket seeds flown to the International Space Station (ISS) where they spent several months in microgravity before returning ...

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Road safety lesson for pupils

Pupils in KS1 at Holbeach Primary Academy have taken part in the National Road Safety Programme. Staff from Spalding firm Gist took their HGV cab into school and taught the children about road safety regarding HGV lorries and how to keep themselves safe. They had the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat where they found out they couldn’t see ...

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One small step for Spalding Primary…

Pupils at Spalding Primary School got involved with National Science Week by holding a special day dedicated to the subject. The day was organised by science co-ordinator Vicki Lunn and started with a special whole school assembly. Year two pupils took part in a space-themed day inspired by British astronaut Tim Peake. The children looked at materials to make new ...

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School Easter tea for parents and friends

Pupils at Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School held an Easter Tea celebration for parents and friends on the final two days of term. All children from Reception to Year Five performed a variety of Easter related songs, poems, plays and even raps. Guests for the first performance included residents from nearby sheltered accommodation. An Easter bonnet parade was held where the ...

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Spalding school wins quality mark award for support group

A school group which supports pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs has won an award. Spalding Parish Church of England Day School (SPCEDS) welcomed special guest Helen Stollery, from the Nuture Group Network charity, who presented them with a Boxall Quality Mark Award. The award rewards those who run Nurture groups, aimed at supporting pupils who struggle with ...

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Superheroes rise to challenge

Ayscoughfee Hall School reception class enjoyed their superhero topic by rising to a series of “Learning Challenges”. Youngsters designed their own masks to get the topic underway, and also wrote about which super powers they would choose. They then manoeuvred their way through assault courses of laser beams; hunted and solved the clues in a hunt to find Superworm’s treasure; ...

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Pupils rock up to pack bags

More than 20 Sir John Gleed School students and two members of staff spent a day helping shoppers pack their bags. The youngsters lent a hand at Morrisons in Pinchbeck to raise funds for the Rock Challenge Team. The team raised more than £1,200 for costumes, set, scenery, hair and make-up for their competition performance “Time is Precious”. They will ...

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Pupils ‘Clean for Queen’

Pupils at a Spalding primary school have carried out their own “Clean for the Queen” event. Members of Spalding Primary School council and the Rights Respecting Schools’ Ambassadors cleared litter from the school grounds and the area around it. The school is also collecting food for the Agape Food Bank, linked to the Lighthouse Church. Teacher Peter Yarnell said: “In ...

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Competition: £1,200 worth of gardening vouchers to be won

Primary schools and growers’ groups in South Holland could win gardening vouchers totalling £1,200. And for those who register first there is also the chance to get a free specialist compost bins worth around £180 and one of 200 packs of giant pumpkin seeds. The Anglian Water ‘Fat of the Land’ Composting Challenge, in association with Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary ...

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Smokefree code signs going up around South Holland

Signs encouraging people not to smoke in council play areas, and in front of schools and nurseries are going up in South Holland. It follows a campaign initiated by Spalding dad Mark Le Sage last summer. South Holland District Council agreed to introduce a voluntary no smoking code in areas where children could be affected by passive smoking. The council ...

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