Debating contest for century of suffrage

A debating competition for girls - to celebrate 100 years of women having the vote - has been hosted by Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson.

William Alvey children using the Walking Bus. EMN-180618-215713001

Third ‘walking bus’ to cut school traffic

A Sleaford primary school has launched its third ‘walking bus’ in an effort to overcome chronic congestion around its gates which set neighbours at odds with parents parking on the school run.


Stars of Robot Wars inspire young battlers - primary school pupils design robots for arena showdown

Year Six pupils are preparing to do battle after being inspired by a visit from two of the stars of BBC’s Robot Wars.

The Bakewell Pudding takes to the skies!

Bakewell Pudding ‘lost in space’ could now be in the Lincolnshire Wolds

A Peak District school is asking for the Lincolnshire public’s help after pupils sent a Bakewell Pudding into space - which has now become ‘lost in space’ over our county.

Celebrating obtaining funding for refurbishments to their food technology faciilties at Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Andy Allen (Operations Manager for The Robert Carre Trust), Year 10 Food and Nutrition GCSE students and Julie Pankhurst (Subject Leader for Technology). EMN-180621-093115001

Charity linked to top hotel is a recipe for success

A Sleaford secondary school has secured significant funding to refurbish its food technology teaching space, thanks to a trust fund set up by directors of a famous London hotel.

Healthy Eating Week at Heckington St Andrew's CofE Primary School.

Spotlight on healthy eating

A week of activities based on the theme of healthy eating is currently underway at Heckington St Andrew’s CofE Primary School.

Pictured (from left) Anna Hardy, Sydney Mawer, Holly Parkinson, and Emma Stevens.

Youngsters’ palace ‘Gold’ rush

When it comes to award ceremonies, venues don’t come much grander than the Queen’s back garden.

Education news

A chance to ‘GROW’ with free adult learning courses

Heritage Lincolnshire has announced more of its popular GROW courses for adults will be available in June and July.

Pictured, from left, are: Kaley Boothby, Boston College; Matt Warman, Boston and Skegness MP; Frank Hanson, GLAA Policy Officer; Victoria Atkins, Minister for Crime, Safeguarding, Vulnerability and Women; Mark Heath, GLAA Deputy Director of Business Change; Jo Maher, Boston College Principal

Modern slavery and labour exploitation on college’s curriculum as part of pilot project

A Lincolnshire college is set to take part in a pilot project which will see it join forces with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to teach its students about modern slavery and labour exploitation.

School admin competition.

Nominate your school’s admin staff for chance to win £1,500 for your school

Lincolnshire residents have been invited to get their school office and admin staff recognised for the first time with their very own awards - and you could win £1,500 for your school.

Sleaford Standard News Editor Andy Hubbert with some budding young newshounds at St Botolph's School, Quarrington. EMN-180523-163856001

Young reporters cover a hot story

The Standard’s News Editor, Andy Hubbert, was invited to hear news stories written by Year Four children at St Botolph’s School, in Quarrington, on Wednesday after they were tasked with reporting on a Harry Potter-themed dragon invasion.

Lincs Wildlife Trust aims to get a copy of the book The Lost Words in every primary and special school across the county. Images supplied.

Campaign to get ‘lost words’ omitted from children’s dictionaries into schools

Fears that common countryside words will forever disappear from children’s vocabularies has inspired a campaign by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

Brant Broughton Pre-School children celebrate a good Ofsted inspection rating with, from left - Michelle O'Reilly - deputy manager, Sally Harper - manager and Emily Harper - Pre-school Practitioner. EMN-180520-104359001

Good report for village pre-school

Brant Broughton Pre-School is celebrating having sustained its ‘good’ rating by Ofsted inspectors and children are pictured with Deputy Manager Michelle O’Reilly, Manager Sally Harper and Pre-school Practitioner Emily Harper.

Matthew Davies, Head of History, with Sir William Robertson Academy Year 12 students Jessica Tagg and Elizabeth Richardson and holocaust survivor Joanna Millen. EMN-180520-114106001

Holocaust survivor meets students

GCSE and sixth form history students at Sir William Robertson Academy had the privilege of meeting Jewish Holocaust survivor Joanna Millen when she visited the school.

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Eight schools in choir festival

Choirs from eight Sleaford schools gathered in the hall at St George’s Academy last week for a choir festival.

Lincolnshirer schools are gearing up for samba band world record attempt. EMN-180524-124211001

Lincolnshire Children Attempt Samba World Record

Children from Lincolnshire will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Samba Band, on Tuesday June 26, at Lincoln City Football Club, beginning a Samba revolution for all children and young people in Lincolnshire.

Winners ' Navenby Church of England Primary School. EMN-181005-163827001

Pupils tackle maths brain teaser contest

Fourteen primary schools from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire joined in a maths challenge at a Sleaford area academy.

The re-vamped trim trail at Kirkby la Thorpe CofE Primary School is officially opened.

‘Team effort’ sees trim trail re-vamped

A trim trail at a school near Sleaford has been revamped, following years of fundraising and a £5,000 donation from supermarket giant Tesco.

The litter picking team from Year One.

Cleaning up the community

Youngsters from Kirkby la Thorpe CofE Primary Academy put learning into practice when they ventured into the village armed with litter pickers and bin bags.

High School students campaigning against the reformatted Leavers Day. EMN-180705-162505001

Sixth formers lose leaving day

A petition of 370 signatures has been gathered by sixth formers objecting to changes to their traditional pre-exam ‘Leavers Day’ on May 25.

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