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Time capsule buried at Wragby build

Children and staff at Wragby Primary School welcomed some special guests last week to mark the burying of a time capsule beneath the school’s new classroom.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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School performance a load of rubbish!

There was another large turnout of family and friends at Donington on Bain Primary School to enjoy the latest performance by BOOM, the after school performance club.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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BREAKING: Major shake-up for Louth’s secondary education

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Room for all: County Council confirms plans  for an extension at Horncastle Primary School. Photo: John Aron

New extension planned at Horncastle primary school

Lincolnshire County Council has revealed it is planning improvements designed to ensure ‘all pupils’ in Horncastle can attend the town’s primary school.

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Reay for a reunion: The QEGS school  year from 1987. Photo: Sarah Atherton

Horncastle QEGS class of ‘8 is all set to get together again

Final preparations are underway for a re-union of former Queen Elizabeth Grammar School pupils - and it could attract people from the other side of the world.

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Young chef Annabel Scott is hoping people will vote for her pea noodles

Budding young Woodhall Spa chef looking to stir up votes

A nine-year-old from Woodhall Spa is hoping to stir up some support to help her win a national competition.

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Can-do attitude at Coningsby

Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School children have a “can-do “ attitude when it comes to helping others.

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Teachers union fears that Lincolnshire schools will see budgets slashed by over £44 million by 2020

Teachers union fears that Lincolnshire schools will see budgets slashed by over £44 million by 2020

A national teachers trade union says Lincolnshire schools will be 44,975,691 worse off by 2019/20 than they were in 2015/16.

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Almost 95% of Lincolnshire children get first-choice primary school

The vast majority (94.3 per cent) of Lincolnshire children have been given a place at their primary school of choice through the admissions system this year.

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Bill Lord allows full-time staff to have an extra day off each year and part-time staff, a morning (BBC Look North)

Lincolnshire headteacher gives ‘duvet days’ for staff in effort to look after teachers

Teachers at a primary school in Lincolnshire are being offered a “duvet day” by the headteacher in an effort to hire and retain staff.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Unfair funding formula threatens Wolds schools, says RSN

Rural Services Network claims children attending rural schools are ‘losing out’

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NSPCC Big Board Game Day rolls out in Horncastle

NSPCC Big Board Game Day rolls out in Horncastle

Horncastle schools encouraged to take part in board game bonanza this Friday (March 31)

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Children at Kirkby on Bain Nursery have been raising money for Crackerjacks Childrens Trust EMN-170315-073029001

Kirkby children dress down for charity

Children at Kirkby on Bain Nursery had a pyjama day in aid of the children’s charity Crackerjacks Children’s Trust, which provides equipment, respite and support for disabled children and their families across the UK.

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‘Enigma’ machine on display at QEGS

Local schools get the chance to see a machine which helped turn the course of the Second World War.

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Horncastle archives.

New home sought for ‘priceless’ Horncastle archives

Priceless archives which tell the story of Horncastle from its Roman origins to the present day are in danger of being consigned to a cellar - out of reach of the public and historians - unless a new home can be found for them.

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