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Woodhall Wapentake Article May 2023

Saturday 18 March 2023 marked the centenary of the unveiling of the Woodhall Spa war memorial and St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School wanted to mark this event in a special way.  Pupils from our extra-curricular History Club carefully cross referenced the official war records with our old school register to find the names of the old boys from St Andrew’s School who tragically died fighting in the First World War.  They discovered the names of thirteen boys and then went about researching a little about each one.  Supported by the Parish Council, the school has created a beautiful memorial garden which contains a plaque, designed with the help of local artist, James Arden.  On 20 March 2023, we held our whole school service of remembrance attended by representatives of the Parish Council and The Royal British Legion. The service was led by Father Joseph and pupils from History Club spoke eloquently, telling the story of each soldier.  We would like to thank everyone who contributed to make the service and garden of remembrance so special.  

As part of their Farming topic in Geography, Lower Key Stage 2 children shared a really informative and enjoyable day at Rand Farm Park.  The children were able to find out about all the animals and learn about farming techniques.  The goats, in particular, seemed pleased to see the children! The children watched a cow being milked and, the highlight for many of our children, was bottle feeding some of the recently born lambs that are being hand reared.  The children laughed and held on tight to the bottles, as the lambs were very eager to be fed!  The tractor ride, to see the older lambs outside in the fields, was another favourite part of the trip.  It was a fantastic day and children returned to school excited and keen to share their experiences.

….and finally, this month, 6 of our pupils had an amazing day out in London to receive a National Crimebeat Award on behalf of the school, for a second, consecutive year.  This year, the school won a special award for Lincolnshire, acknowledging their impact on crime prevention in Woodhall Spa, through the school’s Knight Award scheme.  The children spoke as part of a presentation to the High Sheriffs, other project representatives and police officers from across the country.  This was a wonderful opportunity and many congratulations to all the pupils who have participated in our Knight Award scheme.


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