Still time to book for free community Christmas meal in Spilsby

December 11, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Final preparations are being made for a free Christmas community lunch in Spilsby – and there is still a chance for you to go. On Friday, a real 6ft Christmas tree donated by Bells Nursery Outlet of Benington was trimmed with the help of the Mayor of Spilsby Councillor Mark Gale and Town Clerk Bonny Smith – and given pride of place on the balcony of the Franklin Hall, where the meal will be held. […]

Help save Christmas trip for Spilsby group

June 29, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A Spilsby group has spaces on a coach trip to a spectacular Christmas show. Margaret Saunders, of the U3A social group, says she has never had problems filling seats before, but the deadline for payment is the end of July and she doesn’t want residents to miss out. The Thursford Christmas Spectacular takes place in Norfolk on December 9. Mrs Saunders said: “For anyone who hasn’t been, it’s breathtaking. You feel like you are in […]

Local Special School Included In Good Schools Guide

March 28, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A special school in Spilsby has been selected to appear in the national Good Schools Guide. Lady Jane Franklin School earned its place in the publication for the first time after rigorous scrutiny. The Good Schools Guide describes itself as ‘the number one trusted guide to schools in the UK’. Schools chosen to appear in the Guide have to be ‘exceptional’, it says. No school can pay to appear and they are chosen on merit […]

Stickney school closed to some pupils for a second day due to strike action by teachers

October 22, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

A Stickney school will be closed for a second day because of continued industrial action by teachers.  The William Lovell Church of England Academy has been disrupted by action from members of NASUWT. The strike has forced the cancellation of a parent’s evening planned for tonight and the school will also be shut for KS3 pupils (Years 7/8/9) today. Principal Lee Wright said in a statement: “Due to the continued industrial action taking place the year […]

Impressive success stories at King Edward VI Academy

August 21, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

King Edward VI Academy students were celebrating after opening their highly anticipated GCSE results. The academy, who has seen some impressive improvement in results in recent years, is praising the hard work and dedication of their students after seeing some impressive individual success stories. Principal Margaret Reeve said: “Just two years ago we were among the top five most improved schools in the region. “Like many schools across the country we have struggled to maintain […]

Pensioners get to grips with digital

October 13, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Older people in Spilsby are embracing digital photography thanks to a National Lottery grant. Spilsby University of the Third Age group was successful in applying for a grant of £3,227 from the National Lottery Good Causes. Since the grant was awarded in November last year, more U3A members have been embracing digital photography. The grant has enabled the U3A to hold workshops to help older people learn about digital photography and the Internet. The money […]