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BBP Tech company inspires the young

A Boston-based technology company has played host to Giles Academy pupils as part of national World at Work Day.

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Animal reading challenge for kids

Boston Library has set an animal reading challenge for children during the school summer holidays.

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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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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Boston College Apprenticeship Awards

Apprentices and employers given awards

Boston College has hosted an awards ceremony recognising the hard work of apprentices, trainees and their employers.

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Coun Paul Skinner, of Boston Borough Council, with Giles Academy pupils.

Academy pupils learn to Bin It!

A drama-based education programme Bin it! which educates students about responsibility and litter, has visited the Giles Academy as part of a nationwide tour of schools.

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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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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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Appeal launched to find former pupils

Pupils who attended Frampton School are invited to relive their school days by taking part in an exhibition later this year.

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Fundraising to buy school equipment

A ladies social evening and fashion show will be held next Wednesday, July 5, in aid of Wyberton Primary School.

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Pictured (from left) Helen Page, school business manager and Mrs Page's daughter-in-law, Sheila Page, principal, and Julie Miles,  head teacher.

‘Inspirational’ principal’s 80th

Celebrations have been held to mark the 80th birthday of an ‘inspirational’ principal at a school near Boston, one she opened 23 years ago.

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Pupils and staff wear blue for good cause

£500 was raised for Unicef by pupils and staff at Hawthorn Tree Primary School.

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Pupils have raised �1,500 to sponsor a dog through Guide Dogs. EMN-170525-162028001

Pupils raise funds to sponsor a guide dog

Pupils at a school near Boston have raised £1,500 to sponsor a guide dog, which is to be named after the school once it is born.

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Schools lose out on funding in Lincolnshire as one Boston academy predicted to lose more than £1m by 2019/20

A teacher’s trade union is claiming that schools across Lincolnshire will be almost £45 million worse off by 2019/20 than they were in 2015/16 – with one school in Boston said to be losing out by more than £1 million.

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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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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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