©Kirton News 2018

Kirton Primary School Receives Letters of Congratulations from Town Government Ministers

Kirton Primary School has received two letters of congratulations from Government Ministers. The first letter came from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards. He wrote: I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on the very high level of progress that pupils in your school have made in their reading, writing and mathematics… Your school is amongst the top 2% of schools in England in terms of the progress your pupils make.

The second letter came from the Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education. He wrote: I was delighted to read about the school’s achievements and was particularly interested in your Learn and Earn initiative. Extra-curricular activities like this are an excellent way to broaden children’s knowledge and help them develop vital skills in later life.

Learn and Earn Update: Kirton Primary School’s unique Shop and Bank system (Learn and Earn) has been receiving attention, not just locally, but from around the world. The school has appeared on the BBC’s Newsround, Look North and Inside Out programmes, as well as having featured in national and local newspapers and magazines. They have been interviewed by Radio Lincolnshire – and even a radio station in Colombia - and have received visit requests from schools across England. The Welsh Forum also shared the BBC’s video clip with members of the Welsh government.

The school has put a selection of articles and videos on their website under ‘Learn and Earn’ and ‘Recent Successes’ should anyone from the village wish to view them.


The Kirton Church Fund

The March draw takes place on Sunday 25th and the winning numbers will be printed in the May magazine.

The April draw takes place on Sunday 22nd and the winning numbers will be printed in the June magazine

Well done to both our lucky winners who have both won several times before!

How about joining us and seeing if you are lucky in our next draw?

You could join the Kirton Church Fund (KCF) monthly draw and win. Anyone over 18 may take part. We have plenty of room for more members and there is a very good chance of winning in the Kirton Church Fund monthly draw. You can join at any time during the year and you can do it monthly if you wish at only £5 per month. (£50 if joining for the whole year and £28 for 6 months.) Registration forms are available in church or from Fay, please ring 01205 723529.

You may have noticed that the prize fund has gone down slightly since the January draw and that is because we have sadly lost two more of our players. The prize fund each month is 1/4 of the money taken each month. (That is why the prize money can vary.) The rest of the money goes to the Kirton Church Fund. The more people that join the higher the prize fund and the more money we raise for the church.

For more information about Kirton Church Fund please give Fay a ring. (01205 723529).

January 2018 Winners

1st PRIZE - £36.57 - TICKET NUMBER: 27
2nd PRIZE - £12.19 - TICKET NUMBER: 31


Swineshead Children’s Centre Activities

Sessions & Activities for 0-5 years – No Booking Required & Free unless stated

Little Explorers 9.30 to 10:30 A sensory & messy play session. (0-5 yrs)

Top Tips 3-4 months 11.30 to 12.30 Any worries or concerns about your baby come along to see the NHS Team here at the centre on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact the Children’s Centre on 01205 829331 for more details and to book a place also ask about the new parents self-weighing time.

Early Explorers 1-2 A sensory & messy play session (Under 1’s or non-walking)

Learning Through Play 10.00 to 11.00 Drop in session with variety of play activities (0-5yrs) exploring & supporting children’s needs, interests, confidence & social skills. Baby Massage 1.30 to 2.30 Come and learn how to massage your baby (Fee Payable). Contact Annette at ‘The Village Midwives’ on 07790 443629 for more details or book online at the village midwives.co.uk

Movers & Shakers 9:30 to 10:30, Fun interactive group of music, songs and dance for the 0-5 yrs. Health Visitor 11.00 to 3.45 Appointments are sent to parents directly by the NHS. Just come along! Sessions run all year round unless otherwise stated and are free unless stated. Please contact us for details of ‘What’s on’ at other Centre’s in the Boston area.

Taster Sessions in Boston & South Holland area - Baby Sensory Precious Early Learning for Babies all sessions are different Ring Mallissa on 07541801984 or email: outhlincs@babysensory.co.ufor more detailsOpening Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday-Thursday / 8.30am - 4.00pm Friday

St Marys School, Abbey Road, Swineshead PE20 3EN
Telephone: 01205 820331 or email: BostonEnquiriesCCNetwork@lincolnshire.gov.uk
Sessions may be subject to change so please check. Also keep up to date on our activities on Facebook: @bostonsouthchildrenscentres or visit the website at: www.lincolnshire/childrenscentres