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It’s all about Co-Operation

Wednesday October 11th saw - finally - the culmination of months of hard training as five intrepid members of the staff at Kirton Co-Op’s store braved the elements on a charity cycle ride in aid of Kirton Youth Centre.

A previous attempt having been scuppered by some unusually extreme weather conditions Ian Lawrence (Manager), Antony Brown (Team Leader), Adam Gurton, Brad Lees and Darren Johnson successfully completed the ride from Lincoln along the Water Rail Way to the Black Sluice Tidal barrier and thence home to Kirton.

Having done the ride several times myself [a few years ago mind] I fully appreciate the effort involved, especially with a head wind through Holland Fen. And if you have ever travelled that part of the route you’ll know what a soul destroying experience that can be.

Their time of 3hours 20 minutes for the thirty eight miles is a fabulous effort and should be (and was) warmly applauded.

This month’s cover shows the triumphal return. Two other staff members - Teddie and Imogen - held the fort selling home made cakes and minding the bucket, receiving donations for the cause. A final count up means that £293.61 was collected for the Youth Centre. A fantastic effort by all customers and colleagues.

I asked Ian if this was the first of other major cycling charity challenges for the team. Good taste and the censors prohibit me from recording the reply.

On any group distance ride co-operation is key and these lads definitely got it right.

In the best cycling tradition “chapeau” to you all.

And thanks again to David R. Taylor for the fine photography.


Matt visits Kirton Primary School

Matt Warman MP visited Kirton Primary School to congratulate the children on the success of their Shop and Bank system.

He also completed a ‘teddy bear swap’. The children presented Mr Warman with a Kirton teddy bear (available exclusively from Kirton Stores for the amazing proce of only 12 Kirts), and he presented the children with Barrie the Bear from the House of Commons.

Mr Warman was also asked to complete a spelling challenge set by the children. He successfully spelt the word ‘parliament’ (phew!), thereby boosting his school bank account by 1 Kirt.

Kirton Primary School’s unique Shop and Bank system was recently the subject of a full page spread in the Mail on Sunday.

Kirton Primary School’s Commitment to Sport has been Acknowledged

Kirton Primary School is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the School Games Silver Mark. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme that rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

Thank you to all the staff who have encouraged competitive sport and games participation at our school.

Kirton Primary School’s School Councillors have been Recognised.

Congratulations to the School Council at Kirton Primary school for being acknowledged by the Speaker of the House of Commons for ‘the commitment and passion with which the school councillors dedicated themselves to their amazing projects’. Well done, Councillors!