Woodlands Academy pupils enhance Snipe Dales Nature Reserve
Pupils from Woodlands Academy have been visiting Snipe Dales Nature Reserve as part of the school’s commitment to community projects in the local area. The year-long programme will see pupils make regular visits to contribute to the management and enhancement of the reserve.
Two visits have been undertaken to date and the progress learners have made is fantastic.
Three pupils undertook the initial visit and were tasked with clearing a large fallen Oak tree. To simplify the task, the Reserve Manager had chain sawed the tree into manageable sections. Although daunting at first, the pupils soon started to create a dead hedge/habitat pile, which will benefit the array of Fauna and Flora species found throughout the site. They worked hard in the wet conditions, from heavy rain to the saturated ground, demonstrating their skills with tools, instruction following, perseverance, and the drive to see the project through to completion.
Chair of Governors receives British Empire Medal (BEM) from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire
Monday 25th November was a special day for Pam Powell, Chair of Governors for five C.I.T Schools, not only because it was her birthday but also as she was presented with her British Empire Medal from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis.
Pam receives her medal for services to education after a career spanning four decades, despite ‘retiring’ as a Headteacher ten years ago.
The ceremony was held at Woodlands Academy in Spilsby, the first of Pam’s schools as Governor, before she took on roles at Chapel St Leonards Primary School near Skegness, Greenfields Academy, Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School in Grantham.
The Ofsted report published in September 2019, praised the dedication of staff towards teaching and learning in the school, stating: ‘You have worked with purpose and vigour to maintain the high standard of education in the school…sharing your passion and determination to secure the best possible outcomes.’
Pam Powell is not only Chair of Governors for Woodlands Academy, but also for four other schools across the county – Chapel St Leonards Primary School near Skegness, and Greenfields Academy, Ambergate Sports College, and Sandon School in Grantham.
Pam will be receiving a British Empire Medal, after an education career spanning 40 years.
Dexzym Doughty has attended Woodlands Academy since he was 11 years old.
His interest in Latin began in 2014 when he discovered Caecilius and his family. Dexzym’s classical journey started with Latin sessions during Friday’s ‘reward time’...
Years after establishing ground-breaking Music Therapy at Woodlands Academy, music provision has been recognised as “high quality.”
We have now received a Music Mark Award.
Take a look at our latest Newsletter, it features a round up of achievements that have taken place at Woodlands Academy, including:
- Dates for your Diary
- House Updates
- Work Experience
- And a bumper edition of class stories!
Staff at Woodlands Academy went a step further than the traditional end of term Sports Day this year when they introduced pupils to a 'Challenge Week', incorporating various areas of East Lincolnshire.
They started the week by exploring the North Wolds with a Giant Orienteering competition that involved the four 'houses' working their way around the check points to collect tokens for their teams.