Scarecrows in West Pinchbeck, clairvoyants in Holbeach, Africans in Deeping St James, cricket in Long Sutton, drawing in Spalding and visitors in Gedney!

Gedney Church End Schoo with Jane and William Webb and Sally McKenna
Gedney Church End Schoo with Jane and William Webb and Sally McKenna
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It’s all been going on in South Lincolnshire over the last couple of week’s, as this picture spread from next Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press demonstrates.

Gedney Church End School welcomed some special visitors on October 1 when they celebrated Lincolnshire Day. County Council chairman William Webb and his wife Sally talked to the children about the county and Tesco Holbeach Community Champion Sally McKenna spoke about the food produced locally. (SG011015-107TW)

St Bartholemew’s Church in West Pinchbeck helt a scarecrow festival as part of this year’s harvest festival. Various screcrows, including a bride and groom, a minion and a pumpkin man were scattered throughout the church, and pictured with ‘Bob The Builder’ are Helen Knight and Jim Peach. (SG031015-102TW)

A clairvoyant evening in Holbeach’s Women’s Institute Hall raised £306 for the Rebekah’s Wish charity. There was fun laughter and a few tears as the three mediums worked together on stage to make sure everyone had a good night. The Rebekah’s Wish campaign has now raised about half of its £20,000 target for Rebekah Dolby (33), of Queens Road, Spalding, who has terminal cancer. The fundraising efforts are to help Rebekah’s wish of securing her family’s future and paying off her mortgage. The money was presented to Rebekah’s mum Teresa Dolby (back left) and auntie Mandy Barlow (back centre) by Donna Stewart (back right) at the end of the evening. Pictured at the front are mediums Barbara Price, Stuart Radley and Donna Stuart. The next event for the charity is a 60s and 70s evening at St Paul’s School in Spalding on Saturday, October 31, doors opening at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Photo: SG290915-294TW

Linchfield Community Primary School in Deeping St James welcomed visitors from its partner school in Botswana last week. In the same week as the school received its International Schools award, it received teachers Mogotsi Motshegwe and Cathrine Basutri from Molefe Primary School. The African teachers worked in various classrooms, learning about our education system. They also taught some classes about life in Botswana and led an assembly. The International award came about as a result of the school’s work with partners in Zimbabwe, India and the USA, as well as Botswana. The award citation said: “You have applied a systematic and imaginative approach to international learning and your passion for global education is palpable.” Pictured, from left, are: teacher Samantha Poole, Mogostsi Motshegwe, Cathrine Basutri, head Andy Fawkes and assistant head Rachel Brompton, who led much of the international learning. (SG051015-100TW)

A family fun day and generous donation have raised a total of £2,000 for Long Sutton Cricket Club. The annual event, now in its third year, saw eight teams – including Tydd St Mary Football Club, Long Sutton Cricket Club, Long Sutton Hockey Club and Long Sutton Peele Community College – battle it out in a six-a-side cricket tournament. Although most games were played on a wet day, the rain meant there was no overall winner. However, the weather was fine in the evening for band The Returns to play and entertain players and their families. The £1,500 raised was boosted by a £500 donation by Long Sutton hockey player Matt Holmes’ new business Develop Automotive, of Fleet Road Industrial Estate, Holbeach. Matt is pictured with James Baker of Long Sutton Cricket Club. (SG280915-146TW)

St Bartholomew's Church, West Pincbeck, scarecrow festival

St Bartholomew's Church, West Pincbeck, scarecrow festival

Two drawing workshops have taken place at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding this month, with another one this coming Sunday. The workshops are run by artist Rosie Redzia as part of the Big Draw Festival. South Holland District Council has worked in partnership with Transported to commission the drawing classes, where Rosie invites participants to take inspiration from the collections, architecture and gardens of Ayscoughfee Hall.All materials are supplied and the workshops are suitable for people of all abilities and ages 14 and over. Time 1.30pm-3.30pm, cost £3.50. To book a place contact Ayscoughfee Hall on museum@sholland.gov.uk or 01775 764555. Our picture shows, from left: Melissa Poulson, Emma Reilly, Kenton Hawkins, Rosie Redzia, Marilyn Mahon, Grace Osbourn and Rachel Rowett. (SG041015-116TW)

You have applied a systematic and imaginative approach to international learning and your passion for global education is palpable

Citation to Linchfield Primary School, Deeping St James
Ayscoughfee Hall, The Big Draw, from left: Melissa Poulson, Emma Reilly, Kenton Hawkins, tutor Rosie Redzia, Marilyn Mahon, Grace Osbourn, Rachel Rowett.

Ayscoughfee Hall, The Big Draw, from left: Melissa Poulson, Emma Reilly, Kenton Hawkins, tutor Rosie Redzia, Marilyn Mahon, Grace Osbourn, Rachel Rowett.

Linchfield Community Primary School, Crowson Way, Deeping St James, visiting teachers from Botswana: Samantha Poole, Mogostsi Motshegwe, Cathrine Basutri, head Andy Fawkes, Rachel Brompton.

Linchfield Community Primary School, Crowson Way, Deeping St James, visiting teachers from Botswana: Samantha Poole, Mogostsi Motshegwe, Cathrine Basutri, head Andy Fawkes, Rachel Brompton.

Develop Automotive of Fleet Road Industrial Estate, Holbeach, owner Matt Holmes presenting a sponsorship cheque to Long Sutton CC's  James Baker.

Develop Automotive of Fleet Road Industrial Estate, Holbeach, owner Matt Holmes presenting a sponsorship cheque to Long Sutton CC's James Baker.

Fundraising night for Rebekah's Wish: 'Back Teresa Dolby (Rebekah's mum), Mandy Barlow (Rebekah's aunt), Tracey Bradley, front Barbara Price, Stuart Radley, Donna Stuart.

Fundraising night for Rebekah's Wish: 'Back Teresa Dolby (Rebekah's mum), Mandy Barlow (Rebekah's aunt), Tracey Bradley, front Barbara Price, Stuart Radley, Donna Stuart.