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Arran Brindle: Former England player and son Harry share century stand in club match - BBC Sport

Harry Brindle and his mum, former England all-rounder Arran Brindle

It's not something you see very often on a cricket field, a mother and son batting together in a match. When former England all-rounder Arran Brindle walked out to bat for Owmby Trojans on Sunday, however, it was 12-year-old son Harry with the pads on alongside her.


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Hi there

Welcome to our December latest news.

Week of SEND – this is not only for parents but also for professionals or anyone who cares for or works with children/adults with SEND.
Please feel free to click on the zoom links ( will be added shortly) to join any of our sessions – you will be most welcome.

Please also circulate to any parents on your networks as its their chance to gain information from over 55 organisations serving the people of Lincolnshire. We need everyone to see the amount of valuable support out there for families and make the most of this opportunity to get their questions answered.

Many thanks for your help and support

1st ever virtual “LPCF Week of SEND”

Monday 25th January  to Friday 29th January 2021


Please note the “Week of SEND” page is a live page and more attendees are being added daily.
Invitation links to the zoom sessions will be added shortly before the event and will be on the website.
All Zoom Virtual meetings



Date: Monday 25-01-2021 Time 10:00 - 20:30

10:00-11:00 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
11:30-12:30 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
13:00-14:00 Specialised workshop about sleep
16:00-17:00 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
19:00-20:30 Specialised workshop by the Specialist Teaching Team about common school issues e.g. Speech & Language, Dyslexia and Makaton.


Date Tuesday 26-01-2021 Time 10:00 - 20:30

13:30-14:30 Specialised workshop about Mental Health Counselling (Kooth)
16:00-17:00 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
19:00-20:30 A short briefing on the work by LPCF and NHS to deliver a future Sensory Processing Project
                    LPCF – how it works for you

                    Lincolnshire Young voices – present their work in representing Young people with SEND



Date Wednesday 27-01-2021 Time 10:00 - 20:00

10:00-11:00 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
11:30-12:30 Time for Teeth – For Parents, carers and support staff - Community Dental services giving an hours interactive presentation about visits to the dentist, getting teeth brushed and healthy food choices for teeth.
16:00-17:00 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
19:00-21:00 LCC SEND Team



Date Thursday 28-01-2021 Time 10:00 - 21:00

10:00-11:00 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
11:30-12:30 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
13:00-15:00 Specialised workshop about "Talking to your children about relationships & sexual health"
16:00-17:00 This workshop aims to develop your knowledge of the way in which mainstream schools can support children and young people with SEND through SEN Support.(Graduated Approach)
19:30-21:00 SEND Employer Forum
More To be confirmed



Date Friday 29-01-2021 Time 10:00 - 21:00

10:00-11:00 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
11:30-12:30 A showcase of up to six organisations with Q&A
13:00-14:00 Specialised workshop about EHC Plans (EHCP)
16:00-17:00 Specialised workshop about benefits.
19:00-20:00 To be confirmed


Lockdown news – Free  parents workshops

We still have some spare places for our FREE parents workshops with Hil starting on 6th January 2021.
More detail in the attached flyer

Would be grateful if you could please circulate to parents on your networks. Thank you.

Happy Holidays!

Coralie & LPCF Team

LYMO perform Ain't No Mountain High Enough 

Check out the YouTube clip to see some of QEGS students performing 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' as part of the Lincolnshire Youth Metropole Orchestra.


Abi Burford's (L6H) amazing drawing of her horse

It’s been tough, but the results are in. 40 entries in total, from students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12. There were entries in all but one category, and some were more popular than others. No-one tackled the ‘moving things by vacuum cleaner’. Sad. But, what was entered was fab. RACHEL QUARTON (8P) wins a prize for most entries, with 3, and here are the rest.

In the writing challenge, Miss Hobbs had to decide between very strong entries, and declared JESS DODWELL (9H) the winner – it contained the word ‘unequivocally’; what more can be said!? There was close competition in the toilet-roll keepy-uppy challenge to keep Mr Cope on his toes: the winner was ARCHIE CARDER (8W), who managed 10. Loads of pet-trick entries, from rabbits to horses, but the shortest, and simplest, and the winner, was ELIZABETH KIRBY (10DF), who managed to get a cat to obey a command – surely one of the most difficult tasks known to humanity. The pencil-drawing competition was keen, too: Miss Brinsley judged these entries, and it was great to see that some drew upon the theme of friendship as the thing that was most missed during lockdown. ABI BURFORD’S (L6H) amazing drawing of her horse was judged the best, but only after some lengthy agonizing and deliberations. There were some quirky entries in the ‘demonstrate a scientific theory’ category, including a creation of a tan/sin/cos graph out of pasta, but the winner was JACOB SOWDEN (8CR), whose proof of rocket power went off with an, ahem, bang.

The sporting trick category was where much skill was demonstrated, from gymnastics to cricket. But, for sheer potential-to-go-wrong danger, the winner was BEN TURNER (7F), with a daring display using what was described as a ‘6-foot bo-stick’. How no-one lost body parts remains a mystery. In a similar vein, we come to the home-made obstacle course. This was definitely the most creative task and involved a range of apparatus, from wheelbarrows to washing lines, one student undertaking the task on her hands, and one father channelling his best John Motson. Yet, for sheer daftness, and the fact that it involved a bucket of water being thrown over her head, the winner was MADELEINE DAWSON (8W). The entries for the stop-start animation were of a real quality, using Lego or home-made drawings, and the one that stood out as being closest to meeting the criteria was made by GRACE TWILTON (7MS). That leaves the magic trick. Three entries; minds blown. One involved a playing card simply appearing out of nowhere, but the winner was WOODY PRESTON (7B) – who performed a coin trick called the Matrix.

So, that’s the lot. Well done to all the winners, and to : Ava Chinery, Amelie Thorpe, Morgan Dickeson, Maggie Ward, Scott Read, Lily Alexander, Yasmin Barsby, Amelie Millns, Lila Bremner, Will Dixon, Ed Dixon, Jasmine Bontoft, Aleesha Ashgar, Harry Brindle, James West, Andrew Short, Verity Street, and Lucy Parkinson – who all drew/wrote/made things to enter as well. Special thanks to the Parents’ Association, who supported the venture and sponsored the prizes.

Bruno Mars' Runaway Baby performed by Horncastle MAT Jazz Band is now on YouTube. It's a fun performance featuring pets, go karts, lawnmowers, plus cameo appearances from teachers at Horncastle Education Trust schools, and much more!

Horncastle MAT Jazz Band


Jazz band virtual performance of Rolling in the Deep

For those of you who haven't seen this on social media, here is the link to the QEGS & Banovallum performance of Rolling in the Deep, recorded during lockdown.