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  • Professor Van-Tam Opens New Sports Facility And Tours Schools

    Published 04/08/21

    The Government’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam returned to his roots on Friday, visiting a number of Boston schools and opening the community 3G pitch based at Haven High Academy.

    The £900,000 state-of-the-art sports facility was made possible following contributions from Boston Town Deal's accelerated funding, the Voyage Education Partnership, the Football Foundation and the Medlock Trust.

    The facility is already promoting various sports and physical activities, while bringing together groups of all ages and abilities to help improve wellbeing levels in the area.

    While at the event to officially open the 3G pitch, Professor Van-Tam took some penalties against Haven High Academy pupil Sam - who trains with Aston Villa and England.

    Representatives from the borough council and various local sporting organisations were also present during the opening event.

    Matthew Van Lier, Headteacher at Haven High Academy, said: “We were so proud to have Professor Van-Tam visit our academy and officially open the 3G pitch facility here.

    “The students were excited to show him their football skills and were surprised to see how well he kicked the ball!

    “We presented him with one of our school ties and look forward to seeing him wear it as part of his future medical officer duties.”

    After cutting the ribbon at Haven High Academy, Professor Van-Tam visited pupils at Park Academy for a tour of the school and a Q&A session with the young scientists there.

    Professor Van-Tam said: ““It was a pleasure to visit the Boston schools and college and chat to the children and young people - my old primary school, Hawthorn Tree, Boston College, Haven High Academy and Park Academy.

    “What fantastic staff, and how keen the students were to learn about how science has advanced so much during the pandemic.”.

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  • Join Our Board of Trustees

    Published 04/08/21

    We are currently looking for professionals, to join our Board of Trustees, who have an enthusiasm for education and want to make a real difference to the life chances of young people in Lincolnshire.

    The Voyage Education Partnership educates over 3,500 young people and employs over 450 staff. We have a strong moral purpose and feel this is an exciting time to join our organisation as we enter the next stage of our journey. Our MAT is based in Lincolnshire and the Trust Board mostly meet remotely.

    Trustees are essential for the effectiveness and success of Voyage and we believe this is a rewarding and fulfilling role.

    For an informal discussion and more information please contact our Governance Lead carolyn.sumner@voyage-education.org or Chair of our Trust Board chris.penney@voyage-education.org We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Our Schools Win Awards

    Published 04/08/21
    Our academies scooped a trio of honours at the Education Awards 2021 held in Spalding. Wygate Park Academy won the Environmental Champion and top Primary School of the Year honours, while Gosberton Academy's teacher Brittany Kidd took home the
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  • Slipstream Helps Keep Pupils Safe

    Published 04/08/21

    A new initiative which was launched recently at a Boston school is aiming to make cycling safer for its students.

    Haven High Academy, which has campuses in Marian Road and Tollfield Road, launched Slipstream with guests from local road safety organisations and an amazing riding display for pupils courtesy of professional BMX stunt rider Joe Sproat.

    While performing his show, Mr Sproat emphasised the importance of wearing a cycle helmet whenever you get on a bicycle.

    Damien Daly, organiser of the Slipstream project, said: "Slipstream is aiming to help provide some discipline for our pupils who are cycling to and from school.

    "It is already proving very popular and we are seeing its effects - with more pupils than ever before wearing helmets when riding their bikes.

    "We want to see less cars around both school campuses at the start and end of the academic day, and more bicycles - as this leads to healthier lifestyles for our pupils."

    Any student at Haven High Academy can be part of the Slipstream scheme. As a member they receive free healthy breakfasts, can leave school earlier than other students, gain entrance to special events at the school, get discounts at High Street shops - and are also given their own locker in the same place they store their bike.

    The school is setting up a bicycle repair area and offering subsidies on purchasing new bicycles too. These can then be paid for via the school on a weekly basis.

    Mr Daly said: "To be part of Slipstream pupils must wear a helmet when cycling - and obviously are rewarded for doing so. We want to both encourage all of our students to ride safely and increase the number of children wearing helmets on Boston's roads."

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