Dear parents and carers,
The past month has demonstrated what an incredible school community Friskney is. Parents pupils and staff have faced difficult challenges at home and in school with education, employment and health.
The most important thing at this time is the health and well-being of your family. Please don’t panic about accessing home learning through resources that school have provided or through a multitude of educational websites. Do what you think is right for your child – you know them best. We are here to support you via email, telephone or Facebook.
On this note I would like to share with you an extract from a tweet I saw yesterday from a Mr Thomas at Twyn School in Caerphilly, Wales. I think this sums the situation up perfectly.
Don’t stress about school work.
In September I will get your child back on track.
I am a teacher and that’s my superpower.
What I can’t fix is social-emotional trauma that prevents the brain from learning.
So right now, I just need you to
share your calm,
share your strength,
and share your laughter with your children.
No kids are ahead.
No kids are behind.
Your children are exactly where they need to be.
All the teachers on planet Earth
Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. The advice remains: every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Please take care of yourselves and stay as safe as you can.
Mr Daniels, staff and Governors
STAY AT HOME, PROTECT THE NHS and SAVE LIVES
Welcome to our new website!
History of Education in Friskney
There has been a school in Friskney since 1615. However, elements of the present school date back to 1860 when four church schools in the village were moved into one building. These rooms are the present two classrooms that front onto the road and in 1860 they were the school rooms for 198 children! The children remained at school until school leaving age (14 years of age at that time). In 1900 an extra room was added which is the room that looks onto the playground. More rooms were added in 1921 – a World War One Army Hut gave 2 extra classrooms – and 1948 – a Horsa Hut was built. Until The Giles School was opened in 1961 children remained at Friskney School until they were of school leaving age unless they were going to Skegness Grammar School. With the opening of The Giles School all children left Friskney at age 11. Another classroom was added to the school in 1993 and in 2010 work began on a new Hall, ancillary rooms and the remodelling of some of the older classrooms. During 2013 the EYFS classroom was extended and an outside play area was added which has given us a fit for purpose space for our children who are just beginning their school journey. At the same time the two original 1860 classrooms were re-modelled and enlarged. We discovered above the suspended ceilings the original beams and we have incorporated these into the rooms as a link between the old and the new. In September 2015 we opened our purpose built kitchen which provides meals for our children and two other local schools and Centres. A number of people have compared the school to the "Tardis" in Dr Who because, from the outside, the school appears small but once inside it seems to go on and on.
We have tried to include as much information as possible on the following pages about the everyday life of the school however should you not find an answer to the question that you have please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to include it on the website.