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Wrangle School News

Wrangle Reporters have decided to write about people and events at Wrangle Primary School. We will be looking at how our local newspapers report on news events, sport, entertainment, fashion, and other items we may find. Some of our articles will reflect local and national news that has been highlighted in the media, including radio and T.V. The Editor and some roving reporters will be going out and about in the area in order to obtain first hand information about our environment.

EDITOR'S NOTE Please email wranglereporters@gmail.com if you have any suggestions or comments. Some of these may be published!

Editor: Jeannette Ellwood

Our Team of Reporters for 2012 is:
Zak, Helena, Georgia, Bethan, Arron and Sophy

P.S.I take full responsibilty for any typos! Just let me know if you spot one and I will send you the Editor's Special Secret Award...

After very busy Christmas activities and a break during the first half of our Spring Term Wrangle Reporters are back to work with writing, reporting and and film making.

Our current projects include filming footage for a DVD about our school, observing nature at Freiston Shore RSPB site, and preparing Art for a continuation of an School exhibition at Giles Academy Art Gallery in nearby Boston.

Future Projects

We are planning a visit to BBC Lincolnshire studios in Lincoln as a followup to Scott Dalton's visit to our school. We are currently arranging poetry sessions with our local poet Annette Burrell and are already looking forward to an Easter visit to the Old Pottery where no doubt a quantity of Sophy's famous cupcakes will be consumed...not to mention the publication of our Writing Rocks story competition results.

Jack Greene Tudor Time Traveller

Jack Greene Tudor Time Traveller
Our intrepid Bethan with the dried frogs!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Breaking News

Read the Standard this week - Giles Gallery, in Boston has won an award! Congratulations!  Wrangle School's contributions can be seen among the gorgeous squares of the Boston Quilt Project.  

They will also be exhibiting a few examples of art done in Wrangle Primary School  from Staurday 3rd December until the end of the month. They don't know yet whose work will be included but the standard is high so it will look pretty good.
If you are a parent it might be worth while to visit the Gallery and see if your child's work is on show... all visitors are welcome.

Congratulations to the children of Wrangle School

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Horrible Histories in Wrangle -Tudor Time Traveller - Jack Greene

Jack Greene, a notable expert on the Tudor King of England and his times visited Wrangle School on the 15th November. He made a great impact on our Wrangle Reporters, here are some of their thoughts and impressions...

'Jack had a lot of historic artifacts, my favourite was the musket.  It was huge and loud. He also brought a longbow and three arrows. Two were sharp and these could kill you, one was blunt but it would definitely still hurt you.' Bethan went on to describe how a pig was killed and how the lady of the house would collect the blood to use with herbs and spices. 'Jack was very rude, he told us a Tudor swear word. It was 'God's bones'!
Zak's account tells of the sinking of the Mary Rose which happened during the war against the spanish ships (The Armada). He goes on to report that ...'Jack allowed us to dress up in many tudor clothes, including a bird scarer boy, a soldier, the Earl of Lincoln and his Countess. thieves, docotors and many more!...We ended the day playing Tudor games like stick wrestling and foot wrestling.'
Georgia was most taken with some of the medicines in use during that time. ...'Jack passed round all sorts of medicines like dried frogs, and  dried mouse, a pickled scorpion.  The best part of the day was when Jack used the longbow and shot an arrow 11 feet from where we all stood.
Arron told us more about the medical techniques used, including the effective use of leeches. Jack brought a jar full of live ones... 'When they saw us they tried to get out (hungry perhaps?) and it was peculiar when they started stretching out. They used the leeches to take your headache away because it sucks your bad blood away. If you had a sore throat you had to find a spider and put butter on it to help it slip down (your throat)... ' he ended his report with...'To make your cough go away you find some rats and cook them and after that squeeze their blood and guts and eat them. We saw dried up frog and dried up flesh...the medicines smelt like they've been in a sewer for fifty years!'

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Scott Dalton

The tables were turned on Mr Dalton as our WrangleSchool Reporters interviewed him for our School Blog when he visited Wrangle School on Monday last.  He told the children that he started reporting with the Boston Standard when he was on work experience with them.   He  then spent a short time with the Target and was eventually offered a job with BBC Radio Lincolnshire. In answer to Zak's question 'What is it like to be a broadcaster?' he replied
'I've been doing this job for 11 years, and I really enjoy it.' He said after being nervous to start with it only took him a few seconds to get used to the microphone. Arron and Sophy both asked him if he went to lots of small villages like this.
'Oh yes' he replied, 'My job takes me to lots of small villages all over Lincolnshire. We live in a very rural county.'
As BBC radio Lincolnshire came to school because Wrangle had been chosen as one of the places the 2012 Olympic torch will pass through Georgia wanted to know if Scott had been to an Olympic event before.
'No I haven't although I did visit the London site just as it was being built.' Georgia thought he was very kind and noticed he carried a microphone which said radio Lincolnshire written in a triangle.
Bethan was interested in the sort of interviews he usually did and asked him if he had ever been to a really bad incident. He replied that he had been to many family problems in his time. Helena wanted to know if he had ever been really nervous.
His answer to that question was 'Yes, especially when I first started with the BBC.'

Question time for Scott ended with one from Bethan who put in a special request for a song dedicated to Wrangle School.
'We would like the tune for the Final Countdown!' she said.
Everyone decided they would love to visit the BBC studio in Lincoln, to see Scotts workplace.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Carrying the Olympic Torch 2012 in Wrangle

Well along the A52 anyway.

On June 27th the Olympic Torch will pass Wrangle School Gates on its way to the Olympic Games in London.
Today Wrangle School Children had a taste of fame as they were interviewed by Scott Dalton from BBC Radio Lincolnshire and broadcast LIVE at 10.20 am today.

Wrangle Reporters turned the tables on Mr Dalton as they interviewed him (for a change!). Read all about it on Wrangle Reporters blog as they post their reports on Wednesday 9th of November.

It's almost as exciting as Guy Fawkes night!

Editor's note:

Melanie Marshall, our very own olympic champion, learned to swim in Wrangle School Pool.
How's that for a bit of local history - perhaps we should have a plaque on one of the doors to our new dressing rooms. Would you come and unveil it Mel?

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Writing Rocks

It certainly does. We have over 250 entries for our competition. Some were very exciting reading!
We are in the process of judging ready to send off to Editor Tim Atkinson for him to choose the final winners.
 Will you be in our book??
                                                                Watch this space!


An after half term Special - from our Sports Reporters

Tag-Rugby Tournament by Zak and Arron

The Tag-Rugby Tournament took place at the Princess Royal sports Arena in Boston.
As we arrived we saw there were lots of schools there, we started with a quick warm up, after that we were given our fixtures sheet.
We were told to go to the pitch and we played Wyberton Primary School we ended up with a 1-1 draw.   Our next match was against Hawthorn Tree Primary School sadly we lost 3-0 as we were upset we also lost the next game against Sibsey it wasnt getting any better we also lost against New York Primary
We luckily got to the semi final, we were ready to get to the final and we did we won the match 3-2 but one of our players went to try and grab the tag and ended up getting his trouser leg and his trousers ripped.  We played Wyberton again, all of us were so excited that we won the match and the Silver Plate.
When we got back to school and walked into the classroom we acted so miserable. All of a sudden we screamed "WE WON!" Zak Rivers and Luke Sanger gave Mrs Jackson a huge hug.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

History in the Making

Our Trip to Boston to take part in the Boston Quilt Project at Giles School Gallery.

Report by Arron and Helena.

   It was Wednesday 5th October and Bethan, Zak, Arron Georgia Helena and Sophie were going to Boston in Mrs Lister’s car with Mrs Ellwood.   It was really cool in Mrs Lister’s car because she had an awesome sunroof.  All the wind was smashing in our faces.   When we got there we parked in Sports Direct car park.  The town was packed because it was market day.   As we stepped in the Giles Art Gallery Lesley introduced herself to us all.   Lesley was very nice to everyone and she showed us a part of a patch work quilt. We made butterflies in squares to be joined up with the big quilt.  We made our way back to the car.   We all nearly trapped our fingers in the door as Georgia shut the door. 
We made our way back to school after an exciting day in Boston.

(Anyone is wlecome to call in at Giles Gallery and design a square to be included in the Boston Quilt Project - you don't have to be able to sew, all materials are provided free, and your  square  will be part of a special historical project. - Editor's note)

Back to Work!

After a short visit to hospital the Editor's computer went through a short convalescence and now seems to be working as it should.

A poem by Helena, Zak, Arron – Wrangle Reporters

Mountains are High
Valleys are Low
People Sigh
People Cry, when they say goodbye…

About Wrangle Reporters


     I’m a girl called Georgia. My hobbies are horse riding, going on the computer and making friends.  I like Chinese, Indian, fish and chips and burgers and chips. I have blue eyes and I’m ten years old born November 1st 2000.  I have one brother and two parents, three grandparents. Who are kind and caring.   I have Murphy, my pony who was mine.
I’m very pretty because I look very glamorous out of school.


  Hi, my name is Bethan Kelly, I am nine years old. I have brown hair, blue eyes and I live in Wrangle.   My Dad lives in Northamptonshire 72 miles away from Wrangle, Wow! Recently my mum announced she was getting married to her fiancĂ©, Lee which is so exciting.   I couldn’t believe that she has only been engaged for five weeks and she’s already bought her wedding dress and she’s booked the venue and reception. Me, my sister, my stepsister and both of my aunties are bridesmaids.


My name is Helena I have hazel eyes and my hair is caramel blonde.   I have a cat called Homer and a dog called Bobbie.  My sister’s name is Alex my mum’s name is Jo, my Dad’s name is Mick.  I go to Wrangle school and I am friends with Ellie, Emily, Rayleigh, Georgia and Bethan.  I am ten years old and I live in Leverton.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Dont forget to send a story...

We want your writing! A story or poem, and if you are under seven a picture with a sentence would be great. Send it to us, you might win a place in a book to be published by our local publisher, Tim Atkinson.  Some of you will remember meeting him at Wrangle School Reporters session.
We will have prizes and a Prize Giving Ceremony.
Read our poster.
Read our entry form
SEND YOUR ENTRY OFF now...look forward to reading it!
Editor Jeannette Ellwood

ENTRIES to email address entries@writingrocks.co.uk

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

We'll Meet Again World War Two Mobile Museum On Calender TV

Report by Georgia

Paul and Lynda run a mobile musem.   When Scarlet Class (at Wrangle School) was doing a topic on WW2 Paul and Lynda came and they had guns, dummies, army helmets and ration books.In their exhibition they also had earphones, gas masks, and rattles - to make a noise if you were trapped under rubble.   As well as all that they have a big army truck.   Just before the summer holidays they fitted seat belts so Scarlet class could ride in the truck and go to Freiston Shore.   We waved to all the other people walking and driving along.   When we arrived Calender news programme was filming.   They filmed us it was so cool.

Friday, 16 September 2011

For a very special person

If a raindrop is a kiss,  I'd give you a shower.
If a hug was a second, I'd give you an hour,
If a present was dough, I'd make you a bun,
Your are my love, my special hon!

Guess who - by Zak

Thursday, 15 September 2011

After Our Long Summer Sleep

We were not really asleep... although even blogs must have their rest!    We are now wide awake with some new reporters to help us keep you up to date with the exciting happenings in our area.   A visit from Calender News filming some of our pupils from Wrangle School riding in an army lorry to the World War Two Museum exhibition not too far away from us here showed the world an example of one of the unique educational experiences we enjoy 

'We'll Meet Again' World War Two mobile museum site will tell you all about it and you may get a glimpse of some of our reporters in uniform...

Jeannette Ellwood

Monday, 25 July 2011

Editor - in France-qui-pleut

It seems to rain forever here in the lovely Loire - I think I take wet weather with me where-ever I go, so everyone who is getting a tan in Wrangle is very lucky!

I have had some stories for our story competition - come on Wrangle boys and girls lets go for gold here and win a place in a book to be published as soon as everyone's efforts are in and judged.
Tim, the publisher, has met with some of our authors to be, heard a few stories and was very impressed with the great imagination and skill Wrangle School children showed, so keep them coming.

Dont forget the Scarecrow competition either. Mrs Lister says she loves scarecrows...
They should be ready for Wrangle Hall Craft Fair...

Good luck for the holidays, keep writing and scarecrowing!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Nostalgic Memories

A Birthday Memory

Jacob Pinchbeck

When I was two and my birthday was a day away my Mum baked a cake for me the night before. Then we all went out of the kitchen and into the living room.  I crept back out into the kitchen and went to the cupboard, my Mum came through turned the light on and saw me scoffing the cake!

 My Litle Sister

Helena Chevis

A long time ago when I was a little girl my sister and my Mum would come and pick me up from my old nursery school. When they arived at the nursery they would give my sister Alex a juice box!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Memory Lanes

My Memories by Zak

One of my early memories is...'when I was on holiday in France and we were playing monopoly and my brother bought Trafalgar Square and two goes later I landed on it and I tried to say it but I said 'trifle square' and my mum was laughing so much she was crying.'

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

School News - The eventful trip to London

A report by Bethany Lauren Holderness and Raven-MarieSpurr
On Wednesday 30th March 2011 the pupils of Wrangle Primary School went on an eventful trip to London. The day started out at the early time of six forty five am, when everyone met up in the school hall. The long journey departed at 7 am and we didn't reach London until eleven thirty am. When we finally reached the Victoria and Albert Museum we had our lunch and had a look around.  We saw precious jewellery, sacred silver and gold and historical artefacts. The main attraction was the magnificent glass sculpture that was hanging off the ceiling; it was green, blue, turqoise and yellow.
We enjoyed looking around the museum but we thought we would have liked more time.
Fortunately for us we then went onto the London Palladiam to watch Andrew Lloyd Webber's new productionof 'The Wizard of Oz'. We were all surprised when a real dog playing Toto was introduced. he was very funny because he wasn't doing what he was supposed to do.  The songs were amazing throughout. We both thought the effects that were used were very technical but remarkable at the same time. The girl who played Dorothy was very brave because it was one of her first musicals. We were slightly disappointed because we were so far away we couldn't see their facial expressions and at times it was very loud!
We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would like to thank Mrs Lister, the PTFA, all the adults who came along and expecially the bus driver for gettin us there safely. We can't wait for our next trip.

Responsibilty Issues

A Report by Sophie Johnson

On Tuesday 5th April 2011 we set off for our litter picking trip. We took a whole hour picking up bits of litter left lying around in our neighbourhood. We went on foot to the recreation field.   Moreover we went because Mrs Lister thought it was a good idea.

I personall did not enjoy picking up other people's litter, because it is their responsibility not ours. However I did enjoy being able to go out in the fresh air for a lot longer than usual. They should be responsible enough to know not to drop thier litter.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Police report
6 - 4 -11

Last week three policemen visited our School on huge police bikes. After all the classes had been outside and sat on the bikes, the police officers came inside so we could interview them. We asked them many questions:

1.     Why were the bikes so bright?
For protection, so people could see us at night
2.     How fast can the bikes go?
Over 100 mph!!
3.     Why do they use bikes and not cars?
So we can weave past the cars at high speeds
4.     What do they do when they are off duty?
A mixture between swimming, riding bikes, playing music and even singing in a band.

The police officers came in full uniform and even showed us their police equipment that they carry around with them. They had a baton, Cs gas and handcuffs all attached to their boots, clipped on to their jacket they had their radio, so that when they are on their bike they do not have to let go!

We thank them very much for coming, the three officers were called Pc Wing, Pc Hook and Sgt Carlin.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sports Report Swimming

On Tuesday 15th March 2011 the offical countdown clock for the 2012 Olympics was revealed in Trafalger Square. It shall keep counting down in days, hours, minutes and seconds for 500 days.Moreover on Saturday 12th March 2011 at The Meredith Leisure Centre in Louth the Lincolnshire County Championships kicked off. Boston Amateur Swimming Club took a large amount of swimmers. The first session had a promising start with Jordan Clare coming 12th in the 10 years age group. Next was James Hurley, 11, who won his age group and 4th was his teammate Sam Macleod.In the next age group, George Hobbins came 2nd. The next age group, 13's, saw Connor Spinks winning. In the 100 fly Boston had some good swims with their youngest competitors in the event saw Jessica Petitt just ahead of her teammate Bethany Holderness in 4th.
Report by Wrangle Reporter
Bethany Holderness.

the angel bear project

My finished design is white with my initals and ba shape of a flower on it.Moreover the knitting was not a competition but there was a colouring competition called, anything that you would like to kint. Millie won the colouring competition as a prize millie won a sock monkey and we gave Angel bear £80.00.maire and meanaly are going to australia to give homless pepole.
Reported by Helena jade chevis.

The angel bear project

We at wrangle primary school donated £80.00 to angel bear.Angel bear is a charity that sends knitted bears to children in need.We also did bookmarks with them my design was yellow with two sets of intials s.j and r.m.s.There was a competition for ks1 where they had to draw somthing they wanted to knit the winner was mille who drew a cat she won a sock monkey.Soon Marie and Melanie the angel bear people will go to Austrailia to give little children a knitted bear.
Reported by Raven-Marie Spurr