The Nineties

Pupils in Bugsy Malone


A Devil of a Good Time!

Thursday 12th April 1990

PUPILS from the Bourne County Primary School entertained local people last week with "Duffy and the Devil."  The play based on the famous fairy tale 'Rumplestilskin' was performed by 95 third and fourth year boys and girls.

The performance had included in it stick dancing, a pantomime horse and its very own full orchestral band.  All the scenery was very well drawn and painted by the children with the help of the teachers.

Puppet Show



A talented writer.






















Talented Writers Scoop Top Prizes

TALENTED young scribes are celebrating winning awards in a writing competion.  More than 120 entries were received in this year's Rotary Club of Bourne young writer competion.  Thirty-eight went through to the final, to be judged by retired head teacher Jim Taylor.

Mr Taylor said: "All the entries were of a very high standard and judging them was by no means an easy task.  I would like to congratulate the school and the writers for taking part.




Grandparents' Day

Pupil offers a scone to her adopted grandparents.Grandparents went back to school for a special Grandparents Day.  More than 100 grandparents were welcomed to the school and offered biscuits and cakes baked by the pupils before answering Year 6 pupils' questions.

A spokesman for the school said the session was part of the six and seven year-old pupils' water topic.  Pupils have been considering how they use water at home - and the afternoon gave them the chance to ask their grandparents how water was used when they were young children.


Easter Bonnets!

 Easter Eggs-travaganza

 Cycling safety

Year six pupils.






































Going to Big School

Thursday 23rd July 1992

THERE were some tears at Bourne Abbey Primary School.  Why? Because year 6 pupils waved goodbye to what was six happy years before stepping up on the next rung of the education ladder - to big school!

To send them off, parents and staff held a barbecue evening at the school.  And it wasn't just the pupils with tears in their eyes.  Two teachers - Mrs Joy Reed, head of the juniors and Mrs Anne Douglas, head of music dusted the blackboard for the last time as they retired.

School's Year of SuccessMr Bob Wright congratulatin some of the prizewinning children.

A successful year all round - that was the verdict on the achievement of pupils of Bourne County Primary School.

At a presentation afternoon at the school 42 children were presented with prizes ranging from progress awards to athletics trophies. Twenty youngsters received cycling proficiency awards, with one pupil, Timothy Slight gaining 100 per cent in the tests.

Pupils also said farewell to two retiring teachers.  Together Mr Charles Cameron and Mr Danny Lambert had been at the school for a total of 58 years. 

Danny Lambert and Charles Cameron surrounded by well-wishing children.Mr Lambert is retiring deputy head.  He joined the school in 1947, after being educated at Stamford Boys' School and doing his national service.  For Mr Charles Cameron, it is his second retirement. His first was after 20 years in the Royal Air Force.  At the school he had been responsible for pottery and ceramics, country dancing, cycling proficiency and producing plays.


Cllr John Kirkman presenting sports prizes.


School Sports Day

Cllr John Kirman, of Bourne County Primary School's board of governors, presented prizes at their annual sports day last Wednesday afternoon.  The overall winning house team on the day were the Linnets.



Bugsy Malone Musical

15th March 1994

Around 50 years 5 and 6 children took are part in Bourne Abbey's production of Bugsy Malone.  Which included the drama club and the choir, they worked hard on the show all term.  The musical tells the story

Bugsy Malone Cast.

of two American gangs and their battle for the new splurge gun.  The action climaxes in a big warehouse ambush, but by the end everyone is the best of friends.  Bugsy Malone is traditionally performed by children and the music was organised by Mr Alan Peach while the dancers were supervised by Mrs Harding and Mrs Vaughan.



School a First with Nursery

31st March 1995

Bourne Abbey (GM) Primary School, the first primary school in the country to opt out of council control, is to be one of the first grant maintained schools to have a state-funded nursery class.  News that the application for a 60 place nursery had been approved by the Secretary of State for Education reached the school on Friday.  It had been hoped that the class would be open by September, but "late approval" has left little building time and the opening could be delayed until later in the school year.

Chairman of school governors John Kirkman said the nursery would be of great benefit to the town.  "Once again Bourne leads the way.  Bourne Abbey Primary School is one of only two grant-maintained primary schools given permission.  It is wonderful news not just for the school, but for the whole area.  It is good news for present and future parents and will mean that with the four mainstream schools, Bourne will be providing a complete education service in the area.

  1. 1990 - Duffy & the Devil Programme
  2. 1991 - Seaspell Programme