Friday, 24 February 2017



Reported by Jackson & Angus
Today we are Interviewing Jacob & Thomas From Year 2. They meet every Friday to play chess during enrichment day.

Jacob started playing chess last year in year 1 with Mrs Greet and Miss Gatehouse. He enjoys playing chess and has a few tactics up his sleeve.  When Jackson played a game of chess with him he took out Jackson’s King and won.

Thomas started playing last year. He knows what a checkmate and a stalemate is & has some good tactics. He is quite good at playing chess and when he played against Jackson they had a draw. Thomas has some quite good techniques at tricking his opponent.
Wikipedia says ‘ it is believed that chess originated in India before the 6th century AD. Chess is a two - player strategy board game played on a chessboard. Casual chess games usually last 10 to 60 minutes, tournament games last anywhere from about 10 minutes  (fast chess)  to six hours or more.
The longest tournament chess game to be played ever was in 1989 and lasted 20 hours and 15 minutes to complete a drawn game .’

Here are some people playing chess

The Awesome Sausage Sizzle

The Awesome Sausage Sizzle

By Fran

At Lincoln primary school, we have been fundraising to raise money for choir, jump jam and other groups at the school. Today the year 8s and some parents ran a sausage sizzle.
The children got the sausage sizzle notices the week before. The sausages on offer were vegetarian, gluten free, and regular. There were also Juicies and Moosies being sold. After school the children ran out of their classrooms with a cheerful smile on their faces.

This Friday all the children got to school early so that they could get their orders written down on their hands. I ordered 1 sausage and 1 Moosie.

Time went fast and before you knew it, it was lunch time. As the lunch bell rang everyone rushed out of their classrooms so that they could be first in line to get a sausage.

Here are some photos

The blazing fire🔥

By Erin Lowe and Lily McCondach

On Monday the 13th February a blazing fire had been roaring leading 450 homes to be evacuated and 11 houses burnt down. The fire has been now mostly are dealt with by the 390 firefighters and the 15 helicopters. 1 of them coursed a fire to get even worse when sadly they crashed into a power line at night and died. Generously Lincoln high held a mufti day raising 2,000 dollars towards two kids families who had been affected by the fire. Affected areas include: Dyers Pass Rd into Victoria Park, Hoon Hay Valley Rd, The south side of Cashmere Rd to Kennedys Bush Rd and to Hoon Hay Valley Rd, The Port Hills around Worsleys Rd and Cashmere Rd,Early Valley Rd, Westmoreland, Kennedys Bush, and its intersecting streets are from Halswell Quarry up towards the end of Kennedys Bush Rd. Also,5 schools were shut down.

2,000 hectares of land was destroyed by the fire which caused it to rain flakes of ash above Lincoln, Tai Tapu, Prebbleton and the surrounding areas. The fire went on for a total of six days straight and got so bad that they had to contact the Army, Usual fires only go on for about 3-4 days at the most, which made this fire  a popular news topic in different countries including England,Turkey and many more. Luckily, the very courageous firefighters put out the fire and the small fine rain helped, but it should've came sooner. Eventually the fire was put to an end by Saturday evening, meaning it is now safe enough for some of  those who were affected to return homes.