Grantham Journal columnist: Jacob Stuart

Columnist: Jacob Stuart
Columnist: Jacob Stuart

I am very happy to see that Grantham’s schools are not letting up on the push to make their students fulfil their potential.

When the fantastic GCSE and A level results were announced earlier in the year it was a testament to both the quality of teaching in the area and the effort local pupils put in.

I pointed out that resting on their laurels would be the last thing schools should do now and to make sure they continue to invest in Grantham’s future.

KGGS invested further this week as they look to improve the quality of the site by adding more classrooms and improve the arts and drama departments.

Alongside Grantham College slowly but surely developing a bigger campus with so many possibilities, it is clear to see that our institutions are dedicated to not only our youngsters’ futures but Grantham’s.

This is in stark contrast to the way Grantham Hospital is being directed. As another ward, this time Ward Six Surgical, was closed earlier this month you have to wonder whether many of the hard working, educated schoolchildren of Grantham’s present will want to stay here into the future.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust say that the measure was to make sure the hospital runs efficiently thereby providing better service for patients. Hopefully this will prove to be the case but as we have seen previously what we think is best for our town is not always in line with what the trust thinks is best for our town.