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International Festival of Learning attracts 1,000 to a packed timetable

Teachers and education professionals flocked to the first International Festival of Learning at West Suffolk College on Monday.

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Gordon Jones and Colin Noble at the International Festival of Learning   PICTURE: Mecha Morton

International Festival of Learning: Councillors talk about challenges of improving education

The challenges of funding, inconsistent quality of teaching and the energy for improving education were discussed by county council leaders at Monday’s International Festival of Learning.

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Stowmarket Mad Science Festival PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Wonderful world of science comes to life

Youngsters were given a magical mystery tour of science at the Mad Science Festival in Stowmarket on Tuesday.

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Launch of Wild Play Ltd - Heidi Franklin and Denise Winder

Pair to take teaching to the great outdoors

A former headteacher and a close friend have launched an outdoor learning and forest school business.

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An artist's impression of how The Pines Primary School will look once complete

New Red Lodge school reaches milestone

Construction of a new £4.9 million primary school in Red Lodge reached a major milestone on Friday.

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Stanton primary school retains ‘good’ Ofsted rating

A school has retained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating with improvements in reading and maths.

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Bury St Edmunds primary school joins Samuel Ward Academy Trust

A Bury St Edmunds primary school has joined the Samuel Ward Academy Trust.

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Students at King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds, are learning CPR skills thanks to new state-of-the-art training kits

School aims for life-saving target

Life-saving skills are on the timetable at a Bury St Edmunds school, thanks to 45 new training kits.

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Risala Chowdhury has been names the Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk '''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Meet Risala – West Suffolk’s new DMYP

A Mildenhall College Academy student has been voted the Deputy Member of Youth Parliament (DMYP) for Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk by her peers.

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Sarah Jefferys-Emrys Yoga workshop for youngsters Picture Mark Westley

‘Great’ feedback for first college community day

A college’s first community event could pave the way for more activities for youngsters and families in the future.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Students quiz councillors on county school bus policy

Students from Thurston Community College will be taking their campaign against changes to school transport to Suffolk County Council’s headquarters tomorrow.

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A computer club run by Realise Futures Learning and Development.

Suffolk adult courses are praised by Ofsted

Adult community learning courses provided in Suffolk by social enterprise Realise Futures have been rated ‘good’ by the education watchdog.

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Back to school for 19 fathers who took part in West Row Academy's Epic Dads event

Back to school for lessons in being an epic dad

It was back to school for 19 dads at the first EPIC Dads event at West Row Academy.

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Students enjoy Science Week at King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds.'Pic - Richard Marsham

Schools get all inventive for Science Week

Pupils at schools across Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area have been getting experimental this week to mark British Science Week.

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Historian John Saunders has published 'Ahead of its Time' about St Alban's Catholic Primary School, which opened on the Howard Estate in Bury St Edmunds in 1971 and closed in 2000.''''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Booklet looks at the Bury St Edmunds school that ‘time forgot’

A historian has penned a fascinating booklet about a former school in Bury St Edmunds on which there are few surviving records.

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Howard Community Primary School'Beard Road'Picture Mark Westley

Safeguarding is judged ‘effective’ at Bury St Edmunds school in special measures

Safeguarding at a Bury St Edmunds school in special measures has been judged ‘effective’ by Ofsted - but the level of council support has come under fire.

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World Book Day - Westgate Primary School''Pictured: Nicholas and Jacob Dixon'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Schools in Bury St Edmunds celebrate World Book Day

Schools in Bury St Edmunds celebrated World Book Day a week later than scheduled following the recent snow with a parade of colourful characters leaping from the pages of bestsellers to the playground.

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Mildenhall College Academy student Aron Mazey at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford

Aron in top 60 at challenge

Mildenhall College Academy student Aron Mazey was among the 60 top scoring students from 41,372 entrants in his age group in the UK BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge.

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Victoria Irving who has been on work experience at the About Thetford Magazine as part of a project between the Thetford Business Forum and West Suffolk College

West Suffolk College students help promote Thetford as a great place to work

West Suffolk College students and Thetford Business Forum have been working together to change the image of Thetford and show that it is a great place to work.

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Alfred Roberts County Upper School winning entry in Royal Opera House Fanfare competition.'Picture Mark Westley

Royal Opera House crowns young composer a winner

A 15-year-old Bury St Edmunds student will have his music played at the Royal Opera House in London after winning a competition.

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