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Pupils from Barnham Primary School had an explosive time during National Science Week.

As the size of Norfolk grows, so too must the number of school places for its children. Bethany Whymark reports on a council vision for the future of schools.

Broadland District Council

Fantastic Mr Fox, Gandalf, and the Gruffalo were just some of the weird and wonderful characters to make an appearance in schools across the region last week.

A South Norfolk village primary that made news when it adopted a school dog has gained an across the board “good” rating from Ofsted inspectors.

For many parents, World Book Day is synonymous with a last minute scramble to find original costumes, but this year one primary school is taking a different approach to the national celebration.

A charity-run nursery and complex needs school will be stocking up on thousands of pounds worth of free books as the winners of our Books for Schools competition are announced.

A Norfolk parent is encouraging others to ask their children about the Momo challenge after discovering his seven-year-old son had been exposed to it.

East Anglia has been snubbed by a government pilot scheme to improve broadband speeds in rural primary schools.

Department for Education

Forbes has recognised two former Norfolk students in a list of Europe’s most influential young businesspeople.

Wymondham College

Thousands of youngsters around the country, including in Norfolk, are expected to go on strike from school today as part of a global youth action over climate change.

Sweden

Thousands of young people will come together to compete for their School Sports Partnership in the Norfolk Winter School Games.

A Norfolk school placed in special measures has shown improvements in controlling bullying but pupil progress is still lagging behind.

Mobile phones should be banned from classrooms, with pupils to be lectured about the dangers of device dependency, the schools minister has said.

Department of Health

Robot unicorns and stop motion animation will be among the creative technologies children and families can try out at libraries across Norfolk in February.

BBC

Secondary school pupils in Norfolk made better progress in the last academic year, according to new figures.

Department for Education

A nursery school has been accused of “emotional blackmail” after warning parents that their children could be put into separate classrooms with fewer facilities if they don’t start paying its optional surcharge.

Department for Education

A former scientist turned children’s author has seen her first book scoop a prestigious national prize given to titles that find innovative ways to inspire youngsters about science.

The new head teacher of two primary schools may be barking up the right tree by introducing a puppy to delighted pupils in his first week.

One of the country’s only state boarding schools for primary age children could open in Norfolk next year.

Jonathan Taylor

Students from six high schools across south Norfolk and north Suffolk can test their employability skills in front of senior business leaders, at a mock recruitment assessment day on January 10.

Wymondham College

An opera singer who has performed globally and who has the same voice coach who once worked with late Pavarotti has appeared as special guest at a Norfolk school.

Neil McShane

Leaders at a playgroup where children are not challenged to learn say they are already working to address inspectors’ concerns.

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