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Moneydarragh Primary School closes after more than 100 years

[ad_1] Image caption Moneydarragh Primary School is amalgamating with three other small schools Pupils at Moneydarragh Primary School in County Down have closed their books for the last time. The former hedge school in Annalong is amalgamating with three other small primaries in the area, to create St Columban's in Kilkeel.Moneydarragh Primary has been part of the small community for more than 100 years.Phonsie Harrison, 94, and 89-year-old Mary Rooney,
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Fatberg boosts museum numbers – BBC News

[ad_1] Image caption The fatberg, which has begun to "sweat" and grow mould, could be preserved in the museum's collection A slice of fatberg put on show at the Museum of London could be preserved for future generations.The lump of congealed fat, oil and wet wipes has begun to "sweat" and change colour - and flies have hatched in it.But curator Vyki Sparkes says the fatberg caused a "marked increase"
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Military children: ‘I’ve lived in 12 different houses’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "This is my 10th school, I've lived in 12 different houses," a girl, 14, says. She is one of 40 eight- to 15-year-olds to have shared their experiences of growing up in military families with England's children's commissioner.Anne Longfield is calling for a child-focused approach to supporting them.Her report says the "all-encompassing character of a military lifestyle means service children can experience 'growing-up' quite differently
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School offers children week off in term time

[ad_1] Image copyright Woodlands Image caption Simon Cox: "We're trying to work with our families" A secondary school is offering parents the chance to take their children out of school for one week in July next year for an "enrichment week".Woodlands School in Basildon says this will allow parents of pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 to give them "opportunities that are more affordable".Pupils will have to complete a
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Stamford Hill school with sex ed ban ‘inadequate’

[ad_1] Image caption Pupils at Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School are not allowed to study animal or human reproduction A Jewish girls school that bans sex education and redacts book chapters has been rated inadequate by Ofsted.The latest report for Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School said leaders did not prepare pupils well for life in modern British society. Girls at the Stamford Hill school were not allowed to study animal
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Pupils learn to sign for deaf awareness week

[ad_1] Pupils have been learning to sign for deaf awareness week.Teacher Julie Bell, from Northern Parade Kings Academies in Portsmouth, said she wanted to tell the students: "It's about being yourself, not letting your disabilities get in your way." They learnt to sign the song True Colours by Cyndi Lauper in memory of pupil Pheobe Bostocks who died in July last year. [ad_2] Source link
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Teens on 9-1 GCSEs: ‘Everyone’s worried about grade boundaries’

[ad_1] Image caption They're glad it's all over, but a little worried that grade boundaries could be high After weeks of stress, pressure and revision, GCSEs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finally over and teenagers can relax and enjoy the summer sunshine.The current Year 11s in England were the first cohort to sit the majority of their GCSEs under the new, more rigorous 9-1 grading system. So how
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Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers say cyan could be added or taken away to prevent or encourage sleep The colour cyan - between green and blue - is a hidden factor in encouraging or preventing sleep, according to biologists.University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while reducing cyan is associated with helping sleep.The impact was felt even if colour changes were
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Ofsted chief says poor white communities lack ‘aspiration and drive’

[ad_1] Image copyright Ofsted Image caption Ms Spielman was speaking to an education festival at Wellington school in Berkshire White working-class communities can lack the "aspiration and drive" of many migrant groups, England's chief schools inspector has told a conference. Amanda Spielman said a long overdue debate was under way about why white working-class pupils fall behind. "We are having to grapple with the unhappy fact that many... working-class communities