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Children and families enjoy the new Wreningham playing field. Photo: Supplied

Wreningham playing field given £20,000 boost

A play area in south Norfolk described as “old and tatty” has been given a new lease of life after a £20,000 refurbishment project.

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Southttown Infants School celebrating their 'good' Ofsted rating

Southtown Infants School celebrates good Ofsted ahead of expansion

A good Ofsted made the last day of term extra special for staff and students at Southtown Infants School.

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More parents have been fined for taking their children out of school for holidays

More parents given fines for taking children out of school for holidays

The number of parents being fined for taking their children out of school in term-time is on the rise, with 119 more fixed penalty notices issued across the region than last year.

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Sunrise Awards 2014. Kevin Smy, Georgi Chapman & Tim Chang, whose film was named Best Film. They are pictured with Tone Davies, head of film and video at Ditto TV.

Video: Frankenstein-inspired film by Norwich University of the Arts students scoops award

A musical adaptation of the classic novel Frankenstein has been crowned best film in an annual media awards ceremony.

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Edward Worlledge Junior School students Jay Jackman, Hayden Langmead, Chloe Smith, Teddy Tavender perform their song as Cancer Beats.

Audio: Edward Worlledge Junior School students pen charity song for Louise Hamilton Centre

Schoolchildren from Southtown are raising the roof with a self-penned song about battling cancer.

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Tim Phillips, head teacher at Acle High school.

Behaviour at Acle Academy ‘requires improvement’ after surprise Ofsted visit

An Ofsted inspector has said behaviour at Acle Academy ‘requires improvement’ after making an unannounced visit to the school.

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Toddlers enjoying the Mini Monkey Gym. Franchise owner, Penny Holbrook, with toddler Issy Greenacre, 2. Picture: Denise Bradley

Photo gallery: Norwich entrepreneur encourages monkeying around with her Mini Monkey Gym enterprise

As most parents know, children do not need an excuse to perfect their rolling-down-slopes and sliding-on-their-tummies skill.

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Pupils from Homefield primary school in Bradwell having their own graduation ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Bradwell.The school has been running its own passport system, encouraging

Hats off to young Yarmouth learners

Young learners capped off their school year with a colourful graduation-style ceremony at their village church.

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Phil Johnson launches his second children’s book “The Little Blue Boat and the Marsh Man’s Gold!�
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Norfolk Broads celebrated in new book

It’s an ode to Norfolk’s stunning waterways – but with an adventurous twist.

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Rob Gowing and Anthony Walshe, who triumphed at the Scratch Off 2014 Competition. Photo: Andrew Howard

Whizz kids in Wymondham come top in computing competition

Teenage computer whizzes swapped schoolbooks for software as they triumphed in a programming competition.

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Playgroup leader Nicky Wardale rhas retired from Ducklings Playgroup after two decades. Photo: Peter Steward

Hethersett playgroup leader bids a fond farewell after 20 years in the role

A nursery leader who has shaped hundreds of children’s lives over two decades has waved an emotional goodbye to the role.

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Charlie Higson before receiving his hon degree at UEA. Photo: Supplied

Fast Show star and Young Bond author Charlie Higson receives honorary doctorate from UEA

Author, actor, comedian, producer and writer Charlie Higson can add another string to his bow - a doctorate of letters.

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Chloe Payne from Bunwell, who graduated at the UEA despite sustaining third degree burns to her face and neck in an accident causing life-threatening injuries.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Photo gallery: Courageous student receives UEA degree after fighting back from burn injuries

Graduation day is a celebration for all those involved, but Chloe Payne has more to celebrate than others.

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Ignite Street Dancers at the Summer Showcase at Open in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Video and photo gallery: Hard work pays off as young people put on summer show at the Open in Norwich

Months of hard work and dedication from 80 young people culminated in a special summer show at the Open venue in Norwich.

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North Walsham High School sponsored walk. Left to right, Molly Tilden, Charlotte Oakley, Jessica Bradley, Megan Briggs, Declan Stallan, Jake Russell.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

North Walsham High School heads out on sponsored walk - and says ‘happy retirement’ to two long-serving teachers

School was out early for hundreds of North Walsham High pupils who left their classrooms for the day and enjoyed an 11-mile ramble in beautiful sunshine.

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The successful Paston School football team in 1976 as they are today. Back, from left: Rod Dicks, Dave Walker, Garry Havens, Clive Baker, Ian Coggins. Front: Stuart Oakley, Nick Woolven, Richard Nichols, Andy Heavens, Jim Moran. Picture: SUBMITTED

Paston School’s champion 1970s’ footballers are reunited

Champion schoolboy footballers from nearly 40 years ago came together again in North Walsham to remember their glory days.

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Pupils from White Woman Lane Junior School and Old Catton Junior School who are or have taken part in the new award led by Richard Smith, team instructor for SkillForce, front and headteacher Ashley Best-White ( centre ). Photo: Steve Adams

Norfolk pupils set to learn how to be model citizens

Three Norfolk junior schools are leading the way with a new award aimed at developing pupils’ character and resilience, and teaching them about remembrance and respect.

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The school trip will take in Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Photo:Antony Kelly.

Evening News steps in to solve Hellesdon school’s passport problem

Teenagers who were told they could not go on a school trip because of passport problems have been thrown a lifeline – just 10 hours before departure.

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Norfolk County Council says data collected from schools shows an improvement in youngsters' development.

Norfolk five-year-olds outstrip county council’s development targets

The number of Norfolk schoolchildren who have reached expected levels of development by the end of their reception year has outstripped the council’s target.

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The car park, off Rouen Road in Norwich, which is at the centre of a school versus housing wrangle between the city and county council. Photo: Steve Adams

City centre car park at heart of wrangle over new Norwich primary school

Education bosses look set to be given two years to prove a new primary school is needed in the heart of Norwich, after a wrangle over a patch of city centre land.

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Open day entertainment at Notre Dame High School, Norwich where staff and pupils, past and present celebrated the schools 150th anniversary. Photo: Steve Adams

Generations of teachers and pupils revisit Norwich school for poignant event celebrating its 150th anniversary

Friends who’d been apart for decades shared memories from times gone by as they gathered under the sun in Norwich this weekend to mark a special milestone.

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Healthy competition. Norfolk Village Games county final at the Sportspark, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Photo gallery: More than 1,500 athletes fight for victory in the Norfolk Village Games final

Talented athletes of all ages battled it out in the final of this year’s Norfolk Village Games.

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Craig Avieson, new headteacher at Great Yarmouth Primary Academy. Picture: submitted

Great Yarmouth primary school appoints new head teacher

The new head teacher at Great Yarmouth’s first primary academy has pledged to build on its success as he prepares to take the reins.

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Simon Marfleet at the big top circus event to mark his departure.

Norwich headteacher bids a fond farewell to ‘one of a kind’ school after nearly two decades

A headteacher who waved an emotional goodbye to a Norwich school has admitted that retirement will leave a gap in his life.

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The grand opening of the new Mud Kitchen at Acle Pre School by special guest Peppa Pig.

Picture: James Bass

Peppa Pig declares Acle mud kitchen officially open

Youngsters in Acle will get their hands dirty making mud pies and discovering bugs in their new outdoor kitchen.

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Dame Rachel de Souza Photo: Bill Smith

Inspiration Trust bids to open eighth Norfolk school

The education group behind seven Norfolk schools has announced its bid to open an eighth - and make it “the best in Norfolk”.

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Stalham High School prom at the Old Rectory, Crostwick. Left to right, Courtney Williamson, Lauren Curtis, Abby Evans and Ebony Dewick.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Photo gallery: Stalham High School prom

Bare-shouldered prom princesses put on brave smiles as they arrived for Stalham High School year 11’s last hurrah in conditions more like mid September than high summer.

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New Wymondham College principal Jonathan Taylor

New Wymondham College principal aims to make school ‘beacon of good practice’

The new principal of an outstanding state boarding school has said that he aims to make it a “beacon of good practice”.

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Wroughton Junior School, Gorleston

Wroughton Junior School in Gorleston ‘requires improvement’ but pupils work hard and want to do well

A Gorleston junior school has been told it must improve after inspectors found pupils’ progress was uneven and teachers did not provide the right classroom challenges.

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The 2013 Bernard Matthews Youth Awards, with host, Anna Williamson. The winner of the Sport award, Emily Crowe. Picture: Denise Bradley

Sports star speaks of how Bernard Matthews Youth Award has helped with her gymnastic ambitions

Sports star Emily Crowe has spoken of how winning a Bernard Matthews Youth Award has helped her further her gymnastic dreams.

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