Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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The Allia Future Business Centre will host Peterboroughs first free STEM Festival.

The search is on for future innovators in Peterborough

A festival of science and technology is being staged in Peterborough to inspire young innovators.

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No change to fining parents for absences

Parents will continue to be fined for taking their children on term-time holidays despite a recent High Court ruling in favour of a father.

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Deputy head at The King's School Trevor Elliott retires after 40 years at the school. He was presented with a clock by Charles Conquest, a former teacher, in front of hundreds of former puils and parents who attended the event EMN-160717-194129009

School ‘owes debt’ to inspirational teacher

An inspirational teacher has retired after four decades devoted to helping pupils at a top city school.

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Bridge Street

Literacy hub pops up for summer holidays

A temporarily empty shop unit in Peterborough city centre will be transformed into an hub of literacy activity during the summer holidays.

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Students warned over 'smart drug' pregnancy risk

Pregnancy warning over so-called ‘smart drug’

A so-called ‘smart drug’ favoured by students cramming for exams could lead to unplanned pregnancies, experts have warned.

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Bourne Academy

Girl was left embarrassed after teacher sent personal messages

A music teacher who sent a string of personal emails and text messages to a girl he taught which left her feeling embarrassed, nervous and with sleeping problems has been found guilty by a teachers’ disciplinary panel of “unacceptable professional conduct.”

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Oundle bus crash raised in House of Commons

The school bus crash in Oundle has been raised in Parliament this morning (Thursday) by constituency MP Tom Pursglove.

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South View Primary School Crowland Year 6 leavers' prom

Crowland pupils say goodbye with a party

Pupils from South View School in Crowland said a fond farewell to their primary school years with a leavers’ prom on Friday evening.

Launch of partnership with PCC and MyCognition to bring personalised brian training to young people at the City College, Peterborough.Allison Sunley of PCC with  Palwasha Bahram EMN-161207-133318009

New brain training scheme announced

Peterborough City Council has announced a ground-breaking partnership with cognitive assessment and training company, MyCognition, to deliver personalised brain training to thousands of students, entrepreneurs and older people.

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Playgroup’s delight at outstanding grading

Staff, parents and children at Orton Longueville Playgroup were celebrating this week after Ofsted graded it as “outstanding”.

Lidl to sell full sets of school uniform for £3.65 each

Lidl to sell full sets of school uniform for £3.65 each

Lidl shoppers can kit out their kids with a full school uniform for just £3.65.

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Headteacher Andy Fawkes with pupils at Linchfield Community Primary School, Deeping St James.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Head of Deepings school ‘devastated’ by SATs results of pupils

New standard for “3Rs” sees 27 per cent fall in ‘making grade’

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nene Park Academy pupils taking part in a Guiness Book of Records attempt at the World's biggest read EMN-160624-122555009

Harry Potter makes reading magic

Pupils in Peterborough were joined by Harry Potter author JK Rowling as part of National Reading Day.

John Holdich

Health focus must fall on children

Peterborough City Council Leader cllr John Holdich:

Kids Country annual Food and Farming Day at East of England Showground.
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Pet the donkey

Thousands of children from over 50 schools across the region came to the East of England Showground last Friday for the Kids Country Annual Food & Farming Day.

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Support staff at risk of redundancy at secondary school

More than a dozen members of staff at Ormiston Bushfield Academy could be made redundant with the school highlighting financial pressures.

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Peterborough School receives top accolade for improvement in key subjects

A national accolade for quality has been awarded to Nene Valley Primary School for its work in improving the well-being, resilience and self-esteem of its pupils who are vulnerable to underachievement.

Students from The Voyager Academy at the University of Cambridge EMN-160507-131605001

Students showcase engineering skills

Peterborough’s The Voyager Academy was one of a select group of three schools invited to take part in a new workshop provided by the University of Cambridge’s department of engineering.

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Education specialists say Peterborough City Council have ‘short changed’ youngsters with special needs

A firm of education specialists has claimed ‘Peterborough City Council is short changing youngsters with special needs’ after it was revealed a large percentage of teenagers did not have a plan prepared in time.

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