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Town centre shoppers were greeted with a burst of Brazilian colour and exciting rhythms as a flash mob of youngsters showed off their singing skills.

Yesterday, 12:03

An 18-year-old from Suffolk is looking to unleash her talent and make judges sit up and take notice during one of the world’s top dog shows.

Yesterday, 13:39

A Haverhill primary school has become the first in the town to create a pool of young Dementia Friends.

Thu, 15:28

A poll asking students whether a Jewish society should be set up at the University of Essex has been pulled from the student union website ahead of a fresh vote, we can reveal.

Thu, 12:31

Hundreds of students at the University of Essex have voted against creating a Jewish society, sparking anger from a national union and Colchester’s MP.

Some Suffolk schools are actively encouraging parents to educate their children at home, the county’s education boss has revealed amid a spike in the number of pupils being home schooled.

Wed, 20:20

Sex offences reported in schools are on the rise, new statistics indicate – with cases in Essex higher than national trends.

Wed, 05:30

An Ipswich primary school which faced losing its sponsor following a torrent of criticism from Ofsted has taken “effective action” to improve, according to inspectors.

Tue, 12:00

A new children’s nursery looks set to be built near to a residential development after plans were given the go-ahead.

Mon, 16:00

Fresh proposals are being unveiled for the expansion of an Ipswich college – just weeks after planners gave a state-of-the-art technology hub the green light.

Mon, 15:33

Ipswich primary students at Handford Hall school saved the planet in their recent self-penned production at Sir John Mills theatre.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin says an immigration system ‘based on fear and penalties’ makes it more difficult to find out someone’s real age - after an adult asylum seeker posed as a pupil at an Ipswich school last year.

Friday, February 15, 2019

A task force is set to be established later this year to come up with measures to tackle a shortfall of places for youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The long arm of the law was a little shorter than usual when children as young as four donned officers’ uniforms and high-visibility jackets at school.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The latest phase of an office development that’s part of the University of Essex’s Knowledge Gateway research and technology park is now fully let.

Friday, February 15, 2019

They play a “vital role” in helping to educate fellow pupils at schools across the county.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Around 1,500 educational leaders and lecturers are expected to descend on Bury St Edmunds this summer for an international festival.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A group of girls aged 12 and above will be taken to one of the region’s major technology centres in a bid to encourage them to see career opportunities in science and engineering.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Making and launching rockets has got to be an activity that is just as fun for adults as it is for children.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A primary school near Woodbridge hosted a series of sessions to teach children online safety as part of Safer Internet Day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

More than 100 students from a Suffolk school will take to the stage this week for a special performance of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge Deben is looking for someone between the ages of 18 and 26 who would be interested in being sponsored to attend a national youth leadership training scheme.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A campaign by the Department for Education encouraging people to get into teaching is to visit Ipswich this week, amid concerns for teacher shortages in the county.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A bid has been launched by an academy trust for a new secondary school planned for the 2,000-home Adastral Park development to be a free school.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

More than £1million of government cash is being pumped into the training and development of teachers in Ipswich, it has been revealed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Four art students have collaborated in their penultimate exhibition, bringing together moving imagery, installation pieces and live performance.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

It’s one of the contradictions of Brexit Britain that while the numbers of international students at the University of Essex has increased significantly since the EU referendum, the numbers of British students choosing to learn a modern foreign language there has fallen sharply.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Children across the UK - including some from East Anglia - are planning to miss school this Friday as part of a country-wide youth protest demanding action on climate change.

Monday, February 11, 2019

A pioneering project helping students and staff at a secondary school with their mental health is to be rolled out further across west Suffolk following its success.

Monday, February 11, 2019

West Suffolk College will offer students a new banking degree from September in partnership with The London Institute of Banking and Finance.

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