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Plans have been unveiled to pump up to £45.1million into creating hundreds of special educational needs places in Suffolk, in a bid to meet soaring demand.

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It’s not long until half term, which runs from February 16-24. Here are suggestions of some things to do which are educational, and fun as well!

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Two Chinese teachers are carrying out mathematics lessons at a west Suffolk school as part of an exchange deal.

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Artwork from college students in Bury St Edmunds will be displayed at the town’s cathedral as part of a special exhibition.

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West Suffolk College

A £1million fund looks set to be introduced amid concerns hundreds of Suffolk children are being left to struggle with speech and language difficulties, potentially leaving them with life-long problems.

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The launch of a fair designed to attract students into science and engineering is taking place in the grounds of the West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds, next month.

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County Upper School

Work is currently underway to create additional classrooms at a Bury St Edmunds school which will help it reach its full capacity of educating 1,200 pupils.

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Gordon Jones

Plans have been unveiled to offer dedicated support for unemployed young people in West Suffolk.

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Forest Heath District Council

Coaches and players at a Bury St Edmunds primary school football club are celebrating after being awarded Football Association (FA) Charter Standard accreditation.

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Graphic design students from a Bury St Edmunds college have been asked to develop a fundraising campaign using reusable coffee cups.

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West Suffolk College

Suffolk County Council axed its school nurse drop-in sessions at both primary and secondary schools for more than three months as a result of a severe shortage, it has emerged.

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Suffolk County Council

Two kind-hearted students from a Suffolk school have been praised for organising a Christmas present collection for children who have fled the ongoing conflict in Syria.

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Cambridge

Prizes have been awarded to students from West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds who created artwork for a special exhibition at a cinema in the town.

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West Suffolk College

Two further education establishments in Suffolk have teamed up for a new campaign to encourage youngsters to pursue engineering.

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West Suffolk College

Kind-hearted staff and students from West Suffolk College delivered presents to children in the area as part of a special Christmas tree project.

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West Suffolk Hospital

Pupils from a Red Lodge primary school visited a new housing development in the village to learn about the importance of health and safety.

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A Suffolk primary school has chosen a unique way to recruit its new headteacher – by making a film showcasing all that it has to offer.

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Ipswich

Inspectors have recognised “huge changes” at a Suffolk primary school, but they still felt it “requires improvement”.

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Education chiefs are today facing accusations they brushed aside safety concerns at a Suffolk special school to avoid “rocking the boat” during its conversion to an academy.

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Jack Abbott

A piece of life-saving equipment has been presented to a primary school after a pupil supported his dad in saving a former Olympic boxer’s life.

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Margaret Marks

Pupils at Ixworth Free School, near Bury St Edmunds, enjoyed an action-packed day following a visit from a Paralympic swimmer and a deaf football player.

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Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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