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Children from schools across Suffolk were able to experience what life was like for soldiers during the First World War in an innovative project launched by a leading mental health charity.

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West Suffolk College hosted a titan-sized visitor that opened up the world of science and technology to visiting youngsters.

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A day created especially to celebrate Suffolk's libraries brought an extra 4,000 visitors through their doors - and raised £16,400.

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Thousands of Suffolk and Essex youngsters are being taught in oversized classes, new data has revealed - with one Suffolk class having an astonishing 56 pupils.

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Fashion and textiles students from West Suffolk College have joined forces with Sudbury-based Stephen Walters & Sons silk mill to work on a project producing sustainable fashion.

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With this year's General Election taking place in December for the first time in decades and Brexit being the big issue for this year's polls, the 2019 vote is shaping up to be different to most.

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Parents have been sent a letter inviting them to attend West Suffolk College on Monday evening so families have the information they need and the opportunity to ask questions.

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Do you want to book a holiday over the coming year? If so, you may need to check the school holiday dates for Suffolk and Essex.

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Today is the day that proud mums, dads and grandparents can get their hands on the special East Anglian Daily Times reception class photo supplement featuring primary schools across Suffolk.

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Tomorrow reception classes from Stowmarket, Sudbury, Woodbridge, Haverhill and the rest of Suffolk will appear in the East Anglian Daily Times first class supplement.

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Suffolk's MPs have united in calling for changes to government guidance on school transport, which have led to problems in the county.

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Changes to a controversial school transport policy in Suffolk have not been ruled out in 2020, as a 'lessons learnt' study is due to be published in the New Year.

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Students in Ipswich are inviting anyone with stories to tell about life in the Royal Air Force to come and put them on the record as part of a national archiving scheme.

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The number of parents appealing school transport decisions has undergone a sixfold increase as a result of controversial changes introduced this year.

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Students from China were given a taste of life in Suffolk as part of an exchange trip.

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Plans for a new sixth from centre which would create 140 new school places have been recommended for approval by planning officers.

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One in nine school pupils in Suffolk repeatedly miss classes, it has emerged.

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Foyle's War writer and Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz has called for more funding for school libraries after criticising how education league tables "put too much pressure on teachers".

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Foyle's War writer and Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz has called for more funding for school libraries after criticising how education league tables "put too much pressure on teachers".

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Colleges across Suffolk came together last week to make the case for better funding from government with a week of activities.

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It's the moment proud mums, dads and grandparents in Suffolk have been waiting for - and now the dates for our First Class special pull-out of photos has been confirmed.

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Education

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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