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Have your say on school admission changes for next year

Consultations about proposed changes to school admission arrangements affecting schools in Chronicle country is now open for feedback.

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Dad’s lollipop plea over crossing fears

Dad’s lollipop plea over crossing fears

A worried father fears youngsters could be killed or injured after a crossing patrol was removed from his son’s school.

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Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

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College saves ancient pear tree from HS2

College saves ancient pear tree from HS2

Students at Shuttleworth College have been helping to save an ancient pear tree threatened by HS2.

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Councils join in fight against child sex abuse

Councils join in fight against child sex abuse

Safeguarding professionals joined together last week to attend the first-ever Bedfordshire Against CSE conference on child sexual exploitation which particularly focused on how to protect young people from online grooming.

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Jay Abu, who helped to organise the event,  having a go on the power lap course    Picture: Mecha Morton

Subject in the spotlight for ‘Super Science Saturday’ at Bury St Edmunds school

Science was in the spotlight at a successful themed event at a Bury St Edmunds school at the weekend.

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Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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AWARD: Fairfield Park Lower School

National praise for ‘impressive’ governing body at Fairfield school

The governing board of Fairfield Park Lower School has picked up a national accolade for its significant contribution to the lives of its students.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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School applications for September 2018 now open

School applications for September 2018 now open

Applications are now open for children who are set to start school or move up in September 2018.

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Students walking through the University of Bedfordshire campus.

University of Bedfordshire goes up in world rankings

The University of Bedfordshire has earned its place on the Times Higher Education world university rankings for the second year in a row.

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History revealed, one tile at a time on mosaic trail

History revealed, one tile at a time on mosaic trail

The history of Chronicle country has been taking shape, thanks to a unique scheme to bring a mosaic trail to the area.

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Making a difference

Making a difference

An inspiring young woman who gives up her free time to make a difference to the lives of autistic children, is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Bedfordshire’s younger generation.

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Sandy Upper School celebrates outstanding A level results

Sandy Upper School celebrates outstanding A level results

This year’s results at Sandy Upper School continue to be outstanding, with a 99% pass rate, plus students gaining 75% of their grades at A*-C and 44% at A*-B.

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Samuel Whitbread pupils get their best ever A level results

Samuel Whitbread pupils get their best ever A level results

Even the wet weather couldn’t dampen the celebrations at Samuel Whitbread, as students once again achieved the best ever set of A-level results in the history of the school with well over half (56%) of all grades at A*-B and almost a third (32%) of the grades at A*/A.

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Stratton Upper School pupils reach the heights in A level results

Stratton Upper School pupils reach the heights in A level results

Stratton students celebrated as the school saw the number of higher grades achieved significantly increase.

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Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Emilia’s Icelandic adventure

Emilia’s Icelandic adventure

Emilia De Luca of Shefford has just spent 10 days living and working with Scouts from 80 nations from across the globe at the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland.

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Crawley Borough Council's free outdoor cinema nights are back

Bedfordshire libraries to open for longer

Three libraries across the county have reorganised their opening hours to provide the public further access to facilities.

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