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Pupils from Worstead Pre-School during at visit to Dinosaur Adventure park. Picture: WORSTEAD PRE-SCHOOL

Children from Worstead Pre-school had a Jurassic time at the Dinosaur Adventure Park.

A youngster inside a giant bubble at the Mini Professors Activity Day. Picture: CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Science, engineering and technology were the theme of the day as a church was transformed into a laboratory, rocket launching station, dark room and construction site.

Andrew Beane
Paston College student Matilda Bailes has secured her first major role in the musical Les Miserbles. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE

Talented young performer Matilda Bailes has landed her dream role in a production of the musical Les Misérables.

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NWHS student president Will Symonds and vice-president Megan Robson chair the first meeting of the student cabinet. Picture: Andy Newman

A 14-year-old student from North Walsham has followed Donald Trump to be inaugurated President after a close-fought election campaign – and he will now represent the town’s high school students for the next year.

Young members of violin group Holt Strings, who worked with City of London Sinfonia musicians Rebecca Scott-Smissen and Matt Maguire as part of the national music scheme Orchestras Live. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A group of budding young violinists had a chance to hone their skills with musicians from one of the country’s top chamber orchestras, as part of an arts scheme hosted by North Norfolk District Council and a string of local organisations.

Becky Palmer
Birdie Brunch team members. Picture: Ludham Primary School & Nursery,

Business savvy pupils from a Norfolk primary school are one of only eight teams announced as finalists for a nationwide enterprise competition.

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Roger Smith from packaging firm TCL talking to potential mentees at the NWHS mentoring event. Picture: Andy Newman

Around 30 professionals went back to school to take part in a ‘speed-mentoring’ event – the beginning of a two and a half year commitment which will see them mentoring Year 9 students until they finish high school.

Students from Aylsham High School have been inspired to plan a visit to CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. Picture: Aylsham High

Students from Aylsham High School have been inspired to plan a visit to CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider.

Twins Laurel and Scarlett with mum Dawn having fun at a maths-themed learning cafe held at Sheringham Primary School to raise cash for the NSPCC's annual Number Day. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters at Sheringham Primary School celebrated the joy of maths, and raised cash for a national children’s charity, at a learning cafe aimed at incorporating numeracy skills into everyday activities.

Sheringham Primary School
Pupils at Worstead Primary School learn how to skateboard. From left, Evan Pease, Caleb Jones, Dillon Quantrill-Cox, Lexi Fotis, Evie Nichols and Sofia Fotis. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children at a north Norfolk primary school were given a lesson in skateboarding this week.

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Cromer Academy has created 12 new Anti-Bullying Ambassador roles. Picture: Inspiration Trust

A new initiative is encouraging pupils at a secondary school in north Norfolk to stand up to bullying.

Sheringham Woodfields 'Vikings' kidnap Tesco service manager Scott Meadows-Wright. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A teenage horde of Norse warriors from Sheringham Woodfields School went on the rampage at the town’s Tesco store, ‘kidnapping’ a staff member and pillaging food ahead of the upcoming annual Scira Viking Festival.

District Foodbank
Aylsham High School. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Three Aylsham High School students are organising a dodgeball tournament for about 80 younger pupils from six cluster schools.

Aylsham High School
Erpingham Primary pupils Florence, Simon and Beth pose for a photo outside the new pre-school centre yurt. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A taste of al fresco style learning, a plate of wildlife-themed cake and a bowl of freshly dug mud were on the menu for north Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, when he arrived at a village school to open a new outdoor pre-school centre.

Norman Lamb
Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Three schools in Aylsham have been closed today because of disruption to water supplies in the town.

Aylsham High School
Pictured at the NWHS business breakfast are (from left) current mentor Nigel Lloyd of Interconnector UK; Year 10 student and current mentee Lily Tansley; Kate Lawn of NWHS; Year 10 students and current mentees Nicholas Bishop and Jess Webster; NWHS assistant head Paul Leaver. Picture: Andy Newman

North Walsham business people were provided with a networking opportunity with a difference when they were joined by high school students at a business breakfast held in the town, with the aim of encouraging them to take up the role of mentor to young people.

North Walsham High School
Oxbridge students with Katharine Day and Paston College principal Kevin Grieve. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE

A record nine Paston College students have been offered university places at Oxford and Cambridge from September.

Kevin Grieve
Gnomes Preschool has started a new breakfast club at its new home at Antingham and Southrepps Primary School. Picture: Ally McGilvray

A pre-school which was in danger of disappearing after being forced to move out of its former base has found a new home following a public appeal through this newspaper.

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Cromer Academy principal Dr Geoff Baker, pictured here with pupils, has been praised for his leadership in a report by Ofsted. Picture: Angela Sharpe Photography

A secondary school in north Norfolk where teachers greet the pupils at the gate everyday has been given a glowing report by education inspectors.

Geoff Baker
Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Students, with Paston College principal Kevin Grieve (right), after receiving their first aid certificates. Picture: EMMA CRACKNELL

Choking, broken bones, heart attacks - this quartet of Paston College students now knows how to deal with such emergencies safely, after completing a three-hour St John Ambulance course in essential first aid.

Paston College
Gresham's student Toby Little gets in some practice on the rifle range. Picture: GRESHAM'S

A sixth form student from north Norfolk is flying high after being selected to represent his country on the rifle range.

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Middleton Primary Academy. Picture: Matthew Usher

Concerns over leadership and safeguarding of pupils have seen two Norfolk schools rated “inadequate”.

Olivia Colman in The Night Manager. Picture BBC/The Ink Factory/Des Willie

A school in north Norfolk was on top of the world this week after one of its star pupils won one of the television industry’s top honours - and then revealed they are still talking about her performance in a school production from 25 years ago.

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Stalham Academy celebrate their 'good' Ofsted report. Headteacher Glenn Russell with pupils, left to right, Brooke, Liam, Ruby and Samuel.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Strong leadership has transformed a previously troubled academy into a “thriving, successful community” over a two-year turnaround.

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Sheringham High School's class of 2016 prizewinners. Picture: SHS

Teachers at a north Norfolk secondary school celebrated their pupils’ exam results - by taking them out for a curry.

Andrew Richardson
West Runton Beaver leaders (back, from left): Maureen Peck, Angela Webster and Laura Jordan with Group Scout leader Helen Cardani and Beavers (front, from left): Paige Jordan, Gabriel Thorburn and Angeles Fraser, who have gained their Bronze Chief Scouts award. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Three north Norfolk youngsters have been presented with a bronze Chief Scout badge, the top award attainable in the Beaver section.

A fundraising appeal has been launched to provide a new premises for Roughton Playgroup. Picture: ARCHANT

Please Santa, can we have a new place to play? That is the Christmas wish of children at a village nursery school.

Beeston Hall School performs Beauty and the Beast Junior. Picture: DEBBY BESFORD

A collection taken after the performances raised over £1,500 for the school’s charity this year.

Norwich
Girl Guides held their annual Christingle service at St Peters Church in Sheringham. Picture: SUBMITTED

More than 100 members of North Norfolk Division Guiding and their families attended a special Christingle service at St Peter’s Church in Sheringham to celebrate the start of the festive season.

St Peter's Church

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Yesterday, 20:55
Sue Arnold and Hilary Cox celebrate getting funding fro a new roundabout to improve road safety at the B1436 Felbrigg Road and the A148 Cromer to Holt Road. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Long-awaited work to improve a bottleneck junction in north Norfolk is set to start next month, it has been confirmed.

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Cromer mayor Tim Adams, left, and former mayor David Pritchard, right, clashed during a debate over the future of the bus stop in the town's Mill Road, top.

A bus stop at the centre of a stink in Cromer is not to be removed after the town’s mayor intervened.

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Yesterday, 11:56
Teams from Sheringham Medical Practice, Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre and Tesco Sheringham get set to swim the equivalent length of the English Channel in aid of Diabetes UK. Picture: Karen Bethell

A 17-strong group of doctors, health care assistants, fitness instructors and supermarket workers made a splash for charity this week, by swimming the equivalent length of the English Channel in aid of Diabetes UK.

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Yesterday, 20:02
North Norfolk District Council headquarters in Cromer. Picture, NNDC.

District councillors in north Norfolk have agreed to freeze their share of the council tax - £138.87 for a Band D property - for a seventh successive year.

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