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Griselda’s Highlands mystery story launched at Leighton Buzzard cafe

A successful Leighton Buzzard children’s author introduced guests to her new Highlands mystery story at her book launch in Sorelli Cafe, High Street.

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Youngsters with additional needs have super summer adventures with Leighton Buzzard Mencap!

Youngsters with learning disabilities had super summer adventures thanks to local sixth formers and volunteers at Leighton Buzzard Mencap.

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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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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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Catchment areas to be scrapped for Leighton Buzzard lower schools?

Admission rules for lower schools in Leighton Buzzard are in line for a major shake-up under proposals by Central Bedfordshire Council which would see catchment areas axed.

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Guests enjoy discussing their favourite memories. Pam: "The salutary lesson is that teachers matter and the experience of school stays with us for life."

Leighton Buzzard celebrates 65 years of St George’s Lower School

St George’s Lower School celebrated its 65th anniversary in style, as parents, pupils, old students and former teachers gathered for a special exhibition in its hall.

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From left: Emma, Donna and Miranda

Over £8k raised for Leighton Buzzard Mencap Hi 5s seaside holiday

A team of determined Mencap volunteers have raised an incredible £8,515 to take children with learning disabilities and their families on a special seaside holiday.

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St George's Lower School

St George’s Lower School celebrates 65 years in Leighton Buzzard with special exhibition tomorrow

St George’s Lower School is celebrating its 65th anniversary, as parents, old pupils and former teachers are invited to a special exhibition tomorrow.

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On a mission to bring disabled sports to Leighton-Linslade

A revolutionary new project supported by a Paralympic gold medallist is launching in Leighton-Linslade with a mission to provide better disabled sporting opportunities.

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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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From left: Donna, Emma and Miranda

Support Leighton Buzzard Mencap fundraising finale for seaside holiday!

A special disco is being held in aid of Leighton Buzzard Mencap, so the charity can take children with learning disabilites on a seaside holiday with their families.

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Griselda Gifford

Highland mystery launch for ‘Blood on the Heather’ by Leighton Buzzard children’s author

A popular Leighton Buzzard children’s author is holding a book launch for her new mystery story set in the cold Scottish Highlands.

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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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Vandyke GCSE's 2017

GCSEs: Students at Vandyke Upper in Leighton Buzzard have done ‘brilliantly’

There was plenty to celebrate at Vandyke Upper School in Leighton Buzzard as pupils collected their GCSE results.

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Cedars GCSE 2017

GCSEs: Head at Cedars in Linslade pays tribute to ‘fantastic’ year group

Cedars’ students celebrated excellent GCSE results this morning with many students far exceeding targets and expectations.

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Cottesloe GCSE 2017

GCSEs: Attainment at Cottesloe in Wing continues to rise

The Cottesloe School in Wing says it is delighted with the GCSE results achieved by students this year, especially in the reformed English and Maths qualifications.

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'The Spirit of Slapton'. There will be a tug-of-war on August 26!

Move over Glasto, get ready for music at Slaptonbury Festival!

Determined village charity, The Spirit of Slapton, is holding a ‘Summer Fayre and Slaptonbury Music Festival’ to raise money and restore their Holy Cross Church bells.

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Cottesloe students left to right, Callum Witten, Edward Lee, Charlie Taylor, Mair Jones

A-LEVELS: Cottesloe School in Wing hail ‘extraordinary’ results

The Cottesloe School in Wing is celebrating a fifth consecutive year of improved A-level grades.

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