PICTURES: Sudbury school’s annual Science Fair is a big hit

Schoolchildren watched in awe as experiments involving dancing flames and giant exploding bubbles took place this week.

Pupils from primary schools across the area visit the Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard for a Science fair.    Kids from Long Melford Primary school watch a firey demonstration!

Sudbury’s Thomas Gainsborough School science fair fires up for return next week

More than 600 primary schoolchildren are set to converge on Sudbury next week for a spectacular annual science fair.

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Acton Primary School was named Suffolk Agricultural School of the Year at the Suffolk Show last week.

Pictured: Phil Gunn (E.L.S) and Daisy Underwood (Teacher at Acton) along with finalist pupils Betsy Mangion, Jamie Rose, Violet Peddel, Sophie Dykes and Belle Bush

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Joy as school wins show title

Pupils from Acton Primary School saw off competition from across the county to be named Suffolk Farming School of the Year at the Suffolk Show.

Oxford, Suffolk. 24 garden open their gates to the public around the suffolk village of Boxford as part of their annual open gardens day. Pictured is Fran Gregor-Smith Mary's House garden. 


Area attracts hundreds of visitors as residents take part in open gardens events

Jennie Schofield unhappy with parking by parents picking up their children from Woodhall Primary School.
Picture Mark Westley

School parking a problem on streets across Sudbury and Great Cornard

Complaints about dangerous and illegal parking outside a Sudbury primary school prompted a strong reaction from Free Press readers, who say it is a widespread problem.

Clare Community Primary School pupils have submitted their own news articles to the Suffolk Free Press as part of their Literacy learning. 

Pictured: Sadie Smith, Winner Rose Broomhall, Teacher Sam Bareham and Bell Rawlinson

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Clare school pupils rise to Suffolk Free Press news challenge

Children at Clare Community Primary School have risen to the challenge this month, as they developed their news writing skills for a Suffolk Free Press competition.

Pupils in front of the new Woodhall Primary School art exhibition in Sudbury Library.

School’s art on show in library

Woodhall Primary School’s artwork is being displayed to the public at Sudbury Library.

Wakes Colne, Essex. Transport extravaganza at the East Anglian Railway Museum in Wakes Colne. 


Steaming back to the past - East Anglian Railway Museum puts on a show for bank holiday weekend

Crowds flocked to see trains, buses and vintage cars on display at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Anton Martin, Arable Farmer at Lodge Farm and Ella Martin, Founder of Lodge Farm Honey

It’s all about the honey for busy bee farmers from Colne Engaine

Ella Martin set up honey hives at her farm two years ago and the small harvest they produced went to her family.

Gt Waldingfield parish councillors have bought laptops and printers with grant from county council to help local people with any IT problems they have.

Pictured: Keith Watson (who runs the lessons) at the village hall

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Switched-on village extends helping hand

Great Waldingfield resident Keith Watson thinks his village has a good deal to shout about.

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Sudbury pupils go fishing for compliments with colourful craft work

Fabulous fish in all sorts of colours and sizes have been coming to school with children at Tudor Road Primary School this week.

Jennie Schofield is unhappy with parking by parents picking up their children from Woodhall Primary School. Picture Mark Westley

Residents blast inconsiderate parents at Sudbury school pick-up time

A couple have hit out at what they describe as dangerous parking near a Sudbury primary school during peak times.

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Ormiston Sudbury Academy Open Week 2017. Picture submitted.

Sudbury school open week hailed a success

Ormiston Sudbury Academy showcased its facilities and activities to prospective students, parents and the local community recently.

Blogger Tamsin Hopkins

Blogging is just the job for eco mother Tamsin

Friends and family of 30-year-old blogger Tamsin Hopkins are taking her business more seriously since she won a coveted national award.

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Books galore on sale in Clare

More than 3,000 second-hand books will go on sale over the bank holiday to raise money for St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Clare.

Chris Silverwood, Essex Cricket Club first team coach, and Sara Knight from the Forest School Association officially opened Gosfield School's new cricket pavilion and forest school classroom.

New forest school and pavilion opened in Gosfield

Gosfield School was joined by Essex County Cricket Club and the Forest School Association recently to open its new pavilion and forest classroom.

Education news

Stowmarket headteacher ‘unfairly dismissed’, rules tribunal

A Suffolk headteacher, who was sacked for manhandling a pupil, was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

Gosfield School Nursery celebrated its first birthday with zoo experience and activities

Pictured: Lucas Philpott with a royal python

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

All creatures great and small

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Calls for dogs to be kept on leads after swan is attacked on Sudbury meadows

Dogs being walked across Sudbury’s water meadows should be kept on a lead during the breeding season for swans, it is claimed.

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Staff and pupils at Thomas Gainsborough School celebrate their latest achievement in the arts.

Cornard school earns accolade for arts provision

A school’s commitment to the arts has been recognised after it was awarded a prestigious excellence mark.

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