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Teachers' pop video treat for leaving pupils

School staff make pop video to entertain leaving pupils after exams. Credit: Downham Market Academy

For many teenagers, school's out for the summer at the end of the stressful exam season.

One school in Norfolk has gone above and beyond when it comes to putting a smile on their leavers' faces.

Staff at Downham Market Academy wanted to make the staff-student relationship less formal and have been dressing up and lip-syncing to Bonnie Tyler's hit Holding Out For A Hero.

Cambridge to hold National Spelling Bee final

104 schoolchildren will take part in the final of the competition. Credit: ITV Anglia

Children from across the country will have just 60 seconds to correctly translate and spell as many words as possible in the final of the National Spelling Bee competition in Cambridge today.

The field has been whittled down from 75,000 to just 104, who will compete in French, Spanish and German at the city's Anglia Ruskin University.


Bedford welcomes 10,000 students for university convention

The two day convention is the largest of its kind in the East. Credit: ITV Anglia

More than 10,000 students from across the region will be at Bedford University today to learn more about higher education.

The two day UCAS convention - the largest of it's kind in the region - will see 16 & 17 year old from around Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Milton Keynes meet with institutions from all over the country.


UEA scientists to work on £8m project to predict monsoons

Researchers will be using underwater robots to monitor ocean conditions. Credit: UEA

Scientists in Norwich are heading to India this morning to help with a project that can predict monsoon rainfall there.

Researchers at the UEA will be using underwater robots in the Bay of Bengal to monitor how ocean conditions influence the climate.

It's hoped the £8 million project will help forecast the rains more accurately, and so reduce any damage caused.

Lowestoft rocker reunited with pet cat... three years after she went missing

A microchip scan revealed Cully's famous owner. Credit: Cats Protection

The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has been reunited with his pet cat - three years after she went missing.

Ten-year-old Cully was found living as a stray in Lowestoft last month. She was handed in to the charity Cats Protection, where a microchip scan revealed her famous owner.

Justin Hawkins said losing his cat was Credit: Cats Protection

“Losing Cully was heartbreaking for me and my family but I always knew in my heart that she was still alive; I could just feel it.

She's always loved the great outdoors. I periodically checked in with the relevant databases and kept my details up-to-date because I knew this day would come."

– Justin Hawkins, musician

Funding awarded for research into child PTSD

The UEA hope to help those who've experienced domestic abuse.

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have been awarded three quarters of a milllion pounds to research therapies for children affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.

The research will look at ways of helping youngsters who have been through experiences like abuse of domestic violence have better mental health.

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