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Children to be given lessons in how to brush their teeth

Busy Bees Wellingborough already teach children about teeth.

New guidelines have been released to ensure schools show children how to brush their teeth.

Advisory body NICE said schools and nurseries need to help tackle the trend of tooth decay in children by introducing supervised brushing and fluoride varnishing programmes.

It comes after new figures from Public Health England revealed Wellingborough in Northamptonshire was the fourth worst place in England for children with tooth decay. Just under 30% of three-year-olds are affected.

NASA astronaut wows students

NASA astronaut Dr Stanley Love Credit: NASA

Pupils taking GCSE astronomy in Milton Keynes have been speaking to one of their heroes - NASA astronaut Dr Stanley Love.

He was at the Open University to talk about pursuing a career in space, and about his mission to the International Space Station in 2008.

Dr Love performed two space walks during the mission, travelling on board the space shuttle Atlantis.


University of Northampton sees more than 100 members join Credit Union in first year

The University of Northampton.

The University of Northampton says more than 100 members have joined its Credit Union in the first year.

It's among a handful of educational unions in the UK - and lets students, staff and graduates borrow at rates of just 1%. It's aimed to help students avoid high-interest loans.

Click below to watch Olivia Paterson's report:

Head teacher branded 'hypocrite' for term time holiday

A Head teacher is under fire after booking a holiday during the school term.

Elstow School near Bedford issues strict guidelines to parents, saying they could face serious consequences for taking children on un-authorised leave. Now some say the rules are unfair, after the head teacher was given permission for a term-time holiday of her own.


Bilingual children focus better in the classroom

Research carried out in Cambridge has discovered that bilingual children are able to perform better in noisy classrooms with lots of distractions, than those who only speak one language.

The experts behind the study, which looked at children between the age of 7 and 10, discovered that bilingual children could focus more on tasks and as a result performed better.

Click below to watch our report from Claire McGlasson

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