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Nicky Morgan re-appointed Education Secretary

The Loughborough MP, Nicky Morgan, has been reappointed as the Education Secretary in David Cameron's new majority government.

Nicky Morgan giving her speech after winning her constituency Credit: ITV News Central

The move to confirm her position in the cabinet has been described by some as a "huge vote of confidence" in her performance.

Nicky Morgan was re-elected in her constituency on Friday, with an increased majority of more than 9,000 votes over her Labour rival.

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Children to be taught in woodland in new initiative

A primary school in Loughborough is the first to take part in a project about using local woodland to teach children about the environment Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A primary school in Loughborough is the first to take part in a project using local woodland to teach children about the environment.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan will launch the Woodland Trust's 'Schools into Woods' project at Outwoods Edge Primary today.

Over the next two years, the Trust aims to help 40 primary schools across the UK make the most of their local woodland.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan will launch the Woodland Trust's 'Schools into Woods' project Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

"Teaching in woods is free, it fits in with the national curriculum, and no extra training is needed.

"It provides a really inspiring setting for learning, and not only will this encourage children to better understand and appreciate the natural environment, it will help them develop practical and social skills that will nurture self-esteem and confidence."

– Beccy Speight, Woodland Trust Chief Executive
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