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Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake hosts Q&A session with children from space

Credit: European Space Agency

Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake will be taking questions from schoolchildren from around the country at 2pm this afternoon (2 February).

The Cosmic Classroom live event will see young people get the chance to put their questions to the former army pilot who's currently on board the International Space Station, more than 400km above the surface of the earth.

Pupils from 11 schools will be in the audience at the World Museum in Liverpool, but schools all over the country will also be joining in by live streaming in their own classrooms.


'How could anyone think that my son was overweight?'

Jack McKenzie was branded as overweight when a school nurse calculated his BMI from his height and weight.

His mum Emily hopes to begin a campaign to find a different way of measuring children.

Emily says her son is growing, and the measurement reflects badly on parents, causing some to form unfair opinions of them.


St Christopher's School saved as new provider steps forward

The future of the school on Westbury Park has been uncertain in recent months. Credit: ITV West Country

The future of Bristol’s St Christopher’s School looks far brighter following discussions regarding a rescue package from a new independent provider, The Aurora Group, which plans to take on the specialist education and care of the school and adult services.

St Christopher’s School, on Westbury Park, provides care, education, 24-hour nursing, an on-site medical centre and a variety of therapies for some of the most vulnerable children and young adults.

The group's proposal will guarantee the future of St Christopher’s which has been in doubt in recent months.

The company is led by Stephen Bradshaw, a former head teacher with nearly 40 years’ experience working within the Specialist Education sector and running schools in the Somerset area.

We are delighted that St Christopher’s will be one of the first schools within our group. We appreciate that with the threat of closure this has been an uncertain time for parents and families and for the children and young people themselves, so we are pleased to be able to make this announcement today.

St Christopher’s has received overwhelming support from the local community, we want to build upon this and we look forward to taking the school to its next phase.

– Stephen Bradshaw, The Aurora Group
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