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Parents protest at school's iPad plan

iPads are used widely in schools Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Parents at a Dorset school have started a protest campaign after being asked to pay £400 for iPads for their children.

A letter was sent out by Gryphon School in Sherborne recommending that pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 should buy iPads for use from September.

Following complaints the school has said that this is not a "requirement" but is "entirely optional."


Bristol teenagers warned about the dangers of skin cancer

Teenagers across Bristol are being warned about the dangers of sunburn and skin cancer.

Skin cancer cases have tripled in the city in the last five years. Secondary schools are using a short film by the Teenage Cancer Trust to educate students about ways to stay safe. It's the last full week of term before the school summer holidays begin.

Jane Austen waxwork unveiled in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath will be unveiling a waxwork of the author which they believe is the closest likeness since she was alive nearly 200 years ago.

A portrait of the novelist will appear on £10 notes from 2017 Credit: Laura Lean/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The waxwork is the result of a three year project, and was modelled using eye-witness accounts, a forensic artist and a BAFTA award-winning costume designer.

Learning about World War One through song

A charity from Bath is hoping to bring generations together across the country to commemorate World War One.

The Golden-Oldies charity - which counts Sir Cliff Richard as its patron - has helped thousands of elderly people overcome loneliness and isolation through music and song.

Now they are taking their mission into primary schools, as Eli-Louise Wringe reports.


Golden Oldies teach wartime songs to children

Many of the youngsters dressed up in wartime costume for their special singing session Credit: ITV News West Country

A Bath charity is bringing generations together to commemorate World War I. Golden Oldies has helped thousands of elderly people overcome loneliness through music and song.

This year they're teaching famous wartime songs to primary school children across the country.

Prime Minister visits Bristol school

Prime Minister at the Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Shirehampton Credit: ITV

Today the Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Shirehampton as part of his tour of the South West.

He spoke to students at the School's breakfast club. He was joined by Bristol Mayor George Ferguson.

David Cameron and Bristol Mayor George Ferguson talking to school children Credit: ITV

New team of governors for troubled Bath school

by Robert Murphy

The Government has imposed a new team of governors at a troubled secondary school in Bath. The announcement came as the head teacher of Oldfield School resigned.

A report by the Department for Education said there had been a 'serious breakdown' in the way the school was managed. The high-profile head teacher had been praised by the Education Secretary for her work.

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