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Protest march to save children’s centres in Norfolk

Protestors marched through Great Yarmouth at the weekend in a rally against proposals which could shut dozens of children's centres across Norfolk. Forty six of the county's 53 centres are under threat.

Norfolk County Council says schools, village halls, libraries and other buildings would be used to provide the services people currently get at children’s centres. A spokesman said there would also be visits to people’s homes and better online advice.

Robot invited to speak at Westminster committee meeting

A rather unusual spokesperson has been invited to give evidence at a Parliamentary committee chaired by the MP for Harlow Robert Halfon.

'Pepper' the robot was invited to speak in an education committee about what artificial intelligence could mean for education.


Education project to re-train industry leaders as teachers

City College Norwich has become part of new initiative to encourage people from industry to become teachers so they can give students the work skills needed by employers.

City College Norwich is part of a £5m project to recruit industry professionals to teaching. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has visited the college which is one of 37 across the country getting a share of the government's £5m "Taking Teaching Further" programme.

It will help the college to recruit up to five industry professionals to retrain and work as teachers.

Norwich was named as an Education Opportunity Area in 2016, struggling with low social mobility and needing to improve the life chances for the most disadvantaged young people.

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