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Pupils are being made unhappy by their appearance, a lack of confidence and the pressures of school work, according to a major study into well-being carried out by The Children's Society. But the survey of almost 7,000 young people painted a generally positive picture, with an average well-being score of 7.7 out of 10. Between 7 and 10 per cent of young people could be described as "unhappy", the report said.

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