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The Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth, have proved their crack team credentials by winning the Ruth Borthwick Award 2010 - not to mention a #163;500 prize - for its school project "Eggstreme Armour". The scheme used the threat of a rotten egg to teach pupils from the South East about protective clothing through the ages, from Norman and Viking helmets to plastic headgear and Kevlar vests.

Want to win an exclusive, signed artist's proof from writer and illustrator Eric Carle? Enter your primary school and local library in the "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth prize draw at www.booktime.org.uk

GCSE drama students at Bolton School Boys' Division enjoyed a lesson with a difference when Sir Ian McKellen, an Old Boy of the school, dropped in to put his name on their studio and dispense acting advice.

Jo Robinson of Lincolnshire Montessori in Caistor celebrates becoming an early years professional.

A regional variation of the BBC's Question Time was filmed at MidKent College's Medway Campus in Gillingham, where Big Issue founder John Bird and former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie joined politicians and members of the public.

Students from the age of three to 18 at the Christian-sponsored Bradford Academy are being encouraged to be "agents of social change" through a specialism in citizenship with enterprise. It is part of a new prospectus co-developed by education communication specialist WordsPictures.

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