Superstar scientist Professor Brian Cox visited Springfield School in Portsmouth to host The Big Bang Lesson, designed to show pupils the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths.
Adam Hewett, once a student on Cheadle and Marple Sixth-Form College's Career Academy programme, has won a Helena Kennedy Foundation Award for his achievements in reaching higher education.
A three-metre-high puppet of a futuristic civil engineer led the Institution of Civil Engineers' float at the Lord Mayor's Show, followed by secondary and primary students and teachers from across London.
Bengal eagle owl Raja is being hand-reared by Ruaidhri Johnston, a pupil at Lancaster Royal Grammar School who flies Raja in his lunch break.
Manchester College student Ruby-Ann Patterson (top) and Illusion, a band of Parrs Wood High School pupils, feature on an album of music by young acts mentored by Manchester Music Service.