18th December 2009 at 00:00

Pupils at Amberley Primary School in North Tyneside are keeping a close eye on the eco-effects of solar panels fitted to the building's roof. Electronic display screens show how much power is generated and how much carbon is saved as a result.

This wintry image of Westonbirt School in Gloucestershire has been turned into a Christmas card and produced for free by fine art greetings company Medici. All profits from sales of the cards will go to the Westonbirt School Foundation.

Budding bards at Soho Parish School penned poems inspired by the Christmas lights on London's Regent Street and read them aloud to leading poet Roger McGough.

Nativity stars at two Lincolnshire primary schools - St Thomas's in Boston and St Gilbert of Sempringham near Sleaford - will be performing their lines in both English and sign language this year, in what the schools believe is a world first.

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