12th February 2010 at 00:00

Pupils from St George's Catholic School, west London, and City of London School attended the 2009 South African Model United Nations conference in Cape Town. It was part of a link-up with HSBC and charity Education Africa.

Splitting their time between dance and music, 300 students from Carmarthenshire secondaries have signed up to after-school classes to gain extra GCSEs as part of a programme at Coleg Sir Gar.

Double Olympic rowing gold medalist James Cracknell presented Julia Morris, headteacher at Kineton High School in Warwick, with a Highly Commended accolade at the Midlands Excellence Awards 200910 at the ICC in Birmingham. Kineton is the first secondary school in the Midlands to be recognised as an Investor in Excellence.

Afiola Etoni of Stockton Riverside College near Middlesbrough won a day at Westminster with his proposal that only people who pass a politics exam should be allowed to vote.

Vinehall School in East Sussex has been awarded the Food for Life Partnership Bronze Award. It is the first independent school in the country to scoop the prize for serving children healthy and climate-friendly meals.

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