4th December 2009 at 00:00

The London Children's Film Festival ran from November 21 to 29 at the Barbican, and featured the Danish flick Max Embarrassing, about one boy's futile attempts to be cool.

Rower Sir Matthew Pinsent opened The Langley Academy, a new #163;23 million school in Slough. The four-time Olympic gold medalist got a taste of the school's specialisms in science and sport.

X Factor songstress Stacey Solomon (standing, third from right) is reunited with her classmates at Havering College of Further and Higher Education in Hornchurch, Essex.

A "seat belt sled", which simulates the effect of a car crash, is being used to teach teenagers at Collyer's Sixth Form College in Horsham the importance of strapping in behind the wheel.

Gordon Ramsay-trained chef Adebola Adeshina got Year 10 tastebuds tingling with a masterclass at Tottenham's Northumberland Park Community School to celebrate the opening of its new food technology rooms.

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