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"The event was a roaring success"
10,000 children try taste of venison at educational shows

BASC has introduced venison to more than 10,000 children at food and farming days in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire over the past month. The BASC Eastern team attended three events where they cooked venison tasters and gave talks about the health benefits of eating this delicious source of protein.

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School leaving age raised
School leaving age raised

The age at which teenagers remain in compulsory education or training will be increased from 16 to 18 over the next seven years, starting this week. Children’s secretary Ed Balls hailed the government’s move to raise the leaving age to 18 as the biggest change to education in a generation. Mr Balls said the “bold… Read more »

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Balls: We will 'revolutionise' education
Local authorities gain responsibility for post-16 education

Local authorities will be responsible for ensuring young people can access the full “menu” of qualifications when the education leaving age rises to 18. The government has transferred the £7 billion responsibility for post-16 education to local authorities, in a move that will see the closure of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) in 2010…. Read more »