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By Tabitha Ronson

The letter sent home in Master A's book bag read: "Please would you prepare a five-minute talk to the class this summer term. You can bring in photographs, or special artefacts to illustrate your talk. You may even choose to create a PowerPoint presentation..."

A PowerPoint presentation! Master A is six.



I've come to realise that I dislike children who tell tales.

Fortunately, Master A does not come into this category (it would be a tad awkward if he did), preferring to keep things close to his chest. For which read - not tell me, or anyone, anything.


By Tabitha Ronson

The Nativity has moved on. Master A has been a shepherd and a star and this year's performance saw him transformed into that seasonal classic - a fish.

Dressed in a blue smock with tinsel fringing and singing along to Disney's Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid, he and his classmates performed a series of shimmies, shake and weaves - more hula than herald angel.

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Labour claims the shortage of school places in Tower Hamlets is set to continue after the borough missed out on cash from a Government scheme.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman failed to secure funding for school expansion and renovation from the Priority Schools Building Programme - which selected more than 270 establishments across the UK to benefit.

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With their brains buzzing with science facts and experiment ideas, pupils at an Isle of Dogs school are busy preparing projects for The Big Bang Fair 2013.

The annual event, to be held at Westminster Kingsway College, strives to introduce youngsters to careers in science, technology, engineering and maths and spark interest with a host of hands-on activities from businesses and universities.

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