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Yachts taking part in last years Clipper Round the World Race			             	  Picture: onEdition

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Liam Cranley, 10, who has cystic fibrosis, organised a cake sale with his classmates at his school, Bosmere Junior School, Havant, which raised £2,000 for his auntie Charlotte, 32, so she could run in the London Marathon in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

A Portsmouth school is celebrating being the first in the city to have every single one of its pupils signed up to the library. Charter Academy, in Southsea, encouraged all of its pupils to join the library and they were issued with cards, giving them access to any Portsmouth City Council library.

Pupils, parents and staff at a Stubbington school celebrated after being rated outstanding in every category by Ofsted. Inspectors heaped praise on Crofton Hammond Junior School because it was an improvement on its last inspection which saw the school receive a good rating overall. The report said pupils have very positive attitudes to learning and they behave extremely well in lessons and around the school.

Northern Parade Infant School, in Hilsea, Portsmouth, have celebrated achieving record reading figures which top the national average.

As various events were held to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, pupils at Newtown Primary School decided they wanted to commemorate it differently. The school’s Muddy Boots Gardening Club made a memorial garden, complete with an iceberg, and people’s faces in the ship’s windows.

It’s a school that caters for people with special needs – but that didn’t stop disadvantaged students at St Francis Special School in Fareham taking part in recreational activities to mark the Paralympic Games.