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A new 1,000-tonne railway bridge has been lifted into place at Reading station. The bridge is part of a £850m overhaul which will include five more platforms, two new entrances and a viaduct. Engineers used specialist equipment to slide the bridge into place over Caversham Road during the early hours of the Xmas and New Year period. The clip highlights the whole process in 2 minutes.
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Information for Schools

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RSPCA Education has a new-look website that aims to prevent animal cruelty by supporting you to develop informed, responsible and active citizens.
The website contains a dedicated teachers’ section with FREE downloadable, curriculum-linked resources including lesson plans, worksheets, activities and images for use in Science, Citizenship and other subjects.
Take a look at the free resources you can use in your lessons at or contact Amy Beale Education Training and Development Adviser (South East England) RSPCA Tel: 07834 802626E-mail:

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The quality of science education has improved over the past three years but there are areas that need further improvement, particularly in primary schools, Ofsted reports today. Ofsted’s report, Successful science, also highlights best practice and it is clear that the best science education has scientific enquiry and other aspects of ‘how science works’ at its heart. Findings from Ofsted’s report Successful science were presented at the Association for Science Education Conference.