Lauren Cope Education correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org @EDPLauren Sculptor Sir Antony Gormley defends controversial roofstop statues at university launch Yesterday, 18:12 Lauren Cope The artist behind three controversial sculptures at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has defended the pieces and said they may open up debate on the pressures facing students. ‘Art is devalued in schools’ - mother sets up fine art school just outside Norwich Yesterday, 11:10 Lauren Cope A fine art school for children has been set up outside Norwich by a mother fearful the subject is becoming “devalued” in schools. Transport companies - we need your help with our Summer of Swimming campaign Fri, 13:05 Lauren Cope Transport companies - we need your help. Summer of Swimming: Instructors and clubs donate free lessons for Norfolk families Fri, 12:55 Lauren Cope Instructors and clubs have pledged hours of their time to offer Norfolk families free swimming lessons this summer. Norwich sustainable living scheme and South Walsham school benefit from firm’s cash giveaway Fri, 07:51 Lauren Cope A sustainable living scheme in Norwich and a village primary school have welcomed a cash boost. Students’ Lord of the Rings helmet and scaled down West End model on display at Norwich expo Fri, 07:27 Lauren Cope Creative Norwich students offered a taste of life behind the theatre curtain at an arts expo. Treat for Taverham schoolchildren as new garden unveiled Fri, 07:15 Lauren Cope Children in Taverham were welcomed back to school with a revived garden and play area. ‘I don’t want this to happen to anyone else’ - Mother of teenager who drowned at Thorpe marshes calls for better water safety awareness Thu, 07:00 Lauren Cope The mum of a teenage girl who drowned while trying to rescue her cousin has called for better awareness of the perils of water before more lives are lost. ‘Warnings are there for a reason’ - Rescue workers urge people to stay safe around water Wed, 10:53 Lauren Cope Life-saving rescue and 999 workers have urged people to be safe around the region’s open water – and stressed that “warnings are there for a reason”. Updated: National Offer Day: Nine out of 10 parents in Norfolk and Suffolk land first-choice place Tue, 14:41 Lauren Cope Nine out of 10 parents in Norfolk and Suffolk will be sending their child to their first-choice primary school in September. ‘A groundswell of people who believe it is badly needed’ - editor explains our Summer of Swimming campaign Tue, 13:00 Lauren Cope Editor David Powles explains why we are launching the Summer of Swimming campaign. A Summer of Swimming: Launch of our campaign to equip youngsters with life-saving skills Tue, 08:00 Lauren Cope A summer-long campaign to encourage more people across the region to take up swimming, highlight safety in the water and fight for facilities is today launched by this newspaper. Tell Us: Parents - we’d like to know how pricey sending your children to school is Mon, 12:38 Lauren Cope With food, clothes, toys, childcare and holidays - bringing up a child is no cheap feat. ‘One in a million’ - Families pay tribute to teenagers killed in Pulham Market crash Friday, April 14, 2017 Lauren Cope The families of three teenage boys who died in a crash at Pulham Market have paid touching tributes. More than £1m spent on conversion costs for academies in Norfolk Thursday, April 13, 2017 Lauren Cope More than £1m has been spent on administration and legal costs linked with academy conversions over the last four years. Hundreds meet in Norwich for biggest gathering in Diocesan calendar Thursday, April 13, 2017 Lauren Cope More than 1,000 people marked a “significant moment” in the life of the Diocese of East Anglia. A47 cleared at Honingham after three-car crash Thursday, April 13, 2017 Lauren Cope The A47 has been cleared at Honingham after a three-car crash. Praise for north Norfolk outdoor nursery in outstanding report Thursday, April 13, 2017 Lauren Cope An outdoor nursery in Norfolk has been told it is outstanding across the board in its first watchdog inspection. Video: Youngsters brush up on football skills at masterclass with Norwich City legends in Norwich Thursday, April 13, 2017 Lauren Cope Dozens of budding sportsmen and women enjoyed a football masterclass from two Norwich City legends. Almost time to show Norwich in bloom for national horticultural competition Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Lauren Cope Keen gardeners in Norwich hope to prove the Fine City is blooming beautiful in a national horticultural show. Popular local authors to host events to mark World Book Night in Norwich Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Lauren Cope Authors will take centre stage at events in Norwich to mark World Book Night later this month.