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  School says no to fizzy drinks
Updated 28 February 2002, 16.19
Children drinking fizzy drinks
A school has thrown out its fizzy drinks machines to make its pupils work harder.

The Charles Burrell School in Thetford, Norfolk, has replaced them all with water machines instead.

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Fact File
Drinking lots of water
Flushes bad stuff out of your body
Makes your skin healthy
Prevents headaches
Helps you concentrate
Teachers decided to take action when they heard about a study which said drinking water makes children's brains work better.

'Kids causing less trouble'

Researchers reckon drinking sips of water throughout the day keeps your brain fresh and helps you learn more easily.

And although kids can still bring their own fizzy drinks to school, there's no way of buying more once they're there.

Girl drinking water
At another school in Southampton, every kid has been given a water bottle on their desk, for the same reason.

And teachers there reckon pupils are concentrating more and causing less trouble than before.

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