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Children in Norwich and Breckland to be given free pairs of glasses

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A trial will see youngsters in Norwich and Breckland given free glasses in a bid to improving reading and writing by tackling poor eyesight.

The Glasses in Classes scheme will give two free pairs of glasses to children who need them in a bid to improve literacy.

It began in Bradford and has been extended to five areas around the country, including Breckland and Norwich.

Data shows 30pc of pupils who need glasses have not been to an optician, and that disadvantaged children are less likely to get, or wear, glasses they need.

The scheme is being extended and adapted under the Opportunity Area programme. It is........

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