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Best friends get better results.

Best friends get better results.

Best friends forever? Well, maybe not - but schoolchildren who keep the same best mate as they move to secondary have been found to get better results.

A study of 593 found "substantial instability" in their friendships as they changed schools, with only 27% keeping the same best friend.

But the ones who did achieved better results and had fewer behaviour issues.

The researchers compared what they said about their friendships with how they performed in end of Year 7 assessments.

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