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Friday, December 8, 2017

A penguin has been picked by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets for his official Christmas card from the town hall which has been drawn by a four-year-old.

Government ministers visited Swanlea Secondary in Whitechapel to monitor how its pupils’ mental health awareness strategy has been functioning.

The story of ‘Elephant Man’ Joseph Merrick is the main theme of a new audio tour of Whitechapel in the 1880s through his own eyes.

Youngsters in deprived ‘inner city’ neighbourhoods in the East End and across London are being encouraged to volunteer to help make a difference to their community through sport and social action.

The University of East London has launched a nursing course to help tackle NHS shortages in the area.

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you will have seen changes to available support since new government legislation was launched in 2014.

A display telling the story of the world’s oldest police force operating on the Thames is being staged in a quayside warehouse at Canary Wharf that’s almost as old.

Legal action could be taken to block the controversial closing down of Old Ford Housing by its social landlord parent company following years of complaints by families of bad repairs.

A storm erupted at last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting which called on members to cooperate with police investigating the corrupt 2014 election for mayor.

Fundraising has been started so that east London’s historic Geffrye Museum can take its education sessions out on the road to schools while it is closed during its two-year redevelopment.

Government minister Alistair Burt has been quizzed by schoolchildren from east London about Britain’s support for refugees in war-torn areas abroad.

The pressure is on to be crowned ‘dental king’ in a national competition with student Jed Lee winning the first heat at the Queen Mary University’s dentistry school at Whitechapel.

Pupils taking GCSE at George Green’s Secondary visited Canary Wharf to hear from business experts about technological innovation in finance.

A public pledge was made last night to broker 1,000 new apprenticeships across east London and the City by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Voting online could help east London’s Half Moon to win badly-needed funding for its seven youth theatres.

Pupils from Whitechapel’s London Islamic School have won a City Hall award for “environment safety and security” in the community.

Pupils are being challenged to build their own electric car and burn up the track with an education trust bursary to encourage east London youngsters to take up science and engineering careers.

A programme helping east London’s jobless youngsters who fall through the net has been shortlisted for a Community Impact award and now needs the public’s online vote.

An ‘transparency’ activist who challenged the government over Brexit has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of East London along with a leading Tower Hamlets college educationalist.

Schoolchildren in east London helped a government minister make a splash at the Isle of Dogs to launch the world’s first boat made with 99 per cent polymer from recycled plastic waste.

Adult carers have been taking time off from looking after relatives to film a documentary on the history of immigrants in London’s East End.

Profits from illegal loan sharks in East London have been used to teach parents at a Tower Hamlets school how to avoid borrowing from unscrupulous money lenders.

MP Rushanara Ali has praised students from abroad making Britain their destination for higher education during her visit to Hult international business school’s east London undergraduate campus.

Schoolchildren from east London found out where food comes from when they had a taste of the countryside at Lee Valley Regional Park.

An education charity praised by judges for bringing east London schoolchildren together with pensioners on inter-generation projects has been pipped at the post for a national Liberty Human Rights award.

Children were among protesters lobbying MPs at Westminster to try and prevent cuts in education in deprived areas like east London.

The pioneer of the Race Relations Act is among leading figures in the education and legal professions addressing today’s diversity and leadership lecture and scholarship awards at the University of Law in Moorgate.

A teenager drifting towards street crime after being expelled from his east London college has won second place in the ‘Young Builder of the Year’ awards at a Houses of Parliament ceremony.

A record number of merit-based scholarships worth £3 million is being offered for the 2017-18 academic year by east London’s Queen Mary University.

Pupils in Tower Hamlets primary schools are among 9,000 children up and down the country taking part in trials to find out if different cultural learning approaches can help improve their achievement rates.

An education charity bringing east London schoolchildren together with pensioners on inter-generation projects has been nominated for a Liberty Human Rights award.

Pupils turned detective in east London when they tackled the mystery of finding out who stole money collected for a school party.

The big ‘Fun Palace’ attracted 500 children and parents to east London’s Half Moon theatre for a science and space travel adventure day.

Future astronaut Hussain Manawer presented the annual New City College ‘students of the year’ awards telling them to aim high in life.

No sooner the school summer holidays are over when east London’s Geffrye Museum announces its end-of-term Christmas activities.

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