Thursday, June 22, 2017

The man at the centre of the £14 million rejuvenation of an educational and heritage centre in Shoreditch has been made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Princess Anne has been discussing the Syrian refugee crisis on her visit to east London this-afternoon to open Queen Mary University’s new £39 million Graduate centre at Mile End.

A leading educationalist who brought academy primary schooling to Tower Hamlets has died following an accident while on holiday in France with her family.

Maths-mad ‘brainiac’ schoolchildren from Limehouse have toppled their ‘shooting star’ rivals down the road in Poplar to take this year’s Top School title in the fifth annual Number Partners challenge.

A ‘headmaster’ dressed like they did 100 years ago dropped into Mayflower Primary wielding an impressive cane for a re-enactment of a typical day of lessons in 1917.

Beefeaters were out on the march around the ancient Tower of London last night to mark out the boundary of their historic royal palace grounds.

A campaign by parents to get children in Tower Hamlets reading early has led to a new school library being opened at Shadwell’s Bigland Green Primary.

A road safety campaign by pupils at a school in Bow has won backing from the mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Retired school teacher Chris Searle is back to meet some of his old pupils today who came out on strike when he was sacked for publishing a controversial book of their poems called Stepney Words.

Youngsters on Toynbee Hall’s youth project called Make It have done just that—making their own outdoor classroom.

Headteacher Patrice Canavan was asked to address a major education conference in Norway with two of her sixthform pupils from Bethnal Green’s Oaklands Secondary about ‘pupil inclusion’.

TV crews have been filming a children’s drama series starting later this month that used an east London housing estate as a set.

Parent workshops on how to manage stress, anxiety, depression and low self-confidence are being held at Poplar’s Langdon Park Secondary.

Past pupils went back to school at Bishop Challoner Girls’ Secondary in Stepney after 35 years’ absence.

More than 2,000 books were up for grabs when Morpeth Secondary held its free ‘giveaway’ book day.

TV’s top garden expert Adam Frost comes to east London on Thursday to help pupils at Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary build a display garden for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court flower show in July.

Two book characters called ‘Mr Bump’ and ‘Little Miss Princess’ turned up in east London to deliver a huge donation of books to Bethnal Green schoolchildren to inspire them to love reading.

Almost 900 teachers in Tower Hamlets would lose their jobs if changes to the way schools are funded go ahead, it has been claimed today.

A charter drawn up by local authorities in east London to curb child obesity and reduce sugar in foods on public sale has been signed first by Tower Hamlets Council.

A ‘big book giveaway’ takes place on Thursday at Bethnal Green’s Morpeth Secondary for anyone to drop in and pick something they fancy.

More than 96 per cent of children in Tower Hamlets due to start primary school in September have received a place at one of their top three choices.

Parents are set to find out today which primary school their child will be attending in September.

The education charity that has helped Tower Hamlets school pupils prepare for the world of work for the past 26 years is now expanding south of the river.

Scouts are on the hunt for unwanted children’s books to send to learning centres in developing countries abroad.

Children got a head start for Easter when they staged three Easter Bonnet parades in east London before their school broke up on the Isle of Dogs.

A new primary school set to be built in the borough.

The unsuspected good weather ironically disappointed fundraisers organising a school spring fair in east London.

Schoolgirls have been urged to pursue their hopes and dreams through poetry, dance, art and song at a special event in east London encouraging them to plan their future.

Students have come up with a novel idea of using photographs and one’s measurements to create a ‘virtual body’ to try on clothes ‘online’ before buying them.

A project has been carried out at a care home for the elderly to help staff in London’s East End become more ‘gay friendly’.

Ridwan Islam scooped top prize in the a regional final of Jack Petchey’s ‘Speak Out’ challenge—but was lost for words afterwards.

Schoolgirl Emily Medina Kennedy dreams of being a theatre critic one day—she’s busy practicing the art of reviewing with visits to east London’s famous Half Moon education theatre.

Children as young as five are to be taught how to manage their pocket money and personal finance to be ‘moneywise’ in later life as part of the curriculum.

The brother of murdered aid worker David Haines who was decapitated by jihadists in Syria has been giving a talk to school pupils in London’s East End as part of a national programme to stop radicalisation.

Primary pupils got a firey introduction to science when they visited east London’s Swanlea Secondary for the day.

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