Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Families in Poplar are being given free “safety software” that uses artificial intelligence to safeguard children on the internet.

An artisan distillery that was forced to shut down in east London when the Covid emergency began is restarting its gin school masterclasses to help people “keep their spirits up” under new 10pm curfew restrictions.

School pupils have found a new role in life in Bethnal Green—as movie stars.

A 24-hour addiction helpline service set up in Shoreditch that got swamped with pleas for help during lockdown is launching a national scholarship scheme for health care students struggling to pay rising tuition fees.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

Train operator c2c is urging parents to make sure their children follow an on-board “code of conduct” when schools and colleges re-open.

A council officer who does voluntary work supporting start-up businesses to mentor the borough’s young people has won an award.

A school is celebrating GCSE results success at the end of an “incredibly stressful” period made worse by the uncertainty surrounding how grades were calculated.

A headteacher has praised the class of 2020 for adapting to “the most challenging of years”.

A school principal has praised his pupils following their success in this year’s GCSE results.

A school named after a slave trader has announced its new name.

Thousands of A-level students are set to see their grades increased after a humiliating U-turn by the Government.

The first year of A-Level results for George Green’s Secondary on the Isle of Dogs after switching back from the International Baccalaureate in 2018 has come up with 100 per cent passes from grade A* to grade E.

What a score for Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary getting 100 per cent in no fewer than three subjects today.

Pupils at Bow School have busted through this year’s A-Level downgrade barrier caused by lockdown with winning results getting them to top universities.

While many pupils will be celebrating, others will be worrying about what to do next - and the University of East London’s head of outreach and access Yvonne Bentley has advice for those concerned about their future.

Two Stepney Green teenagers have secured £250,000 scholarships to study at top American universities.

The end of the school year is here, but some schools have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye and wish their departing students the best for the future.

Spotlight is on the Isle of Dogs to tackle youth offending and turn the world upside down by unlocking youngsters’ potential and hoping to transform their community.

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

A university will cut energy use at its Whitechapel campus by 25 per cent through a significant carbon emissions reduction project.

Families are receiving free laptops and broadband to help stop children falling further behind as schools stay closed in the coronavirus pandemic.

Academic associations across the country are calling on the government to support “a new deal for higher education” saying a government bailout isn’t enough to help them get through the pandemic and beyond.

A school named after a slave trader is to change its name.

A school in Poplar has become the first in east London to put up a classroom in a marquee designed around social distancing.

Measures to track and trace anyone affected by coronavirus in the East End’s ethnic community could soon be under way.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

Architects have come up with “an outdoor solution” for a school in Poplar to cope with getting pupils back into the classroom.

Home deliveries of healthy breakfasts to children in poverty are being extended beyond the end of lockdown.

Young musicians are performing live sessions in a bid to keep people entertained during lockdown.

Campaigners have urged the council to take urgent action to allow social distancing during the school run.

The Queen Mary University of London Students’ Union (QMSU) is locked in heated debate with its own university over access to the government’s furlough scheme.

When will it be safe for pupils to return to school?

Studies into depression in the Amazon and Latin American cities is being used to launch a research unit in east London at Queen Mary University.

Teachers are doing their bit for the NHS at Central Foundation Girls’ secondary school Bow during the lockdown while pupils are having to stay at home.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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