Friday, May 26, 2017

Hundreds of teachers, students and parents flocked to Hackney’s parks this afternoon to protest against funding cuts to schools across the borough.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington candidates locked horns at a packed hustings to debate the unprecedented challenges currently being faced by schools.

Parents and staff took part in a joint lobby of a Stoke Newington School governors’ meeting in protest against education funding cuts.

A school’s unique protest against funding cuts to education across the borough has been captured by a drone flying above Hackney Marshes.

A man whose primary teacher inspired him to take up her profession embarked on an “epic and relentless” 15-year hunt to find and thank her – and now they’re organising a school reunion together.

Parents across Hackney are mobilising against the threat of cuts to schools across the borough.

Students at William Patten Primary School have been getting to grips with climate change as part of a whole school project.

Help is at hand for families in Hackney who are struggling to find the money to take their children on a summer holiday.

A young man has his sights set on becoming a pilot when he leaves Stoke Newington School this summer, after passing his flying exams with flying colours.

Hoxton’s Britannia Leisure Centre will be knocked down and rebuilt after plans for a school, flats and new sports hub were given the go-ahead.

More Hackney children will be going to the primary school of their choice in September, according to figures released today.

A Stoke Newington school for children with autism is pulling out all the stops to raise awareness about the condition that affects its students.

Alan Parry’s work with The Lion boxing club in Hoxton is into its fifth decade – and the club has a brighter future than ever, he tells the Gazette.

Diane Abbott has given her backing to a growing campaign to stop the deportation of a talented Stoke Newington teenager.

A primary school is looking to ease the financial burden on parents by offering free meals to all of its pupils.

Heartbroken teenagers in Stoke Newington are campaigning to stop their former schoolmate being deported back to his birthplace in Bangladesh.

A dad and his five-year-old autistic daughter were kicked out of Hackney Central Library – because he was reading too loudly.

Hackney teachers went on strike on Thursday in response to school funding cuts.

The dean of Westminster called for inter-faith solidarity during a visit to Tawhid Boys School on Tuesday.

A primary school expansion in Manor House has been scrapped by Hackney Council after £317,000 worth of work – because there aren’t enough kids to fill it.

Pupils from Tayyibah Girls School created ‘This is your Life’ style autobiographies for elderly patients at St Joseph’s Hospice in an inter-generational project.

Two budding Elizabethan ‘Bards’ have won the poetry competition for the visitor centre opening at The Stage development in Shoreditch where the foundations of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre were discovered in 2008.

A team of schoolchildren cycled collectively the distance between London and Inverness to raise money for Comic Relief.

Two mums banned from their kids’ Hackney primary school say they have “never heard anything like it before”.

Parents at two Hackney primary schools will be fined for dropping off their children by car.

A Clapton couple who met while working on Top of the Pops have launched film-making classes for young people after being inspired by their nine-year-old daughter.

A teenager who has been promoted to Corporal in the Air Cadets, after barely speaking any English when she joined two years ago, has been given an award.

A Shoreditch social enterprise which encourages young people to stay in school through sport has been boosted by a £10,000 grant from Santander.

Schoolchildren across Hackney have been sharing their love of fiction on World Book Day.

A group of Clapton Girls’ Academy students proved that promoting equality is a piece of cake after bagging first place in a national schools bake-off competition on Tuesday.

Youngsters studied the work of Miro, Picasso and Dali before creating their own surrealist masterpieces for an art exhibition.

A new campaign by the Department for Education is urging small companies to take on apprentices.

Passers-by got a shock at home time when pupils and teachers came out of the school gate in their lacquered backcombed hair or crazy wigs.

Primary school children have travelled twice around the world, or 50,000 miles, by running or walking as part of a health initiative from Hackney Council.

Children from Grasmere Primary School have been doing their bit to raise awareness of homelessness across Hackney.

Ex-England ace Sol Campbell dropped into a Stamford Hill community centre to serve up news of an award nod for its tennis programme.

An ambitious 13-year old who only started learning Mandarin a year ago came second in a national competition – but has vowed to take first place next year.

Spanish lessons have taken a digital turn for budding linguists at William Patten Primary School.

A gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games is inspiring the next generation of rowers at a Hackney secondary school.

Boys at an Orthodox Jewish “boarding school” may have been left without adequate toilets, fire safety measures and hot water for three months as authorities wrangle over who is responsible for regulating it.

Boxing has long been a tool used to help transform the lives of disaffected youngsters, and a Hackney academy has helped to figure out why.

A group of budding teenage entrepreneurs have seen their charitable business enterprise take them from the classroom to the boardroom.

A pair of entrepreneurs are opening an American football club to help combat childhood obesity in Hackney.

A mum is baffled as to why her daughter was sent home for wearing “inappropriate uniform” – because the girl’s headteacher won’t say what was inappropriate about it.

Parents and schools have been hard at work preparing for this year’s round of nativity plays.

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