Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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.

A soldier who died in the First World War 100 years ago has been commemorated with a bench at the Hackney school where he served as a teacher.

The Mayor of Hackney believes the Britannia Leisure Centre will soon become unfit for purpose unless it is knocked down with a new “state-of-the-art” facility built in its place.

Budding violinists from Hackney have pulled some strings to support a Canadian school which is desperate for new musical instruments.

An education consultation has been launched to gauge opinion on the “major challenges” facing schools across Hackney.

Hackney New School’s head teacher Lesley Falconer met with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge when she collected an award for the school’s commitment to pupil’s wellbeing.

A woman is looking to encourage self-confidence among young girls at Newington Green Primary School.

A prominent Stamford Hill rabbi is calling on Ofsted to be more flexible when investigating illegal Jewish schools.

Tensions ran high at Hackney Town Hall last night after a prominent Stamford Hill rabbi accused Ofsted of “targeting” Jewish schools.

A teacher who is trying to raise £6,000 so her handball team can host a European competition has received a helping “hand” from her students.

A crop of sixth formers have completed training to become “reading mentors” to kids at Hackney primary schools.

City of London Academy trust’s ambitious expansion plans are a step closer after permission for a temporary school in Haggerston was granted.

Almost 400 performers from 39 schools wowed the packed-out audience at the Hackney Empire at the annual Music Service Gala.

Unions say government plans could leave schools in Hackney with a funding crisis.

A conwoman who once tricked colleagues out of £20,000 by claiming she had terminal cancer was frogmarched out of the Hackney school where she taught when her criminal past came to light.

It may have lasted just nine months, but the 1968 Antiuniversity’s legacy has endured. Sam Gelder got educated on the radical project – and its revival

Clay busts, terracotta pottery, miniature cameos and Roman coins made by youngsters are on show in an exhibition exploring how Roman Emperors controlled how they were perceived through art, architecture and coinage, way before the days of digital technology.

Neighbours say controversial plans to build an academy in Haggerston Park are a “done deal” as the school is already being marketed to pupils – even though it hasn’t been given planning permission.

After months of writing manifestos, speaking at hustings and campaigning at schools and youth clubs, 24 young people aged 11-19 have been elected to represent their peers for the next two years.

A pair of conductors are holding a taster singing workshop in Hackney to gauge interest in forming a weekly choir for young people next year.

Provisional GCSE results published last week show Hackney is equal top of the country out of 152 local authorities for progress.

Whitmore Primary School has been given a new uniform and a new name.

Hackney’s five- to seven-year-olds are leading the country in reading, writing and maths.

The hard work of a talented crop of youngsters from Hackney was celebrated at the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards last week.

Hackney was top of the class nationally for GCSE results for “looked after children” in 2015.

Parents have been caught lying to get their children into Hackney schools.

A PE teacher who organised a junior triathlon tournament last week is looking to make it part of the sporting calendar for Hackney primary schools each year.

A teaching union has hit out at proposals to turn every single school in Hackney into an academy – despite the government backing down on controversial plans to force blanket conversion.

A Dalston school looking to boost its numbers has leased part of its building to a charity that educates young people.

High-achieving teenagers from six schools in Hackney walked in the footsteps of Nobel Prize winning mathematicians last week thanks to an outreach event at the University of Cambridge.

Hackney schools are booting youngsters out illegally, the town hall will be told on Thursday night.

Parents have been left fuming after their children’s primary school introduced a strict new uniform policy – but didn’t tell them.

A doctor-turned-author who treated Roald Dahl toward the end of his life visited Simon Marks Primary School on Tuesday to celebrate what would have been the author’s 100th birthday.

Youngsters and teachers at Nightingale Primary School dressed up as their favourite characters from Roald Dahl’s books today to commemorate 100 years since the author’s birth.

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