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A theatre and community organisation that lost the majority of its income overnight due to coronavirus is now hosting drama and after school clubs online to support its young people.

A Hackney nursery will remain open during the Coronavirus lockdown offering reduced childcare costs for key workers as well as a nanny service for parents needing extra help.

Since readers can’t get to their local for their pub quiz fix, we’re bringing the pub quiz to them everyday this week.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

A school has been criticised for banning a young Black student from attending over his fade haircut – because its “sharp contrasts” in length breached its “appearance policy”.

Hackney Council hosted an inspirational careers workshop to mark International Women’s Day.

Actor James Norton advised young people on how to break into the TV and film industries at a careers event at Ridley Road Social Club.

Pupils at a failing Stamford Hill school are never entered for GCSEs, because its leaders “cannot censor the exam papers”.

An independent Orthodox Jewish school in Stamford Hill has failed its fifth Ofsted inspection in a row.

Petchey Academy pupils got to find out what it feels like to be sentenced to 15 years in prison when a convicted murderer came to tell them why it’s important to make the right choices in life.

A consultation has been launched into whether another school street should be implemented outside Queensbridge Primary School.

Young people from Finsbury Park and Clapton were among those to create a hard-hitting short film about knife crime that premiered this week.

Hundreds of kids from east London primary schools got together to build a model bridge at Olympic Park last month.

Ofsted inspectors have been given the go-ahead to use body-worn video cameras during inspections of suspected illegal schools.

Parents have launched a petition against Hackney Council’s plans to build a block of flats in their kids’ school playground.

Hackney Council held an award and graduation ceremony to mark National Apprenticeship Week and the contribution made by the 134 apprentices it employs.

Catering students from New City College have won a trip to Milan after coming up with a special three-course Indonesian-inspired meal.

Parents and carers are “heartbroken after being told a much-loved children’s centre in Lower Clapton will stop its daycare services.

Jone da Cruz thinks more young people in Hackney could benefit from learning on the job like he did. He’s worked his way up from apprentice to site manager of a block in Chobham manor - the first of five neighbourhoods being built at Straftford’s Olympic Park.

So-called ‘unregistered educational settings’ in Hackney, the vast majority of which are Jewish faith academies or yeshivas, have been “put on notice” by safeguarding bosses over child safety.

A teenager from Hackney New School has won a £44,000 scholarship to study in the sixth form of a top independent school.

An Orthodox Jewish faith school where youngsters aren’t learning the basics of how to speak, read or write English is providing a “poor standard of education in secular subjects”, according to Ofsted inspectors.

Shouts of “shame” were heard in the council chamber as mayor Phil Glanville read out homophobic words written by a Conservative councillor singling him out for his sexual orientation.

Hackney Conservatives are investigating after a Stamford Hill councillor said unregistered Jewish faith schools don’t need Ofsted “giving children ideas” of homosexuality or atheism.

Hackney Council’s ninth school street scheme has launched outside William Patten Primary School – but some parents have complained it won’t do enough to combat air pollution there.

Children attending unregistered Jewish faith schools will continue to be exposed to an “unacceptable” lack of safeguarding until the government changes the definition of a school, say frustrated council bosses.

New City College has launched a new gym in Hoxton to give its students the chance to gain commercial experience in the fitness industry.

A single mother from London Fields is one of three finalists for a top prize at the British Education Awards.

Students from Simon Marks Jewish Primary school shone bright like the candles in a Minorah on December 12. They filled their school hall with music and song as they told the story of Chanukah – a Jewish tradition that’s over 2,000 years old.

Youngsters from Jubilee Primary School have bagged £1,000 in school supplies after winning a competition set up to teach kids about the census.

Hollywood and West End star Wendell Pierce showed off his jazz drumming skills during a visit to Haggerston School this week.

Youngsters from Orchard Primary School will be performing a scene from Macbeth at a special event on Saturday where artefacts discovered during the excavation of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre will be on show.

Students from five Hackney schools came together to compete in an acting competition at Bsix College in Clapton on Friday.

Award-winning double bassist Chinyere “Chi-chi” Nwanoku has officially opened Hackney New Primary School’s new building.

Pupils with disabilities and special needs from Stormont House School have been crowned the National Special Schools swimming champions in a competition at the London 2012 Aquatics Centre.

Staff at Loughborough University London in Hackney Wick have joined others around the country in a strike over pay, equality, casual contracts and rising workloads.

The former head of music at Mossbourne Community Academy has been banned from teaching for letting pupils take cocaine and drink alcohol at his flat.

Two women who run a project to tackle social isolation within the Somali community want to get the word out about their work.

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has won an award to help boost her budding career as a cellist and violin player.

A 16-year-old who gives up his time to supervise youths at the 7th Stoke Newington Scout Group has been given a Jack Petchey Foundation achievement award.

Children as young as six quizzed Diane Abbott on everything from Boris Johnson to education funding and post-Brexit European travel yesterday afternoon.

Hackney New School has come under fire from the council’s environment chief for breaching planning permission to replace a row of tots’ bike stands with three car parking spaces.

Sixteen neighbourhoods in Hackney are classed as among the 10pc most ‘deprived’ in England, according to new government figures.

Hackney Council has launched an eighth school street as it announced every single school in the borough could soon be in line for one.

“For all the years that I’ve had to defend young people against charges of apathy or lack of interest, it is really exciting to see them smashing those stereotypes and setting the agenda,” Des Barrow, a geography teacher at Clapton Girls Academy, tells the Gazette.

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