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Mateenah Adeleke has beaten 500 other teens in Hackney to win the Speak Out debating competition.

Grasmere Primary School has been shortlisted in a national cookery competition thanks to the efforts of a six-year-old who created a "healthy, nutritional meal" - out of Lego.

Parents have hit out at the council for raising nursery fees by up to 65 per cent - but the town hall says they will make childcare affordable for low-income families.

A Homerton school's basketball team created less than two years ago have finished third in a national competition.

A Stoke Newington primary school found themselves up against Bruce Springsteen and Madonna in the iTunes charts this week, after teaming up with Take That's Mark Owen to record a single for a hospice charity.

A pair of prominent figures in Hackney's ultra-orthodox Jewish community have defended signing a controversial open letter amidst criticism from an LGBT+ Jewish group.

Youngsters from the Olive School dressed up as their favourite comic crusader as part of a two-week challenge to ditch the car and travel to school using "human power".

A groundbreaking literacy project at a Woodberry Down school is helping boys improve their reading and writing in an effort to close the gender gap in education.

A performing arts group is enjoying success with its unique way of engaging with kids about issues from knife crime to body image - the medium of "forum theatre".

Youngsters in Haggerston will be able to start their day with a free, healthy breakfast at school thanks to a government scheme.

Students from City of London Academy Shoreditch Park (CoLASP) beat six other teams at an inter-school chess tournament at the Old Bailey.

School staff who have dedicated their time to helping pupils enjoy learning and overcome barriers took centre stage at the second Hackney School Stars Awards.

Talks between a union and Hackney Council over school bus driver contracts have broken down, with more strike action now planned.

Gangs experts in Hackney say academies are not engaging enough with troubled kids.

The number of kids being home-schooled in Hackney has rocketed in the space of a year, raising fears academies might be "washing their hands" of difficult children in an illegal practice known as "off-rolling".

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

Former England striker Emile Heskey dropped in to a Homerton secondary school last week to talk to the kids about his career and the need to be disciplined in life.

Would you like to become a journalist, work on issues that matter to Hackney's communities and be part of a pioneering project?

Gazette photographer Siorna was out and about in Hackney last week to capture the best World Book Day costumes

The Gazette was out and about taking photos of youngsters who dressed up to mark World Book Day on Thursday - and we have a pull-out picture special in the centre of today's edition.

Mums and dads had a tough time keeping pace with their toddlers when East London Little Ladies football took to the field.

Drivers and passenger escorts on Hackney's school buses for disabled children will strike for four days in the coming weeks over split shift payments.

Ex-students of a Hackney state school are being asked to go back to the classroom to inspire youngsters.

A sea cadets group in Clapton has been included in a national trial to recruit children as young as nine into the organisation.

An acrobatic theatre company from Hackney has achieved worldwide recognition after a human pyramid fashion runway performance at the Dior haute couture show for Paris fashion week.

A group of friends were told by their old school they couldn't plant a memorial to their favouirte teacher - because no one there knows who she is.

At least one student has been excluded from Stoke Newington School thanks to a bizarre ban on coats.

Hackney's Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School and Mossbourne Community Academy have been named in the top 50 top performing schools nationally.

The first steps in getting into healthcare careers are being made for students and secondary pupils across east London with today's launch of a programme "to secure the future of the NHS".

Extra funding for children with special educational needs and disabilities will "barely touch the surface", according to Hackney Council.

A youth theatre in Stoke Newington is on the lookout for "kids hungry to do drama" as auditions begin for an original production billed as "Lord of the Flies meets Mad Max".

Hackney's flagship school building programme has been partially scrapped, as the council announced it will not build a new secondary school on the site of Benthal Primary.

A music teacher has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take music lessons to children in poorer areas on a double-decker bus.

While most people are rushing around preparing for seasonal festivities, students at Stoke Newington School have been busy rehearsing for their upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors.

A headteacher who has worked tirelessly in Hackney for almost 40 years helping students with special educational needs has been made an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II.

A cherished Hackney youth charity is has hit 30 years of service, but the team certainly won't be resting on their laurels.

Hundreds of parents have signed a petition calling on the Mayor of Hackney to support their primary school caretaker, who has been sacked after 16 years' service.

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are fighting a High Court battle against Hackney Council funding cuts.

Young people gathered with the employers who had given them a chance to gain meaningful, paid work experience at a celebration to mark the success of Hackney 100.

A 13-year-old who won a competition to come up with a flag for Black history month has seen her winning design hoisted above the Town Hall.

Construction work at an old studio site in Hackney Wick has been halted after complaints that odours from the ground were giving children at a nearby primary school headaches.

Youngsters at a Lower Clapton school have had their reading and maths SATs cancelled after a "maladministration" investigation.

The name Kench Hill may not mean much to Hackney's newcomers, but it might strike a chord with anyone who grew up here.

A Shoreditch primary school has been awarded the gold standard award by leading human rights charity Unicef.

Youngsters from two youth clubs in south Hackney did the borough proud when they had an award created for them at a national market traders competition.


Saba from Hackney shares her experiences of being a foster carer, from the challenges to the rewards of seeing a child flourish.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

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