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Young linguists at a school in Forest Gate have been learning about Christmas traditions in Germany.

A violinist hopes to raise £15,000 to transform an old double-decker bus into a mobile music school.

The brother of an aid worker butchered by Islamic State will share his story with Newham pupils as part of an anti-extremism campaign.

Pupils saw history made as prime minister Theresa May talked about Brexit on a school trip to the Palace of Westminster.

World Cup-winning footballer Sir Geoff Hurst has officially opened a secondary school named in honour of his former team-mate Bobby Moore.

Aspiring artists from six Newham schools showcase their work in Stratford this week.

More than two decades after completing her course, Krishna James has graduated from the University of East London - thanks to the son that she missed the original ceremony for.

Manor Park pupils have started on their journey towards becoming a ‘rights respecting school’ through an initiative run by children’s organisation UNICEF UK.

The company behind a proposed 18,000-seater music venue has been encouraging young people to consider a career in the industry.

Rookie players from Newham have visited the World Chess Championship to see the globe’s best players in action.

The University of East London will be among the first to host a filmed broadcast of the BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions.

More than nine in 10 of Newham’s schools are good or outstanding, Ofsted figures show.

Pupils from seven Newham schools were able to discover more about science and the aviation industry at an event organised by London City Airport.

The University of East London (UEL) has rebuked claims that it has received a £1 million emergency loan from the Office for Students.

Green-fingered youngsters have been planting daffodil bulbs outside their school thanks to a housing developer.

An advice clinic set up as a temporary free service at Stratford following cuts to legal aid has won a funding contract for a permanent operation.

Pupils with special educational needs at a school in Beckton were given a new minibus for school trips.

Schoolchildren from St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School remembered 24 past pupils who experienced First World War hardship.

Two decades after first visiting London and setting her heart on studying there, a woman from Stratford has finally achieved her dream.

An opera based on the life of a refugee who turned his life around has been shortlisted for an award.

A programme to help at risk young people is being rolled out in Newham.

The Mayor of London has praised a school in Newham for helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds score top marks in their exams.

A mosaic depicting Plaistow’s famous local sites has been unveiled.

The principal of a sixth form college in Newham who gave up a high-flying career as a lawyer to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds has won a prestigious award.

Staff and pupils from Elmhurst Primary School climbed Snowdon last weekend.

A university chief has called on communities to tackle knife crime before more lives are lost.

More than a third of 16-year-olds in Newham failed to pass both their English and maths GCSEs this year.

A school in Forest Gate has been featured in the latest Parliamentary Review.

The headteacher of an all-through school has confirmed it will be shut for the rest of the week following an infestation of false widow spiders.

The charities watchdog has withdrawn a team of caretaker managers from a private school.

The headteacher of one of the Newham schools closed due to a false widow spider infestation has thanked two of the borough’s colleges for providing classrooms to allow teaching to carry on.

An all-through school has become the tenth to confirm it will close for false widow spider treatment.

Three schools affected by a false widow spider infestation will remain closed until the half term break.

A Newham primary school has announced it will be closing for half term a day early to treat a false widow spider outbreak.

A ninth Newham school has closed due to a false widow spider outbreak.

An eighth school in Newham has closed after the discovery of false widow spiders, while another has reported finding the arachnids but is remaining open.

A sixth form college in Plaistow is launching a vocational course which aims to catapult students into their chosen profession through industry experience.

Colleges have stepped in to help provide an education for pupils at three secondary schools which have closed due to a spider infestation.

A seventh school has been forced to close because of an outbreak of false widow spiders across Newham.

A school in Canning Town is 3D printing its lunches.

Reading is arguably the most important skill a child will learn during their time at school.

Newham Sixth Form College is trying to stem the drop in students taking French.

Plenty of young sports fans dream of meeting their idols.

Wildlife charities have branded the closure of schools affected by a false widow spider infestation an “over-reaction”.

Aspiring scientists were given the chance to grill Dame Mary Archer about her life and work during a visit to the East London Science School.


Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

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