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Friday, October 18, 2019

Young architects from the University of East London have designed a shed for marginalised and excluded men, young people and volunteers in Barking.

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic) teachers went on strike today (Thursday, October 17) as part of a national campaign around pay and working conditions.

A gym based in the Royal Docks is offering free anti-bullying workshops for children during October half term.

Four kind-hearted teenagers have been praised for coming to the aid of a man who fell over near their school.

Parents have been told the council will no longer use the children's services at a respite centre in Plaistow that was abruptly shut down this year.

Youngsters are planning to create a "youthquake" when they take to the stage to speak out about the issues that matter to them most.

Schoolgirls with grease under their fingernails have had gruelling laps on the race track with a car they designed and built themselves.

A former University Challenge star who teaches at Little Ilford School is one of the faces of a new national campaign to encourage more people to consider the profession.

Single mum Marianne Gibb has been named Student of the Year for excelling in the University of East London's New Beginnings course.

Forest Gate Community School's new headteacher aims to prove age is only a number as she takes over the school at just 31.

A Beckton primary school held an event to celebrate two awards for its commitment to teaching Mandarin.

Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

Youngsters from across Newham have been recognised for their endeavours and successes at the Jack Petchey Foundation's achievement awards ceremony.

Inspirational young people from across Newham were recognised at the Jack Petchey Foundation's achievement awards ceremony.

An East Ham sixth form is among a very select group to have been chosen to feature in the 2019 edition of the Parliamentary Review.

A newly-appointed headteacher has vowed to bring his Plaistow school up to Outstanding - and raise house prices in the area at the same time.

London City Airport is commissioning a new artwork to welcome visitors.

The University of London's new flagship student halls of residence has opened its doors.

A fire which tore through four sheds has been brought under control.

Four fire engines and about 25 firefighters are tackling a blaze at sheds in Woodside Road, Plaistow.

The range of quality real ales on offer at four Newham pubs have earned them a place in the UK's best-selling beer and pub guide.

A unique hexagon shape design solution has won three students from the University of East London an award in a prestigious engineering national competition.

A shocking report has revealed evidence of violence and verbal abuse at a respite centre for children with disabilities that was abruptly shut down earlier this year.

Pupils are set to benefit from a £1.1million pilot scheme designed to boost their involvement in the arts.

The University of East London has signed an agreement with Western Sydney University in Australia heralding a new era of academic collaboration.

Councillors from 26 authorities have signed a letter calling for more funding for disabled students before the shortfall reaches a "tipping point".

Students studying drama performance have given their degree course top marks at the University of East London.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

The chairman of trustees of a Forest Gate private school has insisted that the school will remain open.

What a stink! People daring to visit a heritage exhibition about Beckton and the Barking Creek are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells that they'll have to put up with.

Current and former University of East London students are helping non-native speakers in the community to learn English skills with free lessons.

Lister Community School is celebrating after its GCSE pupils outperformed their predecessors.

Royal Docks Academy is celebrating after more than half of pupils passed both English and maths with a 4 or above - the highest pass rate in the school's history.

Kingsford Community School is celebrating after pupils achieved the school's best ever GCSE results.

An alternative provision free school is celebrating after a gifted artist scooped its first GCSE art.

A teenager who only arrived in the UK at the start of the school year has gone on to achieve four 7s - equivalent to an A - in his GCSEs.

The headteacher of Rokeby School has praised a pupil who achieved top grades across the board on GCSE results day.

Two students at Cumberland secondary in Plaistow have won scholarships to prestigious universities after their GCSE results were revealed.

Oasis Academy Silvertown pupils shone on its first ever GCSE results day.

It's "job done" for Stratford School Academy's headteacher with pupils' results seeing them through to their next steps.

The headteacher of Sarah Bonnell School has praised the "impressive achievements" of pupils who have received their GCSE results.

A Forest Gate Community School pupil earned the top grade in 11 GCSEs - after doing most of his revision before March.

The headteacher of St Angela's Ursuline school has praised staff and students for meeting the "rising challenge" of harder GCSEs.

St Bonaventure's is celebrating excellent GCSE exam results, with an increase in the average grade and a higher number of students achieving 9-7.

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Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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