Students have been preparing new material to perform in two of London's biggest venues.
Newham Community Opera's show Full Circle has won a national teaching award.
Newham's Brampton Manor Academy and Forest Gate Community School have been named in the top 50 performing schools nationally.
Having taken part in the London Legacy Development Corporation's free Creative Opportunity Programme for young people who want a career in the creative and cultural sector, Tobi Bolanle is now following his dream of working in the film industry.
An opera based on the life of a refugee who turned his life around has been shortlisted for an award.
More than a third of 16-year-olds in Newham failed to pass both their English and maths GCSEs this year.
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.
Three schools affected by a false widow spider infestation will remain closed until the half term break.
Colleges have stepped in to help provide an education for pupils at three secondary schools which have closed due to a spider infestation.
Lister Community School has become the second to confirm it will be closed for a month following a false widow spider infestation.
Schools across Newham have been forced to shut following the discovery of false widow spiders - with one remaining shut until the end of the month.
Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"
Drama and performing arts teacher Annie offers her insight into working at NewVIc college and what she loves about it
Join Newham Music as they bring Newham's award-winning community opera, Full Circle, to the Royal Festival Hall
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