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Forest School pupils dressed as a range of famous people from history

A weenie Winston Churchill and a junior Joan of Arc were joined by influential people from history to take over a local school for the day.

Students at Woodbridge High School were excited to trial the technology

Several classes of lucky pupils proved that children really are the future as they were given the chance to trial the latest innovation in virtual reality which could transform how they learn.

The pupils enjoyed a 'fantastic' day planting orchard trees in Goodmayes Park

A group of green fingered children got their hands dirty as they spent the morning planting trees to give their area more greenery and fresh air.

Young Citizen of the Year nominee Floriane Fidegnon

With the winner of this year’s Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award set to be crowned in March, we unveil the last of our inspirational finalists.

Valentines School has nominated three pupils for theYoung Citizens Awards.
Sophie Marlow

With the winner of this year’s Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award about to be crowned, we unveil our first five inspirational finalists.

Children in a classroom. Photo PA.

A lawyer has warned that Redbridge Council could face judicial proceedings after it failed to deliver 62 education plans for young people with special educational needs.

Children at Gearies Primary School performing their Christmas concert.

The hallways of one Redbridge primary school echoed with the sound of sleigh bells and carols when children held their annual Christmas concert yesterday.

Woodford County High School has set up a new Creative Technologies class merging electronics, computer science and product design to get more girls into STEM industries.

A Woodford Green school hopes to encourage more girls into STEM industries by starting a new creative technologies course.

Students from Caterham High School handing over their donation to the Redbridge Foodbank

A generous group of GCSE students have shown their charitable side as they collected and donated a large supply of food for a local Christian organisation.

Little Heath School Jack Petchey Foundation award winners, at the ceremony in Redbridge Town Hall on Thursday with Redbridge Mayor Cllr Gurdial Bhamra. Picture: Jack Petchey

More than 130 youngsters and scores of proud parents and teachers attended the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards last night,

Pupils at Beal High School planting trees as part of their environmental campaign with Principal Terese Wilmot, Simon Wassell from ISC and Rob Laird

Pupils braved the cold weather on Tuesday to plant 234 silver birch tree saplings as part of a environmental campaign.

Children at St Antony's Catholic Primary School in Woodford Green dressing in their nightclothes to raise awareness and money for the Salvation Army's homeless night shelter.

Pupils at a primary school spent a day in their pyjamas to raise money and awareness to combat rough sleeping.

Redbridge schools were ranked 9 out of 152 local authorities according the latest OFSTED league tables.

Parents can rest assured about the state of the borough’s schools after the latest OFSTED league tables showed Redbridge to be one of the highest performing in the country.

Rabbi Richard Jacobi and the congregation at Woodford Liberal Synagogue on Mitzvah Day.

In line with this year’s Mitzvah Day theme of building bridges, members of a synagogue have been making strides towards tackling isolation within their community.

A dozen pupils from King Solomon High School were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament by Ilford North MP Wes Streeting.

The best and brightest pupils at one of the borough’s schools were treated to a once in a lifetime experience at the home of British politics last week.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting, Rabbi Singer with the collection at Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School, Barkingside. Picture: Yakir Zur

After a month of build-up and anticipation Mitzvah Day weekend finally arrived with people from all walks of life coming together in the name of good deeds.

Nightingale pupils dressing up for World Book Day earlier this year. Seth, Sid and Daniel, all aged six, and William aged five. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

The borough’s schools are facing cuts of millions of pounds in the next four years, according to union bosses.

Film director Vijay Varu talking to students at Redbridge College about his latest film.

An award winning film director returned to his former college to give a talk to students about the challenges of breaking into the industry.

Olympic hockey star visits Bancroft's in Woodford Green. Left to right: David Nana, Hanna Wright, gold medallist Shona McCallin, Alex Dhayaa, Dharun Venkateswaran and Jude Dannawi.

Olympic gold medallist Shona McCallin visited a Woodford Green secondary school to inspire pupils to go for their dreams.

Sixth form students from Trinity Catholic High School, Lauren Spencer, Jessica Smullen and Chloe Lim, helping curating the Guildhall Art Gallery on a Takeover Day.

Sixth form students got a unique chance to takeover one of London’s finest art galleries and give tours of a Victorian exhibition to customers.

Forest School pupils celebrating in front of their float for the Lord Mayor's show. Picture: Forest School

Forest School’s Big Band braved the weather to take part in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show.

Shirley Chapman, left. and Violet Davis paid a visit to Valentines School to give a talk on being an evacuee during the Second World War.

Secondary school pupils were transported back to the 1940s last week, as two special guests shared tales about what it was like to be an evacuee during the Second World War.

Will Clifton, 12, playing the Last Post on Armistice Day at Woodbridge High School.

At two minutes to 11am on Armistice Day Woodbridge High School fell silent as the Last Post sounded across the school’s grounds.

Pupils jumping for joy. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Photos

Pupils, parents and teachers can be proud that the borough is top of the class when it comes to education.

Year 7 pupils being taught by the RAF engineers. Picture: Woodbridge

The RAF’s educational team visited Woodbridge High School to give Year 7 pupils an interactive science lesson.

A defibrillator, Oakdale Junior School, in South Woodford, are installing one today for the whole community to use. Picture: Tim Goode/PA

Pupils and staff at Oakdale Junior School are going to be shown how to save lives with a new defibrillator – funded by parents.

Habiba Ahmed demonstrates the importance of recycling to children at the Read Academy in Ilford.

Pupils proved they weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty at a special recycling workshop aimed at teaching them how to live sustainably last week.

Barkingside Magistrates Court

A woman decided to dump her ex-boyfriend’s belongings from her car after a row over the phone, the court heard.

Green-fingered pupils enjoyed gathering the fruits of their labour as they visited an orchard on Monday.
The children from William Torbitt Primary School had an a-peeling time as they tried out bark rubbing and modelled spooky faces for the trees.

Green-fingered pupils enjoyed gathering the fruits of their labour as they visited an orchard on Monday.

Parents and children protesting about the crossing delay in April.

After two and a half years, and much political wrangling, work has begun on two crossings to help schoolchildren use a “danger road”.

Oakdale Junior School pupils took part in a Google expedition.

Excited South Woodford schoolchildren have visited space, swum with sharks and toured Greenland.

Anum Iqbal, 5 making a halloween hat at Redbridge Library Fabula Festival.

A celebration of the arts brought a vivid splash of colour to the borough’s busiest library this weekend.

Students celebrating their A-level exam results at Wanstead High School. From right to left: Ciara Amas, Ella McDonald, Jessica Phillips, Scarlett Milner-Stopps and Tara Sexton-Gill.

A headteacher has said “the highest grades are not just the preserve of selective schools”, after his school was ranked in the top five per cent nationally.

The opening of the Roding Arts Centre at Woodbridge High School Woodford Green.

When you walk through Woodbridge High School’s new building you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a university or arts college.

Wanstead and Woodford Recorder editor Chris Carter and chief reporter Ralph Blackburn.

Do you want to find out more about the borough’s newest paper, the Wanstead and Woodford Recorder? Come along to the first community surgery tomorrow.

Police try to talk a man down from the roof of a block of flats on Bunces Lane Woodford Green

A man who barricaded the front of a building and climbed onto its roof, was arrested this afternoon following a police siege.

Children at Ray Lodge Primary School in Woodford Green together with headteacher Amanda Jennings celebrate the school getting an outstanding Ofsted report

A primary school has been graded “oustanding” by Ofsted for the first time, with inspectors heaping praise on its “inspirational headteacher”.

Police try to talk a man down from the roof of a block of flats on Bunces Lane Woodford Green

A man has barricaded himself on a block of flats near a school causing a police siege.

People from the Thomas Lucas Academy's application. Volunteers Caitlin Graham and Janice Oommen, project director Florence Orban, proposal group member Emma Thompson and Lucy MacDonald, another volunteer.

Fancy coding Hamlet, or making an app to find your friends? A new tech-focused free school could be opening in Redbridge in 2019.

Wizard Stories founders Phil Keating and Gary Potter. Picture: Wizard Stories

An exciting interactive storytelling company will be enthralling young bookworms at the borough’s first children’s literary festival.

Aniqah with her mum, Jilly, after she received her A-level results.

A student triumphed in her A-level exams despite visiting her mother, who is suffering from brain cancer, in hospital every single day.

Book event for babies called stories, rhymes and songs at South Woodford Library this week. Max Reevers, aged nine months, with mum Clare.

Are your sons and daughters fans of Horrid Henry or the Gruffalo? Do they want to join Harry Potter on the train at platform nine and three-quarters?

Headteacher Bryony Freeman.

The head of primary at the borough’s first “all-through” Sikh school has described it as a “feather in the cap of the Sikh community”.

Pupils at Seven Kings school receiving their exam results.

Seven Kings High School pupils are celebrating another extremely successful year when it comes to their GCSE results.

Pupils open their results at Beal High School

The hill was alive with the sound of ripping envelopes as pupils gathered on the green to find out their latest GCSE grades.

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