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Thursday, July 6, 2017

There are Pride flags everywhere you look, gay rights posters have filled the corridors and nearly every student has a rainbow drawn on their cheek.

Youngsters getting their first taste of the spotlight thrilled hundreds of parents during their school’s annual drama showcase last week.

A director at Raphael Independent School says they were not informed about Ilford Grammar pupils moving there until after a letter was sent out.

Pupils at an independent school in Seven Kings will have to complete their education at a school in Hornchurch after a merger deal was agreed.

Parkhill Junior School pupils launched their learning sky high recently with a brilliant day focused on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Redbridge College held two events last night which showcased the many talents of its performing arts and catering students.

Thousands of children in Redbridge are being tested on their maths, English and science this month - but how would you fare?

Prospective candidates for Ilford South were grilled by pupils during a mock election.

A pupil from Chigwell School used his creativity and flair for the English language to win his classmates tickets to a football match.

Two headteachers in Redbridge have sent letters home to parents warning about an alarming online “game” which apparently encourages vulnerable people to commit suicide

Redbridge’s schools are at “crisis point” as a result of recent funding cuts from central government, a panel of the borough’s headteachers has warned.

Parents across the borough were manically refreshing their inboxes yesterday to find out which school their children will be attending in September and indeed for the next seven years of their lives.

An Ilford educator beat off competition from thousands of other entries to win an Outstanding Teacher Design and Technology Award.

Would-be singers, broadcasters and music producers had a day to remember last week when they visited BBC studios in central London.

Schools in Redbridge will lose £15million of government funding by 2019, as the Department for Education (DfE) plans a new national funding formula.

A UK Supreme Court decision to uphold a fine imposed on a father who took his child on holiday in term time has split opinion in Redbridge.

Passionate teenagers have won £1,000 for a mental health charity, after winning a presentation competition at their school.

A range of successful women gave talks to Redbridge College students yesterday to inspire the next generation of females to pursue their dreams.

“Always be ambitious and try your hardest,” was a young man’s message to others thinking of doing an apprenticeship.

Pupils from Redbridge are hoping an invention that allows people to instantly understand foreign languages could scoop them a London-wide prize.

World Book Day has a special place in many a child’s heart, offering them the opportunity to walk the corridors as their favourite fiction hero or villain, be that Willy Wonka, Bilbo Baggins, Peter Pan, or even Voldemort.

Parents of Year Six pupils are set to find out today which secondary school their child will be going to in September.

One of the biggest Jewish schools in east London will not be leaving Redbridge, an internal review has concluded.

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

Almost a quarter of girls and 35 per cent of boys in Redbridge are underdeveloped by the age of five, according to the latest government figures.

A British rapper will run a series of school music workshops as a way of showing gratitude for the help he received from mentors.

Each year, hordes of Willy Wonkas, Mad Hatters, Gruffalos and Harry Potters walk the nation’s classrooms for the ultimate celebration of literature – World Book Day.

Teenagers proved they had the gift of the gab as they went head to head in a public speaking competition.

A Woodford Green biology teacher shortlisted for a national award says victory will show “all the hard work will have paid off”.

Parents of children with special educational needs confronted councillors at a tense cabinet meeting last night over proposed changes to their current transport system.

A brainy A-level student was given a pleasant surprise when she won an award for achieving the highest mark nationwide in her GCSE geography exam.

Pupils about to decide their GCSE subjects were given an interactive workshopping day to help make their minds up on Friday.

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith was quizzed on Brexit, the NHS and education funding cuts by our next generation of politicians.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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