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Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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