Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

A Harlesden charity has been awarded more than £100,000 to renovate a former high street bank for use by refugee children.

A rotary club in Northwick Park has gifted young school leavers a dictionary to send them on their way.

A Wembley primary school commissioned a bold mural during lockdown while its remote teaching curriculum has reached 9,500 children across the world.

A secondary school in Kenton “hopes change is coming” as it continues to expand diversity into its mainstream teaching.

A new secondary school for Neasden has been given the green light by Brent’s planning committee.

A Harlesden school student has been recognised for her community spirit during Covid-19 lockdown.

As part of their online learning, Year 6 pupils at Wembley Primary School were asked to write a poem about how they were feeling about life in lockdown. Here are some of the amazing results.

West Hampstead pupils have recorded a touching tribute song for a much-loved care home worker who died last month from coronavirus.

Union and safety representatives in Brent have advised now is not the time to reopen schools in Brent.

Children across Brent have brought smiles to police and other key workers with their bright and quirky designs.

Pupils at a Harlesden secondary school are benefitting from an Alperton charity providing 2,500 meals a day to families in the capital.

Pupils at a Kenton primary school have not allowed the coronvirus lockdown to dampen their spirits.

Since readers can’t get to their local for their pub quiz fix, we’re bringing the pub quiz to them everyday this week.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

Harlesden students met with council chiefs to celebrate new lights in Roundwood Park two years after they confronted them at a full council meeting to make the area safer.

Two managers of a Park Royal primary school have been convicted of running an illegal secondary school for 66 children on the floor above.

A Queen’s Park children’s author is calling for kids in Brent to get creative and enter a short story competition.

An award-winning Wembley teacher is calling on entire families to send thank you cards to ‘inspirational’ teachers so they have a chance to be crowned at an industry “Oscars”.

Green-fingered pupils from a Kenton secondary school put £56,000 funding to good use by transforming an area of Woodcock Park, which had fallen into disrepair.

A primary school in Cricklewood has celebrated the much-anticipated opening of its new library.

Nominations are open for Brent schools to take part in the 2020 London Teacher of the Year Awards.

The Bishop of London dropped in on a Harlesden primary school to celebrate the opening of its new hall.

Wembley pupils broke up for the Christmas holidays having won a national computing award.

A primary school in Barnhill has been recognised for its “significant achievement” teaching science.

An ex-offender has told of how prison time has enabled him to “reflect” on his past as he takes on a project to get back to work.

A secondary school community in Kingsbury has been rummaging under beds, in wardrobes and behind sofas looking for old shoes over the last week to donate to charity.

A Wembley primary school held a very special science fair this month.

Pupils in Brondesbury dressed up in Victorian clothes to mark their school’s 130th anniversary.

Parents with children at a private Harrow school have been notified of a confirmed case of hand, foot, and mouth disease among pupils.

Neasden school pupils “inspired” the mayor of Brent when they helped run a Barnardo’s children centre as part of a takeover challenge.

Staff and union reps from a Wembley primary school held their sixth strike and protest over uncertain compulsory redundancies.

Parents are seeking legal advice after a primary school in Neasden was found to have breached Data Protection legislation by not telling them there were CCTV cameras in the children’s toilets.

Thousands of pupils across Brent enjoyed a theatre performance of War Horse with an introduction by the book’s author.

Nine neighbourhoods in Brent are among the 10pc most ‘deprived’ in England, according to government figures.

A Kensal Rise school catering for pupils with special needs has been voted School of the Year at a prestigious national award ceremony.

Brent’s Oxbridge application success rate is one of the lowest in London at just 17 per cent, with Oxford in particular seeming “out of the question” for one local state school.

More than 500 people filled a Wembley church to celebrate the golden jubilee of a local primary school.

Pupils from a Willesden primary school made special bags which they filled and donated to the homeless in Brent.

Concerned parents at a Neasden primary school have launched a petition after discovering CCTV cameras in toilets used by children.

A Harlesden school’s UK patron has been officially recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church.

A former Hampstead School pupil inspired by a career in biology and a Golders Green nursery teacher have launched a programme to make science “an experience” for children in hope of inspiring them to take an interest in science technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

A Kensal Rise artist has joined forces with a Willesden secondary school to recreate his interactive project against knife crime.

Willesden primary school kids learned about the “explosion of creativity” within the African-American community in the 1920s on Monday.

Primary School teacher Tina Murray was left speechless when awarded one of the country’s top teaching awards last week.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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