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Saturday, January 21, 2017

A teacher’s brave attempt to rescue a stranded whale was re-enacted as part of a competition to improve pupils’ writing.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College are benefitting from the guidance of business experts.

A group of apprentices have developed an app to help students be more connected.

The first team coach for West Ham ladies unveiled the new gym at Barking and Dagenham College yesterday.

A cook supervisor’s dessert was highly commended in the regional round of a competition.

A planning application for the borough’s Youth Zone has been submitted to the council.

Time is running out to apply for primary school places.

The Wild West inspired a float designed by Barking and Dagenham College students.

Careful lesson planning and making reading fun are among the elements helping a school to thrive, according to education inspectors.

A cook is hoping to rise to the occasion in the next round of a competition to find the UK’s best school chef.

Barking and Dagenham College has been shortlisted for three national awards.

A world-famous arts centre has launched a three-year partnership with a Dagenham school.

Thousands of children have taken part in Margaret Hodge’s annual Christmas card competition.

Teachers turned thespians to entertain students with a charity panto.

Mums and dads joined their children for a special graduation ceremony.

Philanthropic law students have been rewarded with training from top barristers.

Christmas came early for OAPs who enjoyed a free three course meal of turkey and all the trimmings.

A talented tutor could prove he’s worth a million dollars after being shortlisted for a global prize.

A team of fizzy drinks creators have won the chance to see their product on sale on the high street.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barking and Dagenham College.

A managing director is helping his former school reduce its carbon footprint.

Specialist teaching assistant Simon Owusu-Ansah, 21, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he fulfilled his lifelong dream of helping disabled pupils learn

An ex-headteacher sent to remedial class as a child officially opened a centre transforming the lives of the borough’s most vulnerable young people.

Some of Eastbury Community School’s most successful students returned to the place where they kickstarted their careers.

Selfless sixth-formers collected shoeboxes filled with presents for the needy.

Pupils at a primary school are being given an extra 15-minute break for exercise to encourage them to be healthier.

Youngsters went head to head in the primary schools tag rugby league tournament.

The joys of journalism were shared with the next generation of reporter hopefuls.

Hundreds of children released blue balloons sharing messages of love and kindness as part of Anti-Bullying Week.

Schools could face “severe” cuts of tens of millions of pounds if the government presses ahead with spending plans, union bosses claim.

Schoolchildren and staff at Sydney Russell School cycled 852 kilometres - the equivalent of going to Glastonbury and back twice - on an exercise bike to encourage healthy living.

Budding athletes enjoyed a punchy week to champion every sort of sport.

Robert Clack School PE teacher Paul Cook, 54, tells Seb Murphy-Bates how he rejuvenated cricket and won Chance to Shine’s Special Recognition Award

A church cemetery has been transformed thanks to the work of a group of young volunteers.

Plans to make a “pivotal” technology centre a reality were blocked as councillors slammed plans to develop the green belt.

Watch your back Bear Grylls – four students are hot on your heels.

Creative students injected some colour into their school corridors.

An award-nominated entrepreneur who designed a board game to educate children in money management has spoken at a special Black History Month business event.

Pupils explored everything from Egyptian pyramids to Mayan ruins and under the Caribbean sea – all without leaving their school in Barking.

Find out more about studying at the borough’s new university campus during an open day tomorrow.

An aspiring Paralympics swimmer has made waves in a national competition for young disabled athletes.

Celebrity builder Tommy Walsh downed tools to help college students hoping to follow in his footsteps.

Five sixth-formers are giving something back by helping children learn to read.

Parents have called for better traffic-calming measures at a busy zebra crossing.

Pupils at a large school suffer from gaps in teachers’ knowledge and a badly planned curriculum, according to inspectors.

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