Headteacher Sir Paul Grant, 60, looks back over 27 years at Robert Clack School after saying goodbye to his pupils on Thursday, July 20, ahead of his retirement on Thursday, August 31.
Northbury Primary School’s music teacher Danielle Wakefield, 30, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she and her pupils are hoping raise hundreds for WellChild to help ill children
Matt Benjamin, 24, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he helps put people in touch with their history as heritage engagement officer at St Margaret’s Church
Foodbank founder Obi Onyeabor, 44, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about his latest venture to help young people off the streets and into the workplace
David Morris, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he helps dementia sufferers and their families with his work for the Alzheimer’s Society at the Broad Street Health Centre
Skye Sandhu-Nelson, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she went from homeless teenager to empowering disabled people as project co-ordinator at the Independent Living Agency
Cleaner Tony Johnson, 42, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he swapped from scrubbing to strumming when Metropolis invited him to record on their Lost Songs UK Volume Two album
Mobile book seller Ella Inedia, 32, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she’s helping improve literacy in children with her Reading Opens Doors project
Volunteer Bill Foulkes, 83, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about his work with Diabetes UK after being nominated for an Inspire Award after 14 years of raising awareness
River ward councillor Peter Chand, 51, tells Jon King how his mum inspired him to serve the borough he has lived in and loved all his life.
Creative director of the Sew London Project Kemi Oloyede, 50, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she helps preserve important memories by upcycling families’ sentimental objects in outreach classes
Woman of the year Nusrat Zamir, 37, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she helps fight sexism in the Asian community ahead of Monday’s nominations deadline for the Women’s Empowerment Awards
Christina Ford, 33, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she’s been using art to help lone parents since becoming artist in residence at The White House
Former Eastbury Community School pupil Bradley Whitby, 29, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he helps disabled people gain confidence using sport
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association volunteer Siemah Ahmad, 38, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she and fellow believers spread peace through charity
Long-jumper JJ Jegede, 31, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he went from Barking Abbey School to the top four at the European championships
Pastor Ade Adesina, 51, tells Phoebe Cooke about how he’s hoping to start off an annual fun run to tackle an acute shortage in charity funding
Deputy head of Community Music Service, Digby Hunt, 58, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates about about how he inspires pupils with his orchestra
Ultimate boy scout Alec Everitt, 68, tells Phoebe Cooke about his interesting journey from cub through to firefighter and Rotary Club stalwart
Specialist teaching assistant Simon Owusu-Ansah, 21, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how he fulfilled his lifelong dream of helping disabled pupils learn
Rosie Lee Cafe owner Rosie Boyaci, 47, speaks to Sebastian Murphy-Bates about using her business to reach out to those in need at Christmas
Former Barking Abbey pupil and mum-of-four Feyi Jegede, 38, talks to Phoebe Cooke about how her love of fitness enabled her to get back on her feet
Coach Sultan Malik, 33, talks to Seb Murphy-Bates about making his mosque a building for the whole community with his Touch Gloves Boxing scheme
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
Scottish writer Anne Macauley, 60, tells Sebastian Murphy-Bates how she brought her love of English to the borough and became a published poet
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