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The government has extended a voucher scheme to provide children free school meals over Easter.

A university is saluting the NHS and care workers by lighting up its building blue as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

A college’s staff have turned tech to carry on teaching after the coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut.

A Barking special school is celebrating after Ofsted upgraded its rating to Good.

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

A magazine editor has judged a make-up competiton which saw a teenager turned into a zombie using breakfast cereal.

The council has agreed to sell its old depot to make way for a new special school.

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

Universities have announced plans to suspend face to face teaching as the grip of the coronavirus crisis tightens.

A Dagenham technical college is consulting on plans to accept younger pupils from next year.

Excited students have told how they met the Duchess of Sussex on a day they’ll never forget when she visited their school last week.

A pioneering higher education institution is set to open in Rush Green later this year.

Pupils have returned to a Dagenham school after being kept at home for more than a week over coronavirus concerns.

Up to 500 youngsters are set to benefit from a three year programme teaching them key digital skills.

The wheels are going round and round but on new bicycles donated to pre-school children.

A total of more than three quarters of young people have been given their preferred secondary school place.

Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell has visited a Dagenham technical college to see the progress being made.

Unhappy that their area was being treated badly, children from one Dagenham primary school decided to do something about it.

Frying pan-wielding competitors braved blustery conditions for a college’s annual Pancake Day race.

A founding member of a fashion photography collective whose work was made famous by Culture Club, Neneh Cherry and Soul II Soul inspired the next generation on a college visit.

A secondary school has held its biggest careers fair with more than 40 employers speaking to teenagers about career options.

Dagenham pupils joined 8,000 schoolchildren and professional artists in taking to the stage for a spectacular performance at The O2 Arena.

Pupils have gained an insight into the banking world thanks to a national apprenticeship week challenge which saw six youngsters scoop first place.

The number of parents hit with £60 fines for pupil absences shot up in Barking and Dagenham last year in response to more calls for action from schools.

A talented teenager has gained top marks for his dissertation and had his work published in a magazine - and he’s only in Year 9.

One teacher’s impromptu idea for a history lesson has led to young people having their family stories published and shared in exhibitions.

The Bishop of Brentwood has visited a Dagenham school to dedicate its chapel.

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Jamie Lord knows as well as anyone the benefits of an apprenticeship.

A group of students have scooped certificates congratulating them on raising £9,000 for a veterans’ charity.

Young people in the borough are exploring ways of using technology to help address youth violence and knife crime.

A Barking primary school has been praised for the quality of its religious provision and Christian ethos.

Two schools in Chadwell Heath have brought back school crossing patrol officers to protect their pupils.

Students in the borough are fundraising to help animals injured or displaced by the bushfires in Australia.

A group of promising footballers from a Barking school had an unforgettable trip to France to test their skills against local sides.

Aspiring sports stars in the borough have the opportunity to receive funding and support as part of a leisure provider’s mentoring programme.

A Dagenham school is celebrating after receiving the gold level of the Equalities Award.

A “shy” student has scooped a leading role at his college.

Old school photos may be a bit embarrassing years after they were taken, but former pupils at one primary could see them form part of centenary celebrations.

If your child is due to start primary school in September this year, you have until Wednesday to apply for a place.

Outstanding east London teachers were recognised at a recent awards ceremony celebrating excellence in maths education.

Barking & Dagenham College has started a new club to get women working in the construction industry.

A six-year-old girl’s handmade reindeer design will be sent to the prime minister after winning a Christmas card competition.

Two Barking schools have taken home prizes for their green-fingered designs.

A team of schoolgirls scooped an award for the best app pitch on a visit to a tech giant’s office.

A former barman who arrived in the country with just a few possessions and no English has scooped a post-graduate job – a year early.


Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

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