Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A series of pictures have been produced by youngsters illustrating their experiences of the coronavirus.

An infant school is Dagenham has sought to reassure parents after a positive Covid-19 test.

Barking and Dagenham College photography students got the chance to present their work to a panel from the Barbican Art Gallery.

An MP has backed a call for £4billion to fund skills, apprenticeships and colleges to avoid the kind of economic decline last seen in the 1980s.

Academic associations across the country are calling on the government to support “a new deal for higher education” saying a temporary bailout isn’t enough to help them get through the pandemic and beyond.

A school is looking to raise £5million to put a performing arts venue at the heart of its community.

Tributes have been paid to a “popular” teacher who dedicated 50 years to children following her death at the age of 80.

A college has published figures showing how diverse its workforce is in response to the Black Live Matter movement.

Town hall chiefs have slammed the government over providing poorer pupils with laptops to help with schoolwork.

Library services in the borough have moved online whilst they are closed during lockdown.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

Prospective university students can find out more about studying for a degree in Dagenham without leaving their homes.

A school has teamed up with a business to produce more than 2,000 items of protective kit for key workers.

A group of photography students have had a lesson in playfulness creating artworks from scrap.

Pupils should not return to school this academic year.

When will it be safe for pupils to return to school?

A further education college has gone online to recruit its next crop of students.

The Student View is a charity that teaches young people from The Warren School and Dagenham Park CoE School how to spot misinformation and write real news stories about Barking and Dagenham to encourage them to engage with their communities. This is one of their stories. By Natasha and Allannah

A photography graduate who now works for a global film company was the star guest of an online Q&A session.

Nine in 10 children due to start in September were offered their first-choice primary school in Barking and Dagenham.

Schoolchildren stuck at home during the pandemic emergency who may be behind in maths and English are being offered online tuition by an east London housing organisation to get them up to speed.

Actors from the stage and screen have been recording motivational messages for performing arts students.

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 NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Veterans are providing vital skills across a range of projects to help the country tackle the current coronavirus outbreak. From helping to build Nightingale Hospitals to delivering essential supplies to those who are shielding, they have helped thousands of people across the country. We take a look at how one such veteran is helping out.

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