Saturday, August 1, 2020

The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.

A group of photography graduates have showcased their work online after the coronavirus scuppered plans to exhibit in a London gallery.

A college principal has welcomed a government announcement that it plans to boost higher technical education to support the UK’s economic recovery.

A teenager will be following in the footsteps of royalty after earning a scholarship to Eton.

People living in the borough aged 19 to 23 have the opportunity to apply for a railway engineering traineeship.

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.

An eight-year-old has won an award for showing immense bravery in the face of his learning disabilities.

The winners of a competition for children at Gascoigne Primary have been announced.

Valence House is developing a new digital offering – including video tours, short films and interactive exhibitions – to build on its work online during lockdown.

A college principal has warned ending free travel for under 18s will limit poorer children’s access to education.

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.

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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.


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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