Education news & features

Kew House School's remarkable first year

KEW HOUSE SCHOOL’S REMARKABLE FIRST YEAR

September marks Kew House School’s first anniversary and already it has come far. From extended class times to tables turning into art canvases, Mark Kebble looks at a pioneering approach to secondary education Take a moment to think about everything you disliked at school. Dull science labs, long queues for a disappointing lunch, waiting outside […]

HARRY EASTWOOD ON HOW TANTE MARIE HELPED SHAPE HER CAREER

One of Tante Marie’s successful alumni, Harry Eastwood explains to Mark Kebble how the culinary academy shaped her career and why it’s set the standard for 60 years Oh how I wish I went to university with Harry Eastwood. ‘I was always pretty passionate about dinner parties,’ she recalls of her time at St Andrews. […]

The Barbican launch new collaboration with The Trampery

THE BARBICAN LAUNCH COLLABORATION WITH THE TRAMPERY

The Barbican is well-known for its arts and learning programmes, but their latest with The Trampery – in the shadow of the Olympic Stadium – may be the best yet. The Barbican’s Digital Content Producer Sidd Khajuria tells us more What inspired the Barbican to join forces with The Trampery? The Barbican is interested in […]

Indhu Rubasingham believes theatre is thriving in London, but sustaining it means that drama must not become a forgotten subject in our schools and beyond

INDHU RUBASINGHAM ON WHY THE ARTS CAN’T BE FORGOTTEN IN SCHOOLS

Indhu Rubasingham believes theatre is thriving in London, but sustaining it means that drama must not become a forgotten subject in our schools and beyond If I’d had to pay tuition fees at university, I’m pretty certain that my parents would not have been jumping for joy at my proposal to study drama. I now […]

Pixie Lott visits Greenwich primary school

PIXIE LOTT SURPRISES PUPILS IN GREENWICH

Children at Christ Church C of E Primary School, in Commerell Street, Greenwich, had a huge surprise last week when they were told Pixie Lott was going to sing at their school. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter, whose hits include All About Tonight, is the niece of teaching assistant Vicky Bennett. She agreed to sing and answer […]

Children with a passion for books will love the 'Read in the Park' event

AUTHORS TO VISIT HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM

Three well known children’s authors will visit Hammersmith and Fulham to participate in the Read in the Park event  Giles Paley-Phillips (The Fearsome Beastie), Bethany Wivell (Sam and the very tall Sunflower) and Rob Sprackling (Born again Ben) will be reading from their books at the Read in the Park event being held on Wednesday […]

SW11 SCHOOL DONATES TO CROHN’S CHARITY

The Northcote Lodge Parents Association raised funds for charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK Mr John Hansford , Headmaster of Northcote Lodge, a preparatory school for boys aged 8 – 13 in South West London, presented a cheque to the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK at the schools Sports Day on Tuesday 1 July at Trinity […]

Learn musical theatre skills at YMT's summer school in Kingston

YMT MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER SCHOOL IN KINGSTON

Aged between 11 and 21? Love acting, singing and dancing? Discover your potential at Youth Music Theatre UK’s Summer Skills residential course at Kingston University this summer Taking place during the school summer holidays from 11 to 16 August, the course is open to anyone aged 11-21; there is no audition required, and it is […]

School reading volunteers needed

SCHOOL READING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Beanstalk, a charity that works with schools in Wandsworth, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham to get children reading, is looking for more volunteers. If you have a passion for books and aren’t working, this could be the role for you. Beanstalk volunteers go into schools to work with children on a one-to-one basis, […]

Young soungwriters perform at Westfield, Shepherd's Bush

YOUNG SONGWRITERS PERFORM AT WESTFIELD, SHEPHERD’S BUSH

Celebrate young songwriters at the Song Academy Young Songwriter 2014 event at Westfield on 22 June  See Young Songwriter 2014 competition winners and finalists plus talented Song Academy after-school club members perform live on Sunday 22nd June from 1-5.15pm on the stage at Westfield, Shepherds Bush ( opposite Zara and Top Shop).     If […]