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Thursday, May 23, 2019

An Islington academy is planning to cut its school day by 50 minutes because of crippling government funding cuts and a "crisis in teacher recruitment".

A charity offering one-to-one sessions for children struggling with maths is set to launch at a Holloway primary school later this year.

An aptly-named young artist from a Holloway primary school has won an award for his drawing urging people to eat their vegetables.

A string of internationally acclaimed comics supported the crowdfunding campaign to build a new library in "the heart" of Thornhill Primary School last night.

"Jeremy Corbyn - we need you to help us in this global fight and be a hero," said child eco-campaigners gathered outside his Islington North consituency office yesterday.

A student police cadet who survived a slashing led an anti-knife crime march through the streets of Islington earlier this month.

City of London Academy Islington has been given the best rated Outstanding by Ofsted - the highest possible grade.

Emily Thornberry was collared three times by constituents asking her about Brexit before she'd walked the Gazette back to her Barnbury constituency office on Thursday.

School children protested against climate change outside Islington Town Hall before joining protesters at Parliament on Friday.

A grieving grandmother has been inspired to write poetry again after visits from primary school pupils as part of an enrichment programme for the children.

Jeremy Corbyn is a busy man. But, away from the tumult of Brexit and his quest to dethrone Theresa May and implement a socialist government, the Labour leader squeezed in a constituency chat with the Gazette. For half-an-hour he dropped matters of state to talk about the issues facing people on the streets and estates of Islington North, which he has represented as MP since 1983.

A student protest outside an Archway school yesterday has proved a partial success after the school vowed to address some of their concerns - including a review of sixth formers' dress-code and an end to compulsory study time.

Further protests at St Aloysius College may be in the pipeline this week after talks between senior managers and student protests "broke down" and "no deal was achieved", a spokesperson has vowed.

Dozens of St Aloysius College students have been protesting outside the school this morning because they are "fed up with the administration", lack of staff and strict new rules.

Jeremy Corbyn will be propelled into number 10 next year when the economy succumbs to a bigger recession than the 2008 financial crash, predicts the owner of an award-winning Archway kebab shop.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

Hundreds of Islington students demonstrated against climate change today as they marched through Highbury Fields to make their voices heard.

Gazette photographer Polly Hancock was out and about in Islington yesterday to capture the best World Book Day costumes.

Eco-activists are urging Islington Council to declare a climate emergency and commit to slashing the borough's greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030.

An autistic boy has been without education for three months after he was "discriminated against" and left to play video games at an Essex Road primary school, claims his mother.

Islington Council is hosting a career events roadshow at a series of locations across the borough for National Apprenticeship Week.

A Clerkenwell tech company creating educational apps for kids has received a £200,000 investment form HSBC UK.

A Finsbury Park care home is hosting a free event for families and professionals caring for people living with dementia on today (Thurs).

The young people of Islington have taken to the ballot box and elected a trio of new representatives to change the borough for the better in 2019.

A major construction company has won the contact to deck-out Highbury's "world class" new film school ahead of its grand opening in September.

More than 400 proud parents, carers and teachers watched on as youngsters from a Highbury special needs school performed their winter show last week.

Celebrating "ambition, innovation and excellence" is the name of the game in the inaugural Islington Education Awards.

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor shared his harrowing experiences with schoolchildren in the Islington Assembly Hall on Monday.

Highbury Fields School and Central Foundation Boys' School are leading the way for Islington in the national Progress 8 performance charts.

A shake-up of Islington's executive triggered by the education chief standing down will see two new faces leading key portfolios as of March 1.

Tech City College is set to close after a short-supply of students means it is "financially unsustainable."

A pupil referral unit in Highbury is now "among the best in the country" after improving its Ofsted results, claims the outgoing education chief.

A music teacher has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take music lessons to children in poorer areas on a double-decker bus.

Michelle Obama this afternoon told Elizabeth Garrett Anderson students that her decade-long relationship with the Barnsbury school was one of her proudest achievements.

Michelle Obama will return to the Islington girls school that made her "quake" with emotion to promote her new book on Monday.

It used to be the most polluted primary in Islington - now St John Evangelist is the first school to ban cars at pick-up and drop-off times.

Schoolchildren who escaped the fire which gutted the Highbury Leisure Centre were rewarded for their bravery with a meeting with the Mayor of Islington.

An incoming Islington film school will "reflect the diversity and cultural richness of London", according to the illustrious names in the movie industry backing the project.

Record-breaking City of London Academy students are helping to transform the fortunes of the school, according to the executive principal at the helm.

Three young children scaled the fence at Hargrave Park Primary School and escaped into a nearby main road.

An Archway mentor uses creative projects to instil morals and nurture young people from his community.

Highbury Community Nursery has become the first childcare setting in Islington to be awarded Millie's Mark.

Kids with learning difficulties need diagnosis and support sooner "to avoid the devastation exclusion can cause", claims a councillor.

The former headteacher of St Aloysius College has been cleared of wrongdoing nine months after he was arrested as part of a £70,000 fraud investigation at the school.

Streetwise kids put seven "really challenging questions" about crime and youth services to cops and councillors at a Holloway event this morning.

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