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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Canonbury Primary School is lobbying Islington Council to "combat traffic chaos and pollution" caused by Highbury Corner by widening pavements and installing fixed cycle lanes.

Primary school pupils across Islington were taught about knife crime, victim support and stranger danger as part of a safety scheme led by local police.

A Holloway councillor will raise the blight of knife crime in Islington when she attends an international peace charities summit in Switzerland today (Thu) until Sunday.

The Health and Safety Executive inspected The Bridge Secondary School due to "concerns about the management and treatment of Legionella bacteria risk" - but inspectors are now satisfied its being dealt with.

Author David Solomons joined the mayor of Islington in cutting the ribbon to officially launch Hungerford Primary School's new library.

Holloway charity celebrated the 1,000th student mentored on its progamme by volunteers from businesses at Islington Assembly Hall on Monday.

Current and former students of an Archway secondary school chatted about their shared experiences at a party to celebrate its 140th birthday last week.

Potentially dangerous bacteria have been found in the water supply serving a special needs academy and youth club in Tufnell Park.

Alumni of Tufnell Park Primary School have a chance to relive their memories of discos in the hall and reunite with old classmates before the 1955 building is bulldozed to make way for new facilities.

Holloway School is being rebranded as Beacon High after joining a "federation" with three other council-run schools.

A Cally primary school is celebrating its second 'Good' Ofsted grade on the bounce.

An Old Street dance company needs to raise £1,600 so it can take 100 young black students to a "life-changing" performance at Sadler's Wells Theatre.

A Finsbury nursery has launched a new wellbeing programme aimed at educating kids about nutrition and where their food comes from.

An Upper Holloway campaigner who co-founded the Rescue Our Schools resource to combat education cuts scooped a prestigious award last month.

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."

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