Month: February 2017

Free books about Humanism for all pupils

Every student in East London is now entitled to a copy of “What is Humansim?”. This project was funded by the British Humanist Association, which focuses on the importance of education people about different approach on the philosophy of life. While in former times, it was common practice for people who thought about life decisions …

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Free art lessons for socio-economically disadvantaged

To honour his recently deceased mother, an artist, Barry Whitehouse, has decided to give multiple 6-months art programs to disadvantaged young adults. Applications for the first round will open on 2nd of March and people between the age of 18 and 25 are eligible to apply. The workshops will be held in the artist’s shop …

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Too much fast food for children in Ilford

At an Ilford Voices Matter meeting, residents voiced their concerns about the rapidly increasing number of fast food shops in Ilford. They highlight that these shops do not only make their children eat more unhealthily but they also destroy the picturesque area. Further, the shops contribute tremendously to the waste found in the streets. The …

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Wanstead library to be temporarily closed

After a water leak the floor in Wanstead library desperately needs replacement. This will leave many kids unable to borrow books while the repairs are made. The library is especially important to younger children because of its outstanding children’s area. Regularly the library organizes singing and dancing games for the youngest at the library. While …

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“Upgrade” the life of Indian children

It is widely known that there are wide gaps in the Indian educational system. One ambitious young man, Rippan Dutta, has made it his goal to make a change. After graduating from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay in 2015, rather than spending more time doing a Masters program, he decided to jump start …

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Art improves Mental Health

The Springfield university in Tooting, London has changed its interior design. With the help of Morris Markowe League of Friends charity they put together a workshop were patients were invited to create art pieces with famous artists like Tim Shaw and Niamh White. The two curators have close connections to people with mental health issues and hence …

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Wider access to literature

Last weekend, children’s books were exchanged across London. The project, first established by Discover, wants to encourage reading amongst children. The idea is that people whose books haven’t been read in years go out and swap them to books they are interested in. This way people gain access to more books. In particular, parents whose …

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Art subjects not pushed out of the classroom

A recent study has revealed that art subject are not actually pushed out of the classroom. Despite claims that the English Baccalaureate favors scientific subjects, research has shown that as many students as 4 years ago are taking arts subjects at GCSE. Moreover, it has also been shown that those who take arts exams at …

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