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Category Archives: Education

Iman Ogoo, Senior Project Coordinator at Jimmy Asher Foundation (JAF) in Tooting, tells us about their new youth mentoring service and outlines how local residents and businesses can get involved.   The Jimmy Asher Foundation is launching a brand new bespoke mentoring ...
Just because the weather is turning colder doesn’t mean there’s less work to be done! Students are working really hard this month in the garden preparing our veg for sale, by sowing seeds and placing them in heated units. We’ll also be lifting and dividing plants from the garden, for...
Naz was known as ‘Mr Tooting’ by locals, a best friend to many but most importantly an amazing father and husband. The Foundation has been set up by his family who wish to honour his life and good work. The Foundation runs three programmes to raise the aspirations of young people and...
Wandsworth charity Learn to Love to Read is taking part in #YouMadeItHappen on Friday 11 October – a day when charities say 'thank you' to their supporters and let them know the difference their support has made. Learn to Love to Read founder Teresa Harris said, “This school year...
Iman Ogoo, Senior Project Coordinator at Jimmy Asher Foundation in Tooting, tells us how they’ve been nurturing young talent at their organisation.     At the Jimmy Asher Foundation we not only support young people through our various youth...
Literacy charity Bookmark Reading is on a mission to teach more children to read as 27% of children left primary school last year with reading skills below the expected standard.  Bookmark is currently looking for passionate readers across inner London to spend one hour a week helping a...
The Community Fun Day returns to Tooting on Saturday 13 July to unite all faiths, cultures and generations in a lively day out! Attractions include: Fairground rides and bungee jumping Make your own smoothie bikes Sports: penalty shoot-outs, table tennis, basketball Animals from...
The Burnet News Club is run by The Economist Educational Foundation and is delivered by teachers around the UK. It aims to develop young people’s critical thinking and literacy skills through open discussions about current affairs, both in the classroom and online. This academic year students...
Why West Hill? David explains: “Air pollution is particularly high on major arterial roads that become narrow residential streets like the three lanes of A3 traffic bottlenecking into a single lane to go down West Hill. “Air pollution is a health emergency, that kills over 9,000 Londoners...
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Tooting mum Charlotte Penniceard has recently launched Be-Zing, a web application to be used by young people and their supporters (eg parents, guardians and teachers) to provide tools to build confidence, self belief and resilience, as well as create an ongoing CV of their...
Arts and crafts, music and entertainment and free fun are in store for everybody on Sunday May 19th as Hazelfest – a mini green festival in Tooting– takes place for the third year running! Work and Play Scrapstore (WaPS), the London-based re-use charity which promotes artful re-use of of...
Pupils, parents and teachers were celebrating at Sellincourt Primary School in Tooting this week after popular PE teacher, Chris Payne, completed his second London marathon, raising over £1,600 for children’s charity, the NSPCC. Mr Payne’s achievement was particularly welcomed by...
At the end of the six weeks the students are invited into St George’s to practice their skills in the clinical skills training labs, given them an insight into life in St George’s.  Andrew Knox, Deputy Head at Merton Abbey School in Wimbledon, one of the schools participating in the...
2-3 Degrees focus on the development of three core skills: resilience, communication and self-esteem. The programmes specialise in developing confidence and interpersonal skills and encourage young people to learn from their mistakes, seeing failure as “a stepping stone to success...
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