London Enterprise Adviser Network Celebration 2020

Our Award Winners In a particularly challenging year for careers education, we received a large number of nominations and our judging panel faced the difficult task of choosing the winners for each of our 6 award categories. The judging panel also chose to highly commend nominees whose efforts and achievements stood out alongside the award… Continue reading London Enterprise Adviser Network Celebration 2020

Igniting Potential Youth Work Week 2020

We are pleased to be celebrating London’s outstanding youth practitioners and young people.  Youth workers have been dedicated through these difficult times, coming together to help London’s young people and their families, no matter what. Now more than ever we see the essential need for quality youth services.  This year’s theme was Ambitious for Youth Work and on Monday 2 November the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund brought together over 100 youth… Continue reading Igniting Potential Youth Work Week 2020

How to register for the COVID Summer Food Fund

We know it can be particularly challenging for families, parents and carers to afford increased costs over the summer holidays, which is why the Government’s announcement of a COVID Summer Food Fund was welcome following the tireless efforts of charities and campaigners as well as Marcus Rashford’s support. In order to receive support through the COVID… Continue reading How to register for the COVID Summer Food Fund

Stepping Stones to Secondary School

The Mayor’s Stepping Stones programme aims to support vulnerable young people in their transition from primary to secondary school. 15 schools across London have just completed their first year delivering the programme including peer mentoring, summer school, aspirational activities and Stepping Stones lessons.   Eltham Hill School tell us few highlights from their first year… … Continue reading Stepping Stones to Secondary School

Sadiq Speaks: the importance of youth services

I know from personal experience how school holidays can be a key crossroads in young people’s lives, particularly those from disadvantaged communities. Growing up on an estate in south London, I knew people in my community – with great talent and potential – who took the wrong path with some even ending up in prison. The truth… Continue reading Sadiq Speaks: the importance of youth services

London is open for family explorers this summer

Joanne McCartney AM, Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare talks about summer family activities in London.   This summer, we’re encouraging Londoners to get out and about with the Mayor’s new London Curriculum Family Explorer Trails. They’re a great way for families to find out more about our wonderful city, and have fun too! On… Continue reading London is open for family explorers this summer

Going Underground with the London Curriculum

It’s just under a week to go until the London Curriculum Children’s Festival. We’re really excited as we prepare to welcome over 500 primary schoolchildren to The Scoop and Potters Fields Park. It’s not just about young people though. There’ll be teachers and others who’ve helped us there on the day too. If you’ve not… Continue reading Going Underground with the London Curriculum

Fourth Plinth School Awards ceremony and exhibition.

Alexandra Dreier, Academic Project Placement in City Hall’s Culture Team, writes about her experience of assisting with the preparation of this year’s Fourth Plinth School Awards ceremony and exhibition. The exhibition of the winning entries of this year’s competition is open on the second floor of London City Hall now – time has passed to… Continue reading Fourth Plinth School Awards ceremony and exhibition.