Subject tag: Schools

21 December 2022

Pupils at Oakthorpe Primary School have donated toys and cards to young patients who will be spending Christmas in the North Middlesex Hospital.

07 December 2022

Louisa Constanti, a governor at Hazelwood Schools, has been in touch with a request to publicise the fact that the school is looking for new people, who don't have children at Hazelwood, to join the Governing Body. She also wants to remind the community that the school has facilities that can be hired out.

16 November 2022

A message to prospective families and community partners from the headteacher of Broomfield School, inviting them to join a focus group to discuss the school's future.

02 November 2022

Palmers Green organisations were again among the proud recipients of Gold awards at this year's Enfield in Bloom ceremony, held this year at Chickenshed in Southgate. They went to two Friends of Broomfield Park projects - the Conservatory and the Wildlife Pond, to Anthony Webb estate agents in Green Lanes, and to Tottenhall Infant School.

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21 September 2022

The Love Your Planet competition, launching this month in Enfield primary and secondary schools, invites schoolchildren to create a poster or short video on the subject of climate change.

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24 August 2022

As Enfield Council puts in place the infrastructure for a new batch of school streets, including schemes in Hazelwood Lane and outside Bowes School, the Clean Cities Campaign asks, 'Could you do an 'active' school run?'

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01 June 2022

Enfield Council is consulting residents about its plans to introduce a further six school street schemes, including two in Palmers Green - outside Hazelwood Schools and Bowes Primary. At the times that pupils arrive at and leave schools school streets are closed to all motorised traffic other than residents and other drivers with exemptions.

27 May 2022

Enfield Climate Action Forum will be running a competition for primary and secondary school pupils during this year's Big Green Week. To help promote the competition students from Middlesex Uni will be filming examples of best practice in teaching climate change subjects. They're seeking help in identifying suitable schools to do the filming.

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08 December 2021

At its meeting on Tuesday evening Haringey's Cabinet approved the creation of the borough's first three low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs). Work on the first to be built, Bounds Green LTN, will begin in early 2022.

07 November 2021

The the announcement that Hazelwood Primary is one of the schools chosen for the next batch of school streets could not have been more perfectly timed, as on Friday the team behind the Hazelwood Lane Project will be submitting their ideas to the council. There's still time to sign the petition and let the council know that people want a safer and pleasanter walk to school.

07 November 2021

Enfield's Council's deputy leader has revealed that a school street scheme will be installed outside Hazelwood Primary and should be in force by May. However, phase 2 of the Connaught Gardens LTN, which would solve chronic problems further along Hazelwood Lane, remains a more distant prospect.

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21 September 2021

A group comprising parents of children at Hazelwood School and nearby residents are asking the public to sign a petition to Enfield Council in support of the Hazelwood Lane Project, which was launched this week to coincide with Walk to School Week.It proposes major improvements to pavements, road crossings and public spaces between Green Lanes and Hazelwood School, all of which are currently in a very poor state. The objective is to encourage sustainable and active travel, reduce the number of car drop-offs outside the school and make it easier for children to travel to school independently.

14 July 2021

A new 'chill-out' space in Broomfield Park which was formally opened last Wednesday has been designed and built by pupils from Broomfield School to provide somewhere for people of different generations to spend time together in the park. The project is a collaboration between the school, the Palmers Greenery community cafe, the Friends of Broomfield Park and the charity Build Up.

05 July 2021

The official opening ceremony for Walker Primary School's new building has taken place after a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

18 November 2020

The Covid Symptom Study wants to expand the network of schools where its app is being used to help find out more about the spread of Covid-19 among children and how this affects the wider population. So far more than 450 schools have enrolled, but to increase the reliability of its data it needs more - teachers, parents and carers can all help it towards its target - 5000 schools.

07 November 2020

A year ago more than half the children attending St Monica's school arrived by car and only just over a quarter by 'active travel' - walking, cycling, scooting or skating. Now, after the introduction of a school street and the Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood, the proportions are almost exactly reversed. The headteacher has now begun cycling to school and is suggesting that those parents who still drive all the way to school should think about other ways of getting there.

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28 October 2020

The government has rejected a petition calling for an immediate withdrawal of funding and support for low-traffic neighbourhoods, cycle lanes and school streets and has issued a strong defence of such measures. The response from the Department for Transport states that such schemes are 'a key part of the Government's efforts to reduce harmful emissions from transport, as well as to help make people healthier'

07 September 2020

Sometimes it can take a childs-eye view to see how we can do things better, and a new competition for young budding transport planners, launched today, is intended to take advantage of this to help us speed up the decarbonisation of transport and in particular of the school run. The national walking charity Living Streets is teaming up with the Transport Planning Society to offer a prize for the best poster designed by a child of primary school age showing environmentally friendly ways to travel to school.

07 September 2020

All of us, to greater or lesser extent, shape the world that children have to grow up in. And, without our realising it, our lifestyle and behaviour might be contributing to the problems that lead to so many children growing up obese, unfit, unhealthy and with poor mental health. Instead of blaming their parents, we should consider whether we are part of the problem.

05 September 2020

A school street scheme comes into force on Monday 7th September outside St Paul's primary school in Ringwood Way, Winchmore Hill. Between 8.15 and 9.15 in the morning and 2.45 and 3.45 in the afternoon Ringwood Way will be a pedestrian and cycle zone between its junctions with Station Road and Shrubbery Gardens. This normally busy cut-through will be closed to all vehicles other than those with specific exemptions.