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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School is a medium-sized comprehensive secondary school for girls in Islington, London, England rated as Outstanding by OFSTED in its most recent inspection report. It is named in honour of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in the United Kingdom.OverviewEGA’s buildings, which are located between King's Cross railway station and Angel tube station, are named after great women in history, such as Emily Brontë.HistoryStarcross school was founded in 1928 as Starcross School and moved into the buildings made vacant by the 1965 closing of Risinghill School, which had opened in 1960, although a school has existed on the site since 1885 (further extended in 1899 )(originally Rising Hill Street School). Barnsbury Girls' School was created in 1934 on the site of an all age Victorian school in Barnsbury Park. Barnsbury & Starcross merged to form Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in 1984.In 2009, the school was visited by Michelle Obama, wife of the American president Barack Obama. During her visit she gave a speech about achieving regardless of your background and spoke about how much she had in common with the girls at the school. On 25 May 2011, during a state visit of the US president, she took a group of 37 pupils at the school to Oxford University for a presentation. In 2012, the First Lady invited a group of students from EGA to meet her in the White House.
St Mary Magdalene Academy is an academy on Liverpool Road, London. The Academy includes both sexes and has a different form of teaching compared to regular schools. It also has the unusual specialism of Humanities and Global Citizenship. However the primary school remains unchanged.EducationEach day a student has to have a 2-hour Homebase lesson . This lesson consists of English, Religious Studies, Geography, History and Citizenship. They also have a Maths and Science lessons 4 hours a week. There are also 2 hour lessons of Art & Technology and P.E. In addition students have Drama and Music one hour each week.There are also houses which divide the entire Secondary department into 4 groups: Africa, America, Asia and Europe. Furthermore, each of these houses are split down again into family groups where a group of 15 students are allocated to a particular teacher.
Evoke Arts provide Ballet, Tap , Street Dance and cheer leading classes to over 200 children after school each week.
Evoke Arts has been set up with The Princes Trust to deliver ballet, street dance, contemporary dance and under 5's dance to children in schools throughout London.
It is a community focused organisation, offering professional but affordable dance to children and young people in schools throughout London. By providing all young people with the opportunity for professional dance tuition it aims to break down any barriers set by elite artistic institutes and stereotypes portrayed within popular culture such as in music videos.
Classes offer dance as an educational tool, promoting a healthy lifestyle and physical and mental wellbeing, providing children and young people with the opportunity to have fun whilst achieving. The arts are also a non-violent expressive tool that can help young people to stay safe.
One of Evoke Arts guiding principle is continuous access to the arts, believing that children and young people should have the opportunity to access their chosen art over a period of time receiving effective artistic education to allow them to develop their talents. All too often the provision of short, one-off workshops that introduce children and young people to the arts can leave them with no way to continue to develop their new-found skills.
Evoke Arts has being awarded A grant from The Mayor of London's Youth Opportunities fund for its work with young people. for our work with young people, and has been commissioned by Haringey and Islington councils and currently deliver dance classes to over 200 children in London.
All Evoke Arts tutors have an Enhanced CRB check and are professional working artists who hold a university degree in their field or have passed their International Dance Teaching exams. Staff have worked with, and been featured in many mainstream professional company's work such as The Royal Ballet and The London Contemporary Dance School. They have performed in West End musicals, on television and internationally.
Acland Burghley School is a mixed comprehensive secondary school in the Tufnell Park area of the London Borough of Camden, in London, England. The school received specialist status as an Arts College in 2000 and is a part of the LaSWAP Sixth Form Consortium.The 2013 Ofsted report summarised the school as follows: ‘The school is larger than the average secondary school. Approximately two-fifths of students are White British. A significant proportion of students are from other White backgrounds, White and Black Caribbean and other Black backgrounds. Several other minority ethnic groups are represented in the school. Over 50% of students speak English as an additional language. An above average proportion of students are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, students known to be eligible for free school meals and those from families in the armed forces. A similar proportion of students are entitled to the Year 7 catch-up premium. The proportion of students supported through school action is below average. The proportion of students supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The most common needs are behavioural, emotional and social difficulties and speech, language and communication needs. There are also students with physical disabilities. The school has specialist arts status and has gained the Arts Mark Gold Award.’The school has a successful Anti-bullying Campaign known as ABC. The Good Schools Guide said that the school was "remarkable for its art and for the egalitarian effects of its anti-bullying and peer mentoring programme.' The school attained 47% A* to C GCSE scores last year (when?). The school has also twinned with Chianna Primary school from Ghana, and during the year donations are collected and sent to the school in Ghana, who are in need of basic educational supplies.
Granary Square is a large open space in the London Borough of Camden. Comparable in size to Trafalgar Square, it is part of the larger King's Cross Central development. It has been cited as an example of a privately owned public space in London. The new Central Saint Martins complex is adjacent.The square incorporates a fountain consisting of 1,080 individual jets rising from the flush paved surface of the plaza. Each jet has its own independently-controlled pump and multi-color illumination. As of March 2015, visitors to the square can interact with the fountains to play a mobile version of the Snake game.Other squares in the development will include Station Square, Pancras Square, Cubitt Square, and North Square.
St Pancras Hospital is part of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in the St Pancras/Somers Town area of central London, near Camden Town. The hospital specialises in geriatric and psychiatric medicine.The hospital was formerly the St Pancras Workhouse. The Workhouse dates back to before 1777 and the hospital is partly housed in the original buildings. From 1951 to 1998 some of its buildings (the former maternity wards) were occupied by the London Hospital for Tropical Diseases. The remainder was managed by University College Hospital as general wards. The chaplaincy is run from St Pancras Old Church.ControversiesIn January 1999 an independent report revealed abuse at Beach House, one of the geriatric units of the hospital, where nurses hit and tied up elderly mentally ill patients, and racially intimidated colleagues who threatened to report them.A paedophile nurse was sacked in February 2005 and subsequently struck off. The number of mental health beds were reduced in 2007-08.Notable connections Robert Heron died in the hospital on 1807. Charles Sydney Gibbes died in the hospital on 24 March 1963. Sir Kingsley Amis died in the hospital on 22 October 1995. Tommy Lowne was born 15 May 1919.