Category Archives: Upper Norwood

Failing church secondary could re-open to new pupils in 2020

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how the council and the church are planning to re-open a Waddon secondary school – once all its current pupils have left St Andrew’s High could re-open as a church secondary in 2020 – … Continue reading

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Ofsted finds Croydon children in ‘neglectful circumstances’

Another day, another damning critique from a government agency of Croydon Council’s inability to manage the services it is supposed to provide. And yet again, no apology for the failures, nor acceptance of responsibility, from the council’s political leadership or … Continue reading

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TfL’s budget problems lead to bus cuts for 410 and 433

When Jeremy Corbyn used up all his questions to Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier this month to highlight the damaging effects on the quality of life of the poor and working class which had suffered swingeing cuts to … Continue reading

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Creative writing workshop, Upper Norwood Library, from Jul 30

In this short writing course, you will be introduced to the art of storytelling and the versatility of language. Starting with some easy and fun writing exercises to learn how to write characters, dialogue, settings and moods, participants will work … Continue reading

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The Clutter Monster with Sally Walford, Upper Norwood, Jul 27

The Clutter Monster lives in the land of Mess, a monster who loves nothing more than very messy children and very messy playrooms. This story for children tells the tale of one dark night when two messy children are spotted … Continue reading

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Lipstick libraries micro-blogging, Upper Norwood, Jul 26

Join writer, journalist and blogger, Alice Purkiss, at this fun and informative blogging event at Upper Norwood Library, exploring the way social media can be used as a blogging platform, discovering cool people to follow on social media and talking … Continue reading

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Create your own podcast, Upper Norwood Library, Jul 25

Work as a team to create an exciting and original podcast under the direction of a professional voiceover artist. Recording equipment provided. For 13- to 16-year-olds at Upper Norwood Library. The course is free, though donations are welcome. The course … Continue reading

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