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Events in our School, Local & Wider Community

Please see below for events and activities that may be of interest to students, parents/carers, staff and other members of our school community

Waltham Forest Young Advisors are Recruiting 

Christmas Concert 

Drama - National Theatre Workshop 

Uproot Production Company

My name is Georgia I am a freelance producer at Uproot Production Company.  

I'd like to share details of an upcoming programme that we're launching to see if any of your students may be interested in getting involved. 

Black Girl Blues is a 10 week online, arts-centred wellbeing programme for Black girls in Year 9 across the UK. 

The programme aims to use the arts as a tool for connection and community, where young girls will learn new arts skills and  understand how to support their wellbeing. Sessions will include self-care practices, creative writing, a film club and much more! 

We will be running the programme over Zoom on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm from

Tuesday 12th October – Tuesday 14th December (with a break week for half term on Tuesday 26th October). 

The sessions will be facilitated by a range of experienced arts practitioners who work within the arts and wellbeing sector, and who also hold a valid DBS. 

The programme is co-created and led by Natasha Brown and Abigail Sewell and produced by myself, and we are generously supported by Arts Council England. 


·  Black girls starting Year 9 in September 2021 (13 - 14 years old)

·  Living in the U.K

·  Can speak and understand English 

·  Are able to work with others in a group setting 

·  Are able to work appropriately and safely online (accessing Zoom)

Application details:

We are accepting self referrals for anyone that is eligible to apply until 5pm on Tuesday 28th September.

For further information and apply here -

If you have any questions or would like to set up a call to find out more, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Many thanks,


Georgia Dodsworth (She/Her)

Freelance Producer on Black Girl Blues - find out more here!

Big Youth Conversation — 2021 

Step Into Dance 

Ambassador Scheme

The Step into Dance Ambassador Scheme provides talented and enthusiastic young people with the opportunity to learn new skills that will equip them to support a range of events, projects and performances we run throughout the academic year.

Through a series of regular training sessions, the scheme offers practical classes in a range of different dance styles & explores careers within dance the industry. Young people will develop their leadership skills and gain confidence in public, all whilst completing the Bronze Arts Award.

Students can apply online now using our application form 

-Step Companies

Students can also apply to attend a free audition workshop for one of our Step Companies, who meet every Sunday during term time at Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters.

Our companies offer a more serious experience, reflecting the professional expectations students will encounter if they continue to train in dance. Of course, they’ll also have fun, perform, meet friends, and benefit from the positive physical and mental health outcomes we know dance provides!

We are currently recruiting dancers for two companies:

Street: An exciting company opening up the rich and diverse art form of street dance and offering weekly training in its many techniques and principles.

Contemporary: Focusing on contemporary dance techniques this company offers the opportunity to build skills and confidence in a range of techniques, including floor-based work and release, and to develop artistry.

Audition workshops will take place at RAD headquarters on Sunday 26 September, and students can register to attend now.  

Royal Academy of Dance             

36 Battersea Square
SW11 3RA    

+44 (0)20 7326 8000

Free Gardening Course 

Beginners Gardening Course

Have you ever wanted to learn about gardening,

but didn’t know where to start?

Starting on September 16th 2021, from 18.30-20.30,

there will be a free 8-week course run by professional

Head Gardener, Tim Hewitt,

at St Mary's Church,


Spaces are limited

So, if you are:

· 16 or older in September

· Able to come every Thursday for 8 weeks from September 16th

· Keen to learn

You can apply by email to

Who knows, it might lead to a great career in horticulture!   

Army Cadets 

Are you aged 12-18 in Year 8 or above? Do you want to join the Army Cadets?

As the COVID restrictions are being lifted, we will start to return to detachments from tonight initially with a full return to normal parade nights from Monday 26th April!

If you’re interested in joining us please go to and click join now! #armycadetsu


900 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9DW



Wednesday: 1930-2130


Fashion Retail Academy Saturday Club




Age: 13 - 16 Year Olds

Start Date: September 2021

Club Duration: 30 Weeks

Day / Time: Saturday 10am - 2pm

Location: Fashion Retail Academy

Click here for more information!



Hear from our Previous Club Members!


"It's been really fantastic and really helped me decide that this is where I feel happy and what I want to move forward with as a career."


"Thank you Silvia and the rest of the FRA for teaching me. I have had the best time and am going to miss it."


Saturday Club Returns!

A FREE 30 Week Programme for 13 - 16 Year Olds

The Fashion & Business Saturday Club is a 30-week journey for young people to experience the fashion industry and different roles within it. 

Supported by the British Fashion Council, the club is aimed at providing young people with the opportunity to learn new disciplines and skills, whilst gaining important insights into the Industry and further study opportunities. 

We aim to help students to grow in confidence, learn to take calculated risks, and experiment freely under the supervision of our experienced tutors, free from grades or assessment to support creative freedom.  You will also have the chance to make new friends by belonging to a group of people with a shared interest.

Exciting topics covered are:
  • Inspiration and Research
  • Design Development and Fabric Identification
  • Pattern Development
  • Garment Construction
  • Illustration and Photography
  • Understanding principles of Visual Merchandising        
  • Fashion styling/ Mannequin dressing       
  • Effective marketing strategies                  
  • Inspiration for exhibition theme
  • Preparation for exhibition                        
  • Exhibition preparation              
  • Launch of exhibition space   

For more information please email:

Apply Now!








Fashion Retail Academy, 15 Gresse Street, London, W1T 1QL, United Kingdom

 Local Village Network 

This is a really useful app for students, with stacks of activities etc. to get involved in. 

Click & Collect Library Books 

Mortgage For Vacation Home Code: 8964771339 Library Themes, Library Posters, Library Quotes, Library Displays, Library Books, Book Displays, Library Ideas, Reading Quotes Kids, Quotes For Kids


It is free to join and borrow books from your local library, so go online today! 

Education Psychology Service Support for Parents/Carers 

Waltham Forest Libraries Online Resources

Feeling Bored?

Then why not log onto Waltham Forest Libraries and access our online resources?

Waltham Forest Website

Waltham Forest Libraries Website

Zip Tales

Ziptales is an online literacy “library” designed for school, library, and home use. Ziptales has been a leader in the field of online literacy for more than 15 years.

It is based on the latest research about how children develop and sustain a love of reading. The Ziptales “library” was built by trained teachers with the express purpose of making reading a pleasurable and lifelong experience.

Stitch a Rainbow to Support the NHS 

Waltham Forest Libraries 

Waltham Forest Council offer library services online, meaning that you can access digital library resources from your own home. This includes newspapers, magazines, e-Books and audiobooks.

You can find out more here about the range of resources on offer.

Our library staff will email you a validated membership number within two hours (during business hours).

If you already have library books at home, they will be renewed until the libraries open again.

Mrs Kelly
Learning Resource Centre

Waltham Forest Youth Choir


Kicks Football Coaching with Tottenham Hotspur 


English Language ESOL Advice Service


Phoenix Flames Children's Netball 


Olympia Handball Club Juniors


E17 Gymnastics Club


Tritons Swim School 

  • Can you swim 25 metres or more?
  • Are you interested in learning a new skill?
  • Would you like to keep fit?
  • At TRITONS we are currently running the following
  • Half term crash courses and 1-2-1s
  • Help with GCSE Swimming
  • Rookie lifeguard (first steps on becoming a lifeguard)
  • ASA/STA L1 and 2 swimming teachers
  • Save A baby’s life and more
  • Classes held at; Waltham Forest College, 707 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JB

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact us at;

Amber Childs
Service manager
Tritons swim school

Girls Only Football Club

Female Only Football Teams and Development Programmes (AFC Leyton - Arsenal Sister Club)

AFC Leyton is a female only football club based in Waltham Forest.  Despite our name, all our matches and squad training occurs at Salisbury Hall playing Fields and 3G pitches, Walthamstow Avenue, E4 8ST - which is the back of Sainsbury’s just off the Billet Roundabout.  

We have 330 female players in our club and we play competitively in the Essex Girls County Football League as well as the Capital Girls Cups.

We are looking for players to join our League teams  in the following age groups:

  • Ages 8 to 11 - for our existing U10s and U11s teams and our new U9s team
  • Age 11 to 12 - for our new U13s team
  • Age 15 to 16 - for our new U16s team

Development players of any age 5+ are welcome to join us.  We have sessions for all ages (including ladies 18+)

Any female players that love to play football and would benefit from professional UEFA training in an excellent community based female only football club, see the letter below.  Talented players in
AFC Leyton have gone on to play for Watford, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Millwall and at Essex and Charlton Regional Talent Centres as well as England U15s training camps.

For schools, we are also offering free football development sessions for your existing girls' teams to try out our professional UEFA coaching.  This programme is designed to get girls interested and stay in football/team sports.  

If you would like any further information on AFC Leyton, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes

Louise McGing
Club Secretary
AFC Leyton Girls


Free Football and Boxing

After School Club 

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands is now open - see their website for further details

Walthamstow Wetlands is open seven days a week between 9.30am and 4pm (October to March), between 9.30am and 5pm (April to September).

The Visitor Centre and Café situated in the Marine Engine House are open daily 9.30am to 4pm (October to March); 9.30am to 5pm (April to September).

The main entrance to Walthamstow Wetlands is at 2 Forest Road, London N17 9NH.