Children and young people news

youth mayor winner

Searching for the next youth mayor

Published on 8 April 2014

Young people who live, work or study in Ealing are invited to nominate themselves, or their friends, to become the borough’s sixth Youth Mayor.

Ealing apprentices present Centrepoint cheque for over £2,500

Apprentices present Centrepoint cheque for over £2,500

Published on 3 April 2014

Ealing Council apprentices presented a charity for homeless young people in Northolt with a cheque for over £2,500 last week, as part of their annual fundraising efforts.

Summer courses from Futureversity

FYI- Ealing’s free holiday courses programme

Published on 20 March 2014

Ealing Council is once again offering local young people the chance to learn new skills and make friends over the Easter holidays as part of its free Future Youth Inspired (FYI) programme.

LGC award

Pathways project voted the best at LGC awards

Published on 18 March 2014

An innovative programme that helps local young people into work has been crowned best Children’s Services project at the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Awards.

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Young people get stuck in at Gunnersbury

Published on 19 February 2014

A group of local young people volunteered their holiday time to help improve Gunnersbury Park on Tuesday, 18 February.

Julian Bell meets students from Redwood College

New beginning for vocational college

Published on 14 February 2014

Ealing Council’s centre for vocational training and apprenticeships celebrated the opening of new, purpose-built facilities on Thursday, 13 February.

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Ealing Council in the running for two awards

Published on 23 January 2014

Two Ealing Council projects have made the final shortlist in the prestigious Local Government Chronicle awards.

Young children listening to their teacher

Children making good progress in Ealing primaries

Published on 16 January 2014

Latest government figures show that 10 and 11 year olds in Ealing are performing above the national average in reading, writing and maths.

vInspired Talent volunteers

Very inspiring volunteers

Published on 19 December 2013

A group of local young people celebrated their graduation from Ealing Council’s vInspired Talent programme last week (Wednesday, 11 December).


New approach leads to drop in youth custody

Published on 9 December 2013

Closer working between Ealing Council, local magistrates and community groups has led to a sharp reduction in the number of young people being taken into custody while they await trial.

Uk Youth Parliament

Young people with passion needed for youth parliament

Published on 9 December 2013

Budding politicians have until the start of January to come forward to fill Ealing’s seats on the UK Youth Parliament. Borough-wide election will take place in February.

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St John's Primary to be rebuilt and expanded

Published on 28 November 2013

Ealing Council’s cabinet has agreed to increase the places available at St John’s Primary School, West Ealing by a third. The expansion plans include completely rebuilding the school.

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Leon founder puts health on the agenda

Published on 26 November 2013

Primary school leaders from across the borough came face-to-face Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of healthy fast-food chain, Leon, and one of the authors of the School Food Plan, on Wednesday, 20 November.

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Expert primary admissions advice on offer

Published on 5 November 2013

Parents of children due to start primary school in September 2014 can come along to one of the advice and information sessions taking place in November and December.

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High school admissions advice on offer

Published on 23 September 2013

Ealing Council is hosting a series of advice and information sessions for parents and carers of children due to start high school in September 2014.

Ealing Town Hall

Families invited to Town Hall information fair

Published on 16 September 2013

Ealing Council is hosting an event showcasing the wide range of services on offer for children, young people and young adults with additional needs, and their parents, on Tuesday 24 September.

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Searching for the next female footy stars

Published on 16 September 2013

The Young Adult Centre, Southall, is inviting all girls aged 13-16 to come to one of its free football training sessions.

Westside Youth Centre

Get inside Westside

Published on 10 September 2013

Westside Young People’s Centre is opening its doors to residents on Saturday 21 September from 12 – 3pm.

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Ealing high schools improve GCSE results

Published on 28 August 2013

High schools across Ealing are celebrating an increase in the overall number of students achieving five or more good grades at GCSE, including English and mathematics.

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Make a date for two afternoons of free family fun

Published on 30 July 2013

Ealing Council is hosting two afternoons of free family activities and entertainment in August in celebration of National Playday.

Ealing angling team taking part in the London Youth Games

Best result in 10 years for Team Ealing at London Youth Games

Published on 19 July 2013

Ealing’s young athletes came together this Wednesday in celebration of their success at the London Youth Games, as part of Team Ealing.

Futureversity 2012

Free summer activities on offer for Ealing teens

Published on 2 July 2013

Ealing Council is once again offering local youngsters the chance to learn new skills and earn national qualifications over the summer holidays as part of its free ‘Futureversity’ programme.

Health question time

Pupils put health questions to the experts

Published on 1 July 2013

Acton primary students put their questions on healthy eating, keeping fit and staying well to a panel of experts at a special health question time at Berrymede Junior School on Wednesday, 26 June.

Westside Youth Centre

Westside youth centre wins architecture award

Published on 25 June 2013

The council’s flagship youth centre, Westside Young People’s Centre, has been crowned one of London’s best buildings by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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TV's Evan Davis officially opens Dormers Wells High

Published on 25 June 2013

Dormers Wells High School, Southall, was officially opened by economist and BBC broadcaster, Evan Davis, on Monday 24 June.

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Affordable childcare makes summer easier

Published on 17 June 2013

Ealing Council’s play service is now taking bookings for its summer holiday play schemes. Based at five different sites across the borough, the schemes are open to children aged five to 12 years old.

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Elthorne Park student is elected youth mayor

Published on 22 May 2013

Yasmin Rufo, 15, has been elected as Ealing’s fifth youth mayor. Yasmin is a student at Elthorne Park High School, Hanwell.

YACstar Ealing FC

Young football stars take home trophy in first year

Published on 22 May 2013

An under-14s football team run by staff at Ealing Council’s Young Adult Centre, Southall, has won their division of the Harrow Sunday Football League in their first year of playing.


Young people urged to vote for next youth mayor

Published on 14 May 2013

Ealing youngsters are being urged to make their voices heard and take part in the fifth youth mayor elections at Ealing Town Hall at 6pm on Monday 20 May.

Children jumping

Half term hi-jinks

Published on 8 May 2013

Ealing youngsters are in for a treat this half-term with two tree-mendous free tree sessions on offer at Walpole Park on Wednesday 29 May.

Children jumping

Be inspired to become a foster carer

Published on 7 May 2013

Staff from Ealing Council’s fostering service will be out and about talking to residents during Foster Care Fortnight (13- 26 May) about how they can become foster carers.

Young people taking part in project. Photo ccourtesy of Akash Kamboj

PMG shortlisted for prestigious prize

Published on 1 May 2013

A month long creative project run out of Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery has been shortlisted for an esteemed Museum + Heritage Award, with results set to be announced at a ceremony on 15 May.


Ealing residents encouraged to get MMR vaccine

Published on 1 May 2013

Parents whose children have not received the MMR vaccination are being encouraged to contact their GPs and get them immunised.

Westside Youth Centre

Westside shortlisted for RIBA design award

Published on 2 April 2013

Ealing Council’s flagship youth centre, Westside Young People’s Centre, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Children hop with egg-citment this Easter

Published on 21 March 2013

There are plenty of fun activities and events during the Easter break, 1-12 April 2013.

Ealing's Youth Mayor meeting The Duke of York

Royal visit to Westside Young People's Centre

Published on 15 February 2013

More than 100 young people watched on yesterday as His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, unveiled the opening plaque at Ealing Council’s Westside Young People’s Centre (14 February).

Great year for toy appeal

Published on 18 December 2012

Staff at Ealing Council are helping to make Christmas special for more than a hundred disadvantaged children as part of a ‘Secret Santa’ toy appeal.

National Playday at Recotory Park

Switch off the computer and go outside and play

Published on 18 July 2011

Families can enjoy a day packed with free activities on Wednesday 3 August as Ealing Council celebrates National Playday at Rectory Park, Northolt.

A cake to celebrate the 4th birthday of the Horizons Centre

Minister helps celebrate Horizons Centre birthday

Published on 20 May 2011

Children’s Minister Tim Loughton MP and Cllr Patricia Walker helped celebrate the fourth birthday of the award-winning Horizons Centre.

Fostering Fortnight

Do you have the time to care?

Published on 10 May 2011

In the run-up to Foster Care Fortnight (16 – 29 May), Ealing Council is encouraging residents to consider becoming foster carers.

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Ealing youth speak out

Published on 22 February 2011

The fifth annual 'Speak Out' youth conference was held at Ealing Town Hall on Saturday 19 February.

Young people graduating from the v talent programme

Graduates show how v talented they are

Published on 17 February 2011

Fourteen talented young people have graduated from a volunteering scheme designed to teach them new skills and help them find a job.

Let's Talk About It campaign

Teens urged to "Talk About It" on Valentine's Day

Published on 31 January 2011

Ealing Council and NHS Ealing have launched a new poster campaign to encourage young people to talk more openly about sex, relationships and contraception.

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