Press coverage

In East End Life, Students build and float their own boats tells how students spent a day on a reservoir in boats they built themsleves.

Previous press reports cover the return of a student's lost phone, and our partnership with Barclays:

East End Life, 02.02.2015 p7

The Wharf

East End Life, 19.01.15 p11


  • East End Life (May 2013) - Healthy lives award

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    The Mayor of London has praised Tower Hamlets schools for leading the way in encouraging children to live healthily.  Five schools in the borough were presented with awards last week as part of the launch of Healthy Schools London initiative.  Aimed at improving children's health and achie...
  • East End Life (March 2013) - The Skype's the limit!

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    Pupils at Ian Mikardo interviewed Cllr Oliur Rahman, cabinet member for children's services, as part of the school's virtual classroom project.  Using internet telephony service Skype, students learnt more about how his role affets their lives and how they can become involved in local politics...
  • Loving Outdoors (February 2013) - Time for Change?

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    As well as selling top outdoor kit to the pleasant folk that frequent our hillsides, Loving Outdoors ( also actively tries to put something back into the wider world.  At large we do this through our charity Loving Earth (, where we...
  • East End Life (January 2013) - Going back to school

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    Staff and students at Ian Mikardo High School in Bromley-by-Bow welcomed Mayor Lutfur Rahman to the school when he visited to see a typical day in progress.  Students at Ian Mikardo have severe and complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and statements of special educational need...
  • East End Life (December 2012) - Shaping attitudes, changing lives

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    Students and staff at Ian Mikardo High School formed a human red ribbon (pictured above) using red books to create the universal symbol of awareness and support for World AIDS Day on December 1.  HIV/ Aids has killed an estimated 25 million people between 1981 and 2007...
  • East End Life (September 2012) - The door's open, so step inside...

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    Twenty years of Open House is celebrated this weekend with Tower Hamlets offering a fascinating array of places to visit.  This year's theme is The Changing Face of London and several buildings opening their doors for the first time demonstrate the constant architectural evolution in Tower Haml...
  • The Wharf (July 2012) - Facing a mountain to climb

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    Intrepid mountain climbers raised more than £7,000 for a Tower Hamlets school for children with social, emotional and behavioural problems.  The group of eight who tackled Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, for Ian Mikardo High School in Bow included one of its former students...
  • East End Life (April 2012) - Claire's high flying mission

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    A Head Teacher will lead a team up Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro in June to raise funds for the school's charity.  Claire Lillis is celebrating ten years as head of Ian Mikardo High School in Bow by climbing the mountain with four former students - Arron, Andre, Jerome and Lewis - teacher Kevin...
  • East London Advertiser (November 2011) - No to strikes

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    Teachers at a special needs school chose not to strike today because they feared disrupting their pupils’ routine would not be good for them.   Despite staff members having "issues around pensions", the full workforce at Ian Mikardo school decided not to take to the picket line, for the sa...
  • East London Advertiser (September 2011) - Schools revamped

    Published on Thursday 9th May 2013
    Ian Mikardo School in Bromley-by-Bow which caters for boys aged 11-16 with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties is one of the first schools to get a revamp under Tower Hamlets’ £300 million government-funded Building Schools for the Future programme. In seven years the school in Talwi...

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