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Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband returned to his old school, Haverstock, this week. Picture: Jack Woodhouse

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband returned to his old Camden school as part of a national education campaign to encourage alumni to inspire current pupils.

Pupils and staff prepare to ditch their phones for a week, from left Juhi Ashra (15), Briony Stephenson (15), Maximillian Szczech (11), school librarian Gill Ward, Jo Arrowsmith head of faculty, Robyn Daniels (14) and Milica Vidic (11) bin their phones with Erin Cotter (right). Picture: Polly Hancock

For most of us living in the digital age, it’s a struggle to go even half an hour without checking our phones, emails, or social media accounts.

Ivy House, former home of ballerina, Anna Pavlova, and London Jewish Cultural Centre. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The new Catholic girls’ school due to move into the former home of the London Jewish Cultural Centre has appointed a headteacher.

Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil with minister of education Karen Casey with St Joseph’s pupils

Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic primary school showed off their ICT skills during a visit from the Premier of Nova Scotia last week.

Acland Burghley School 50th anniversary celebrations . Picture: Polly Hancock

Damian Lewis switched on a secondary school’s light show last night despite a protest against the Eton-educated actor taking part in the state school’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Emily Gray (second right),  a student at South Hampstead High School, surveys the entrance to Auschwitz I concentration camp (Picture Credit Yakir Zur)

As ceremonies take places across the borough to mark Holocaust memorial day 2016, we reflect on a visit taken by sixth formers from Camden to Auschwitz, organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Holocaust survivor Freda Wineman with William Ellis pupils. Picture: Yakir Zur

The Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, joined a Holocaust survivor at a special Camden school assembly to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Acland Burghley headteacher Nicholas John defends the choice of celebrity. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A secondary school will be lit up with lasers to celebrate its 50th anniversary tomorrow – but not everybody is happy with the plans for a mini Lumiere London festival.

Concert pianist Michael Nyman performs at Wac Arts college

Film composer Michael Nyman helped a college raise more than £30,000 to help it run an arts programme for disadvantaged young people with a fundraising concert.

Yeladenu Pre-School celebrate being rated as outstanding

A Jewish nursery has been rated outstanding after an anxious five-year wait to be inspected by government watchdog Ofsted.

Manager Cathy Twomey-Brenner with pupils at the Little Tree Montessori Nursery in Hornsey. Picture: Polly Hancock

A nursery owner has spoken of her delight at being rated “outstanding” by education watchdog Ofsted.

17-year-old West Hampstead schoolboy Bryce Puszet recycling Christmas trees for charity. Picture: Nigel Sutton

An entrepreneurial schoolboy is raising money for charity by taking away Christmas trees in exchange for a fee.

UCS headteacher Mark Beard abseils in the school hall dressed as Batman

He may be headteacher at one of the most prestigious schools in north London, but Mark Beard certainly isn’t one to shy away from bizarre stunts for charity.

Devonshire House school choir sings carols at Royal London children's hospital

Young patients and staff at the Royal London children’s hospital have been entertained with Christmas carols by 40 pupils singing in a school choir that paid them a visit.

Coldfall Primary School

Coldfall Primary School have unveiled a “five minute walk zone,” asking all pupils and their parents to walk at least five minutes to school every day – ideally more.

Helen Pike, headteacher of South Hampstead High School. Picture: Polly Hancock

The headmistress of a leading independent girls school in Hampstead has announced she is to leave after just three years in the job.

Primary school children at work in a classroom. Picture: PA

Six of the area’s primary schools rank among the best 1,000 in England, according to figures released today.

Primary school children at work in a classroom. Picture: PA

Camden’s primary schools are once again among the best in the country after the borough was ranked in the top 10 in England for primary school performance.

Working Men's College success night and awards ceremony with Kier Starmer MP. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Holborn and St Pancras MP Kier Starmer helped to celebrate the success of students at an adult learning college’s prizegiving.

Pupils Stephen, Gaashaan and Marwa with nursery nurse Burbuge as Netley Primary School host an interactive exhibition on global development goals on their official opening night. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Children celebrated diversity in an interactive exhibition at the official opening of a £30million education campus.

Rokesly Children's Centre

The headteacher of a Crouch End children’s centre which is set to close in April still hopes that staff will be able to provide much-needed services to children and their parents.

Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw. Picture: Joe Giddens

Camden’s primary schools are among the best performing in England – but its secondary schools are still lagging behind neighbouring London boroughs, Ofsted’s annual report reveals today.

Expedition 45 Commander SCOTT KELLY took this selfie photograph during a 7-hour and 16-minute spacewalk. This was the first spacewalk for both Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren; the two will venture outside the International Space Station for the second time on next Friday. Kelly becomes the U.S. astronaut who has lived in space the longest during a single U.S. spaceflight, and on Monday, Nov. 2, the crew celebrates the 15th year of a continuous human presence in space aboard the station. (Credit Image: © NASA/ZUMA Wire)

Young gardeners are preparing for a close encounter of the herbaceous kind when they attempt to grow seeds from outer space.

Paul Young, 18, who won the Personal Journey award and was named Inspirational Young Person of the Year at the Camden Youth Awards. Picture: Dieter Perry

Paul Young struggled to cope after suffering mental health problems, being bullied at school, and having to care for his unwell mother.

Del Cooke, headteacher of Henrietta Barnett School, with pupils in front of the school. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead Garden Suburb grammar school Henrietta Barnett is once again rated the best all-girls state school in the country in an annual league table published by The Sunday Times.

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