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OUR HERO! Tara, the London Youth Board founder, is named the Young Achiever of the year, reports Kausar Saeedi

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shone the spotlight on the most talented, caring and exceptional people, all of whom deserve to be celebrated. And on May 15 – at a glittering reception at Hammersmith Town Hall in conjunction with the Chronicle newspaper – the winners were named, with Latymer Upper pupil Tara Thakkar (pictured left) awarded the Young Achiever gong. The 17-year-old STORY CONTINUEs ON pageS 4&5

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T IS almost time for the summer holidays – and I know many of you have been busy with exams, sporting events and various musical and artistic performances. At h&f buzz, we have been gearing up for our eighth edition – and the final issue of this school year. It is an especially exciting time for the young people of the borough, as this month has marked the launch of the Agilisys H&F Heroes awards. As h&f buzz young reporters, we were given a sneak preview of the winners, and reported from the awards event on May 15. Don’t miss the full story about the borough’s young people receiving a special accolade from the mayor, on pages xx. Young reporter Kausar Saeedi told me it was a real privilege to attend the event – she even met the mayor! That’s not all we have been up to. Attending Hammersmith & Fulham young reporters’ sessions, which take place once a fortnight, has given me the opportunity to learn more about journalism, and the process of creating a publication like this. My passion for football (and my new-found reporter’s hat!) gave me the chance to cover the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge last month, which was a really exciting introduction to sports journalism. Read about my experience on page xx. Meanwhile, we have been finding out more about what science contributes to our lives – and discovering how schools including Lady Margaret in Parsons Green,

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THE SCIENCE ISSUE and the London Oratory in Fulham, are investing in new science facilities. One of the borough’s brightest young scientific minds, Susana Rodrigues from St Paul’s girls’ school, has even written a column for us based on her experience winning L’Oreal’s Young Scientist of the Year competition, and how she believes science has changed society. That is why I am dubbing this edition The Science Issue – I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together! Looking to the future, keep your eyes peeled for our fantastic Summer in the City guide. It’s got all of the events on offer this summer in the borough and beyond. With many of the events completely free, it’s a winner.

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not only founded the London Youth Board, but is also an active cadet with St John Ambulance, recently being named the organisation’s cadet of the year for her first-aid work. Tara told h&f buzz: “I feel incredibly honoured to have won the award and it means a huge amount to me.” The teen was nominated by her head of year, Sally Markowska, after the school found out about the awards and thought Tara was a perfect candidate. Tara added that she hoped the award would inspire other young people to become involved in the community. Meanwhile, the borough’s youth parliament member and pupil at Burlington Danes Academy, 16-year-old Fred Gill walked away with the runner up prize, while Charlie Gregory, 18, is a keen charity ambassador, raising £2,650 by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Fred said he was ‘shocked’ to have been shortlisted, and added: “It was so nice to get home from a day at school to hear I had been nominated.” Student Charlie – who has lived in White City all his life and now studies at the University of Nottingham – was nominated by the Wood Lane Community Centre youth group. “It is amazing to be a part of the first H&F Heroes awards,” he said. “It is such a nice atmosphere, and there is a real sense of achievement.” With around 50 nominations in five categories at the awards

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JOY: As the awards unfolded, left, Adrian Seal presented Tara Thakkar with her award, watched by Bryan Chakowa and Kam Khambay from Fulham Specsavers

– covering entreprenuers, charity workers, crime fighters, young achievers and the X-factor – it came as no surprise that the borough’s youngsters were well represented. As well as the young achievers category, the X-factor award also shone the spotlight on a local teen. Isabella Hindley, 16, was handed the runner up prize for her swimming STORY CONTINUES ON PAGE 6


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Seventeen-year-old Latymer Upper pupil Tara founded the London Youth Board to boost community participation among young people. Tara is also an active cadet with St John Ambulance, even being named as the organisation’s cadet of the year in the capital. Recently she helped organise a tea party for elderly people in Hammersmith – a group that she feels is often overlooked.

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Fred, 16, has been a member of the borough’s youth forum since 2010, and was elected as the borough’s member of the youth parliament last year, with more than 1,000 votes. He has campaigned to ensure young people’s voices are heard on issues such as health and libraries.

Charlie, 18, is studying psychology at the University of Nottingham, and has become a student ambassador for the school of psychology… taking 13-year-olds on tours of departments. He also gets involved with the uni’s charity work, including climbing Kilimanjaro to raise £2,650 to help others.

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talents, which it is hoped will put her on track for representing the country at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The St Paul’s girls’ school pupil – who trains at Latymer Upper and is a member of Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club – recently won six gold medals at the recent London youth championships. With more than 80 people attending the event, including mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham Belinda Donovan, council leader Nicholas Botterill, Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle editor Adrian Seal, and Steven Beard, who is chief executive of the awards’ main sponsor Agilisys, the ceremony highlighted achievements across the borough. Cllr Nicholas Botterill said: “The council received numerous nominations for local people who really are doing incredible things. “When we sat down to select the

winners and runners-up last month, we were all genuinely taken aback by some of the things that people do, purely because they want to put something back into the community. “It is fair to say that all of the nominees deserve recognition as these are the people who help to make H&F the best place to live and visit in London.”


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Rodrigues shares her excitement for the subject Pages 46-48>> l The science of schooling. How maths teaching is critical to meeting high demand for places at White City’s Burlington Danes Pages 68-69>>

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IRST he fought off cancer, now a Hammersmith rapper is fighting to change the lives of the younger generation in London. Gilroy ‘Gilly’ Northover is on a mission to encourage today’s youngsters to chase their dreams and aim high despite the tough nature of life in the capital. The 21-year-old is no stranger to the challenges that life can throw at you after he was diagnosed with cancer just two weeks before his 18th birthday. He underwent sessions of chemotherapy at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith to clear the cancer in his chest and neck, and thankfully was given the all-clear in 2011. While back at school, Gilly was

also struggling to keep his head down, and was in and out of the headmaster’s office in his days at Phoenix High School in White City. He was eventually sent to the Bridge Academy in Fulham to complete Year 11 and is now working as a play worker in Addison Primary School as he pushes his way into the music industry under his artist name Curious. “Through my music, I am trying to help children follow their dreams. If they want to do something in music I will personally help them, write their own music to show the youngsters that you can be anything you want in life. “You just need to push for it and do the best you can,” said Gilly. “I want my music to help the younger generation understand that life is not that

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hard when you know someone else is going through hard times, like what happened with me.” The young talent has just released his first music video for his single London from his EP titled the Picture House. Words came easy to Gilly as he nonchalantly began ‘spitting bars’ the moment he stepped into a studio six years ago with his friend. London is just the tip of the iceberg of what Gilly can offer with his EP charting his battle with cancer, and is one of the reasons why his peers describe him as ‘lyrical G’. “Music helped me a lot to deal with the cancer because it allowed me to vent about how I felt, but also it made me realise that I needed to lighten up in life and not to take it so seriously, but take it as a lesson. “I now see the world in a different light and I want to share that with others and show people that they should be grateful for what they have because it can all go in a second,” he added. l You can see just what Gilly’s inspiring words sound like by visiting: www. soundcloud.com/#/ londonscurious

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WHAT’S ON? Bill Bailey presents Qualmpeddler Hammersmith Apollo June 17-18 l THE UK’s king of surreal comedy brings his unique mash-up of politics, music and wit to the Hammersmith Apollo. After receiving rave reviews for his tour across Australia, New Zealand and the UK, Bill Bailey returns home to his beloved Hammersmith to perform a special deluxe version of the show for two nights only. Be prepared to confront the difficult subjects in life, including fashioning replacement hamsters, the hiding skills of dentists and religious dubstep. There’s also a promise of ‘one amazing owl’ but it’s anyone’s guess how he will fit that in. Tickets £27. Box office on 0844 249 1000 or visit: www. hammersmith apollo.com

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l Best known for their appearance in the classic 1980 film The Blues Brothers, the members of the original band are letting us know that blues is alive and well as they prepare to put on a night of brilliant swinging music. Keyboards, bass, trombones, saxophones and guitars will blend in a night which is sure to leave your feet tired. They have headlined jazz, blues and rock festivals around the world since reforming in 1988 so grab this chance to catch them. The band features some original members such as Lou ‘Blue’ Lou Marini on saxophone (pictured left). Just don’t ask for Jake. Or Elwood. Tickets £35. Box office 020 7386 3327 or visit: www.underthebridge.co.uk


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l IN Nick Pelas’ adaptation of Franz Kafka’s famous short story Metamorphosis, the plot moves to a Yoruba village and the travelling salesman has transformed into a girl called Abeni. However, the crux of the story remains as she wakes up one day to find she has changed into a locust. 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (£10 concs). For more details, call 020 8932 4747.

l ENJOY a two-day festival showcasing six of the finest musicals on offer on the big screen, including the trebleOscar-winning new film of Les Miserables, the Beyoncestarring Dreamgirls (above) and Beauty and the Beast. This is the first time singer David Serero has brought the festival to London. Tickets £10 or £30 for all six films and a special concert. Visit: www.bushhallmusic.co.uk

l This summer, the Lyric theatre is hosting free performances in the square. Scoop tells the story of Ackerley Addaneye who toured the Devonshire coasts in his ice cream van in the heady 1970s. This romantic comedy features puppetry, disco and anarchy taking the audience from the village of Bumpton to Rio and back. Visit: www.lyric.co.uk or call 020 8741 6850 for details.

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l Do not pick a subject just because your friend is picking one! HARD WORK: Kausar Saeedi weighed up the options of selecting the right subjects to study

l Opt for a subject you enjoy because if you enjoy it, you will find it easier and less tedious.

l Pick subjects you are good at. Being good at something means you find it less difficult and it is more likely you will enjoy it.

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CSEs. This powerful, albeit short, phrase is the sole reason why we students leave our cosy beds in the morning and make our journey all the way to school, regardless of the brutal, boisterous, British weather. In the UK, subjects that you wish to study for your GCSEs are chosen in year 9. You have the freedom to venture forth into new subjects such as media, business or health and social care. You also have the chance to continue studying a subject that you are already being taught, which gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into it and acquire more knowledge. Just from reading the above, you may think that picking GCSE options is a breeze and yes, to some people, that may be the case. Seraphina Matthew, 14, from Shepherds Bush, said: “I found that the options I wanted to pick were quite clear to me and the procedure was easier than I expected.” It seems like logic. Want to be an actress? Pick drama. Want to be a fashion designer? Pick textiles. However, what teachers and parents don’t sometimes comprehend is that it’s all a bit overwhelming for the students as they may not have a clue about GCSEs or professions. I personally had rather a hard time of deciding what I wanted to study. This was because many of my peers had their entire life plan drawn out while I was still trying to get my head around the whole idea of

l If you do not know how to go about the process, ask for help! Understand that many people are going through your situation. l Don’t take things too seriously! Don’t beat yourself up because you are unsure of what you want to do in the future. You’re only young!

‘careers’. I had no idea what I wanted to be in the future. Fortunately, I soon discovered that I wasn’t the only one in this situation and support was on hand. Every teacher I questioned about the options process would give me their truthful opinion and I found this a great deal of help. My form tutor Miss Grant assisted me

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doesn’t necessarily mean you will be in the same classes and do not guarantee you good grades; therefore two years of your life would be wasted. Surely it would be better to work hard for a couple years and have a good foundation for your future? Duchanney Allen, 14, from Shepherds Bush, said: “Choosing my options was difficult because I had no previous experience in anything like this so I had nothing to compare it to. I decided to pick subjects that I thought I would enjoy.” Many schools have different ways of introducing careers to students. This may include talking to local businesses and entrepreneurs or writing CVs. By talking to successful business men/ women, you get a taste of what the working world is like and what qualifications are needed to get to certain positions. Although this process can be stressful, it is also quite exciting knowing that you aren’t

going to be treated as an infant anymore. Fourteen-year-old Tarina Tanin from Hammersmith said: “I enjoyed meeting the business managers as that is what I aspire to become in the future, however it was confusing because their jobs weren’t relevant to their GCSE choices in the slightest.” As you research further into what jobs and GCSEs you want to do, you’ll realise that as long as you receive good grades at the end of year 11, it doesn’t really matter what subjects you pick! Your employers will ask what grades you got but perhaps not which additional subjects you opted to take. When I discovered this, I felt a shiver of relief. It was as if a huge burden was lifted off my shoulders. I started to think more rationally and because I wasn’t stressing out, I could make clear, confident choices. In the end, I decided to pick PE, German and geography. These are the subjects that I think I will enjoy while excelling at.

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heree Edwards is a local girl with ambitions to fulfil. When she joined the H&F apprenticeship programme she had no idea just how valuable the work experience and support of her colleagues would be. 18 months later she is on the up and wants to inspire others to join the team.

committing to this apprenticeship would really benefit me in the long run. At first I did struggle to fit in but the team were very welcoming and eventually I began to pick things up and familiarised myself with their terminology. A couple of months after starting, I had a family bereavement that impacted on my motivation and knocked me back, but my new colleagues were very supportive and they helped me to continue. “I have lived in Shepherds Bush for 13 years What happened helped me realise that if I and eighteen months ago I finished my A levels have an opportunity to better myself and fulfil and found myself unemployed. I heard about my ambitions, I should apprenticeships at H&F not let anything get Council and I applied for in the way of achieving an apprenticeship in them. I became more business administration. determined to stay on I was invited to an top of all my work to assessment but I wasn’t make sure I achieve too scared as my Maths, Are you looking for some quality work experience and the chance to gain a what I want in my life. English and ICT skills are qualification? Perhaps you have recently left I want to be a great pretty good. But I did school or college or you’re unemployed. female role model for misread the time on the An apprenticeship with H&F Council could be my two young sisters letter and turned up just the thing to get your career moving. and I knew taking this half an hour late. Apprentices come from all walks of life and apprenticeship would At this point I are all ages. The H&F programme offers give me a qualification, thought I had blown it, apprentices work experience four days a week there was no way they experience and a head alongside one day a week attending college. would call me back for start to achieving my The council offers all kinds of roles for an interview. But I did long and short term apprentices, including health and social care, the assessments to the goals in life. business administration, retail and also best of my ability and I’m delighted that I construction site apprenticeships. completed all of them. passed my level 2 NVQ Previous apprentices have a high success They must have been with flying colours and rate of finding full-time employment on good enough because I’ve now progressed to completion of the programme. For details they called me back for level 3. please email clare.edgeson@lbhf.gov.uk an interview. I now work for H&F adult learning and I was overjoyed when skills service, splitting they offered me the my time between post of working as an management apprentice in the information and legal department. marketing. These are I spend four days two very different a week at work roles and I find both of and one day a them interesting and week at college challenging. gaining an NVQ I’ve learnt a lot, qualification. gained real work The idea experience and at of working in last I have career a legal office paths I can choose was very from. My future’s daunting but looking positive.“ I knew that

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Which of you hit upon the idea for Camp Besttival? Josie: Well, we’ll always argue about who thought it up… Rob da Bank (RDB): There’s been a lot of water under the bridge since then so I can’t quite remember, but we both wanted to do a family show. We’d just started having kids ourselves and felt there was a bit of a gap in the market for a show with a really strong musical line-up alongside lots of things for kids and families to do. How hard is it to please everyone when you’re booking the line-up ? RDB: Kinda tricky. We need to please babies, toddlers, teens, thirtysomethings, mums, dads, grannies, grandpas, aunts, uncles and pretty much everyone inbetween. It’s not as simple as booking three headliners and be done with it. We spend as much money on non-musical entertainment from arts tents and soft play areas to sit-down restaurants and even a knitting tent just to try and please everyone. Fancy dress is an important part of Camp Bestival (this year’s fancy dress theme is ‘Around The World’) – what are the best costumes that you have seen? Josie: The best costume I have ever seen is someone dressed as a takeaway curry at Bestival. The best costumes at Camp are when the whole family gets involved – we once had a family come as the entire cast from Alice In Wonderland, complete with beautiful handmade costumes. Another year we had a whole family come in HiDe-Hi!-style yellow raincoats. How does Camp Bestival differ from its sister event Bestival (on the Isle of Wight)? RDB: Chalk and cheese. Bestival is a vast, throbbing,

by Geoff Cowart psychedelic 24-hour monster, while Camp Bestival is its sunny, happy-go-lucky chilled-out little brother. I think people start coming to Bestival when they’re 17 or 18 and then graduate to Camp Bestival in their 30s and 40s, when they’re having kids and need a slightly more laidback vibe. That said, we love both shows as much as each other.

have a new night in the Big Top called I Love the 80s – I think that will be a good one for the mums out on a ladies night.

How hard is it to please everyone when you’re booking the line-up each year? RDB: Kinda tricky. We need to please babies, toddlers, teens, thirtysomethings, mums, dads, grannies, Camp Bestival wouldn’t grandpas, aunts, uncles and be the same without pretty much everyone Mr Tumble in-between. It’s (pictured below), not as simple as E E R F WIN Dick N Dom booking three ! S TICKEmTily and The Cuban headliners and £500 Fa for Brothers, but being done with p u t ticke for which new it. We spend as s b a gr ival things are you much money camp Best most excited to on non-musical SEE PAGE 27 have added on-site entertainment from this year? arts tents and soft play Josie: This year we have areas to sit-down restaurants Horrible Histories, which is and even a knitting tent just a firm favourite of my son to try and tick everyone’s Arlo – it will be super to see box. It all seems to fall into that. We have made place. Some people want some changes to the really cheesy 80s stuff, others Dingly Dell; expect to come and want very credible see lots of fire and indie bands like Richard water and late-night Hawley and I Am Kloot. storytelling. We also This is the 6th year now for Camp Bestival – what is your fondest memory so far? RDB: Maybe seeing Chuck Berry (pictured left) take to the stage… or Florence [of Florence & the Machine] whirling around, whipping up the crowd into a frenzy. We need to please Josie: It was quite emotional toddlers, teens, watching the opening thirtysomethings, ceremony of The Olympics on the big screens inside the parents and grannies. Big Top. We weren’t sure that Which is kinda tricky stopping the music for an opening ceremony would work, but it was a huge draw and very powerful hearing everyone sing along under the stars.

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NJOY Richard Hawley, Ash and Billy Bragg while the kids are being entertained at this year’s Camp Bestival. The summer’s hottest ticket for families is now in its sixth year and is packed with an avalanche of activities for kids and adults, all taking place in the leafy surroundings of Lulworth Castle in Dorset, on August 1 to 4. From a brand new Dance Tent space, where inspirational workshops feature tutors from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company, to medieval jousting, and the festival premiere of Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain show, there will be plenty of fun on the cards. Headlining the musical lineup are Brit Awards 2013 Best British Male nominee Richard Hawley, Labrinth, The Levellers, DJ Fresh and Billy Bragg. Ash has also been confirmed to play at the festival, along with DJ Yoda, Sasha, Fabio + Grooverider, Tom Odell and Gabrielle Aplin. But it’s not just about music, says organiser, west London resident and BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank. Rob, who curates the festival with wife Josie, says that kids are king at Camp Bestival, and the rainbow of activities for youngsters is testament to that. Not only is there a dedicated Kids’ Garden, with space for excited children to expend some energy through circus skills, a bouncy castle, bikes and go-karts, but younger ones can enjoy the separate toddler area, or pioneering mother and baby chillout zone. The Dingly Dell space introduces activities including wilderness firemaking, wandcarving, fairy home building, and the chance to encounter owls and falcons. Kids’ favourites Mr Tumble and Dick and Dom make appearances as well. With an Around the World theme, a packed schedule of talks from poets and authors, and comedy from the likes of QI’s Alan Davies and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief’s Katherine Ryan, there is no excuse to be bored this summer.

WIN! A FREE FAMILY TICKET TO CAMP BESTIVAL WORTH £500! l Your h&f buzz has teamed up with Camp Bestival to offer one lucky family the chance to spend a weekend at the festival from August 1 to 4, at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. To be in with a chance of winning tickets and camping for two adults and up to four children, simply answer this question: Which Brit Awards 2013 nominee is headlining at this year’s Camp Bestival? Send your full name, address and daytime phone number to: press.office@lbhf.gov.uk by June 1. Editor’s decision is final, usual rules apply. Good luck!

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Could you

Foster a child like me? The next information event Thursday 27 June

6-8pm Westminster City Hall 64 Victoria Street London SW1E 6QP

Freephone 0800 169 3497 /adoptionandfostering www.lbhf.gov.uk /fostering www.rbkc.gov.uk/fostering www.westminster.gov.uk/fostering


Fancy enriching young people’s lives? We need 500 potential foster carers to come forward and help change the lives of children and young people. Don’t worry about needing special skills. Motivation, empathy and care are the qualities that will most help children who need fostering to make a positive change in their lives. We will help you to develop the necessary skills to do the rest. Fostering is all about looking after a child in your own home, when his or her family is unable to – and it is a chance to make a real difference. Whether caring for a teenager, providing a short stay solution for families that need a break, or looking after a young parent and baby, there are so many options to help children and young people thrive and develop.

“The most important thing you can provide is a safe, stable and nurturing environment” There is no typical foster carer – like our children, foster carers come from many different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities and cultures. You don’t need to be in a relationship or have a job. The most important thing you can provide is a safe, stable and nurturing environment that will help children from the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster in a positive way.

If you are interested or want to know more please join us at one of our fostering information events, or to request an information pack by contacting us on: Freephone 0800 169 3497 9.30am to 5pm Email: fostering@rbkc.gov.uk Go online: www.lbhf.gov.uk/fostering

fostering@rbkc.gov.uk

Awarded to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Awarded to the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster City Council


BUZZ 5.2013 TUNES: Meryvn Price and Kojo Boateng get a groove on; Below right, Theo Caldwell has his own fitness business

LOOK SHARP: Clockwise from above, fashion workshop at the Masbro with Olivia and Danielle Amadi and Brima Kamara. Right, Kyle Mark, and left, Fares Chambane works with Karen Shand

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Chance Youth Club, but changed to its current name in 1986. Table tennis, pool, music and football on the indoor pitch are all available for youngsters, as well as music and internet access, with youth worker Terry Sommers on hand. A recent project delivered by graffiti art company Positive Arts allowed the teens to ITH a focus on emphasising the get creative during four workshops, with positive attributes of young the results on display in the Masbro Centre’s people – and helping build exhibition space. their confidence and skills Meanwhile, outings have included – the Masbro Youth Club is a haven for go-karting and paint-balling, as well as local teens. trips to Madame Tussauds and Arsenal’s Whether getting active at one of Emirates Stadium. the regular health and fitness sessions, “There are a lot of fun activities,” added learning artistic skills, or creating culinary Andy. “But we are also helping young people masterpieces, there is no shortage of gain skills. We launched a homework club on fun to be had. a Friday evening in April, and we also have “There are a lot of stereotypes about an employment corner to help young people young people, so it is very important to look at the types of work they could take up.” show that the vast majority of youngsters are The Masbro’s children’s centre and older making a positive contribution,” explained people’s programme means the whole family Andy Sharpe, who is chief executive of the can get involved as well, and the annual Urban Partnership Group, which summer party is a highlight of the provides the facilities at the calendar. Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Road, Set to take place from 1.30West Kensington. 4.30pm on August 9 this year, In fact, one of the Masbro the Masbro Family Summer Party Youth Club’s former members includes the much-anticipated has gone on to become a fitness annual dance showcase trainer, and now runs sessions competition for five to 12-yearfor youngsters at the centre olds, alongside tasty food, music, three times a week. face-painting, and children’s Theo Caldwell is co-founder It is important entertainers. of Push ‘n’ Pull Fitness, and shares The youth club is held on to show that Mondays his skills with the Masbro’s 13 from 5-8pm, and the vast Wednesdays and Fridays from to 19-year-olds who wish to improve their fitness levels, as majority of 6-9pm. For more information, or well as offering nutrition and find out about attending any youngsters to lifestyle advice. of the sessions, call the Masbro make a positive Centre on 020 7605 0800 or The Masbro Youth Club originally launched more than contribution email Terry Sommers on terry@ three decades ago, as the Last upg.org.uk.

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Free Taster Sessions at Fulham Palace

Wednesday 29 May 10am till 3pm Hammersmith & Fulham Council


Family drama 5yrs+ Drama sessions with Tudor costumes Wed 29/05/13 11.00-12.00 Wed 29/05/13 13.00-14.00

Gingerbreadman Decorating -2yrs+ Did you know Tudors love eating gingerbreadman biscuits Wed 29/05/13 11.00-11.30

Tudor Bling -3yrs+ Make and wear some Tudor jewellery Wed 29/05/13 10.00-12.00 Wed 29/05/13 13.00-15.00

Tudor Crowns -3yrs+ Make stylish Tudor crowns Wed 29/05/13 10.00-12.00 Wed 29/05/13 13.00-15.00

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MARKET PRICE: Fulham pupils spent a chilly day selling homemade jams and soaps, as well as veg in Bishop’s Park

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Upils from the Bridge Academy and Fulham Cross School organised and ran a Farmers’ Market in Fulham’s Bishops Park last month. The children ran their own stalls with produce they had made themselves such as jams and soaps. They also sold vegetables that had been produced from a local farm. The pupils received

help from Hammersmith & Fulham Council and the Soil Association. Each year the Soil Association runs residential weeks for the children so that they can see how farms are run and how our food is grown. Cllr Helen Binmore, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “This was a fantastic event, allowing pupils to see, at first hand, the journey that food takes from the farm on to the dinner table.

“The children and staff deserve real credit for giving up their free time and helping to make the market such a success.” Meanwhile, the Friends of Bishops Park also ran a stall and recruited new members as well as selling a book on the history of the park. Other stalls were selling organic foods such as organic sausages and burgers, jams, cheeses, cards and organic bread.

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Summer opportunities Short courses in Citizenship, English and cooking for health at Macbeth Centre Full/Conc fees Day

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BUZZ 5.2013 in uniform: Girls and boys are being invited to join

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LANS to recruit thousands more police cadets across the capital have been unveiled by the Metropolitan Police in a campaign backed by H&F Council. The Met wants to increase the number of volunteer police cadets, aged 13-18, by 4,000 across London, with around 100 in the borough. The police cadets are a uniformed voluntary youth organisation, supported by the Met, which is

open to anyone aged 13-18 irrespective of their background or financial circumstances. H&F Council is backing the Met’s recruitment drive in the borough as the latest crime figures show the borough is safer than ever before – with 1,600 fewer victims of crime last year. Cadets assist the police in a variety of ways, including working with safer neighbourhood teams, supporting leaflet drops and stewarding

high-profile events such as Remembrance Day and the Boat Race. The cadets helped the council’s licensing team in April with an operation, known as Condor, to test off licences suspected of selling booze to underage children. H&F Council’s deputy leader Greg Smith said: “There is no doubt that the young people who join the cadets improve their own lives by gaining valuable on the job experience. “Police cadets also help support local crime-fighting initiatives like, for example, last weekend’s trading standards blitz on underage alcohol sales. “The council wants a big expansion in the borough’s cadet unit and I would urge anyone who is interested in broadening their horizons to sign up now.” To find out more about the police cadets programme, have a look at the Met’s YouTube clip at: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=5lRn9nlkXEY or visit: www.met.police. uk/cadets or call 0845 434 9519 to see if you are eligible.


KID’S FILM WEEKEND! The Irish Cultural Centre, Irish Film London & Riverside Studios present

The Children’s Weekend of Irish Film & Animation at Riverside Studios Cinema, Hammersmith, W6 9RL guests orkshops & special w s n’ re ild ch ith W  + (for Kids 4-11yrs) 13, nday 30th June 20 Su d an th 29 ay d +Satur 2.30-5.30pm ! for kids each day £2 , ts ul ad r fo +Tickets £4 ith each kids ticket! w ks in dr d an n or +Free popc

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Saturday 29th June, 2.30-5.30pm Thor: Legend of Valhalla (2012) PG 80 mins Director: Oskar Jonasson

About Thor: An over confident teen with a magical weapon and a handful of imperfect gods join forces against an evil queen and her army of giants. The young blacksmith Thor lives happily with his single mother in a peaceful little village. The legend says he is the son of Odin, the King of the Gods. When a Giant army crushes the village and takes the villagers to Hel, Thor sets out to save his friends with the hammer Crusher – who claims to be a magical weapon! The screening will be followed by a workshop in Shadow Animation with Kabutar Arts’ Manju Gregory, based on the characters and stories encountered during the screening of Thor!

Sunday 30th June 2013, 2.30-5.30pm

A collection of screenings of Animated children’s TV episodes from the best of today’s Irish Creative production houses, including:

About Roy

Skunk Fu

Skunk Fu: Cartoon Saloon’s IFTA award winning animated series featuring the fables of anamorphic animals protecting their valley using martial arts. Jam Media’s Children’s BAFTA award winning series will be introduced by the studio’s director John Rice. About Roy: Roy is an eleven year old cartoon boy growing up in the real world. He is an ‘everykid’, loveable, amiable and fallible, with the same aspirations and dreams as any young child. Song of the Sea: We will then bring you an exclusive behind the scenes peek at the next big Irish feature due out next year: Song of the Sea! From the Academy Award nominated studio Cartoon Saloon comes this stunning animated feature. The film’s Art Director Adrien Merigeau will present the Work in Progress drawings & clips of this beautiful story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. The screenings will be followed by a workshop in Shadow Animation with Kabutar Arts’ Manju Gregory, based on the characters and stories encountered during this weekend of Irish animation!

To book tickets call Riverside Studios: 020 8237 1111 Song of the sea

Venue: Riverside Studios Cinema Crisp Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL Tel: 020 8237 1111 For other enquiries please contact Kelly O’Connor info@irishculturalcentre.co.uk 020 8563 8232 This weekend is kindly supported by Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Board and the Emigrant Support Programme, with the generous help of Riverside Studios.


BUZZ 5.2013 MASTERPIECE: The restored pool is now waiting for a few extra degrees and a crowd of summer fun-lovers

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as each time you splash in the pool, play in the sandpit or wander the paths, you are being part of a living history which began in 1887. Before the sale of the house and park to the Metropolitan Board of Works for the sum of ÂŁ58,000, the land was bought by a developer who planned to build on it. But thanks to a protest by residents, the park has been safely kept for the public for 125 years. The anniversary was celebrated on May 19 with a thanksgiving choral evensong at Holy Innocents Church in Dalling Road. 41


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at a new science lab at Fulham’s Lady Margaret School. Designed to promote excellence in science, the new lab will allow more pupils at the girls’ school in Parsons Green to benefit from state-of-the-art facilities. Prof Haigh, the first female head of physics at Imperial College London and a specialist in atmospheric physics, launched the lab during a ceremony on May 9. As part of the event, Year 12 AS-level physics students took part in a seminar on the latest developments in particle physics, while a fun science club allowed all ages to get involved. CONTINUED ON pageS 44&45

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LABS: Clockwise, from top: Peter Brown, Georgie Dyer, 11; Georgie; Daniel Howat, Prof Haigh, Eloise Smith, Hana Formica, 11, Richard Sanderson; Neesha Soni, Prof Haigh, Isobel Webb; Neesha, Hana

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SEAT OF LEARNING: The new-look science lab at Lady Margaret; while feeling plugged in are Hayley Caddle-Cannon, 13, Alex Birungi, 12, and Paris Brady-Daley, 13

CONTINUED FROM page 43 According to Lady Margaret governor Paul Fox, the aim of the school is to “promote science among girls and acknowledge the excellence of our science offer”. “Our desire to expand our science facilities coincided with an increased intake of pupils,” he explained. “We have seen a marked increase in interest in science subjects and have had notable successes with pupils going on to study science subjects at university.” The new science lab – which has capacity for around 30 pupils and has been in use since the beginning of the year – was created by IID Architects, the firm behind

the school’s sixth form centre, which opened in 2010. Now the 725 pupils at Lady Margaret can benefit from the enhanced facilities, and acting headteacher Richard Sanderson added: “We are particularly proud of the fact the sciences continue to be such popular choices at A-level.” Some 64 of the school’s 215 A-level pupils currently study biology, with 56 choosing chemistry, and 14 physics. Meanwhile, last year a total of 14 went on to pursue science at university, in subjects including medicine, civil engineering, pharmacy and biochemistry. 45


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BUZZ 5.2013 GOGGLING: After years as a neglected subject, St Paul’s is leading the rebirth of science

u The thrill of chasing the next big scientific breakthrough is what drives Young Scientist of the Year Susana Rodrigues to continue to explore the world. Now the 17-year-old St Paul’s girls’ school pupil tells h&f buzz readers about her mission

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HO would have thought 100 years ago that humans would be walking on the Moon? For me, the thing that makes science interesting is the fact that it is always moving forward and new discoveries are constantly being made. Last October, after submitting a timeline based on mankind’s interaction with electricity, I was invited to the Royal Institution for the final of the L’Oreal Young Scientist of the Year competition, to take part STORY CONTINUEs ON PAGE 48

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in a workshop entitled Three Motors and a Generator. We were introduced to several types of motors and had to build some of our own, which were then scored by a team of judges. I was delighted when I heard I had been chosen to be one of the 16 finalists, but I definitely hadn’t been expecting to win the competition, being up against 15 other equally talented young scientists. Regardless of whether I won or not, I would have taken away a great experience which had been made all the more exciting by being able to see Faraday’s original motor up close.

When my name was called out I was both thrilled and shocked to have been selected, especially knowing that there had only been seven points between first and last place. Having a title like Young Scientist of the Year

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associated with your name isn’t one you can forget easily when your friends and teachers never seem to stop reminding you. Science allows us to understand how complex things work, for example the human body, and there are so many different aspects to it that it really does have something to offer to everyone. I find the field of medicine particularly fascinating because it has allowed us to develop cures to diseases previously thought of as untreatable and also methods of prevention such as vaccinations. Without science, none of this would have been possible and many more lives would have been lost.


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alented youngsters raised the roof at Shepherds Bush’s Wendell Park primary school as this year’s W Factor competition brought a host of starry-eyed performers to the stage.

Breakdancing, singing and stand-up comedy entertained the 150-strong audience as the acts did their utmost to impress the line-up of judges, which included Ivor Novello award-winning composer Eg White, actress Nicola Grier and artists’ producer Manick Govinda, of contemporary arts organisation Artsadmin.

Compered by film director Nick Murphy, whose recent work includes The Awakening starring Dominic West and Rebecca Hall, alongside Year 6 pupil sidekick Nayyaf Alotaibi, the event was a celebration of the school’s artistic skill. For the first time ever in the competition’s six-year history, the 13 acts included a short film, by Year 6 pupils Tom Hacker, Daniel Hacker and Callum Harrison, which won the contest’s best group category. Enny Edowu, Year 5, won best solo prize for a soulful rendition of Selena Gomez’ track I’m no Beauty Queen – I’m just Beautiful Me, while breakdancer Ashleen Shina, Year 3, won best original act, as well as best overall winner. STORY CONTINUEs ON PAGE 52 51


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 51 Organised by the Friends of Wendell Park School’s Parents and Teachers Association, with help from Apple Estates, the event was held in March, with a second extravaganza held for the entire school. According to one of the organisers, Jemima Burrill, whose two children Orlando, six, and Ottilie, four, attend the school in Cobbold Road (pictured above), the talent was ‘extraordinary’. “Once they are on stage, it is pretty scary, so the confidence they show is just amazing,” she added. “But the W Factor couldn’t have happened without all those who helped.” Before the event, local actress Lisa Taylor worked with the pupils to help them prepare for their stage appearances, and Jemima said the sessions had been ‘invaluable in helping pupils gain confidence’.

Tallulah Pye (above), The Gorgeous Girls of Kamorae and Lorna, and Enny Idowu (bottom left) was best solo artist. Right, the Three Starz Trevisha, Taina and Jaiden in action

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Grace Murphy twisted balloons, left, Shahad Arzouni sung ‘Naughty’ from Matilda. Below, HKL Rappers Double Trouble

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SPORT ACTIVITI ES Trampolining LDF

Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May 10.00am-12.00 noon Age: 11-19 Jump high and enjoy! Fun workshop open to all levels. Phoenix High School, The Cur ve, W12 0RQ 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk White City/Wood Lane

Tennis LDF

Tuesday 28 May 11.00am-1.00pm Age: 11-19 Open to all levels. Intensive racquet drills and exercises to refine your tennis skills followed by matches! Bishops Park, Bishops Park Road, Fulham, SW6 6DX 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Putney Bridge

Netball Training LDF

Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May 11.00am-1.00pm Age: 11-19 Practise and improve your netball skills. Bring your team mates or simply come alone to the enjoyable training week. Ravenscourt Park, Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 0SL 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Ravenscourt Park

Street Dance Camp

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Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 11.00am-1.00pm Age: 11-19 Every day you will learn a new street dance routine and be given choreography challenges to create a showcase at the end of the intensive week. Burlington Danes Academy, Wood Lane, W12 0HL 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Wood Lane/White City

Basketball, Boxing and Football LDF Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 11.00am-2.00pm Age: 11-19 Learn, improve and practise these power sports. Open to all levels. Bridge Academy, Finlay Street, SW6 6HB 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Putney Bridge

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Street Ball Daily Tournament LDF

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Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 1.00-3.00pm Age: 11-19 Basketball Camp will be fun, energetic and fast-paced. You will focus on improving your techniques in dribbling, shooting and defending in partner work and end each day with matches. NBA shoot out and final match with prizes at the end of the week! Hurlingham & Chelsea School, Peterborough Road, SW6 3ED 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Parsons Green

Spring Sports Camp

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Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 1.00-4.00pm Age: 11-19 If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a sports fan, you will love our sports hub! A fun packed week of multiple sports with the focus on fitness and fun. Dodgeball, football, rounders, circuit training, basketball just to name a few. Wormholt Park, W12 0JH 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Wood Lane/White City

Football Camp

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Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 May 2.00-5.00pm Age: 11-19 Two-day intensive for football lovers. Improve your technique and skills in matches, shoot outs, speed drills and more. Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road, W12 0DF 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk East Acton/White City/Wood Lane

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 3.30-5.30pm Age: 11-19 Daily basketball tournaments to see who will be the winning team! South Park, 88 Peterborough Road, SW6 3BA 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Parsons Green

Body Pump LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 4.30-6.30pm Age: 11-19 Fitness workouts to improve your stamina, strength and muscle mass. Find ways to exercise and have fun while getting fit! Brunswick Club, 34 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Fulham Broadway

Football Club

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Tuesday 28 May 5.00-7.00pm Age: 11-19 Football skills and drill, followed by a penalty shoot out practice and match. Prize for man of the match ! Old Oak Community Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 0AP 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk White City/East Acton

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i-Kayak LDF

Wednesday 29 May 1.00-3.00pm Age: 11-19 Exciting outdoor kayaking session on the River Thames, amazing London scenery. Jam packed guaranteed fun! Furnival Sculling Club, 19 Lower Mall, W6 9DJ 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Hammersmith/Ravenscourt Park

Fulham Football Tournament LDF

Wednesday 29 May 5.00-7.00pm Age: 11-19 Be sure to register â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our football tournaments are always full with football enthusiasts. Two hours of pure football! Fulham Court Community Centre, Shottendane Road, SW6 5TJ 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Parsons Green/Fulham Broadway

Junior Football Tournament LDF

Thursday 30 May 2.00-5.00pm Age: 11-14 Come alone or in a junior team, trophy title, man of the match and prizes up for grabs! Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road, W12 0DF 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk East Acton/White City/ Wood Lane

Senior Football Tournament LDF

Thursday 30 May 5.00-7.00pm Age: 15-19 Come alone or in a senior team, trophy title, man of the match and prizes up for grabs! Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road, W12 0DF 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk East Acton/White City/Wood Lane

Netball Tournament LDF

Friday 31 May 11.00am-4.00pm Age: 11-19 Tournament day jam packed with matches, prizes for the winning team! Ravenscourt Park, Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 0SL 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Ravenscourt Park

Basketball Jam

LDF

Friday 31 May 4.00-7.00pm Age: 11-19 One-on-one shoot outs to find our shooter of the day, 3 vs 3 tournament and prize to be won all with additional bonus of music to add the party atmosphere! Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College, Gliddon Road, W14 9BL 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Barons Court

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Drama Camp

M USIC AN D PE RFORM ING ART ACTIVITI ES Performing Arts Camp

LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 10.00am-1.00pm Age: 11-19 Dance, music and drama â&#x20AC;&#x201C; each day you will focus on different art forms with a final creative session day. Combine singing, acting and dancing to produce a final performance created by you. Hurlingham & Chelsea School, Peterborough Road, SW6 3ED 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Parsons Green

Making the Band

LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 11.00am-1.00pm Age: 11-19 Bring your own instrument and share your musical skills with other talented musicians. You will collaborate with each other in a final musical showcase. Bush Studios, 151 Shepherds Bush, W12 7LA 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bush Market

LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 1.00-3.00pm Age: 11-19 Intensive drama workshops by a theatre professional, learning different acting techniques and stage direction. You will work on performing an extract of a play by the end of the week. Phoenix High School, The Curve, W12 0RQ 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Wood Lane/White City

Poppinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Lockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Class LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 2.00-4.00pm Age: 11-19 Get down and learn some of the Funk styles: Popping and Locking. Learn foundation moves and improve your technique in these dances. Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bush

Street Dance Masterclass LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 3.00-4.00pm Age: 11-19 The street dance master classes will focus on a different style each day, Popping, Hip Hop, Breaking and Hip Hop choreography. Learn strong foundations of styles and improve your understanding of musicality in dance. Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, W6 0QL 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Hammersmith

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HALF TERM ACTIVITIES TUESDAY 28TH MAY

WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY

HAFAD PROGRAMME

HAFAD PROGRAMME

9.30am-4.30pm, Greswell Centre, SW6 6PX

9.30am-4.30pm, Greswell Centre, SW6 6PX

SAFE PROGRAMME

SAFE PROGRAMME

10.00am-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 7DB

10.00am-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 7DB

SAFE ALL-ABILITY PROGRAMME

SAFE ALL-ABILITY PROGRAMME

10.00am-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 7DB

10.00am-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 7DB

TRAMPOLINING

TRAMPOLINING

10.00am-12.00 noon, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

10.00am-12.00 noon, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

10.00am-1.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

10.00am-1.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

MAKING THE BAND

MAKING THE BAND

11.00am-1.00pm, Bush Studios, W12 7LA

11.00am-1.00pm, Bush Studios, W12 7LA

TENNIS

NETBALL TRAINING

11.00am-1.00pm, Bishops Park, SW6 6DX

11.00am-1.00pm, Ravenscourt Park, W6 0SL

NETBALL TRAINING

STREETDANCE CAMP

11.00am-1.00pm, Ravenscourt Park, W6 0SL

11.00am-1.00pm, Burlington Danes Academy, W12 0HL

STREETDANCE CAMP

STAGE MAKE-UP

11.00am-1.00pm, Burlington Danes Academy, W12 0HL

11.00am-2.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

STAGE MAKE-UP

BASKETBALL, BOXING & FOOTBALL

11.00am-2.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

11.00am-2.00pm, Bridge Academy, SW6 6HB

BASKETBALL, BOXING & FOOTBALL

FASHION WEEK

11.00am-2.00pm, Bridge Academy, SW6 6HB

11.00am-3.00pm, Shepherds Bush Library, W12 7BF

FASHION WEEK

ANIMATION

11.00am-3.00pm, Shepherds Bush Library, W12 7BF

12.00-3.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

ANIMATION

HAIR & BEAUTY

12.00-3.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

1.00-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

GRAFFITI ART

DRAMA CAMP

12.00-5.00pm, Fulham Court Community Centre, SW6 5TJ

1.00-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

HAIR & BEAUTY

I-KAYAK

1.00-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

1.00-3.00pm, Furnivall Sculling Club, W6 9DJ

DRAMA CAMP

BASKETBALL CAMP

1.00-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

1.00-3.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

BASKETBALL CAMP

SPRING SPORTS CAMP

1.00-3.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

1.00-4.00pm, Wormholt Park, W12 0JH

SPRING SPORTS CAMP

FOOTBALL CAMP

1.00-4.00pm, Wormholt Park, W12 0JH

2.00-5.00pm, Linford Christie Stadium, W12 0DF

FOOTBALL CAMP

POPPIN’ & LOCKIN’ CLASS

2.00-5.00pm, Linford Christie Stadium, W12 0DF

2.00-4.00pm, Masbro Centre, W14 0LR

POPPIN’ & LOCKIN’ CLASS

STREET DANCE MASTERCLASS

2.00-4.00pm, Masbro Centre, W14 0LR

3.00-4.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

STREET DANCE MASTERCLASS

COOKERY CLASS

3.00-4.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

3.00-5.00pm, Fulham Court Community Centre, SW6 5TJ

STREET BALL DAILY TOURNAMENT

STREET BALL DAILY TOURNAMENT

3.30-5.30pm, South Park, SW6 3BA

3.30-5.30pm, South Park, SW6 3BA

IMPROVISATION

THE VOICE

4.00-6.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

3.30-5.30pm, Bush Theatre, W12 8LJ

BODY PUMP

IMPROVISATION

4.30-6.30pm, Brunswick Club, SW6 7EU

4.00-6.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

FOOTBALL CLUB

BODY PUMP

5.00-7.00pm, Old Oak Community Centre, W12 0AP

4.30-6.30pm, Brunswick Club, SW6 7EU

SULGRAVE YOUTH PROJECT

FULHAM FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

6.30-9.30pm, 287 Goldhawk Road, W12 8EU

5.00-7.00pm, Fulham Court Community Centre, SW6 5TJ

WHITE CITY YOUTH PROJECT

MASBRO YOUTH PROJECT

6.30-9.30pm, Fatima Centre, W12 7QR

6.00-9.00pm, Masbro Centre, W14 0LR

OLD OAK YOUTH PROJECT

WHITE CITY YOUTH PROJECT

6.30-9.30pm, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 7PH

6.30-9.30pm, Fatima Centre, W12 7QR

SANDS END YOUTH PROJECT

BRUNSWICK CLUB

6.45-9.45pm, Adventure Playground, SW6 2LN

6.30-9.30pm, 34 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU

See guide for ages, details and contact information


ACTIVITY COLOUR KEY

SPORT

MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS

DISABLED YOUNG PEOPLE

THURSDAY 30TH MAY

ART AND FASHION

YOUTH PROJECTS

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

FRIDAY 31ST MAY

HAFAD PROGRAMME

HAFAD PROGRAMME

9.30am-4.30pm, Greswell Centre, SW6 6PX

9.30am-4.30pm, Greswell Centre, SW6 6PX

SAFE PROGRAMME

SAFE ATTENDEES’ CLACTON-ON-SEA TRIP

10.00am-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 7DB

10.00am-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 7DB

SAFE ALL-ABILITY PROGRAMME

SAFE ALL-ABILITY ATTENDEES’ CLACTON-ON-SEA TRIP

10.00am-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 7DB

10.00am-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 7DB

TRAMPOLINING

TRAMPOLINING

10.00am-12.00 noon, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

10.00am-12.00 noon, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

10.00am-1.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

10.00am-1.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

MAKING THE BAND

MAKING THE BAND

11.00am-1.00pm, Bush Studios, W12 7LA

11.00am-1.00pm, Bush Studios, W12 7LA

NETBALL TRAINING

STREETDANCE CAMP

11.00am-1.00pm, Ravenscourt Park, W6 0SL

11.00am-1.00pm, Burlington Danes Academy, W12 0HL

STREETDANCE CAMP

STAGE MAKE-UP

11.00am-1.00pm, Burlington Danes Academy, W12 0HL

11.00am-2.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

STAGE MAKE-UP

BASKETBALL, BOXING & FOOTBALL

11.00am-2.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

11.00am-2.00pm, Bridge Academy, SW6 6HB

BASKETBALL, BOXING & FOOTBALL

FASHION WEEK

11.00am-2.00pm, Bridge Academy, SW6 6HB

11.00am-3.00pm, Shepherds Bush Library, W12 7BF

FASHION WEEK

HAIR & BEAUTY

11.00am-3.00pm, Shepherds Bush Library, W12 7BF

1.00-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

ANIMATION

NETBALL TOURNAMENT

12.00-3.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

11.00am-4.00pm, Ravenscourt Park, W6 0SL

HAIR & BEAUTY

DRAMA CAMP

1.00-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

1.00-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

DRAMA CAMP

BASKETBALL CAMP

1.00-3.00pm, Phoenix High School, W12 0RQ

1.00-3.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

BASKETBALL CAMP

SPRING SPORTS CAMP

1.00-3.00pm, Hurlingham & Chelsea School, SW6 3ED

1.00-4.00pm, Wormholt Park, W12 0JH

SPRING SPORTS CAMP

POPPIN’ & LOCKIN’ CLASS

1.00-4.00pm, Wormholt Park, W12 0JH

2.00-4.00pm, Masbro Centre, W14 0LR

JUNIOR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

STREET DANCE MASTERCLASS

2.00-5.00pm, Linford Christie Stadium, W12 0DF

3.00-4.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

POPPIN’ & LOCKIN’ CLASS

STREET BALL DAILY TOURNAMENT

2.00-4.00pm, Masbro Centre, W14 0LR

3.30-5.30pm, South Park, SW6 3BA

STREET DANCE MASTERCLASS

THE VOICE

3.00-4.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

3.30-5.30pm, Bush Theatre, W12 8LJ

STREET BALL DAILY TOURNAMENT

IMPROVISATION

3.30-5.30pm, South Park, SW6 3BA

4.00-6.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

THE VOICE

BASKETBALL JAM

3.30-5.30pm, Bush Theatre, W12 8LJ

4.00-7.00pm, EH&WL College, W14 9BL

IMPROVISATION

BODY PUMP

4.00-6.00pm, Lyric Hammersmith, W6 0QL

4.30-6.30pm, Brunswick Club, SW6 7EU

BODY PUMP

OLD OAK YOUTH PROJECT

4.30-6.30pm, Brunswick Club, SW6 7EU

7.00-10.00pm, 76 Braybrook Street, W12 7PH

SENIOR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

MASBRO YOUTH PROJECT

5.00-7.00pm, Linford Christie Stadium, W12 0DF

6.00-9.00pm, Masbro Centre, W14 0LR

SULGRAVE YOUTH PROJECT

BRUNSWICK CLUB

6.30-9.30pm, 287 Goldhawk Road, W12 8EU

6.30-9.30pm, 34 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU

WHITE CITY YOUTH PROJECT

SANDS END YOUTH PROJECT

6.30-9.30pm, Fatima Centre, W12 7QR

6.45-9.45pm, Adventure Playground, SW6 2LN

BRUNSWICK CLUB

6.30-9.30pm, 34 Haldane Road, SW6 7EU SANDS END YOUTH PROJECT

6.45-9.45pm, Adventure Playground, SW6 2LN

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE SULGRAVE YOUTH PROJECT

6.30-9.30pm, 287 Goldhawk Road, W12 8EU

See guide for ages, details and contact information


Improvisation

LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 4.00-6.00pm Age: 11-19 Improvisation is essentially a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;freestyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; focus session â&#x20AC;&#x201C; learn to improvise in drama and in dance. You will be given challenges and tasks with a freedom to express your own creativity and ideas creating routines and storylines instantly! Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, W6 0QL 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Hammersmith

The Voice

LDF

Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 May 3.30-5.30pm Age: 11-19 Professional vocal workshops to focus on your singing talents. There will be a selection of popular songs and each day you will work towards solos, duets and group numbers. Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 8LJ 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bush Market

ART AND FASHION ACTIVITI ES Stage Make Up

LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 11.00am-2.00pm Age: 11-19 Learn applications of make-up, colour palette combinations, different looks from the natural look right up to the dramatic theatrical stage make up. Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, W6 0QL 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Hammersmith

Fashion Week

LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 11.00am-3.00pm Age: 11-19 Customise your clothing and explore your own personal style in your fashion portfolio log book. Design and make jewellery to accessorise your outfits and model each othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work for the final showing of your creations. Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, Shepherds Bush, W12 7BF 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bush Market/ Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bush

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Animation

Cookery Class

LDF

Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May 12.00-3.00pm Age: 11-19 Study Manga anime and practise your artistic skills. Create your characters and an animation strip. Hurlingham & Chelsea School, Peterborough Road, SW6 3ED 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Parsons Green

Graffiti Art

LDF

Tuesday 28 May 12.00-5.00pm Age: 11-19 Creative art workshop with our graffiti artist to learn different techniques of graffiti design to create a piece of art that represents you. Fulham Court Community Centre, Shottendane Road, SW6 5TJ 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Parsons Green/Fulham Broadway

Hair and Beauty

LDF

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 1.00-3.00pm Age: 11-19 s Each participant will work toward uty bea and learning various hair styles, you will style each other, design hair and makeup styles, study fashion trends and decide your ideal theme. Phoenix High School, The Cur ve, W12 0RQ 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk White City/Wood Lane

LDF

Wednesday 29 May 3.00-5.00pm Age: 11-19 Cooking challenge! Mix and match ingredients to create your dish of the day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you will try and test each dish and vote for the chef of the day. Fulham Court Community Centre, Shottendane Road, SW6 5TJ 0845 009 0933 yohana@letmeplay.co.uk Parsons Green/Fulham Broadway

YOUTH PROJECTS Old Oak youth project

Tuesday 6.30-9.30pm and Friday 7.00-10.00pm Age: 13-19 76 Braybrook Street, Old Oak, W12 7PH 020 8969 2528

Masbro youth project

LDF

Wednesday and Friday 6.00-9.00pm Age: 13-19 87 Masbro Road, Shepherds Bush, W14 0LR 020 7603 8172

White City youth project @ Fatima Centre

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6.30-9.30pm Age: 13-19 Fatima Centre, Commonwealth Avenue, White City, W12 7QR 020 8969 2528

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Sands End youth project

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 6.45-9.45pm Age: 13-19 Marinefield Road, Adventure Playground in William Parnell Park, SW6 2LN 020 7736 6572

Sulgrave youth project

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6.30-9.30pm Age: 13-19 287 Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith, W12 8EU 020 8748 3561

Brunswick Club

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6.30-9.30pm Age: 13-19 34 Haldane Road, Fulham, SW6 7EU 020 7385 4856

ACTIVITI ES AN D SE RVICES FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

All activities should be open to all young people, including those with disabilities. If you are unsure whether they can access the activities, give the project a call.

Sessional Carers Service LDF Access one-to-one carers services for children and young people to take part in activities or for scheduled/prearranged respite. Call the Disabled Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Short Breaks Team on 020 8753 2311/2312

The Antony Lillis Playscheme LDF Call the Disabled Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Team on 020 8753 3321

LI BR AR IES Fulham Library

598 Fulham Road, SW6 5NX 020 8753 3877 Parsons Green

Hammersmith Library

Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7AT 020 8753 3823 Hammersmith Broadway

Askew Road Library

87/91 Askew Road, W12 9AS 020 8753 3863 Goldhawk Road/Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bush Market

Short Breaks (scheduled/ prearranged respite) LDF The Haven offers both day based and overnight stays for children aged 9-18. Call the Disabled Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Team on 020 8753 3321

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Shepherds Bush Libr ary

6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF 020 8753 3842 Wood Lane/Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bush Market More information on Hammersmith & Fulham libraries is available at www.lbhf .gov.uk/ libraries and by callin g the 24 hour renewal and infor mation line on 0303 123 0035.

SPORT AN D LE ISU R E C E NTR E S Fulham Pools

Cost: contact provider Normand Park, Lillie Road , SW6 7ST 020 7471 0450 West Brompton

Lillie Road Fitness Ce ntre

Cost: contact provider Lillie Road, SW6 7PD 020 7381 2183 Parsons Green

Hammersmith Fitness and Squash Centre

Cost: contact provider Chalk Hill Road, W6 8DW 020 8741 8028 Barons Court

Phoenix Fitness Centre and Janet Adegoke Swimming Pool Cost: contact provider Bloemfontein Road, W12 7DB 020 8735 4900 White City

Linford Christie Outdoor Sports Centre Cost: contact provider Artiller y Way, off Du Cane Road, Wormwood Scrubs, W12 OAE 07908 788739 East Acton

TEN NIS COURTS Bishops Park Tennis Centre

Cost: contact provider Bishops Park, SW6 6DX 020 7736 3854 www.rockslane.co.uk Putney Bridge

Hammersmith Park tennis courts Cost: Free South Africa Road, W12 White City

Wormholt Park tennis court Cost: Free Bryony Road, off Bloemfontein Road, W12 White City

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HOLI DAY PL AYSCHE M ES

If you are looking for childcare over the half-term period, do check out the Family Information Service Directory: 0845 313 3933 fis@lbhf.gov.uk www.lbhf.gov.uk/fisd

OTHE R OPPORTUN ITIES Phoenix SAFE Programme

Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May 10.00am to 3.00pm Plus a trip to Clacton-on-Sea, Friday 31 May Age: 8-16

Parents must also attend a pre-regis tration session at 4.00-5.00pm on Thursday 23 May

Come and take part in a variety of activities including futsal, football, basketball, table tennis, trampolining, music & DJing, drama, cooking, arts & crafts, swimming and farm sessions (all participants must bring a packed lunch and water). The trip to Clacton-on-Sea will include a visit to the beach, lunch and sporting activities run in partnership with Tendring District Council. 30 spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those that register with and attend the holiday scheme. Phoenix High School, Bloemfontein Road entrance, adjacent to Phoenix Fitness Centre and Janet Adegoke Pool, Bloemfontein Road, W12 7DB 020 8749 1141 matthew_walsh@phoenix.lbhf. sch.uk White City/Wood Lane or bus 283

Phoenix SAFE All Ability Programme LDF Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May 10.00am to 3.00pm Plus a trip to Clacton-on-Sea, Friday 31 May Age: 11-19

Parents must also attend a pre-registration session at 4.00-5.00pm on Thursday 23 May

Come and take part in a variety of inclusive activities including football, basketball/wheelchair basketball, boccia, table tennis, trampolining, cooking, arts & crafts and farm sessions (all participants must bring a packed lunch and water). The trip to Clacton-on-Sea will include a visit to the beach, lunch and sporting activities run in partnership with Tendring District Council. 10 spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those that register with and attend the holiday scheme. Phoenix High School, Bloemfontein Road entrance, adjacent to Phoenix Fitness Centre and Janet Adegoke Pool, Bloemfontein Road, W12 7DB 020 8749 1141 matthew_walsh@phoenix.lbhf.sch.uk White City/Wood Lane or bus 283


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BUZZ 5.2013

Burlington Danes aims to open primary school to ease pressure on local families u Wood Lane classes aim to solve schooling crisis in a year’s time, with up to 360 taught, writes Magda Ibrahim

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he pressure on primary school places in the borough could ease from September 2014, if plans at Burlington Danes Academy come to fruition. The academy in White City is planning to open a new primary school at its Wood Lane site for an initial 60 pupils in two classes, with 360 spaces potentially available, said Burlington Danes headteacher Dame Sally Coates.

“There is a real need for more primary school places in London, and we have got a lot of land here,” she explained. “Parents are very much in favour of it and I am really looking forward to it.” A consultation on admissions at the school from 2014 closed last month, and the first pupils to attend will automatically be offered a place at the secondary school from September 2021. A total of 1,571 residents have applied for one of the 1,588 places at a primary school in the borough this year – up 73 on last year and up 156 on 2011 – with another 413 children from other boroughs applying to H&F schools.

The most oversubscribed schools were the new West London Free School primary school, with a total of 394 applications for 60 places, Brackenbury Primary, which received 385 applications for 60 places, and John Betts with 340 applications for 30 places. Dame Sally explained that initially the school would probably operate from temporary buildings, until development took place. “Burlington Danes is a very good school and it will enable us to make sure there is a rigorous curriculum from the


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HIGH HOPES: Headteacher Dame Sally Coates (top left) announces plans for a new primary school to cope with demand. Inset, a happy pupil waits to hear about prospects of a place

beginning so the children will already be up to a high level before they enter secondary school,” she added. The school – an ARK academy – is expected to offer specialist teaching in maths and science, with secondary teachers working with pupils in years 5 and 6, while creativity will also be a focus. “The transition for pupils will be seamless,” said Dame Sally. Parents will be able to view information about the new school from September 2013, with applications closing in January next year, and offers of places made in April 2014.

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Classes are among the most oversubscribed in the capital, with a record 2,000 applying ahead of September. Delyth Bowen reports

arents have heard which primary school their child will attend this September, in a year in which Hammersmith & Fulham’s primaries have been more successful than ever. The number of applications for places in the borough’s schools was the highest it has ever been, with a total of 2,032 applications. The figures also mean that the borough’s schools are proving attractive to parents both locally and from out of the borough. A total of 1,614 borough residents have applied for a place at a school in the borough this year –116 more than last year and 200 up on 2011. Cllr Helen Binmore, cabinet


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member for children’s services, said: “These figures show just how popular our borough’s schools are and that more parents are choosing to send their children to our primaries. “We believe that parents should be able to have more control over the decisions they make for their children’s education and future, and choosing from a range of top local schools is central to this. “In Hammersmith & Fulham, we have worked hard to prioritise parental preferences when considering expansion or development of schools through our Schools of Choice programme. “In this way we have helped to create more spaces in our most

popular schools, which are once again oversubscribed. “We continue to strive for excellence in every single primary POPULAR: school, as the John Betts in population grows Dalling Road, and as more Hammersmith, parents choose had 340 our local schools applications for instead of sending just 30 places their children to a private school or out of borough.” The percentage of children being given a place at one of their top three preferences is 85.9 per cent, while 71.3 per cent were granted their first choice of school. The highest numbers of applications were seen in Hammersmith at West London Free School’s new primary, with a total of 394 applications for 60 places, along with Brackenbury, which received 385 applications for 60 places and John Betts with 340 applications for 30 places. The council created bulge classes for September 2012 at these schools, which fall in the central Hammersmith area, where demand is greatest. St Stephen’s in Shepherds Bush also had another class in September, adding an extra 30 places at the school. And a permanent expansion of 15 places at Old Oak Primary in College Park has also accommodated extra demand in the centre and north of the borough. Burlington Danes Academy in White City is looking to open a new two-form entry primary school in 2014, either within or next to its existing secondary school in Wood Lane. A consultation on the proposals is currently being carried out and, if the expansion of the school does go ahead, then 60 places would be made available every year to local children – places that are Parents much-needed. Pope John, also in the should be north, is due to expand to able to accommodate an extra class in bringing its total number have more 2014, of reception places to 60. control The majority of parents this over the year chose to apply online, decisions meaning that they heard the news of the school places a they make day earlier than parents who sent in paper applications.

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u When autumn term starts, Brackenbury school library will look like this, writes Magda Ibrahim

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and will be an invaluable resource to the pupils and teachers in the school.” The new library will be ready for the autumn term and the school has so far raised £74,000 towards the total cost of £80,000. But that total is set to rise as Brackenbury has accelerated its fundraising efforts with a recent bazaar, and is now gearing up for an auction evening with food, drink and fantastic prizes on June 20, hosted by Adrian Chiles. l To attend the auction or donate items, contact the school office on 020 8743 3074 or email: admin@brackenbury. lbhf.sch.uk


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can accommodate an entire class. The build is planned to begin in July, with opening scheduled for September. Meanwhile, a high-profile launch is set for November 21 – with award-winning author Michael Morpurgo hosting a miniature book festival. A programme of workshops and activities will involve authors and illustrators working with staff and pupils to celebrate the world of the imagination. Local authors Cressida Cowell, Judith Kerr and Emma Chichester Clark are lined up for the event, which will also feature a Battle of the Books debate to select a favourite story.


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STUDENT SUCCESS: From left, Patrick Kearney, Patrick Keefe and Julian Vallender, all aged 16

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he launch of the Football Association, the first journey by London Underground, and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The year was 1863 – and here in the borough it marked the founding of The London Oratory School. Now 150 years on, there is a plethora of activities to celebrate the anniversary year, including a major building project to revamp the Catholic school, which has been in its current home in Fulham’s Seagrave Road since 1970. The 20-month development programme is set to get underway in July, with plans drawn up by IID Architects. Headmaster David McFadden said: “In our forthcoming 150th anniversary, which starts

later this year, this project will have significant impact on the range of teaching and learning experiences that the school will be able to offer our pupils in the future.

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“We are enormously grateful to all who have contributed so generously.” The initial stages of the work will include creation of a new central atrium, complete with upgraded fitness centre, and new library and learning resource centre. Meanwhile, five new classrooms, a science lab and sixth-form centre are also planned as part of the extensive project, which has been partially funded with £2.4m from H&F Council through its Schools of STORY CONTINUEs ON PAGE 82

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Choice programme. An additional £1m has been channelled into the scheme by the school’s governing body, while the Friends of The London Oratory School has donated more than £1m, to be earmarked for refurbishing classrooms across the school. “It has taken several years and many funding applications to get to the position where the school is now able to afford to undertake this


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ATRIUM: How the major building project at Seagrave Road will look when it’s finished

London Oratory

A 150-year history

1852 Fathers of the London Oratory in Knightsbridge establish a school in the City of London 1863 Oratory Fathers establish a school for boys in Chelsea 1870 Girls school staffed by the Daughters of the Cross opens 1912 The two schools inaugurated into Central Schools for Catholic Children on a site Turn the PAGe in Stewart’s Grove, TO SEE MORE Chelsea INCREDIBLE IMAGES OF THE 1959 The two ORATORY’s NEW central schools were BUILDING! zenith with amalgamated publication of 1963 The school was a commemorative classified as a four-formentry grammar school hardback book. admitting only boys The lavishly illustrated 1970 School moves to book will present a vivid present Seagrave Road portrait of life at The London site, with girls being Oratory School and cover admitted to the sixth form all aspects of school, 1996 Junior House opens, from the academic and the to which 20 seven-yeararts, to sport, clubs and old boys are admitted for a specialist music education, societies. with a strong emphasis on Mr McFadden added: “As Catholic liturgical music headmaster of The London 2011 School becomes an Oratory School, it is an academy honour and a privilege to

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project,” added Mr McFadden. Hot on the heels of the building project launch comes the school’s anniversary ball, being held at the Hurlingham Club on September 6, for those associated with the school, including Old Oratorians, former and current staff and governors, and parents of current and former pupils. The celebrations continue through the autumn term, as the school’s collaboration with Third Millennium Publishing reaches its

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limbing trees, squelching through mud, building dens and bridges. Sounds good? A group of Norwegian educational experts certainly thought so when they came to share the Bayonne Forest School experience with children and teachers. The 21 visitors not only spent time at Bayonne Nursery School and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre in Paynes Walk, Hammersmith, but they also joined youngsters and their teachers in the grounds of Fulham Palace in April. STORY CONTINUEs ON PAGE 88 86


BUZZ 5.2013 BUCKETS OF FUN: Diogo Alves, Mia Oganezova, Ifrah Abdirahman and Rufus Dixon enjoy playing in the forest

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ROOTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 87 Showcasing Bayonne’s innovative forest school, which was launched in 2007 to allow children the chance to spend time learning outdoors, co-ordinator Jane Hooper explained it was ‘over and above’ the usual provision. “The most valuable play experiences are outdoors,” she said. “It allows children to take risks, explore and learn in a real and meaningful way, come rain or shine.” Each week, 12 children from Bayonne visit either Fulham Palace or Wimbledon Common, with at least three adults, and share experiences including observing animals, plants and trees, creating art, storytelling, and learning how to use tools and climb trees and logs safely.

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PLANTERS: Leo Rait tries sowing while (inset) Anoushka Samanta shows her seed paper creation

u Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never too young to start down the road of becoming a Monty Don or a Rachel de Thame, as Magda Ibrahim reports. She discovered that plenty is going on in the potting shed

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REEN-fingered children got busy sowing seeds and learning about plants during a fun workshop at West Six Garden Centre in Ravenscourt Park. Led by gardening expert Sally Fee, the session on April 20 was a chance for little ones to create their own seeded greeting card, which will grow into a plant when watered. Children also made hearts from recycled paper, ready to transform into a surprise for friends and family, and learned about the process of germination.

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u It’s the end of the week but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the fun! Here’s the early evening playscheme in Hammersmith that sees kids get a good start to the weekend, reports Rachel Mountain

rantic Fridays are reinventing the end of the school week for eight to 11-year- olds across Hammersmith. Running for two hours every Friday evening from 5.30pm at Ravenscourt Baptist Church, local parents can be grateful that there is a place where their children can


BUZZ 5.2013 SMILES: Frantic fun with Aamna Khan, 8 (left), Callum Handley, 9 (bottom), and Stefan Reckless (below)

learn new skills, make new friends and be worn out by the tireless work of Stefan Reckless and his team of volunteers. Running for just over a year, the activity group has excellent facilities including the newly restored performance space in the church hall, a pool table, table football and table tennis equipment. Games consoles are also available, but don’t expect to do much sitting down, as Stefan has a wealth of ideas up his sleeve including cooking, craft activities, games, and movie and disco nights. The children are also encouraged to venture out, with trips to Pizza Hut, London Zoo and the Sea Life London Aquarium already accomplished. Stefan described how Frantic Fridays is a close-knit group, with children from all the major local schools taking part. With 30 children currently in regular attendance, there couldn’t be a better way to make new friends. “Frantic Fridays aims to provide a safe, fun and friendly environment for children to grow up and have fun together in,” he said. The price for all of the above? A 50p donation to help with costs. For more information about Frantic Fridays, contact Stefan on 07807 666 220 or email: stefan_ reckless2@hotmail.co.uk

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THE PITCH BATTLE: Clockwise from right, the new H&F football funday trophy; Dylan Mowling scores for St Johns; Maisy Boo Sweet takes the ball from St Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Argen Bachja; Carlos Chaves collects the ball for Larmenier from an Old Oak player; Tariq Mugenyi in action for St Pauls; Joseph Vilone of St Johns looks for a way through a group of St Johns players PICTURES BY LEIGH QUINNELL

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THE FooTball BATTLE BETWEEN NEIGHBOURING SCHOOLS! SEE PAGE 98

u Schools from across the borough gathered in Hurlingham Park to battle for football supremacy, writes Geoff Cowart, with Old Oak capturing the trophy

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YESSS! A cry of triumph from the Brackenbury girls; and, right, the winners from St Stephen’s start celebrating

RACKENBURY were crowned the girls’ champions in the northern section of the recent one-day summer football festival, staged in Ravenscourt Park. The school beat Kenmont 1-0 in the semis to set up a tight final against Addison, with Brackenbury eventually squeezing through to the title by a single goal. In the boys’ section, St Stephen’s made a good start, beating Miles Coverdale 2-0 before a goalless draw against Lena Gardens. A 3-0 victory against

Canberra helped the school advance into the semis, where Kenmont were the opponents. St Stephen’s won 3-0. In the other half of the draw, Good Shepherd saw off Brackenbury and Addison on their way to the final showdown. It went to a penalty shootout in which St Stephen’s triumphed. Tributes were paid to the sportsmanship. “Thanks to everyone else for playing the matches in the best of spirits,” said organiser Deryck Fill. “Everyone shook hands with everyone else at the end of every match. Brilliant!”

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DOUBLED: Larmenier girls and boys win; Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, in red, nets for Holy Cross; below, the Holy Cross v Larmenier semi

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HEY’RE having to enlarge the Larmenier & Sacred Heart trophy cabinet after the Brook Green primary school’s teams won both girls’ and boys’ cups in the recent one-day summer football festival. In a stunning display of footballing skills, the young Larmenier stars turned on the style to beat all comers at the event in Hurlingham Park, organised by the Hammersmith & Fulham Primary Schools’ sports association. The boys’ final was between Holy Cross and Larmenier & Sacred Heart, with the match

settled on penalties. Larmenier scored the goal that mattered, and took the trophy. Amazingly, the girls’ final was also played between Larmenier and Holy Cross, and also went to penalties, with Larmenier keeping coolest under pressure. “Larmenier & Sacred Heart walked off with both football trophies,” said organiser Deryck Fill. “Better watch out for them in next season’s Mayor’s Cup!” He paid tribute to Alfie and Anton from QPR FC and to Mark, James, Milen and Dylan from Fulham FC for refereeing the games, and Sarah from St John Ambulance for tending bruises.


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FIGHT NIGHT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

When Deion Jumah takes to the ring, he’ll be following in the footsteps of a fine Fulham fighter, writes Nick Skoric

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OXER Deion Jumah has followed in the path of fellow Fulham supermiddleweight contender George Groves (inset below) since he was nine years old. And it will be no different on Saturday night when the cruiserweight novice takes to the ring on the undercard of Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler II at London’s O2 Arena where Commonwealth champion Groves features in the co-main event in his bid for a world title. Jumah signed a pro contract with Team Sauerland back in December and has notched up two wins out of two in the paid ranks. The 23-year-old trains in the same Sands End gym as Groves under the tutelage of Adam Booth – but this is not the first time the two friends have shared a gymnasium. When he was nine,

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Jumah started kickboxing in Fulham at the same club where Groves was fighting and then they both trained at Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club in North Kensington, reaching three ABA finals in their respected divisions. Jumah won the amateur cruiserweight title twice and was in the Olympic squad ahead of London 2012, but could not compete due to the punishment of fighting down at light-heavyweight. “You could always see George had that eye of the tiger look about him from when we were kids and now he is one of the best British supermiddleweights out there,” said Jumah. “I cannot believe we will now be on the same pay-per-view show this weekend in front of a huge crowd in our home city for my first pro fight in London. It is something that I have always dreamed about and now it is around the corner.” The Fulham lad will fight a six-rounder against an unnamed opponent as he looks to maintain his unbeaten record.


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HAND IN GLOVE: Fulhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deion Jumah in red connects with a left hand against Declan Fusco in the 86kg ABA finals in York Hall, Bethnal Green last year PICTURE BY ACTION IMAGES

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A LONG WEIGHT: Hammersmith teenager Armand Gjana already needs a cabinet for his trophies PICTURES BY LEIGH QUINNELL

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u He arrived in town knowing nobody and speaking no English. Now he’s making a name as a fine wrestler, writes Geoff Cowart

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HAMMERSMITH teenager is taking the country by storm with his skills as a wrestler. Seventeen-year-old Armand Gjana only arrived in the UK last year, but already needs a trophy cabinet to house his impressive array of medals and cups won across the UK in some of the country’s most prestigious tournaments. How the polite freestyle wrestler found himself in London is a less happy tale. Forced to flee after a feud in the community turned dangerous, he left Durrës – Albania’s second largest city, population 265,000 – and eventually found himself in west London. The freestyle wrestler arrived in London speaking no English and asked H&F Council for help. With a small flat and some money to attend wrestling events, Armand enrolled in Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College to study English. And it only takes a few minutes of chatting with the solid-yet-small teen to notice

that his courses are really paying off. Wrestling also offered Armand his best bit of luck in London. Upon arriving in Hammersmith, he spotted a fellow competitor from Kosovo that he had wrestled in Albania. They stopped and chatted in King Street and Armand was invited to come and train at his gym, Hooks in Park Royal. When coach Eric Ciake noticed Armand’s skills on the mat, he immediately took the lad under his wing. He’s now a permanent fixture at the gym, training six days a week, at least four hours a day. Fighting in the 66kg weight class, Armand says he’ll wrestle anyone. “Junior, senior, cadets – I fight ‘em all. The coach says I’m good. But I want to prove myself at a higher level,” he adds. Looking around his room – which is filled mainly with weights and his trophies – it won’t be long before the determined wrestler makes his mark. But his other goal is to ‘start a new life’ in the UK, by asking the Home Office to let him stay indefinitely. 107


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So you want to be a football star? Whites’ captain Brede Hangeland gives Dan Levene some interesting words of advice about career choices

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MAN FIGURE THIS: Whites captain Brede Hangeland was studying economics when he signed his first football contract

a kid is to be a professional footballer, then I think you will be disappointed – because very, very few can make it. “It’s nice to have someone to look up to, if they are good role models, and to have football as a hobby. “But I hope there aren’t too many kids that will be disappointed if they don’t make it to the Premier League – because there will be a lot of them [who don’t]. “I always looked up to footballers, and did my best in training. But I always thought: It’s going to be really hard, so if I don’t make it at least I’ll have something to fall back on.” And when Brede hangs up his boots, the option of becoming an economist is always there. “I was doing economics at the time,” says the Norwegian defender of the moment home town club Viking Stavanger offered him his first full-time professional contract. “I don’t think I was that football mad. But obviously I always played football and enjoyed it massively. “I think around 17 or 18 years old I realised that it was possible to maybe make a living out of this – which just happens to be my hobby, and a thing I like to do. “But I wasn’t one of those mad kids who kicked the ball around 24/7 – I didn’t

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dealing with small ones (one-nil, two-one). “I’m planning to finish that some time – I’ve done two years of a bachelors degree,” he says. “That was my Plan B – and I gambled on Plan A. But I have an understanding of economics – which is helpful.” l Fans can keep an eye on fulhamfc.com for details about the new 2013/14 Official Club membership packages for adult and junior fans. A host of new benefits will be ready for the new campaign and will include ticketing priority and ticket discounts throughout the season.

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ootball specialists from QPR in the Community Trust shared their passion for the beautiful game with young people in Tanzania as part of preparations for the 2014 Street Child World Cup. An intensive week of training saw social inclusion manager Gareth Dixon and community trust manager Martino Chevannes working with local children from Tanzania’s second city, Mwanza. As well as passing on their experience from Premier League football engagement programme Kickz with the youngsters, part of the Tanzania Street Child Sports Academy, the pair had the chance to share training sessions with 25 local coaches, including teachers, police and former street children. “I was a bit nervous about delivering the scheme, but by the end of the second day this fear had well and truly dwindled,” explained Gareth, who kept a daily blog during his time in Tanzania. “There was a lot of media interest and we picked up on a local radio report about our trip out here.

“It was certainly strange to hear ‘Gareth Dixon’ and ‘Martino Chevannes’ factored in between some fast-talking Swahili dialect on Clouds FM.” The 2014 Street Child World Cup in Rio de Janeiro will host teams of street children from 20 countries ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, drawing from a network of projects campaigning for the rights of street children. “It is a privilege to be ambassadors for QPR and the Premier League,” added Gareth. “When you get an understanding that there are street kids in Tanzania as young as four facing all the dangers that come with the lifestyle, you immediately feel extremely humble and fortunate.” Despite the language barrier, Gareth added that the international language of football – and a translator – helped create a programme that included outdoor and indoor sessions on codes of conduct and coaching, as well as sports skills including passing and movement. Meanwhile, Hoops defender Christopher Samba has been calledup by Congo for their two 2014 World Cup Qualifiers next month. Congo travel to Gabon on June 8 before hosting Burkina Faso in Pointe Noire on June 15. Samba’s Congo team currently top Group E in the Confederation of African Football after winning all three of their opening matches.

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u Thirteen-year-old White City resident Zakaria Arif reports on his experience during his first trip to Stamford Bridge and the noise from the Chelsea fans

HE streets were packed with football fans walking to Stamford Bridge to watch the mighty Chelsea FC take on Swansea City in April in a Premier League clash. Inside the stadium the seats were full, and the sound of cheering could be heard from miles away. But as the referee blew the whistle to start the game, I realised that there was not any kind of commentating in the stadium. Although this was my third time at a live stadium game, it made me think of the


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‘‘ differences between watching live football at home and experiencing a game in front of your eyes. Without commentating, it would have been difficult to follow if it was the first time entering a big stadium like Stamford Bridge. As the game started, I could see each piece of action in the high seats above the pitch, which made it clear to me who each of the players were. Despite all the great chances that Chelsea missed, the crowd cheered and

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sang until Oscar opened the scoring with a low cross-shot after being picked out by substitute Frank Lampard in the 43rd minute. Lampard then struck his 201st Chelsea goal (just one from the scoring record Bobby Tambling set – which Lampard did eclipse in May) from the penalty spot after Juan Mata was sent tumbling by Leon Britton. The first half was dominated by Chelsea, which kept both the fans and interim manager Rafael Benitez happy. At halftime, the tunnel was full of people rushing to the bars and kiosks. The food and drink was a bit expensive but it was worth it. There were not many young people at the stadium, so I hope in future that more get the opportunity to watch a football match. The second half brought some happy faces due to the fact that Chelsea were taking no chances and defending well. And after holding out, it meant that Chelsea’s 2-0 win took them back into third place and assured them qualification for next year’s Champions League draw. I had a great time at the match. It was great to hear all of the fans cheering and singing, and I am sure that it won’t be my last game.

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u In the end, Chelsea’s tilt at a third FA Youth Cup in four years simply ran out of steam, but as Tim Harrison reports from Stamford Bridge, there are positives for Blues’ teenagers

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HE teenagers who represent Chelsea’s long-term future ran out of puff in the FA Youth Cup final against Norwich this month, with ex-Blue Cameron McGeehan scoring against his old teammates. Chelsea have a dazzling record in the Youth Cup, having won it twice in three years, but a 4-2 aggregate defeat by the young Canaries meant they had to settle for runners-up medals.

Adi Viveash, youth team manager, blamed loss of concentration for defeat in the second leg of the final at Stamford Bridge; a game which looked within Chelsea’s grasp. The Blues, led by captain Lewis Baker, were playing without dreadlocked 18-yearold defender Nathan Ake, voted young Chelsea player of the year. Ake was saved for the squad which won the Europa League, so missed out on the chance to influence the Youth Cup… although he was cheering the team on, alongside Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, and former Blue Tore Andre Flo. Norwich played a 4-1-4-1 formation, which Chelsea found difficult to break down. But Jeremie Boga broke the deadlock for the Blues, lashing home rightfooted after 15 minutes. Watched by 17,676 people, Norwich


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HEART ! S R E K A E BR IT HURTS: Dejected Chelsea youth players look on as Norwich celebrate title. Right, Alex Davey bosses the midfield

levelled via a shot that deflected in off Chelsea defender Adam Nditi, then took the lead when McGeehan, released as a youth player at Stamford Bridge two years ago, scored from the spot. After a sudden rainstorm at half-time, Chelsea tried to claw their way back into a game they trailed 3-1 on aggregate, but Norwich got an 81st-minute clincher via Josh Murphy.

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We had five forwards on the pitch, but it wasn’t our night

Another goal from Boga in the dying minutes briefly revived the Blues, but they didn’t have the legs to continue to victory. Had the young Blues equalised immediately after half-time, it might have been different. “We needed to get the next goal and we didn’t,” admitted Viveash. “We went to three at the back and had five forwards on the pitch, but it wasn’t our night.” So what are the prospects for the Chelsea youth team, bearing in mind how few make the jump to the top flight? Dutch U19 captain Ake is the cream of the crop, and can look forward to an illustrious first-team career. Alex Davey is a solid centre half, with a reputation as a fearsome tackler which earned him a booking in the final. Baker is a born leader, with an eye for goal, while Ruben Loftus Cheek is a tall midfielder who had several good attempts against the Canaries. Boga joined the Blues at U12 level, so is one of the most experienced squad members. He plays in the No10 position. Pass master John Swift has a bright footballing future, as does Alex Kiwomya, nephew of former Arsenal striker Chris.

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u How can a dreadful showing in the Champions League lead to European glory? Chelsea managed it! Tim Harrison was in the Amsterdam ArenA to watch the Blues succeed

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HE strangest thing about Chelsea’s latest continental triumph – winning the Europa League in Amsterdam – is that it only came about because the Blues were so terrible! Back in December, Chelsea became the first Champions League title holders to fail to reach the group stage… despite an emphatic 6-1 home victory in their last group game against Danish minnows Nordsjaelland. So having been winners, runners-up and semi-finalists in four of the last six top European tournaments, the Blues couldn’t even scrape into the really interesting bit of the competition after Christmas. But, failing so early meant that Chelsea – and Benfica – fell into the second-tier competition, the Europa League. And a couple of moments of inspiration from forward Fernando Torres and defender Branislav Ivanovic meant that the Blues at least succeeded in winning that. Chelsea are in next year’s Champions League, thanks in part to the much-abused interim manager Rafa Benitez, who took charge for the last proper game against Everton last Sunday. They have also joined an elite group of teams (and the only English one) to have won Champions League, Europa League and Cup Winners’ Cup – a feat also achieved by Bayern Munich, Juventus and Ajax. More personally for Torres and his Spanish teammate Juan Mata, it caps a year of incredible international triumph, briefly making them the first players to ever hold Champions League, Europa League, World Cup and European Championship titles at the same time… a feat unlikely to ever be repeated. And just to add to Mata’s glorious week, he was named Chelsea’s Player of the Year for the current season at last week’s players’ dinner where they proudly displayed their newly won Europa trophy. Chelsea’s travelling fans

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filled around two-thirds of the Amsterdam ArenA for the Europa final, although Benfica’s Portuguese army were noisier, at least until the hour mark. It was then that Torres scored a delightful solo goal, wriggling past Luisao and Ezequiel Garay before rounding keeper Artur to score from a tight angle. Oscar Cardozo levelled from the penalty spot after Cesar Azpilicueta had handled, and the match appeared to be destined for extra time.


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RESULT: Top, young Chelsea fans celebrate at the Imperial Arms pub in Fulham. Left, Torres with the trophy. Far left, Ivanovic scores the winner. Inset below, Lampard’s joy

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Chelsea have also joined an elite group of teams (and the only English one) to have won Champions League, Europa League and Cup Winners’ Cup,

But Benitez, despite home fans’ opinions of him after a remark about Chelsea’s plastic flags years ago when he managed Liverpool, had played a canny tactical game by sticking with his starting line-up and making no substitutions, just in case fresh legs were needed late on. With 50 seconds of the three minutes of stoppage time remaining, Ivanovic rose to meet a last-gasp corner from Mata, and looped the ball over the helpless Portuguese netminder to clinch the silverware. Chelsea can carry on chanting ‘Champions of Europe’ for another year.

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u All that heavy lifting must take a toll on Fernando Torres’ arms, writes Geoff Cowart, as he’s pictured raising four major trophies in less than three years!

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IFTING the Europa League cup in Amsterdam capped a glorious few years for silverware-laden Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. Pictured clockwise from top, Torres lifts the World Cup trophy in 2010 after Spain defeated the Netherlands; the striker celebrates Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on penalties last year; Torres is a champion of Europe again with the Europa League victory over Benfica last week; and Torres shows off the Euro 2012 trophy in the Olympic stadium in Kiev after Spain beat Italy in the final last year.


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