News from “Young Hackney”

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A note from the Mayor & Deputy Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville & Anntoinette Bramble

Dear young people of Hackney,

We are writing to you at a very difficult time for our community, the UK and the world.

Even though things aren’t normal at the moment, and they often feel uncertain, everyone has a part to play in helping life to continue. This includes you all continuing to learn.

This will be a challenging year, and we know that it will be an anxious time for many, but the whole of Hackney is proud of you.

We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Read the full letter here


Coronavirus and Young Hackney

This is an extremely overwhelming and confusing time for many of Hackney’s young people.

We’re aware that it may be hard for them to understand the current situation and the breadth and depth of the news they may come across both on TV and social media. To help with this we have created a page on our website which we hope will prove useful.

We are on hand to support parents and carers in providing fun, educational and interactive online activities.

This newsletter will be sent out weekly to highlight some of these virtual activities. However for daily updates please follow us @younghackney on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

More information


Things to do for young people

Sports England 

As we are all spending a lot more time at home, staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever. For tips, advice and guidance on how to keep active in and around your home for the whole family visit Sports England and join the movement. Tag #StayInWorkOut on social media to share how you’re staying active.

Mentoring Lab

The Mentoring Lab is a community organisation that aims to provide quality mentoring services to young people 10-25 years. They have now moved their activities online and will be hosting a variety of virtual activities. Including games, riddles, jokes and more. Young people can sign up here.

Mouth that Roars 

Mouth that Roars are one of our commissioned providers who are dedicated to training young people in film production. Particularly young people who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to media resources. They have now gone digital and are hosting live filmmaking workshops, games, short films, quizzes, guest speakers and more. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. To access these sessions please contact them here.


AccessToSports are one of our commissioned providers who provide sports and physical activity for children and young people around Hackney. They are now hosting live dance classes every week via their Instagram.

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is a body coach and positive lifestyle influencer. He is now running home PE lessons for children and young people via his Youtube channel. Live classes will be 30 minutes each and run between 9am and 5pm every weekday. Workouts are suitable for everyone from primary to secondary school, to access these classes please click here.

COMING SOON: Young Hackney online programme

Young Hackney will be launching an online programme of activities and support very soon, more details will be included in the next newsletter.

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