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Young swimmers enjoy the newly reopened and refurbished Highbury Pool

Make a splash this summer with free swimming lessons

It’s easier than ever for children, families and over-60s to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of swimming this summer, with Islington Council and GLL offering hundreds of free lessons during the half-term and summer holidays

Mayor of Islington Cllr Troy Gallagher, centre, with children from Laycock Primary School and some of the Tall Stories team.

Islington’s Central Library renovation sees new hub for acclaimed theatre company and reopening of historic entrance

Islington Council has today (Friday, 25 March) held a special event at the newly-renovated Central Library, which includes a new hub for Tall Stories Theatre Company, who celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.

Poet Roger Robinson with the Music Education Islington flute ensemble - from left, Emiko Ando Latter, teacher Emma Harding, Rafi Pollard, Aksheya Ambadi, Raymi Saldana Rojas and Annabela Panayiotou.

Proud to be young in Islington – youngsters excel at music, culture and work experience as council unveils £1million boost to youth support

More than 4,700 children in Islington have benefited from free music lessons in the last three years – an achievement celebrated with dazzling performances from 20 young musicians, hosted by a home-grown rising star.

Jon Abbey

Key appointment will help Islington Council give children and young people the very best start

Islington Council has made a key appointment to help drive forward its ambitious work to create a more equal Islington and ensure that every young person in the borough has access to the opportunities they need to thrive in life.

Islington Council logo

A bright future for Platform

We’re strongly committed to giving Islington’s young people the best possible start in life, including excellent services for young people at Platform hub and across the borough.  Platform is a brilliant place for our young people and we are completely committed to its future.  

The Reading Adventure launch

The Reading Agency launches country's first digital reading adventure for young people in Islington

The Reading Agency’s Reading Adventure launches to Year 6 and Year 7 pupils as part of ‘Get Islington Reading’

Shaya Allen, Miriam Etuk and Cllr Ngongo

Thousands of children and young people benefitting from a packed summer of activities laid on by Islington Council

Thousands of children and young people in Islington have been exploring the summer and expanding their horizons thanks to Islington Council’s summer activities programme.