Welcome to our spooky October newsletter!

Welcome to the October edition of the Thames Teachers newsletter! This month sees the delights of Halloween, Oktoberfest celebrations, World Mental Health Day and Black History Month. It’s all going on here…

 

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Get spooked for Halloween!

Halloween is frightfully good in London, with all manner of scary goings-on to tease the senses. Whether it’s partying into the zombie hours, trick or treating or watching a chilling movie, click the button below to see the best events around!

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Oktoberfest2017_C1_yDGoa1f Celebrate Oktoberfest in London! Germany’s biggest beer festival gets a warm Wilkommen in 2017! Look out for ledherhosen, oompah bands, munching on bratwurst and sinking several steins before the night is out. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest events for you…

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Dynamic-6f8e186e-3f6b-5541-a73e-bcb792ed43c9The London Literature Festival is here…

The South Bank Centre rejoices in a festival of words from 13th October to 1st November, including the launch of the Wall of Dreams projection, indigenous rap and the much anticipated appearance of Hilary Clinton…

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Black-History-Month-2017-ImageBlack History Month is 30 this year!

Now in its 30th year, Black History Month honours the many contributions black people have made to our country with a series of events across London, including Soul of a Nation at the Tate Modern celebrating black artists.

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imgresWorld Mental Health Day focuses on the workplace

This year’s World Mental Health Day on the 10th October looks at mental health in the workplace. With one in four adults having a mental health issue in any year, we need to know how to find the best resources available. Find-out-more

 

 

21728924_834391126732184_7721616444303152923_oReach for it! Teach Fit teaches yoga to kids

Our #Teachfit campaign is rolling out yoga into schools across London focusing on mindfulness and body awareness. So far over 180 children have became yogis! Thanks to yogic master Kirsty of the Popup Practice…

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2017-09-13-PHOTO-00000004We Ran the River! Did you?

Congratulations to all who took part in Teach First’s Run the River on 12th September! We joined over 3,000 runners of different abilities braving the wind and rain for a 5k or 10k run across Tower Bridge and beyond! All for a good cause.

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Welcome to our September newsletter!

Welcome to your September edition of the Thames Teachers newsletter! This month sees London Fashion Week, Roald Dahl Day, the Last Night of the Proms, London Design Week and the Totally Thames Festival. It’s all going on here…..

8bab7164-b36f-4ecb-927f-773e47b6a99aGet in Line for London Fashion Week!

The world’s highest profile designer showcase is just around the corner which means bloggers and press will flock to the capital to get the scoop on what we will all be wearing next season. Your LFW pictures can win £50 in Amazon vouchers!

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7edf978b-d3b6-4a03-9423-101368c113fcGive your regards to the BFG on Roald Dahl Day! September sees a celebration of children’s author Roald Dahl’s work – each year his magical collection of stories is celebrated through a series of events centring around his birthday on 13th September.

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f51d769a-9876-49ce-8c60-68d8a60b5823Check out the London Design Festival!

The London Design Festival celebrates the huge influence of the creative capital of the world. It’s the perfect chance to explore craft and design at its very best across the city between 16-24 September.

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15085867-c35e-4b0b-866e-5c22a66a4a75It’s the Last Night of the Proms!

Gather your friends and soak in the Last Night spirit for an unforgettable evening. Singer-songwriter The Kinks’ Sir Ray Davies headlines this year’s Proms, joined by bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel…

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c1953231-67fe-41aa-a99c-10f6d1e7b15aIt’s all gone Totally Thames! 

Returning for another year, the Totally Thames festival graces the banks of the River Thames this month. The celebration spans the whole of the month and is always worth making a splash about…

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Lorna Jane are hosting a FREE fitness festival on 24th September with over 60,000 people taking part! The Ministry Does Fitness classes include Burn Strength Yoga. Be sure to grab tickets before they go!

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c5077930-ad01-4ce2-89f6-76f319b755f9Still time to join us for the Teach First run! 

We’re getting together with 3,000 runners for a beautiful evening saunter along the River Thames on the 12th September. Runners of all abilities are taking part. Get involved by signing up below!

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Welcome to our August newsletter!

Welcome to your August edition of the Thames Teachers newsletter! This month sees the Notting Hill Carnival, the South Bank’s Festival of Love, the World Athletics Championships and even a re-creation of Roman London. It’s all going on here…..

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Get Set for the Notting Hill Festival!

August means all the sights and sounds of the Notting Hill Carnival! Meet friends, eat fabulous street food and dance the weekend away while you watch all manner of wonderful floats pass by. Send in your best photos for your chance to win £50 in Amazon vouchers.

Send your entry here

 

 

 

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Discover the Festival of Love at the South Bank!

The Festival of Love is a celebration of the force that makes the world go round. So the Southbank Centre is hosting two months of love-related performances, talks, pop-ups and installations. Turn up and feel the love!

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HPSee our Summer Party pictures!

Thanks to everyone who came to our picnic in the park, ‘Hyde Party’! The sun stayed out all afternoon, providing the perfect opportunity for a much-needed break. As the refreshments flowed there were laid-back park games galore.

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STExplore Europe and beyond with STA Travel

Thames Teachers are teaming up with leading travel providers STA Travel to provide you with inexpensive flights, adventure tours, hotels, hostels, offers and volunteer projects. Send us a message to start your adventure.

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WAIt’s the World Athletics Championships! 

This month London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park lights up for a spectacular Summer of World Athletics, with all the top athletes across the globe in one place. It’s the biggest global sporting event of the year – get inspired!

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LOThe Romans are coming to London! 

Travel back in time to Roman London at Londinium, an exciting set of events and activities giving a glimpse of what it was like in London so long ago. Explore immersive gladiator games, 3D projections, talks by historians and archaeological tours….

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TFStill time to join us for the Teach First run! 

You can join the Thames Teachers Team for the Teach First run on 9th September 2017 at 7pm. We will join over 3,000 runners for a beautiful twilight jog along the Thames; participants of all abilities can join in. Get involved by signing up below!

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Summer Party 18th July – Details and Directions

Hi all, hope you’re looking forward to our Summer Party! See below for details and directions.

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When:                                  4.30pm on 18th July, 2017

Where:                                *CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP* By the Serpentine River (Off Serpentine Road, close to Norwegian War Memorial)

This is where we’ll be:

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Map of Hyde Park:            https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/map-of-hyde-park

Nearest tubes to Hyde Park:         Hyde Park Corner / Marble Arch / Knightsbridge / Lancaster Gate (Plan your journey: www.tfl.gov.uk)

Directions from tube to Thames Teachers party:      

 Walking from Hyde Park Corner to Serpentine Road

 Walking from Marble Arch tube to Serpentine Road

 Walking from Knightsbridge to Serpentine Road

 Walking from Lancaster Gate to Serpentine Road

  ­­What’s going on?            FREE food and drink, music, laid-back park games, meet fellow teachers

  What kind of food?         Picnic-style food, all preferences covered

  Where are the toilets?    Toilets are at three main sites (left-hand-side column, ‘Visitor Information’)

  What if it rains?               If it rains, we’ll meet in a pub nearby! (We’ll post any changes here and on our Facebook page)

  Can I bring a friend?       Yes! The more the merrier.

  What if I’m lost?             Don’t worry! Call us/send a message on 07787 289 159

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Welcome to our July newsletter!

Your July newsletter is here! From the Pride Festival, Wimbledon, Bastille Day, the Thames Teachers Summer Party and opportunities we know you’ll love, it’s all happening here…

How are you celebrating Pride 2017?

This year’s Pride Festival is even more special as it’s 50 years since the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK. The main Parade – on Saturday 8th July – is set to be grander than ever, so join in the fun and let’s all celebrate love and happiness together. Send in your pics and the best one will earn £50 in Amazon vouchers! Good luck!

Send your entry here

 

 

 

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Have you reserved your place at our Summer Party on 18th July?

Be sure to reserve your place at our fabulous Thames Teachers ‘Hyde Party’ in Hyde Park at 4.30pm on the 18th July! Enjoy FREE food and drink, meet new friends and take part in laid-back fun and games. We’ve picked out a great spot right by the Serpentine Lake. Can’t wait to see you there – RSVP to ensure your place!

Reserve your place now

 

 

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Enjoy the best of Wimbledon at venues across London!

July in London means Wimbledon! If you didn’t get tickets in the ballot this year fear not, we’ve brought together a list of the best places for you to watch the action, including Strawberries and Screen at Kings Cross, the Big Screen at Paddington, and Murray Mound at SW1.

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boroughHow are you celebrating Bastille Day?

Celebrate France’s national day on the 9th July as Borough Market brings together all things Français. Try some French wines, dance to Parisian folk music and learn French nursery rhymes! Send us your pictures of you in your best French garb, and we’ll send the winner a selection of cheese and wine!

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repWould you like to join London’s newest running club?

Rep Runners is a new running community free to all, with exciting weekly runs and events. Whatever your running ability and goals, the energy is unreal and what’s more it’s FREE every Tuesday Night! Rep the streets, Rep your city, Rep Runners. @reprunners

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RIDeGet involved in RIDE London!

The world’s largest festival of cycling returns to London, with more than 100,000 riders of every age and ability taking on eight miles of empty London roads for a weekend feast of cycling! Click below to find out more.

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danielCongratulations to last month’s winner!

Last month’s competition to win Amazon vouchers was won by English teacher Daniel Rawnsley, who used his vouchers on a ‘Nutri Ninja’ blender. Dan tells us his prize will enable him to have even more energy on a Monday!

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Welcome to our June newsletter!

Our June newsletter is packed with great ideas, events and opportunities we just know you’ll love. From our Summer Party in Hyde Park to running along the Thames at night, it’s all going on here!

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Join us for our Summer Party in Hyde Park on 18th July!

Come and join us at our fabulous Thames Teachers ‘Hyde Party’ in Hyde Park at 4.30pm on the 18th July. Meet new friends, enjoy free food and refreshments and take part in fun and games.  This is where we’ll be. We can’t wait to see you all there. See you then!

Reserve your place now

 

 

 

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Experience the wonders of Taste of London on 14-18 June

The famous restaurant festival, Taste of London returns this summer in Regents Park featuring 40 of London’s most exciting restaurants. And we have two tickets to give away! Just tell us what you’re most looking forward to about this amazing event.

Send your entry here

 

 

 

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Fancy 10% off hostels across every major city in Europe?

Exploring London? We’re giving all our candidates a 10% reduction at all St. Christopher’s Place venues. These brilliant places are great value and really good fun, and you’ll find them all over the UK and Europe. Check out the full list here.

Get your 10% off here

 

 

 

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Amazing Teacher Training opportunities with Teach First

Teach First provide a unique two-year on-the-job training programme covering the Leadership Development Programme (combining teacher training and a fully funded PGDE). In addition, you’ll receive 1:1 coaching to develop your leadership skills.

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How are you celebrating Father’s Day?

It’s Father’s Day on the 18th June. We know a lot of you will be asking your class to make cards and banners to mark the occasion. So send in your best Father’s Day class wall displays and you could win £50 in Amazon vouchers!

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Join one of the coolest fitness classes in London!

BSY have designed an amazing class that brings HIIT  (high-intensity interval training) and yoga together. And they’re teaming up with Protein Haus to offer classes in St Pauls for only £10, as well as half price Protein Haus shake Get in there!

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Get your running shoes on this September

Join the Thames Teachers Team for the Teach First run on the 9th September 2017 at 7pm. We’ll be joining over 3,000 runners for a beautiful twilight jog along the Thames, and runners of all abilities can join in. So lace up and sign up below!

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RUN THE RIVER 2016 – Another Thames Teachers Achievement!

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The Thames Teachers Team looking fierce!

The Thames Teachers Team had a great time at last week’s Run the River 2016 – a 5km or 10km run organised by Teach First to raise funds for providing top class education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We signed up for the run before the summer holidays so it was a bit of a shock to the system returning from our breaks and having to do some last-minute training! When it came to the day our nerves, team spirit and energy bars were the perfect combination for helping us all the way! The atmosphere was electrifying with so many supporters cheering us along the way, encouraging tired runners to push on!

“Over 3,000 runners came together under the twinkling lights of the iconic London skyline and ran along the banks of the River Thames. And, by running off the pressures of the day, networking with – and competing against! – colleagues, clients and teams from across the city, raised cash to help Teach First improve education for children living in low-income communities. “

We strongly recommend joining us at next year’s Run the River. Anyone, regardless of fitness levels, can take part. Three of us walked the entire route and enjoyed it just as much as the runners with more time to admire some of London’s most well-known architectural, cultural and historical landmarks including the Tower of London, the Tate Modern and City Hall.

So, whether you’re a serious runner on the lookout for your next must-attend challenge event, an occasional jogger, or a complete beginner looking for a fun yet meaningful way to enjoy a late summer evening with friends or colleagues, Run       the River is the perfect occasion to get involved with. We will be sure to let all our candidates know next year so they can join the Thames Teachers Team!

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Still looking fresh before the run!

 

Written by Deon, Director of Thames Teachers.