Category Archives: In The News

Health and well-being packs donated to Slough homeless charity

More than 60 health and well-being packs were donated to a homeless charity in Slough on Thursday. The Upton Lea Unity community group and IQRA Slough Islamic Primary School had worked in partnership to provide the items along with other essential toiletries. Together they had raised more than £200 from a fundraising event at the […]

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg thanks school for work with disadvantaged pupils

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg thanked a school’s leaders for their hard work in improving the grades of disadvantaged pupils. Representatives from IQRA Slough Islamic Primary School were presented with an award from the Lib Dem leader for helping pupils catch up in the classroom. The school, in Wexham Road, Slough, won the 2014 Pupil […]

The 2014 Regional winners and finalists have been decided

The 2014 Regional winners and finalists have been decided  Congratulations to all the schools featured below Primary Regional Winners   Park Junior School,  Shirebrook  East Midlands Queens Park Academy, Bedford East of England St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Holborn London St Francis CofE (Aided) Junior School, Newton Aycliffe North East All Saints C.E. Primary School, […]

Slough community worker named ‘shining light’

A Slough community worker has been honoured with the Get Berkshire Active Shining Light award for helping keep the London 2012 Olympic spirit alive. Shaida Akbar, of the Upton Lea Unity community group, has been given the award for running sporting and cultural activities as part of the Get Berkshire Active’s Community Games. She said: […]

Iqra School in running for national award after being named best in region

TEACHERS and pupils are celebrating after their primary school was named best in the region and put in the running for a national award. Iqra Slough Islamic Primary School was named the 2014 Pupil Premium Awards Primary School of the Year winner in the South-East region by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The school, off […]

Community group raises awareness of ovarian cancer

An important topic was tackled in a fun environment at IQRA Primary School on Easter Sunday. Upton Lea Unity community group hosted an ovarian cancer awareness event at the school in Wexham Road, Slough. Despite being organised in less than two weeks it proved to be a huge success, with more than 350 people attending. […]

In pictures: Upton Lea Unity family fun day

A family fun day organised by a community group based in Upton Lea saw more than 600 people enjoying sports and stalls. Upton Lea Unity held the event at IQRA Slough Islamic Primary School, in Fernside, yesterday to mark one year since its formation. There were a number of activities on offer including basketball, football, […]