In the run up to the Hackney Weekend, Radio 1 and BBC Learning celebrated the area's young people with the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy.
The Academy offered practical master-classes and workshops themed around fashion, music, radio, journalism, business, comedy and programming.
Young people interviewed well-known celebrities like Rita Ora and Trevor Nelson and live broadcasts from the Academy were played on Radio 1 in June.
Q&A sessions also took place with a host of celebrities with strong links to the area, including Plan B, Leona Lewis and Dizzee Rascal.
Read what the students learned here.