Little Parndon pupils given Community Values Passports to help gain life experiences

By Andrew Impey / 17th January 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy in Harlow have been given a special ‘Community Values Passport’ to help open the door to new life experiences. The passport lists various tasks for the pupils to complete at each age to ensure they have a wealth of knowledge and experience before they start secondary school. The tasks…

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Cats Protection charity speaks to Burnt Mill students about careers with cats

By Andrew Impey / 17th January 2019 / 0 Comments

CATS Protection, the UK charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming cats, has visited Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow to talk to students about careers working with cats. Students from year 7 to 11 interested in working with animals attended the after-school talk from community education officer Jonathan Ramsden, which focused on avenues into a career…

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Harlow netball star returns to England squad for Quad Series

By Andrew Impey / 11th January 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW-born netball player Jo Harten will return to the England squad for the upcoming Quad Series after being out since September with a knee injury. The England shooter returns for the tournament that sees the Vitality Roses pitted against Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa in a round-robin format to be hosted in this country.…

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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy pupils take control of assemblies

By Andrew Impey / 11th January 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy in Harlow are being given the opportunity to host their own ten-minute assemblies as part of a new initiative to increase their confidence in public speaking. From January, pupils will hold at least one assembly per week after pitching their ideas to head teacher Neil Stirrat in an application…

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Burnt Mill Academy Trust students fly to the moon and back

By Andrew Impey / 11th January 2019 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS attending Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) schools in Harlow recently had the opportunity to see actual samples of moon rock and meteorites in front of their very eyes. This chance was created after BMAT STEM Academy took part in the Lunar Rocks and Meteorites Loan Scheme, which enabled it to borrow NASA moon rock…

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MP and Police Commissioner hold meeting to tackle anti-social behaviour in Harlow

By Andrew Impey / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon met local businesses and police, fire, and crime commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, at the Clock House pub in the town centre, in the hope of finding solutions to anti-social behaviour and drug problems. Speaking about whether he thought the meeting would be a success, Mr Halfon said: “The proof of…

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Prizes presented at Harlow Sports Awards

By Andrew Impey / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

SPORTING talent and achievements have been celebrated at the 2018 Harlow Sports Awards, hosted in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre. A variety of awards were presented at the event, which was attended by around 150 people, after over 100 nominations had been received from the public. 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winning netball…

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Public affairs and local democracy reporting are debated at Harlow College NCTJ conference

By Andrew Impey / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

A PASSIONATE discussion has taken place among journalism professionals on the subject of public affairs and local democracy reporting, as part of the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ annual Journalism Conference at Harlow College. The break-out session was chaired by Mike Hill, course director of MA news journalism at Cardiff University, and Nicole…

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Data journalism analysed at NCTJ’s annual conference hosted by Harlow College

By Andrew Impey / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

EXPERTS in data journalism have spoken about the importance of the discipline at the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ annual Journalism Skills Conference being held at Harlow College. Data journalism refers to the increasing use of numerical data in the distribution of information in the digital era and reflects the interaction between journalism…

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Pauline goes colourful to raise money for Diabetes UK

By Andrew Impey / 29th November 2018 / 0 Comments

THE DIRECTOR of Safeguarding and SEND at Harlow College has dyed her hair red, aubergine, and dark blue in support of her son’s efforts to raise money for Diabetes UK. Pauline Leggett, 65, has worked at the college since 2000 and has raised £205 thanks to donations from college staff. Her son, Sam Carter, 38,…

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