Harlow College Head of HAMEC to support Brain Tumour Charity by completing Jurassic Coast Challenge

By Andrew Impey / 5th April 2019 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW College staff member will be completing a 58km hike to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity, the world leader in brain tumour research, in memory of his brother. Tom Stokes, Head of the Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) at the college, will take part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge on…

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Freshwaters pupils get eco-friendly in Perform drama workshop

By Andrew Impey / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow have participated in a drama workshop to learn about the importance of being eco-friendly. The workshop, run by the drama company Perform, encouraged the pupils to pretend to be superheroes and act out a story of visiting ‘Party World’ where they added plants to make it “green and…

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Burnt Mill Academy young sport leaders assist at Olympic Park charity swimming event

By Andrew Impey / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

A GROUP of young sport leaders from Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow were chosen to help at a charity swimming event at the Olympic Park’s Aquatics Centre recently. A team of 30 newly-appointed year eight students joined their previously chosen year nine colleagues at the national event hosted by Panathlon, a charity providing sporting opportunities…

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Harlow Guardian editor optimistic new newspaper can succeed

By Andrew Impey / 16th March 2019 / 0 Comments

THE AUDIENCE and content editor for the newly launched Harlow Guardian is optimistic that the paper can succeed, despite the obstacles in the way of print newspapers in the modern day. Milo Boyd, who works for Newsquest and also covers Epping Forest, said: “I don’t think any newspapers have sufficient resources any more, anywhere in…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital’s longest serving staff member retires after 53 year career

By Andrew Impey / 8th March 2019 / 0 Comments

THE LONGEST serving member of staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) has retired after a stunning 53 years of service. Kathy Gibbs began her career with the NHS at the age of 17 in 1965 as a cadet nurse based at PAH, and after qualifying as a registered nurse in 1969, worked her way up…

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Harlow College student attends NCTJ Student Council at BBC MediaCity in Salford

By Andrew Impey / 1st March 2019 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW College journalism student has attended the annual NCTJ Student Council which was held at the BBC’s offices at MediaCity in Salford. Andrew Impey, who is studying for the NCTJ Diploma, made the journey north to represent the college at the event, which aims to give students the opportunity to provide feedback to the…

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Harlow College lecturer disappointed by tennis court closure at Leisurezone

By Andrew Impey / 28th February 2019 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW College lecturer has expressed his disappointment over Harlow Leisurezone’s decision to remove access to tennis facilities at the centre. Ken Eaton, who teaches media law and public affairs to journalism students at the college, said: “I’m disappointed that there’s no more tennis there because there was an assurance given some years ago when…

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Harlow College journalism students visit Chelmsford courts

By Andrew Impey / 15th February 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College NCTJ journalism students recently embarked on an educational visit to Chelmsford’s Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court, to support their recent studies in media law and court reporting. The students, accompanied by tutor Ken Eaton, were given an introductory talk before being shown around the cells beneath the Crown Court, with two students having…

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Harlow MP optimistic Theresa May can get backstop concessions from EU

By Andrew Impey / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon believes the EU will agree to amendments to the Northern Ireland backstop, as Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement in the wake of its conclusive defeat in Parliament. This is despite the fact that authority figures in the EU have insisted that no renegotiation is possible. Mr…

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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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