Hoddesdon survives the Lockdown

By Clare Eggenton / 6th May 2021 / 0 Comments
Hoddesdon Town

Journalist Clare Eggenton explores her town Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire during lockdown. She speaks to people who provide goods and services to the town and a resident who has had her first dose of the vaccine.  THE LOCKDOWNS have been challenging. We have faced restrictions to our freedom and livelihoods.  Hoddesdon has experienced the loneliness of the lockdowns like many other towns in the country that has shops, pubs…

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Mark Hall Academy’s road to further improvement

By Clare Eggenton / 22nd April 2021 / 0 Comments
MHA Ian Beckett

GOVERNORS at Mark Hall Academy, Harlow are making plans to improve the school. The school joined the BMAT Academy in January with the intention of improving choices for young people in Harlow. Ian Beckett, chair of governors, said: “The school had identified its weaknesses and made plans to improve, but not quickly enough for Ofsted as…

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Mark Hall Academy’s at home cake bake-off

By Clare Eggenton / 12th February 2021 / 0 Comments
MHA baking competition

Year 8 students at Mark Hall Academy, Harlow, have participated in a bake-off competition.  They were tasked with baking a rainbow cake to represent the topic of reggae they have been studying in music.   The school has been looking at ways of creating homework that do not involve screen-time in order to take them back to their old school ways.  Sophie Knights, drama and music teacher,…

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New investment in BMAT outdoor gym equipment

By Clare Eggenton / 16th October 2020 / 0 Comments
CS outdoor gym

PRIMARY school children in Essex are working on their health and fitness, thanks to a £3,000 investment in gym equipment at their school.   The five primary schools within BMAT include:  Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Freshwaters Primary Academy, Little Parndon Primary Academy and Roydon Primary Academy in Harlow and Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted.   Each had an investment of £3,000 Sport…

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NCTJ student Daniel Luker is passionate about a career in sports journalism

By Clare Eggenton / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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DANIEL Luker is passionate about both sport and the media – he has decided to combine the two in a career in sports journalism, with the two focuses being football and basketball such as writing reports on games and transfer rumours. He also likes the idea of editing magazines, as he can write more fun…

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BMAT STEM Academy’s new partnership

By Clare Eggenton / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
STEM new sponsor

BMAT STEM ACADEMY in Harlow has teamed up with another industry sponsor to offer students career opportunities in the world of renewable energy. The partnership will offer work experience, workshops, talks and opportunities to reach out into the industry for students.  Currently, the school provides students from Year 10 onwards with a curriculum focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and…

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