Harlow College campaigns to get more women into engineering

By Elana Xerri / 24th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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THE ENGINEERING course at Harlow College has around 150 students and only 10 of those are female. Unfortunately, the college is representative of the industry as a whole where women, even in the twenty first century, are poorly represented. Reporter Elana Xerri interviewed a student, a teacher and an industry professional to find out more. …

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‘Keep your children at home’ warns mother whose toddler became seriously ill with Coronavirus

By Elana Xerri / 3rd April 2020 / 0 Comments
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MOTHER of four, Elizabeth Smith, has warned parents not to let their children out to play as she describes the terrifying moment she discovered her two-year-old daughter Lexi had contracted COVID 19. Lexi has been in and out of hospital with symptoms and her mother is concerned that it will spread to her other children,…

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Harlow College students hold Mad Hatter fundraiser

By Elana Xerri / 28th February 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College art students have been going ‘slightly mad’, to raise money for the charity kids inspire. The first year level two college students staged a Mad Hatter’s tea party in the reception area of the College, selling multiple cakes, cupcakes and cookies. They also showcased the art that they had made as a class,…

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Harlow College principal reveals the challenges of being a woman in education

By Elana Xerri / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments
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KAREN Spencer, principal of 7,000 student Harlow College, has never found being a woman a disadvantage in further education. As far as Karen is concerned it was ageism that held her back when she first started working in a Sixth Form College – at one point she was told to ‘wait a few years’ before…

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Harlow school children discover life on the Home Front at Duxford war museum

By Elana Xerri / 17th January 2020 / 0 Comments
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YEAR Five pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Harlow, got a taste of life in Britain during the Second World War when they visited Duxford Imperial War Museum as a part of their studies. The students have been learning about Britain on the Home Front during their history lessons and decided to visit the museum to bring…

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Meet Santa at the Great Christmas Cake Off: Harlow Playhouse

By Elana Xerri / 17th December 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW Playhouse is staging an extra special show for children aged two to six years. Entitled the Great Christmas Cake Off this is a new fun interactive show in which every child gets a chance to meet Santa and receive a special gift. Written by Kevin James the brilliant cast includes Samantha Harper who plays…

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Citizens Advice Bureau supports Harlow residents

By Elana Xerri / 30th November 2019 / 0 Comments

CITIZENS Advice Harlow is a charity that helps thousands of people in the community to resolve their legal, money and a huge variety of other issues by providing free and supportive advice.  The Charity is run by both paid workers and volunteers, who all work hard together to ensure that everyone’s needs are hopefully resolved.…

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Roydon Primary students take to the stage at Harlow Playhouse

By Elana Xerri / 29th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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PUPILS from Roydon Primary Academy got the chance to perform on the professional stage when they took part in the Shakespeare schools festival. Year 4 pupils performed Romeo and Juliette at the Harlow Playhouse in front of an audience of almost 400 people. Archie Jones, who played Lord Montague, said: “This show helped me to…

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid visits Harlow College

By Elana Xerri / 22nd November 2019 / 0 Comments
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CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Sajid Javid visited Harlow College to see its £11m Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) and speak to students and staff. He was joined by the principle of Harlow College, Karen Spencer and Conservative parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Robert Halfon. A third of the funding for this centre came from the…

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Harlow pupils travel the world to learn about religion and culture

By Elana Xerri / 15th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, are travelling the world as part of their Culture Vultures project. They have taken virtual visits to Australia, New Zealand, Africa, India and Pakistan, to celebrate different religions and cultures. The school’s next trip will be to Romania. Pupils have also been taking part in several different activities,…

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Harlow students use dance to highlight the dangers of cyber bullying

By Elana Xerri / 11th November 2019 / 0 Comments

Reporter Elana Xerri reviews a dance performance warning of the dangers of cyber bullying. HARLOW College supported Anti Bullying Week with a student performance showing the effects of cyber bullying. The dance students delivered an eye opening show, directed by Rob Anderson which had many emotional triggers throughout. The performance was shown to other students…

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New opportunities for Harlow as construction centre opens at £450m Public Health England site

By Elana Xerri / 10th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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A CONSTRUCTION Skills Centre has opened at Public Health England’s (PHE) £450 million campus site in Harlow. PHE has been working at Harlow Pinnacles in the vacant GSK site which it purchased in 2017. The new skills centre will train hundreds of people in the construction industry, with 1,000 expected to study there in the…

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Harow College celebrates Black History Month

By Elana Xerri / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College is promoting Black History Month this October and aims to make every student feel valued regardless of their ethnicity. Black History Month has been celebrated annually in Britain since 1987 to help people understand and honour the legacy and change in society over the years. Journalism students at Harlow College interviewed the assistance…

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Harlow Council tackles the homeless

By Elana Xerri / 10th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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THE PLIGHT of the homeless in Harlow was one of the subjects that journalism students tackled with representatives of Harlow Council at a recent meeting. Head of governance, Simon Hill and the chairman of the council Clive Souter spoke with Harlow College journalism diploma students in an interview to address the situations in the town…

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Roydon Academy supports working parents by launching After School care

By Elana Xerri / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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ROYDON Primary Academy has launched an after-school childcare provision in support of working parents in Roydon. Working families are now able to leave their children in the safe hands of their school until teatime. The after school programme is called Hedgehogs and is open to pupils in Reception. It is available for year six students…

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