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

By Elana Xerri / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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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Harow College celebrates Black History Month

By Elana Xerri / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Roydon Academy supports working parents by launching After School care

By Elana Xerri / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Children from Roydon Primary help Harlow food bank

By Elana Xerri / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

GENEROUS children from Roydon Primary Academy donated food and their time to those less fortunate. Key stage two students visited a Harlow food bank and when they arrived they were given a tour of the premises. They were also shown the way in which donations are given to those in need. Two school council representatives…

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Chloe Walpole

By Elana Xerri / 20th September 2019 / 0 Comments

CHLOE Walpole is relieved that she has dual nationality. As an English and French national, she will be able to travel freely in Europe, in spite of Brexit. Now she is putting her interest in politics to good use and has signed up for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at Harlow College. Chloe, 18, said…

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