Teacher at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, Harlow, to make documentary for students

By Lucia Banks / 7th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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CHRIS PILCHER, a classics teacher from Sir Frederick Gibberd College, Harlow is putting together a documentary for his students to bring the real-life elements of intrigue and excitement of school trips into classrooms during the pandemic.  As a former broadcast journalist, Mr Pilcher plans to use his previously acquired skills to share with students interesting artefacts and costumes, as well as giving them guided tours via video.  The filmed content…

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Schoolgirls from Burnt Mill Academy win charity Christmas competition

By Lucia Banks / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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STUDENTS from Harlow’s Burnt Mill Academy, Mirela Turcan, Year 7 and Mackenzie Cook, Year 8, both designed Christmas cards for a competition launched by Mind, a mental health charity in West Essex. The girls were two of five winners from schools around the county, including one winner from Harlow College. All winning designs will be…

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Classroom takeover: students become teachers for a day

By Lucia Banks / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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TWO STUDENTS from Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Harlow, turned the tables when they taught a history lesson to their fellow classmates. Dawson and Holly, despite only being in Year 6, successfully planned and delivered an entire lesson on spies during WW2. The children were able to engage their classmates throughout and their extensive knowledge of…

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Environmental activist’s Round the World yacht race changed his life

By Lucia Banks / 22nd October 2020 / 1 Comment
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Around the world in 80 days…  more like 11 months.    EDWARD Gildea is a well-known environmental activist, with movements such as Extinction Rebellion (XR), Climate Reality and the Green Party. He’s attended countless protests and is ‘eco team leader’ at his local church. However, he hasn’t always been this passionate about saving our planet.  …

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Ex-professional diver trains to become journalist

By Lucia Banks / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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  A YOUNG sporting professional ditches her diving to become an investigative journalist. Skye Stewart, from Greater London, has been diving professionally since the age of seven, after being scouted at a school swimming lesson. She was offered a scholarship to train at Crystal Palace, and during her prime, competed alongside sporting legend Tom Daley.…

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