UK lockdown: Wetherspoons across Essex announce reopening following several coronavirus lockdowns

By Skye Stewart / 26th March 2021 / 0 Comments
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FROM April 12 2021, pub chain Wetherspoons will reopen seven branches in Essex, with new rules to account for the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions. These include garden seating only for now. The Wetherspoons confirmed to be opening in April are: The Temeraire (Saffron Walden), The Bottle Kiln (Harwich), The Elms (Leigh), The William Aylmer…

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BMAT STEM Academy partners up with Morgan Sindall Construction firm

By Skye Stewart / 27th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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CONSTRUCTION industry specialist firm, Morgan Sindall Construction, has collaborated with BMAT STEM Academy in Harlow.  Pupils at BMAT STEM Academy have been offered the opportunity to take part in a week of virtual work experience as celebrations commenced to honour the latest partnership. The business-focused school aims to provide students KS4 and above with insider…

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Harlow school prioritises students and staff well-being during the pandemic

By Skye Stewart / 12th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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THE INCREASE in mental health problems has become a major concern for schools when working remotely. As schools are partially closed during lockdown, Mark Hall Academy, Harlow, has implemented and prioritised initiatives to combat any ill effects surrounding the wellbeing of their students and staff, whilst they work from home. The school has a wellbeing…

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Harlow school utilises Safer Internet Day to help tackle online safety concerns

By Skye Stewart / 12th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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WITH children predominantly learning from home, schools have begun to teach internet safety and awareness. Roydon Primary Academy celebrated the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day, by exploring the reliability of content on the web. The day comprised of pupils completing activities, which focused on who they can trust online, how the online world can influence them and what to do…

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MP Robert Halfon hosts webinar for Holocaust Memorial Day

By Skye Stewart / 4th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow and chair of the education select committee, outlined the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day when he took part in a webinar with students of Harlow college. Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual celebration, which took place this year on January 27, to reflect upon and remind communities of the tragedy that occurred,…

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Virtual pantomime comes to Roydon

By Skye Stewart / 27th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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THE LAST minute lockdown did not stop Roydon Primary Academy from staging their annual Christmas pantomime. This Christmas the tradition continued with a twist because for the first time ever, the pantomime commenced virtually. Enzo Vullo, reception class teacher, said: “In previous years, the children in my class have enjoyed live performances, however this year this…

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Tier 3: Harlow businesses face uncertain future

By Skye Stewart / 17th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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THE SURGE of Coronavirus R rates has prompted Harlow to transition from tier 2 into tier 3. Residents from lower coronavirus transmission rates such as Tendring and Uttlesford raised concerns last week about the possibility of stricter lockdown measures, because figures implied that the Coronavirus R rates were relatively low in comparison with Essex as…

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Christmas cheer for all: deprived families will receive emergency funding

By Skye Stewart / 11th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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DEPRIVED families in Harlow will receive crucial funding from the Essex half-term emergency fund to aid the transition into the Christmas break. Hundreds children from BMAT Essex school’s that receive free school meals, will now be entitled to essential food hampers to assist families, thanks to the Essex half-term emergency fund’s £11,905 contribution. Low income…

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Harlow children develop invaluable life experiences at school

By Skye Stewart / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, got the chance to become car mechanics – thanks to some innovative teaching. The children explored the components of cars, in the hopes that it would expand and develop their life skills lessons. Many children were thrilled to learn new-found knowledge of an unusual but captivating topic –…

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BMAT STEM Academy receives praise as it prepares students for skilled jobs

By Skye Stewart / 13th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, refuses to let students be held back by ensuring that stepping stones are created alongside national and international sponsors – providing unique opportunities for all individuals. The BMAT STEM Academy, which is tailored exclusively to Year 10 – Year 13 students, specialises in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and…

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Newly launched microsite will guide Harlow residents on the new hospital developments

By Skye Stewart / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW residents are predicted to wait only five years for a brand-new £600 million hospital and can now determine what the latest situation is through a newly launched website.  According to Epping Forest Guardian, the hospital could be built by 2025.   The Princess Alexander Hospital Trust (PAHT) has recently launched the new hospital microsite, which…

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Harlow’s Manchester United supporter dreams of becoming the next football commentator

By Skye Stewart / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College’s Kian John Foster has a big dream of becoming a football commentator. Commentators typically plan and take direction from the on-site producers at the event and research the clubs and their players thoroughly. Kian immerses himself in various sources of media such as  transfermarket, YouTube, BBC sports and twitter. This allows him to…

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