Harlow primary school signs up to National Breakfast Programme offering free meals for pupils

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

EVERY child at Cook Spinney Primary Academy is being given the most important meal of the day when they arrive to school each morning. Since the school signed up to the National Breakfast Programme pupils will be given the choice of cereal when they arrive at 8:45. The scheme will not only ensure that children…

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BBC Look East editor gives Harlow students top tips on how to get into the industry

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 22nd March 2019 / 0 Comments

TELEVISION news editor Nikki O’Donnell told Harlow College journalism students they have an important role to play in shaping the future of the media industry. She visited Harlow College School of Journalism to speak to the current National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) students about what it is like to be both in…

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Harlow College students get a taste of Operation Sceptre

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 15th March 2019 / 0 Comments

ESSEX police visited Harlow college on March 15 as part of a safeguarding strategy to cut the rate of knife crime in young people. PS Keven Mayle, said: “We are here to reduce knife crime due to problems with stabbings on a daily basis across the UK. This is the countries initiative this week and…

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Harlow College students create dance performance to show the harrowing effects of cyber-bullying

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 15th March 2019 / 0 Comments

PERFORMING Arts students at Harlow college are addressing the dangers of bullying through their use of dance. The students created a devised performance based on the Giselle ballet. With the help of teachers and professionals they included digital technology within the show to stress how powerful social media can be. Head of Performing Arts, Natalie…

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Harlow College students go ‘Mad’ for MIND

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 8th March 2019 / 0 Comments

ART and design students staged a Mad Hatter’s tea party to raise money for mental health charity, MIND. Students set up a bake sale and decorated the college reception area with posters, invitations and table decorations linked to the Alice in Wonderland theme. All students researched and chose an organisation which they felt they should…

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Harlow students create a unique way of tackling school litter

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 28th February 2019 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy head girl, Georgia Bailey and head boy, Matthew Hart have developed a way of reducing litter dropping after they felt their Harlow secondary school was becoming untidy. They decided to create a litter picking timetable to ensure all students will get involved and roll up their sleeves to clean up their surrounding…

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EastEnders stars work with Harlow drama students

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 28th February 2019 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy students in Harlow are taking part in a series of drama workshops with top soap actor Ricky Norwood to perform in the Rudolph Walker Inter-School Drama Award. The award-winning EastEnders actor Rudolph Walker OBE, founder of Rudolph Walker Inter-School Drama Award,s introduced his scheme to the students at the academy. The actor…

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FE Colleges are underfunded claims Harlow MP

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 8th February 2019 / 0 Comments

ROBERT Halfon, MP of Harlow is campaigning for more funding and told the Harlow School of Journalism ‘we are falling behind other countries.’ FE funding has fallen by a fifth since 2010 due to declining investments in over 16’s education. Harlow MP and Chair of the Education Select Committee, Robert Halfon, has visited the college…

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Harlow Journalism students meet Mike Parker, producer of Don’t Tell the Bride, Geordie Shore and The Jump

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

  CELEBRITIES off-camera are often completely different to their public persona and can present quite a few surprises according to television producer and director, Mark Parker. Mike gave an insight into life behind the scenes working on some off the most popular celebrity shows, when he spoke to journalism students at Harlow School of Journalism…

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John Stapleton’s story – from dream to reality

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 23rd November 2018 / 0 Comments

AWARD winning television presenter, John Stapleton described his experiences about reporting from some of the world’s most dangerous hot spots, when he visited Harlow College this month, November. Best known for his work as a presenter and reporter on ITV Breakfast television, Good morning Britain, Watchdog and Nationwide, John, who is patron of Harlow School…

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Resources at Harlow hospital questioned after nearly 200 unexpected deaths revealed

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 19th October 2018 / 0 Comments

Reporter Willow Jacobs-Harding spoke exclusively to MP Robert Halfon about Princess Alexandra Hospital when he visited Harlow College. HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has praised staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital but said the building is no longer fit for purpose and needs to be replaced. Robert Halfon, Conservative, said, “The hospital is old and is not…

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Harlow Citizens Advice Bureau needs volunteers

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 28th September 2018 / 0 Comments

THE CITIZENS Advice Bureau (CAB) in the town centre is searching for volunteers to tackle client waiting list. Every day, twenty-five to thirty people are waiting for an appointment with an advisor at the Bureau. The majority of individuals who turn up are dealing with more than one problem and solving them takes time, which…

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Harlow Quaser Tag expands

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 21st September 2018 / 0 Comments

QUASER tag in Harlow has proved so popular that it is expanding the number of theme-escaped rooms and is looking to recruit staff. Panic Room Harlow has set up four new themed escape rooms including: The tomb, Enigma, Panic room, The Witch House and North Pole Panic. A festive task, North Pole Panic will be…

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