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Harlow College manager skydives for St Clare Hospice

By Lucy Parish / 6th April 2019 / 0 Comments

A MANAGER at Harlow College is taking part in a 13,000ft tandem skydive to raise money for nearby St Clare Hospice, a charity that cared for his late sister following her 7 month battle with cancer. Fifty-two-year-old Antony Mulney, a minor works manager at the college, aims to raise funds to support the running of…

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Caridon claims Terminus House is a “solution to the housing crisis” despite soaring crime figures

By Oliver Robinson / 5th April 2019 / 0 Comments

CARIDON Property Group has been accused of cramming ‘vulnerable people’ into ‘rabbit hutch’ flats by politicians and officials in Harlow. Since residents were allowed to move into the building in April 2018, there has been an increase in crime in the area. The ‘Police.UK’ website reported 21 violent or sexual offences in January 2019 in…

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New software used by Essex Cares Ltd improves their work with elderly residents

By Natalia Dabrowska / 5th April 2019 / 0 Comments

ESSEX Cares Ltd has put into practice a new software platform StoriiCare to increase efficiency and to connect families with their loved ones.   StoriiCare is a senior care software, which has offices across the world, including London, Edinburgh and San Francisco. The company was first launched in 2016 with the intention of helping companies…

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Harlow College Head of HAMEC to support Brain Tumour Charity by completing Jurassic Coast Challenge

By Andrew Impey / 5th April 2019 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW College staff member will be completing a 58km hike to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity, the world leader in brain tumour research, in memory of his brother. Tom Stokes, Head of the Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) at the college, will take part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge on…

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Passmores students visit Harlow College for inspirational talk with TES editor Ann Mroz

By Emma Boys / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

  INDUSTRY professional Ann Mroz spoke to Passmores Academy students about her experience as a journalist on March 22. The talk was part of Passmores’ student leadership day, an event held at Harlow College, to highlight the work ethic of the school’s 100 student leaders. Headteacher Vic Goddard said: “Often they are the sorts of…

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Freshwaters pupils get eco-friendly in Perform drama workshop

By Andrew Impey / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow have participated in a drama workshop to learn about the importance of being eco-friendly. The workshop, run by the drama company Perform, encouraged the pupils to pretend to be superheroes and act out a story of visiting ‘Party World’ where they added plants to make it “green and…

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Mystery doors inspire children at Little Parndon Primary to get creative

By Lois Barker / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

THREE mysterious doors appeared at Little Parndon Primary Academy’s enchanted forest, in Harlow. Not knowing where they came from or what they led to, pupils also found a set of keys and a jar containing a potion. One of the doors was made from branches whereas the other two were Victorian and Borrower [tiny] doors.…

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Harlow secondary school student are cleaning up their act

By Jake Murphy / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, have been working together to tidy up their school grounds. Head girl Georgia Bailey and head boy Matthew Hart felt the school grounds were becoming too untidy due to litter being deposited on the floor. The pair decided to step up a litter picking timetable that would involve all…

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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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Burnt Mill Academy young sport leaders assist at Olympic Park charity swimming event

By Andrew Impey / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

A GROUP of young sport leaders from Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow were chosen to help at a charity swimming event at the Olympic Park’s Aquatics Centre recently. A team of 30 newly-appointed year eight students joined their previously chosen year nine colleagues at the national event hosted by Panathlon, a charity providing sporting opportunities…

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Burnt Mill Academy Trust primary schools investing a new Daily Mile Track to promote physical activity

By Olivia Gibson / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

DAILY Mile tracks are being installed at five Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) primary schools, situated in Harlow and Stansted. The project funded by a Government Sport Premium grant is set to take place at Easter and aims to encourage physical activity. Children will be able to walk or run for 15 minutes in the…

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Harlow Guardian editor optimistic new newspaper can succeed

By Andrew Impey / 16th March 2019 / 0 Comments

THE AUDIENCE and content editor for the newly launched Harlow Guardian is optimistic that the paper can succeed, despite the obstacles in the way of print newspapers in the modern day. Milo Boyd, who works for Newsquest and also covers Epping Forest, said: “I don’t think any newspapers have sufficient resources any more, anywhere 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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