Harlow academy has been given access to live online learning.

By Kian Foster / 12th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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MARK HALL ACADEMY is the latest addition to a number of schools across the UK that have transitioned to online learning. The school joined the BMAT family of schools earlier this year, and has launched real-time remote lessons for the first time. Vice Principal Rachel Braniff, new to the school and Trust, said: “Our children…

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BMAT Academy launching bursary scheme for deprived families in Harlow

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 12th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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BMAT Academy is launching its own bursary scheme in a bid to give deprived families in Harlow an opportunity to further their education.   The academy works to inspire young people to reach for their goals in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) industries.  The business focused school is removing the financial barrier which prevents the majority of students from going to…

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Mark Hall Academy students take part in Tokyo challenge

By Matt North / 12th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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STUDENTS and staff at Mark Hall Academy, in Harlow, are taking part in a virtual trip to Tokyo as part of a challenge during the third national lockdown. The mission was set at the start of lockdown for the school to either run, walk or cycle the 9,254 kilometres it takes to get to Tokyo,…

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Freshwater Primary Academy children enjoy break from lockdown learning

By Matt North / 12th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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CHILDREN at a Harlow school used a traditional game of hide and seek to give them a break from lockdown learning. The pupils of parents who are key workers, are still attending Freshwater Primary Academy, during the partial school closures and have been working with resident artist and high-level teaching assistant Karen Hopps. Pebbles, painted…

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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 visits Harlow College for Holocaust Memorial Day

By Daniel Luker / 5th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow shared his thoughts on the Holocaust when he paid a virtual visit Harlow College on February 4. Halfon met the students at a webinar which included a Q8A with students and a performance on zoom filmed during lockdown by performing arts students. They presented physical theatre performances in their own…

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Frontline doctor inspires Harlow students to pursue a career in medical science

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 29th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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A FRONTLINE doctor has held an online convention for sixth form students in Harlow to strive for a career in medical science. Dr Lalita Abhyankar, a GP working in America, held a webinar for Year 12 and 13 students studying A-level science at BMAT STEM Academy in Harlow and Epping St John’s Church of England School.  Dr Abhyankar shared her plans for the…

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Covid 19 : One of the worst experiences of my life

By santynamarchesi / 15th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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Reporter Santyna Marchesi had never expected to succumb to Covid. However she proved that this virus does not discriminate and can infect young as-well as the old. Here she tells her story: I HAVE always been quite laid back about COVID and was never worried about if I got it due to me being young…

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Parents thrilled with Harlow school’s effort over lockdown

By Daniel Luker / 15th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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PARENTS of children from Little Parndon Academy have labelled its remote learning package as “incredible.” Since returning back to school after Boris Johnson announced a third lockdown, only vulnerable children and children of keyworkers are still allowed to attend.  This means, the majority of students are now working from home. Parent, Natalie Wilsher said: “Excellent…

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Sawbridgeworth business showcases the problems coronavirus has caused

By Kian Foster / 15th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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BUSINESSES across Essex have begun to reopen following the lift on lockdown but the transition back to normality, hasn’t been a smooth one. Many local businesses have been heavily affected by the virus, as they rely on the public to purchase products. One heavily hit industry is the Accommodation and Food Service industry. It was…

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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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Harlow Police Cadet’s mission to save Christmas for disadvantaged children

By Callum Wells / 7th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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CHRISTOPHER Burling, a member of the Essex Police Cadets, took on the role of Santa Claus during the final hurdle of a year of disappointments, by working to ensure that as many children as possible would wake up to a present on Christmas Day.  The Year 9 student at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, gave a…

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NHS requires elderly vaccine candidates to book their appointments online

By Callum Wells / 18th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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ON ONLY the second day of the national rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, developed by Pfizer, David Wells of Great Notley received a text from the NHS inviting him for his first dose at Basildon Hospital. Like many other elderly citizens, he does not have broadband installed in his home and was unable to open…

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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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