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Measles cases have dramatically increased in England

By Matthew Collings / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

MEASLES has seen a drastic increase in recorded cases in England, demonstrated by a 27.6% increase from 2018 to 2019.   Statistics published by Public Health England found that in the first quarter of 2018, of 1195 people tested 187 cases of measles were present. However, this has shown a sharp increase in the first…

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Harlow to get new hospital

By Matthew Collings / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW is set to have a new hospital to replace the ageing Princess Alexandra as part of a £2.7 billion NHS overhaul.   A total of 40 new hospitals are being proposed for England over the next decade as part of a governmental plan to improve healthcare in England.   Last week, Prime Minister Boris…

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Students support Harlow Hospital in drive to improve NHS

By William Spalding / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

SIX students helped Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow with quality improvement projects. The Year 11 students, from BMAT STEM Academy, took part in improving patient outcomes and worked with hospital staff to learn about the skills of presentation. They presented their work to the staff of the hospital. A result of this the students are being…

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Harlow College students join in global climate change protest

By Alexander Beaney / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

Journalists Alexander Beaney, Chloe Walpole and Elana Xerri investigated when college students took part in a world-wide demonstration. Here is their report: FORGET Brexit. Right now, there’s only one political issue on students’ minds at Harlow College. And that’s climate change. And they’re demanding action immediately. In the same week that teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg…

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Roydon Academy supports working parents by launching After School care

By Elana Gilbert / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

ROYDON Primary Academy has launched an after-school childcare provision in support of working parents in Roydon. Working families are now able to leave their children in the safe hands of their school until teatime. The after school programme is called Hedgehogs and is open to pupils in Reception. It is available for year six students…

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Harlow College Well Fair supports students and staff

By Chloe Walpole / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

REPRESENTATIVES from leading organisations are joining the Student Support Well Fair at Harlow College to raise awareness of the variety of support available for students and staff. In reception on Monday October 7 and Wednesday October 9, Gill Atkinson from student services, has organised representatives from different fields to come in between 10 am- 2…

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Bones discovered at Freshwater Primary, Harlow

By Chloe Walpole / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

CURIOUS children from Freshwater Primary academy in Harlow arrived at school to find the remains of an archaeologist buried in the grounds. The children found a pile of bones along with artefacts including Roman coins, Egyptian trinket boxes, war medals, jewellery and decorated china pots all in the grounds of their primary school. The discovery…

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Children from Roydon Primary help Harlow food bank

By Elana Gilbert / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

GENEROUS children from Roydon Primary Academy donated food and their time to those less fortunate. Key stage two students visited a Harlow food bank and when they arrived they were given a tour of the premises. They were also shown the way in which donations are given to those in need. Two school council representatives…

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Harlow children get creative for National Poetry Day

By Antonio Baidoo / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

CREATIVE writer and spoken word poet Rakaya Fetuga visited Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow to introduce year seven students to poetry. The young writers in their brand new school got creative in the first National Poetry Day.   The visit, part of national poetry day was arranged by the Poetry Society and encouraged 11…

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M11 between Harlow and Stansted to close for six weeks

By Jack Perring / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

DUE to resurfacing plans the M11 is now closed at night  for six weeks between junction 8 and 7 until November 11.   The first three weeks of this closure will affect the M11 northbound from October 1 to October 23.   The next three weeks will affect the M11 Southbound from October 21 to…

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Roydon School gets new computer suite

By William Spalding / 1st October 2019 / 0 Comments

ROYDON Primary Academy has refurbished a former break out space into a 20 computer strong IT room. The academy used to outsource its IT needs to BMAT STEM, but now students can do the IT curriculum in house. Head teacher Michael Clark said: “It is wonderful to have a tool Roydon has never had before.…

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Journalism students discuss major issues facing Harlow Council

By Alexander Beaney / 27th September 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College students studying for the National Council for the Training of Journalists Diploma (NCTJ), met Harlow Council chairman Clive Souter and head of governance, Simon Hill, to find out more about the workings of the council and plans for the future of the town. Alex Beaney, 21, said: “We are very grateful to Cllr…

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Jack Perring

By Antonio Baidoo / 21st September 2019 / 0 Comments

  JACK Perring aged 18 from Saffron Walden has an interesting story to tell about his life and loves. He is in the process of writing two novels based on his love of journalist Ernest Hemingway and the murder mysteries of Lars Kepler.   Jack has an interest in psychology and forensic psychology which in…

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Leah Grace

By Matthew Collings / 20th September 2019 / 0 Comments

Written by Alex Beaney   HARLOW College student Leah Grace has dreams of following in TV presenter Erin Lim’s footsteps and working at E! Entertainment.   As she begins her one-year NCTJ course in Newspaper Journalism, the 18-year-old has set her heights high. Coming off the back of her two-year journalism course from the University…

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Chloe Walpole

By Elana Gilbert / 20th September 2019 / 0 Comments

CHLOE Walpole is relieved that she has dual nationality. As an English and French national, she will be able to travel freely in Europe, in spite of Brexit. Now she is putting her interest in politics to good use and has signed up for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at Harlow College. Chloe, 18, said…

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