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Little Parndon pupils given Community Values Passports to help gain life experiences

By Andrew Impey / 17th January 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy in Harlow have been given a special ‘Community Values Passport’ to help open the door to new life experiences. The passport lists various tasks for the pupils to complete at each age to ensure they have a wealth of knowledge and experience before they start secondary school. The tasks…

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Cats Protection charity speaks to Burnt Mill students about careers with cats

By Andrew Impey / 17th January 2019 / 0 Comments

CATS Protection, the UK charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming cats, has visited Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow to talk to students about careers working with cats. Students from year 7 to 11 interested in working with animals attended the after-school talk from community education officer Jonathan Ramsden, which focused on avenues into a career…

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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy pupils take control of assemblies

By Andrew Impey / 11th January 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy in Harlow are being given the opportunity to host their own ten-minute assemblies as part of a new initiative to increase their confidence in public speaking. From January, pupils will hold at least one assembly per week after pitching their ideas to head teacher Neil Stirrat in an application…

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Burnt Mill Academy Trust students fly to the moon and back

By Andrew Impey / 11th January 2019 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS attending Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) schools in Harlow recently had the opportunity to see actual samples of moon rock and meteorites in front of their very eyes. This chance was created after BMAT STEM Academy took part in the Lunar Rocks and Meteorites Loan Scheme, which enabled it to borrow NASA moon rock…

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MP and Police Commissioner hold meeting to tackle anti-social behaviour in Harlow

By Andrew Impey / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon met local businesses and police, fire, and crime commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, at the Clock House pub in the town centre, in the hope of finding solutions to anti-social behaviour and drug problems. Speaking about whether he thought the meeting would be a success, Mr Halfon said: “The proof of…

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Burnt Mill Academy welcomes back award winning students

By Jake Murphy / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy, Harlow, invited last year’s students back to collect their GCSE certificates and other awards of excellence. Former student, Maddie Leadon, who is now a qualified doctor working in Westminster & Chelsea Hospital, returned to the school to inspire the year 11 leavers and their parents and previous teachers. She spoke about her…

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Battle of the Bards for Burnt Mill students

By Ryan Hardie / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments
Burnt Mill and Epping St John's School students discovered Shakespeare can be fun when they put on a joint production.

A GROUP of students at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, and Epping St John’s School, Epping, discovered Shakespeare can be fun when they put on a joint production. The young actors took to the stage to take part in a Battle of the Bards, performing Henry IV before Epping St John’s students put on a version…

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Roydon pupils are hunting bugs as part of a new challenge

By Erin Rogan / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

PUPILS from Roydon Primary Academy are being challenged to go hunting for bugs and sleep in tents as part of the ’50 Things to do Before You Leave Roydon” booklet. The purpose of this challenge is for families to encourage their children to do as many activities as they can. Divided into places to go…

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Music is transforming lives at Burnt Mill Academy Harlow

By Erin Rogan / 7th December 2018 / 0 Comments

PEFORMING arts are changing the lives of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow. Ben Eva, a drama teacher and SENDCo, who believes SEND children are superheroes, is helping students reach their potential by removing barriers so they can succeed in school life. Children who often find school challenging,…

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Harlow students learn the importance of dealing with trauma during NCTJ conference

By Oliver Robinson / 7th December 2018 / 0 Comments

JOURNALISTS at the top of their professions addressed the main issues facing the industry in a conference held at Harlow College. Colin Pereira, journalist safety specialist working for the Committee to Protect Journalists, opened the discussion saying, “The problem is when young journalists working crime beats who do not have a good risk assessment who…

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