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An unusual team of detectives is here to protect Harlow!

By Callum Wells / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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A LITTLE Parndon Primary Academy teacher has devised an alternative method of teaching where pupils engulf themselves in a ‘CSI [crime scene investigator] day’ to solve the murder of, character, King Duncan and his two servants from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The year six pupils looked at evidence, including fingerprints provided by their teacher Paige Wakelin, to…

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Schoolgirls from Burnt Mill Academy win charity Christmas competition

By Lucia Banks / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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STUDENTS from Harlow’s Burnt Mill Academy, Mirela Turcan, Year 7 and Mackenzie Cook, Year 8, both designed Christmas cards for a competition launched by Mind, a mental health charity in West Essex. The girls were two of five winners from schools around the county, including one winner from Harlow College. All winning designs will be…

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Harlow children develop invaluable life experiences at school

By Skye Stewart / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, got the chance to become car mechanics – thanks to some innovative teaching. The children explored the components of cars, in the hopes that it would expand and develop their life skills lessons. Many children were thrilled to learn new-found knowledge of an unusual but captivating topic –…

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Classroom takeover: students become teachers for a day

By Lucia Banks / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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TWO STUDENTS from Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Harlow, turned the tables when they taught a history lesson to their fellow classmates. Dawson and Holly, despite only being in Year 6, successfully planned and delivered an entire lesson on spies during WW2. The children were able to engage their classmates throughout and their extensive knowledge of…

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2020 Presidential Election: What comes next?

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 13th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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Following his recent analysis, political editor, Joshua Candler-Jones details the next chapter in the US election.  ON NOVEMBER 7, after five days of vote counting, the presidential election was called by multiple media outlets and projected that Joseph Robinette Biden Jr would be the 46th President of the United States of America and would deny Donald Trump a second term at the White…

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Women’s football set to cure lockdown boredom

By Matt North / 13th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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Harlow Harrier sports editor Matt North is encouraging readers to watch women’s football. FOR MANY football lovers, the international break is never an enjoyable one. With top leagues such as the Premier League and Championship not in action, there is very little to watch. Of course you have the international matches such as the UEFA…

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BMAT STEM Academy receives praise as it prepares students for skilled jobs

By Skye Stewart / 13th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, refuses to let students be held back by ensuring that stepping stones are created alongside national and international sponsors – providing unique opportunities for all individuals. The BMAT STEM Academy, which is tailored exclusively to Year 10 – Year 13 students, specialises in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and…

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The ‘Idiots’ Guide to the United States Election 2020

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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Harrier political editor Josh Candler-Jones, provides an in-depth analysis of the American election and the complexities of the voting system.   THIS year has been a turbulent one to say the least. With COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, global lockdowns and economic turbulence what better way to end the year than with a presidential election. After many months…

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Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College are all set to change the world

By Daniel Luker / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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TEN students have been elected as members of the school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow. Every year, students are elected for roles on the student council. This is a big part of the school’s character development equipment programme as well as its British values. However, it was very different this year. The…

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A close shave at Little Parndon Primary, as safety barrier is torn down by careless driver

By Callum Wells / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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SAFETY barriers outside the gates to Little Parndon Primary School, Harlow, have been wrecked by a car just before the recent half-term. The academy sits on a bend within the one-point-one mile Hodings Road, leading to a challenging safe-crossing pursuit for those accessing the site, with concern from staff and parents having built-up over the…

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Newly launched microsite will guide Harlow residents on the new hospital developments

By Skye Stewart / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW residents are predicted to wait only five years for a brand new hospital and can now determine what the latest situation is through a newly launched website. The Princess Alexander Hospital Trust (PAHT) has recently launched the new hospital microsite,  which is said to be populated with up-to-date information providing a timeline for the…

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Investigative journalist discloses his formula for success

By Callum Wells / 2nd November 2020 / 0 Comments
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JOURNALISM was never a career that Daniel Brett actively pursued in his youth. After gaining a Politics degree from Queen Mary College, he went to the School of Oriental African Studies with the hope of acquiring a job in international development and to work for an organisation such as Oxfam; however after struggling to find…

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Harlow MP fights childhood food insecurity

By Lloyd F M Evans / 23rd October 2020 / 0 Comments
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ROBERT Halfon MP doesn’t make a habit of going against the Conservative party, so when he does it’s usually for good reason. On Wednesday (Oct 21) Halfon joined four other Tory MPs and voted against the Conservative party and sided with the unsuccessful Labour motion to extend free school meals throughout the school holidays until…

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Environmental activist’s Round the World yacht race changed his life

By Lucia Banks / 22nd October 2020 / 1 Comment
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Around the world in 80 days…  more like 11 months.    EDWARD Gildea is a well-known environmental activist, with movements such as Extinction Rebellion (XR), Climate Reality and the Green Party. He’s attended countless protests and is ‘eco team leader’ at his local church. However, he hasn’t always been this passionate about saving our planet.  …

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Harlow school defies limitations caused by Covid, finding new ways to educate students virtually.

By Kian Foster / 21st October 2020 / 0 Comments
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MANY schools across the country have been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Some have made the transition to online learning rather smoothly and some have not. However, BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, refuses to be held back and is ensuring that the rules do not have an adverse effect on the students. The school…

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