Harlow College students grill parliamentary candidates.

By Chloe Walpole / 6th December 2019 / 0 Comments
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LOWERING the voting age and making housing affordable for young people were just two of the topics that parliamentary candidates were questioned about by Harlow College students at a Hustings on Thursday. The three parliamentary candidates for the Harlow consistency were Charlotte Cane Lib Dem, Robert Halfon Conservative and Laura McAlpine Labour. Mr Halfon is…

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Robert Halfon discusses Brexit and the election with Harlow school children

By Matthew Collings / 1st December 2019 / 0 Comments
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  HARLOW Conservative parliamentary candidate, Robert Halfon, visited pupils at Roydon Prmary Academy to explain Brexit and the approaching election. The school invited Robert Halfon and Sky Yarlett, from the Houses of Parliament,  to talk to Key Stage 2 students  about Brexit, democracy and the role of an MP. Mr Halfon met with the school’s…

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Citizens Advice Bureau supports Harlow residents

By Elana Xerri / 30th November 2019 / 0 Comments

CITIZENS Advice Harlow is a charity that helps thousands of people in the community to resolve their legal, money and a huge variety of other issues by providing free and supportive advice.  The Charity is run by both paid workers and volunteers, who all work hard together to ensure that everyone’s needs are hopefully resolved.…

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Roydon Primary students take to the stage at Harlow Playhouse

By Elana Xerri / 29th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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PUPILS from Roydon Primary Academy got the chance to perform on the professional stage when they took part in the Shakespeare schools festival. Year 4 pupils performed Romeo and Juliette at the Harlow Playhouse in front of an audience of almost 400 people. Archie Jones, who played Lord Montague, said: “This show helped me to…

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Harlow Council Electoral Team share bleak insight into voting behaviour of the young

By Jack Perring / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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ELECTORAL registration officer, Simon Hill as well as members of the Harlow Council Electoral Team visited Harlow College to help encourage young students to register for the upcoming General Election. Emphasising the importance of voting in a democratic society Mr Hill commented “The youth vote really has the power to affect the overall outcome; how…

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Harlow College dance students perform emotional show ahead of Anti Bullying Week.

By Chloe Walpole / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College prepared for Anti Bullying Week by showing a riveting performance by the dance students. The Glass Box Studio at the college hosted the performance (directed by Rob Anderson) which used dance and monologue to highlight the dangers of cyber bullying and importance of staying safe on the internet. The show followed the life…

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College prepares students for the world of work

By Jack Perring / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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YEAR 7 students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College have been practising vital skills for a life of work after education. A host of new job advertisements have been created to offer students a chance to get a taste of employment. Taking on roles from librarians to playground monitors, pupils went through the processes of applications…

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Rising level of child poverty in Harlow

By William Spalding / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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THE HARLOW child poverty rate for children is rising, with 31 per cent of all children in the area in poverty, according to a report conducted by Loughborough University. But Harlow Council chairman Clive Souter said “I don’t think Harlow has got a large child poverty area. There are certain areas that need improvement but…

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Robert Halfon’s Passion for Politics

By Leah Grace / 22nd October 2019 / 0 Comments
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CONSERVATIVE Parliamentary candidate and former MP for Harlow town, Robert Halfon decided at the age of 10 he wanted to become a politician. On November 8, in the run up to the General Election, Robert Halfon revealed his ambitions when he met journalism students at Harlow College for an informal visit. He told them, “When…

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A whole new world for Harlow

By William Spalding / 19th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW Town Council chair, Cllr Clive Souter, says that Harlow’s prospects are looking up. Speaking to Journalism students from Harlow College, Cllr Souter said:  “Wages are creeping up. There are more jobs. There are good parts of Harlow and bad parts but we are now getting back to the good parts.” Cllr Souter has lived…

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Harlow school pushes to help local community

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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A SCHOOL in Harlow has taken a pledge to help the town by establishing multiple involvement projects.   Sir Frederick Gibberd College aims to increase its reputation within the community, beginning with litter-picking this half term.   A team of 37 students managed to collect a total of nine bags of rubbish and three bags…

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Harlow residents: Are you eligible to vote?

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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THOSE who want to vote in any election or referendums are asked whether they are registered to vote. In order to be identified as an eligible voter, every household is sent a form of those who are believed to currently live at the address. People are encouraged to respond to these forms as soon as…

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Harlow primary pupils get artistic

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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A GROUP of year five students at Freshwaters Primary Academy, Harlow, spent time creating art alongside a professional sculptor.   The students  spent a day working with professional artist and sculptor Jane Ackroyd.   The children had the opportunity to sketch out one of the artist’s famous pieces ‘the cat’ featured in the Gibberd Gallery and…

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Harlow’s young leaders visit Parliament

By Jack Perring / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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THE JUNIOR leadership team at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy has visited Parliament. Harlow MP, Robert Halfon invited the students for a tour to see how leadership and governance is exercised at a higher level. Teacher Sarah Brennan said “We were keen for them to see how their adult counterparts operate in parliament and how important…

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Harlow College prepares to train thousands at its new construction centre

By Chloe Walpole / 13th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW has been given a huge jobs boost with the opening of a Construction Skills Centre, at the £450m Public Health England Pinnacles site. Set on a 40-acre site, the centre will teach people of all age’s different courses within construction so they have an opportunity to go into full-time work and help build and…

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