Features

Claim to PHAME in Harlow

By Charlotte Langham / 15th May 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College Fashion student, Leigh Purcell and partner Antoine have started up a unique street wear clothing line called PHAME. Released in March 2017, they are looking to expand the brand after completing their time at Harlow College. The students have been working hard to deliver the best quality for their customers. Alongside this they…

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Helping the hungry in Harlow

By Leah Bloxham / 4th May 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW foodbank helps 4,000 people and families every year by supplying them with free food in emergency situations. Part of the Michael Roberts Charitable Trust and situated inside St Paul’s Church, the foodbank relies on volunteers and donations to keep its doors open every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12-3pm. Some of the many…

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WWI anniversary show at Saffron Walden

By Marina Gaiti / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

A SHOW to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War will be performed by Saffron Walden Community Theatre (SWCT) in the Town Hall. This show, in aid of the Royal British Legion, will illustrate the key moments of the First World War and will include a mixture of music, dance,…

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Teenager devotes six years to fundraising

By Charlotte Young / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

A Harlow teenager has devoted the last six years to fundraising in support of various causes close to his family and friends. Matthew Hart, a 15-year old Year 10 student at Burnt Mill Academy, has just completed his latest fundraiser. He raised over £1,64.50 at a race night for Princess Alexandra Hospital maternity unit to…

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Playhouse switches to bio-degradable straws

By Adam Spartley / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Playhouse has stopped using disposable plastic straws to help combat the global issue of plastic pollution. Bio-degradable paper straws are now being served to Playhouse customers, and the eco-friendly transition comes ahead of a UK wide ban on the sale of plastic straws that could come into effect as early as next year. Prime…

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19th century Germany takes the stage at Harlow College in ‘Spring Awakening’

By Grace Perry / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

THE Theatre department at Harlow College is preparing to showcase ‘Spring Awakening’ – a theatre production based on teenage life in the 19th century. Spring Awakening follows a story about teenagers going through problems considered ‘taboo’ subjects during that period of time. These include problems such as Sexuality; Teen Pregnancy; Suicide, and many more. The…

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Supported Studies staff half-marathon for PACT

By Chloe McKendrick / 23rd March 2018 / 0 Comments

THREE members of the Supported Studies staff at Harlow College ran a half-marathon to raise money for Pact For Autism. Rebecca Jones, 25, a Supported Studies Tutor alongside Learning Coordinator, Selina Avery and Teaching Assistant Apprentice, Amelia Morgan took part in a ‘Run to Work’ day in order to raise money for Pact for Autism.…

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Harlow College principal discusses work/life balance on International Women’s Day

By Leah Bloxham / 20th March 2018 / 0 Comments

IN CELEBRATION of International Women’s Day, Principal of Harlow College, Karen Spencer, discusses juggling family life, work life and the pros of having a good education. Karen has worked at Harlow College for four and a half years, has seven-year-old twin boys and a husband who is a stay-at-home-dad. When Karen gets home after a…

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Harlow MP reveals Tories have to do more to appeal to young people

By Chloe McKendrick / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, revealed in an exclusive interview that the Conservative Party needs to do more to appeal to the younger generation. Speaking to the Harlow Harrier, Robert Halfon stated, ‘I think people have a wrong impression about what we [the Conservative Party] are about. I think that is partly our fault by the…

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Harlow Library has jumped on board an inclusive strategy to help those with learning disabilities

By Ceile Brown / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

INCLUSIVE Communications Essex (ICE) is broadening its reach, and has arrived in Harlow Library, offering teaching packages to families and carers of adults with learning disabilities. A display table has opened up at Harlow Library, demonstrating the types of books and resources available, which help those in need use a variety of forms of communication.…

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