Cooks Spinney Primary Academy organises coffee mornings to connect with parents

By Oliver Robinson / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

COOKS Spinney Primary Academy, Harlow, held a coffee morning this month to build closer links with parents. The first coffee morning was held this month, with plans to hold an evening event before February half-term to give headteacher Neil Stirrat and senior members of BMAT an opportunity to meet informally to meet informally. Mr Stirrat…

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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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Data journalism analysed at NCTJ’s annual conference hosted by Harlow College

By Andrew Impey / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

EXPERTS in data journalism have spoken about the importance of the discipline at the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ annual Journalism Skills Conference being held at Harlow College. Data journalism refers to the increasing use of numerical data in the distribution of information in the digital era and reflects the interaction between journalism…

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Facebook’s new features introduced at 2018 National Council for the Training of Journalists conference

By Ryan Hardie / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

Report by Ryan Hardie and Willow Jacobs-Harding FACEBOOK Training and News Literacy Manager Sarah Brown described some of the latest Facebook innovations when she visited Harlow College as part of the NCTJ conference. Former producer of social media, Sarah introduced the most recent features within the Facebook sector and explained that these were becoming increasingly…

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Harlow MP attends grand opening of ‘In the Making’

By Oliver Robinson / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

CELEBRITY ‘crafter’ Carly Duff and Harlow MP Robert Halfon were special guests when Harlow College students held a grand opening of their shop ‘In the Making’ last week (November 24) in the Harvey Centre. The event followed a successful taster day earlier in the month. Mr Halfon, who is also supporting the project, said, “I…

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