Erin uses the theatre to break down barriers between hearing and deaf people

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 23rd March 2018 / 0 Comments

ERIN Hutching is breaking down barriers between hearing people and deaf people in the arts. By combining deaf culture and the hearing world, she is able to tell real, personal stories on stage to create thought-provoking performances. Erin became involved with the Deaf and Hearing Ensemble at the end of 2014 after meeting director Jennifer…

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Harlow MP is an ‘apprentice-holic’

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, attended Harlow College to give insight about the positives of doing apprenticeships and why there should be more options to do apprenticeships in varied subjects. ‘I’m an Apprentice-holic as they provide great opportunities-you get paid, you can do different levels of qualifications. I wish I had the opportunity to work…

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Essex Libraries needs volunteer visitors to bring joy to people

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

ESSEX Libraries are looking for additional volunteer visitors to make their Home Library Service more accessible to everyone. People who are unable to visit the library, due to having ill health, disability or caring responsibilities, will benefit from the increase of volunteers in the library. With more volunteers helping customers with the library’s excellent choice…

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College student wins design award

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 23rd February 2018 / 1 Comment

NICK Richards, a 20-year-old graphic design student at Harlow College, has just accomplished an extraordinary achievement by having his mural chosen to transform Prentice Place in Harlow. Nick said. ‘It was unexpected to be chosen. I feel really proud because I grew up in Harlow, so it’s nice to know something I have done will…

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Twelve-year-olds take charge of show production at Harlow School

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

FOR THE first time, Burnt Mill Academy had a show production team made up of 12-year-olds. The Year 8 students were challenged with responsibilities such as leadership, producing and designing to ensure the show was successful. Phil Watson, lead practitioner in drama, said: ‘Our senior drama company auditioned for roles in the full-length production.’ Mr…

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Twelve-year-olds take charge of show production at Harlow School

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

FOR the first time, Burnt Mill Academy had a show production team made up of 12-year-olds. The Year 8 students were challenged with responsibilities such as leadership, producing and designing to ensure the show was successful. Phil Watson, lead practitioner in drama, said: ‘Our senior drama company auditioned for roles in the full-length production.’ Mr…

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Primary school children get to work for The Guardian

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

YEAR 6 pupils from Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, visited the London newsroom of The Guardian, to have the experience of working for a national newspaper. The pupils were transformed into trainee reporters by working to deadlines, designing page layouts and writing stories with a strong focus point. Jayne Lilley, lead practitioner at the school,…

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Primary school is top of the class

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

Little Parndon Primary Academy has been placed in the top ten per cent of schools nationally and is the third best in Essex. Mrs Sophie Laing, the head-teacher of the school, said that in just a couple of years the school had risen, in the Department of Education league tables, from below 300 to near…

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Theatre Company ‘Bedazzle’ Inspiring Harlow College Students

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

  DIANE Janssen, a former actress, has dedicated her time to a theatre company that focuses on giving students the tools they need to make the best of their lives. Diane established Bedazzle September 9 2006, with her business partner and husband Phil in Saffron Walden. ‘I ran my own little Bedazzle course at Harlow…

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Technology bringing schools from around the world to Harlow

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 26th January 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College, recently established as an Apple Distinguished School, has had visitors from around the world, including Russia, Sweden, Finland and Austria, to see how technology is used in education. The visitors were in the UK to attend the Bett conference at the Excel London. The event is where companies come together to celebrate and…

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