Burnt Mill Academy ‘Rocking’ with new performance of School Of Rock

By Grace Perry / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

AFTER a memorable performance of School Of Rock in the West End, students at Burnt Mill Academy are lining up to audition for the schools very own rendition. The school’s version of the monumental stage production is tipped to be the biggest and best yet. Director of performing arts at the Burnt Mill Academy Trust,…

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Students support TK Maxx to help sick children

By Grace Perry / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS at Burnt Mill Academy are donating their clothes to help sick children in support of the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign by TK Maxx. The academy is helping the fashion chain to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK’s work with childhood cancer by donating unwanted clothes. Kayleigh Trainor, head of humanities, said:…

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‘PRINCE’-ipal Charming sets out to find a match for his discovered missing shoe

By Grace Perry / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy has organised an event where head teacher Allan Osbourne will dress as Prince Charming and search the corridors high and low for a shoe that matches the one he found. Pupils in Turner and Hockney classes at Little Parndon Primary Academy, a partnering school of Burnt Mill, had to send their shoe…

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Popular children’s stories come to life at Burnt Mill Academy

By Grace Perry / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, are bringing popular children’s books such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ to life as part of working towards the Trinity Arts Award. Working with a partnering school, Little Parndon Primary Academy, also in Harlow, the students of Burnt Mill will be performing their own adaptations…

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Rockney legend Chas Hodges to bring street pianos to Harlow

By Grace Perry / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

ONE HALF of Cockney phenomenon Chas And Dave – Chas Hodges, is set to launch a musical campaign in Harlow, aimed at bringing street pianos to the town. The band, who’s musical style is labelled as ‘Rockney’ (Rock and Cockney) is notable for it’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics and hits such as ‘Rabbit’, coming from the Cockney…

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Too hot to handle! Eddie and the Hot Rods to set Burnt Mill Academy alight with performance in February

By Grace Perry / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

LEGENDARY ‘pub rock’ phenomenon Eddie and the Hot Rods are set to perform an intimate gig in Harlow at Burnt Mill Academy’s new music venue, ‘Club Foot’. The band, originally from Canvey Island in Essex formed in 1975, and have reformed several times since. They are best known for their 1977 UK top ten hit…

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Uttlesford Youth Council – Making a better tomorrow for the youth of today

By Grace Perry / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

A YEAR ago, Uttlesford as a community was unfamiliar with the idea of a youth council. Recently however, a full youth council has been formed. This is down to John Starr, who held the first youth council meeting in March, and has many plans for the future of the voices of millennial’s across the district.…

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‘Battle of the Bands’ takes Harlow by storm

By Grace Perry / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS from schools across the county took to the stage to battle it out in an inter-school music competition held on November 16. Eight bands from Burnt Mill Academy and Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Epping St Johns School, in Epping, and Forest Hall School, in Stansted performed, while being praised by industry experts for…

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Iron Maiden’s Dennis Stratton talks to the Harrier

By Grace Perry / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

DENNIS Stratton, former guitarist of heavy rock phenomenon Iron Maiden and current frontman of Lionheart, hails from Canning Town, East London, but is no stranger to touring globally. Born in 1952, Stratton was raised listening to the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, who he notes as two of his major influences. Stratton…

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Students at Burnt Mill Academy learn about the dangers of sexual exploitation

By Grace Perry / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

YEAR 9 students at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, and Forest Hall School, Stansted, have received a hard-hitting lesson about child sexual exploitation. The students watched a performance of ‘Chelsea’s Choice’, which tells the story of a 15-year old Chelsea who meets Gary, a many who is not what he seems after falling out with her…

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