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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Journalists discuss the top stories of 2018 at the NCTJ conference

By Ryan Hardie / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

Report by NCTJ trainee journalists Emma Boys and Ryan Hardie FOUR industry professionals spoke about the big stories of 2018 and the challenges they face, during the annual NCTJ conference at Harlow College. Branwen Jeffreys, education editor at BBC, chaired the panel alongside journalists  Alex Marrow, Rebecca Hudson, Stephanie Finnegan and Sarah Whitehead. Stephanie Finnegan,…

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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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Battle for Best Facial Hair at Harlow School

By Ryan Hardie / 29th November 2018 / 0 Comments
Two teachers and a student pose as they grow moustaches for the Movember charity

A STUDENT and four teachers are battling it out to product the best facial hair for the Movember charity at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow. Teachers Luke Burrows, Alaric Cook, Philip Latchford and Khan Busby are taking part in growing moustaches throughout the month of November. Year nine student Toms Xavi was keen to join…

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From Harlow to the West End for £10 – thanks to Disney Story by Erin Rogan

By Ryan Hardie / 23rd November 2018 / 0 Comments
Students watch on from the theatre in the West End

WEST End productions can be seen for just £10, thanks to a partnership Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) in Harlow has formed with Disney. BMAT schools with limited resources, or students who have never been to the theatre, can find themselves watching spectacular productions such as The Lion King and Aladdin for a fraction of…

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Harlow students get on their bikes to raise money

By Ryan Hardie / 23rd November 2018 / 0 Comments
The students pictured outside the Lee Valley Velopark after raising money for new facilities

STUDENTS at a Harlow school have raised £590 to provide extra facilities and new equipment. As a way of raising funds to provide table tennis tables and yoga mats, 11 students took part in a 30-mile cycle from the school to the Olympic Park in Stratford, London. BMAT (Burnt Mill Academy Trust) is the first…

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Harlow school rewarded for work with special needs children

By Ryan Hardie / 23rd November 2018 / 0 Comments
Burnt Mill sports leaders pictured at the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards

BURNT MILL Academy has been rewarded for its work with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A team of students has taken up the role of sports leaders at the school, to help run sessions and assist pupils in PE lessons. Burnt Mill Academy holds inclusive PE sessions for primary school pupils with…

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New school to beat critical shortage in Harlow

By Ryan Hardie / 13th September 2018 / 0 Comments

A CRITICAL shortage of school places is forecast in Harlow next year. As a result, a new school is scheduled to open next September. The Sir Frederick Gibberd College will be temporarily located next to Burnt Mill Academy on First Avenue, with the permanent location planned for Tendring Road. An open event at the weekend…

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