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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Home-start Essex awarded £35,000 grant

By Adam Spartley / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

AN ESSEX charity that provides home based parenting support to disadvantaged and vulnerable families has been awarded a £35,000 grant. Home-Start Essex were awarded the grant by the Healthwatch Essex Fund, and over the next three years the grant will help the charity launch a nationwide programme to assess the current advice and guidance available…

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Primary School Pupils Design Pages at The Guardian

By Charlotte Young / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

YEAR 6 pupils from Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, got some tips from the top when they visited The Guardian newspaper.   The budding journalists made the front page when they visited to the newsroom of the national tabloid in February. They were treated to reporters and sub-editors taking them through the process of putting…

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Record numbers get first choice place at Essex Primary Schools

By Marina Gaiti / 24th April 2018 / 0 Comments
Ray Gooding

A RECORD 98 per cent of primary school pupils in Essex have been offered their top choice of school for September. Coun Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said ‘We remain committed to ensuring young people in Essex receive the best possible education and I am delighted we have again be able…

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Producer Ian Brown visits Harlow College journalism students

By Amy Huwes / 24th April 2018 / 0 Comments

FORMER Harlow College student Ian Brown visited the Harlow University Centre in March to discuss his career with some of the Journalism students. The TV producer and writer spoke of his struggles getting into TV when he was younger compared to now, where he works for the likes of Top Gear and has his own…

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Massive development plans for Harlow North

By Ceile Brown / 4th April 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW North’s development is expected to reach 16000 new homes in the next 15 years. The Gilston Estate development was brought forward by Places for People and City & Provincial properties and it outlines up to 10,000 new homes, however recent press releases have pushed this figure up with an extra 6000 homes in the…

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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 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 deputy-principal joins celebrations of International Women’s Day

By Chloe McKendrick / 20th March 2018 / 0 Comments

LOUISE Turner of Harlow College revealed the importance of International Women’s Day and her role as a feminist in a recent interview. She highlighted how far women had come within the past 100 years but acknowledged that the fight for gender equality continues. Deputy Principal Louise spoke of her interest in the education sector, stating,…

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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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