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Harlow College staff and students observe two-minute silence for Remembrance Day

By Siobhan Wood Photo courtesy of Harlow College. STAFF and students at Harlow College observed a two-minute silence at 11am today to commemorate Armistice Day. All staff were encouraged to mark the moment in an appropriate way and given the freedom to do so. For some staff and students the college’s poppy display, which was […]

Harlow students take to Normandy

A GROUP of 30 Year 8 students from Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, took the five-day trip to Normandy.

Freshwaters students design car park

AS part of Primary Futures Week, children were visited by professionals from a range of industries to open their eyes to the world of work.

Parents lunch with first year students on first day at Freshwaters

THE first day at school included a dinner date with mum and dad for these Harlow pupils.

Hundreds flock to Burnt Mill’s open evening

DURING her talk, Miss Mills highlighted the school’s incredible GCSE results of 86% of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths.

Inquest to open over death of woman from Tanys Dell

AN INQUEST is set to open over the death of a woman from Tanys Dell in Harlow. Donna Howard, 41, died in Tanys Dell on Wednesday August 13th.

Hundreds flock to new opening at Aldis

HUNDREDS of Harlow shoppers flocked to the opening of Aldi’s in The Stow. The queue of keen shoppers snaked around First Avenue and into Howard Way.

SATS amazing! Freshwaters make outstanding improvement in exams

A HARLOW primary school is celebrating its best ever SATs results – boosting its score by 30% since forming a partnership with an outstanding secondary.
Staff, pupils and parents at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, are thrilled with the huge leap in its achievements after joining the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust (BMAT) at the start of the academic year.

New head of Burnt Mill primaries sets out his vision

YH went down to Little Parndon where we met the formidable five. They feel like a team, they look like a team and certainly illustrate why they have and are continuing to revolutionise education in Harlow. YH took some time out to interview Mr Jackson and discuss his role.

Everythings gone green at St Marks!

THE area outside the Science Department at St Mark’s in Tripton Road was transformed by the addition of two beautiful new planted areas, which have been created by the newly formed Ecology Club.

Ashlyns to host Open Day and Garden Party

ASHLYNS care home in The Stow opens its doors this weekend (Sat June 20th) for an open day and garden party.

Harlow Council secures prosecution against Arkwrights noisy neighbour Emma Cooke

EMMA Cooke of Arkwrights was originally served with a noise abatement notice on 1 July 2013, following complaints from residents, which required her to take steps to ensure she didn’t cause a noise nuisance. However, on 24 September 2013 Council Environmental Health Officers witnessed a breach of the noise abatement notice and Ms Cooke was issued with a court summons. On 5 March 2014 Ms Cooke was found guilty and fined £100 and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs to the Council and a £20 victim surcharge.

Living Together will be perfect harmony for Moot House Players

A spokesperson said: “The experienced hand and eye of Jon McNamara has brought innovative casting and a wealth of directorial experience. Rehearsals are galloping along and this promises to be one of the most lively Aykbourn’s we’ve done, so come to Moot Hall, 8th – 10th May and celebrate with us the playwright’s 75th year.

Review: Moot House Player’s “Earnest” wins plaudits

THE latest production by the Moot House Players was the Oscar Wilde classic, The Importance Of Being Earnest. The Players have a local, and even international, reputation for wonderful theatrical adaptions. Their work on this production is certainly no exception. Under the excellent directorial guidance of renowned theatrical polymath Henrietta Branwell, the cast were off to a fine start even before the first rehearsal.

Fundraiser for Dementia homes at Ashlyns

Staff at Ashlyns work very hard to creative a positive, welcoming atmosphere at the home. The fundraiser is on Friday March 28th at Fairways in Parlsoe Road, Harlow

Earnest turn set for the Moot House Players

A SPOKESPERSON said: “It’s a great little show, honed from the maximum four acts to a comfortable ninety minutes or so, but nonetheless retaining all the memorable bits and providing a pacey, atmospheric romp for your total enjoyment. “The young blades and refined debutantes are enthusiastically played by Claire, Kerry, Dan and newcomer Harry. The imperious Lady Bracknell is a total delight – I won’t spoil the experience by naming names at this stage … just come along and discover!”

Man United scout talks to Burnt Mill sports students

IT’S not all glamour living in the world of football, students have been learning. Chief scout at Manchester United football club, Jim Lawlor, spoke with GCSE PE students at Burnt Mill Academy to give them an insight into the profession.

Stief A Billy: Actor, musician and runner!

THESE are busy times for Harlow renaissance man, Stief A Billy. Stief is mainly known for his music but these days he spends more of his time treading the boards. YH popped over to the Horn and Horseshoes in Foster Street to chat to Stieff about his love of music, his busy acting schedule but as importantly, the half marathons he is running for charity.

School appeals for “Fresh” help

A SCHOOL is appealing to its community to help create outdoor education spaces for its children. Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, benefits from plenty of outdoor space, but acting headteacher Marios Solomonides is determined to make better use of it.

Anything is possible at Freshwaters Primary Academy.

“WE are now focusing far more on early intervention. It is no good stepping in when a pupil is in Year 6 to give extra help. Particularly where numeracy and literacy is concerned, we are now putting intervention steps in place for our very youngest children. If you close those gaps when they are not too big, they will disappear altogether.

Harlow College awarded key Beacon award

STAFF and students were celebrating as Harlow College was awarded the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for Innovation in Further Education. The college was presented with the award, sponsored by OCR, by Lord Willis, President of the AoC Charitable Trust, at the AoC Beacon Awards National Presentation Ceremony in London on Wednesday 5 February. The college was also congratulated by Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills and Enterprise, who was present at the ceremony.

River levels still of concern in Harlow

VIDEO: YH took its cameras down to the Moorhen area on Saturday morning (9am) to see how high the water levels have risen. The Moorhen is still inaccessible by car and as you can see the river offshoot from the Stort is flowing at quite a rate.

PE teacher to head off to South Africa to represent England

A PE teacher is preparing to play out her dream in South Africa, as she represents England in her sport. Kristina O’Hara, head of PE at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, has been selected for the INA England (Indoor Netball Association) squad to go on tour for the World Championships in May.

Another promising year for Linkfest

THE MUSIC FESTIVAL Linkfest is set to run in 2014. The organisers will be on Hawks Radio on Tues 11th Feb to announce the line up for Linkfest.

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