EVERY student in a Harlow secondary school is rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up their environment. Burnt Mill Academy head girl Georgia Bailey and head boy Matthew Hart felt the school grounds were becoming untidy with too much litter dropped on the floor. So they set about putting together a litter picking timetable to […]
THE Pemberley staff band have this week seen their end of half term concert for the children go viral with the video being watched as far away as India and South Africa.
BUILDING specialist Caledonian has secured the contract to build the new Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow.
TWO Harlow school girls are proving they are among the best in the country at trampolining. Burnt Mill Academy students Shannon Waterman and Lois Tappenden represent their school in national competitions in the sport. Year 8 Shannon, a member of Flight Trampoline Club, has qualified for the British Schools Gymnastics Association National Trampoline Finals which […]
ROYDON Primary Academy prides itself on having a reading culture and doing all it can to encourage children to read for pleasure.
Year 6 reading leaders – chosen as ambassadors to encourage peers to read – decided the library needed to have a makeover to reflect its importance in the school.
LOCAL fine artist Jack Freeman, recently stopped by Passmores Academy to hold an interactive portraiture session for pupils and staff. Jack demonstrated the techniques and styles that he most often uses within his portraiture work as well as his use of charcoal as his material of choice.
PEOPLE who help us have been introducing themselves to nursery children.
COMPETITION was fierce at the annual Battle of the Bands competition! On Wednesday 13th February, four rock bands and the concert band from Mark Hall Academy brought their musical talent to Harlow College to win the judges’ vote.
ONCE again, the choir at Latton Green travelled to the O2 to showcase their hard work and dedication. They have worked tirelessly over the past four months and finally it was the big day.
DETERMINED teenagers are attending school six days a week in an effort to achieve their full potential. Aspirations sessions have been launched on Saturdays at Epping St John’s School, in Epping, to give Year 11 students extra time in the classroom to prepare for their GCSE exams. Sessions focusing on every subject are being offered […]
BARRATT Homes North Thames donated 70 hi-visibility kit bags to the school for its pupils to wear while walking to and from school, making them easier to be seen on the road in the dark.
ON Friday 8th of February, Passmores Academy took forty keen scientists to the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London for the GCSE Science Live to see speeches by renowned Scientists and BBC presenters.
LAST week, the Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships, Anne Milton visited Harlow College.
GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects, says Harlow MP Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee.
A BRAND-new show choir is bringing smiles to the faces of its audiences. Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, has launched the performance choir to breathe new life into performances by encouraging singers to move and dance as they sing.
By Ian Beckett YCT is the Harlow-based counselling and therapeutic support charity, specialising in helping children and young people aged 5 – 25 years, their families and the professionals who work with them. I had the pleasure of supporting their work whilst I was a Councillor and Mental Health Champion and have pledged to continue […]
A TV actor is taking time out of his EastEnders filming schedule to coach teenagers in Harlow.
By Local Democracy Reporter Piers Meyler PASSMORES Academy in Harlow has been praised for its education policy in supporting disadvantaged children in Channel 4 Dispatches – given the number of children being home schooled across Essex has risen by more than 40 per cent in four years. The increase in home schooling has added to […]
NINE Stewards Academy pupils were involved in Cambridge University’s Archaeological Dig programme before the summer holidays. Stewards has been invited to participate in this for a number of years and it is an excellent opportunity for pupils to explore the past.
STUDENTS from St Mark’s West Essex Catholic school, Passmores Academy and Steward’s Academy took part in an IET Faraday Challenge Day (FCD) sponsored by Jack Petchey Foundation.
HOW to stay safe around dogs was the topic of a workshop given to primary school children.
KIDDI Caru’s day nursery in Harlow has beaten off competition from across the country to be named Nursery of the Year at the National Nursery Recognition Awards.
Gratnells award-winning MakerSpace trolley shortlisted for prestigious Education award THE latest addition to the Callero family of storage solutions, Gratnells’ MakerSpace trolley is building on a successful launch with the news that it has been named a finalist for a prestigious industry award that highlights and rewards the quality and diversity of education products. The […]
YEAR 5 pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, have been learning vital life skills with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.