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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
GOVERNMENT statistics published this week, mark Passmores Academy as an “underperforming school”. In response to this, Principal, Vic Goddard has written an open letter to our readers.
FAVOURITE children’s author Michael Rosen shared his tips on inspiring a love of reading when he led a training session with teaching staff.
The writer of classic children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt worked with teachers from the BMAT family of schools when he visited Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow.
THE story of the short life of William Wheatley as read by Burnt Mill Academy student, Lucy.
THE Harlow-based manufacturer is committed to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing subjects to young people and recently welcomed local school students on-site for a day of activities.
ON Monday 14th January Passmores Academy took part in the County Secondary Boccia Competition at Basildon Sporting Village. Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and pétanque.
CHILDREN attending BMAT schools in Harlow have been given a once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to BMAT STEM Academy.
PASSMORES Academy hosted the first ever performance of the Fraudway Singers this week in aid of the charity “No Child Without”. No Child Without was established in 2013 and provides financial support for young people across Harlow
A SCHOOL science director has been asked to share her views on modernising the curriculum at an international conference.
PASSMORES Academy’s Pop Choir started off the Christmas season last week by visiting Sumners Care Home to deliver some Christmas cheer to the local residents.
YOUNG actors took to the stage to take part in a Battle of the Bards.
THE world of apprenticeships was opened up to students studying at a work-focused school.
CHILDREN with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are turning their lives around through performing arts.
A PACKED chamber saw the efforts of many many Harlow students recognised in the Harlow Educational Awards, 2018.
MIKE Wright, from Sheppard and Wright Butchers in Bush Fair, visited Passmores Academy this week to demonstrate the craft of butchery to some Year 10 catering students. They have been learning about Food Provenance, where our food comes from, so Mike agreed to teach the students in a very practical and interesting way. The students […]
THE Year 8 students from Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, competed against other schools from around the country to make it through to the next stage of the National Young Mathematician Competition.