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Education: Primary

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KEEPING active, eating well and taking care of mental health was the focus of a special week for children. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, held Healthy Schools Week to remind pupils to look after themselves in lockdown. Pupils in all year groups got involved,…

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THE CHIEF executive of Passmores Learning Community, Vic Goddard cannot wait for his schools to fully re-open on Monday March 8th. “The best bit of the job is missing” YH went down to Passmores Academy to speak to Vic Goddard about the process of fully…

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SAINT Nicholas School continues to look at new and innovative ways of developing their Virtual Open Day experience and are introducing the option of live virtual taster lessons for prospective pupils on their next Open Day on Saturday 6th March. In addition to one to…

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SECONDARY schools in England will be asked to deliver face-to-face summer schools as part of efforts to catch pupils up with lessons lost to Covid reports the BBC. An extra £420m in funding has been announced, along with £300m announced for catch-up projects in January.…

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CHILDREN working remotely from home have been taught how to stay safe while online. Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, used Safer Internet Day to explore the reliability of content on the web. Pupils completed activities focusing on who they can trust online, how the online…

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[email protected] – new free online girls project launched THE Gifted is proud to launch its new online craft-along course, [email protected], which aims to share the joy and creativity of crafting and developing new skills, while also alleviating some of the isolation of lockdown. Aimed at…

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THIS week the children in Reception have been focusing on the celebration of Chinese New Year. The pupils at the Tracyes Road school have been learning about the Great Race and the Chinese Zodiac and they have been making masks, lanterns, puppets and yummy desserts.…

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CHILDREN used a traditional game of hide and seek to give them a break from lockdown learning. Children of key worker parents still attending Freshwater Primary Academy, in Harlow, during the partial school closures have been working with resident artist and high-level teaching assistant Karen…

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Free school meals vouchers for half term ESSEX County Council is again providing free school meal vouchers for some 35,000 eligible children and young people during February half term. Free school meals vouchers The vouchers worth £15 per child will be sent out to parents and…

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A SCHOOL in Harlow has been chosen as a finalist for the South East as part of the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards. If it wins, The Downs Primary School will receive a £1,000 cash prize, plus a special party pack to help them celebrate.…

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Potter Street Academy celebrates recognition at Harlow Educational Progress Awards  POTTER Street Academy is celebrating the success of one of its inspirational pupils who has won the Outstanding Student Progression Award for KS1 & 2 and was also voted the overall winner at Harlow Council’s…

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WILLIAM Martin Schools are celebrating that they have successfully continued to provide Parent workshops to their school community throughout both National Lockdowns. Bonnie Jones, Pastoral Manager, has worked tirelessly alongside Joanne Ingall, Adult Community Learning (ACL) to ensure that the ACL workshops, which support an increasing…

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HOLY Cross Catholic Church is continuing to live stream masses. There was a short break due to Covid-19 but now the Tracyes Road church is back on-line. We have been impressed in the way that all faiths have remained engaged with their communities both on…

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Ambitious children have earned their classmates a visit from a published author. PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, entered the Collins Big Cat 1000 book competition which challenged them to decide what career a book character should have. The competition sparked discussion around…

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SCHOOLS in England will not be able to fully re-open after the half-term break next month but could begin to return from 8 March, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson said a final decision would depend on meeting vaccination targets and schools would get…

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ON WORLD Holocaust Day, Harlow MP Robert Halfon was invited by BBC Radio 4 to tell listeners why Sophie Scholl was such an inspiration to him. Sophia Magdalena Scholl: 9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active…