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Burnt Mill Academy

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School councillors have not let lockdown get in the way of their mission. THE school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, met online for their final meeting of the school year. The Gibberd Council has put together an action plan for September, listing…

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A SCHOOL’S care for its children during the Coronavirus crisis has earned it an award. Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, has been given the Safeguarding Initiative Award, recognising schools which have demonstrated exceptional safeguarding during the crisis. The school submitted evidence to show how…

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THIS IS the last week for the Year 6 of Cooks Spinney Primary Academy. They may well never forget the last year. In twenty years, time, they may well describe 2020 to their own children as “challenging” or “different”. The school have put this lovely…

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Weekly sporting challenges throughout lockdown have earned a primary school national recognition. PUPILS at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, have continued to take part in PE sessions, despite the Coronavirus crisis seeing the majority learning from home. Since March, pupils have been set weekly challenges…

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We will never forget “times like these”. TEACHERS and support staff at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, came together virtually to send a heart-warming message to the community. Following on from their virtual game of toilet roll catch which brought smiles to pupils’ and parents’…

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A wealth of work experience opportunities is being given to young people, despite lockdown restrictions. STUDENTS at BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, are being offered a range of online experiences to develop their industry knowledge. The school, which caters for students in Year 10 upwards…

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A SCHOOL’S work to keep children active at home during lockdown has been recognised with a national award. Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, have continued to take part in PE sessions, despite the Coronavirus crisis seeing the majority learning from home. The…

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A HARLOW school has welcomed two new Child and Young Persons (CYP) officers who will support educational establishments in Harlow. Burnt Mill Academy is one of a number of schools and academies that PCs Robert Hance and Allen Kittles will be visiting, supporting and assisting.…

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Children are being set fun challenges to take them away from their online schoolwork – and to protect their mental health. WITH schools closed to the majority of students since the end of March, lessons have been moved to the internet to enable teachers to…

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HUNDREDS of children across Harlow are keeping busy with creative projects, thanks to a donation of art materials. As part of a national programme, families in the town have been given Let’s Create packs to enable them to access creative learning during lockdown. Teachers at…

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Children returning to school will benefit from a brand-new wellbeing room installed during lockdown. WHILE schools have been closed to the majority of pupils due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the extra resource has been set up at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon. The room is…

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A KEEN reader ploughed her way through two and a half books in one day to raise much-needed funds for the NHS. Ella Gostling, Year 7 at Epping St John’s School in Epping, was keen to show her support for local doctors and nurses after…

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Weekly academic, creative and kindness tasks are being set for children to keep them engaged with school. WITH the majority of children not attending school due to the Coronavirus outbreak, teachers are having to find new ways to keep inspiring children. Students from Sir Frederick…

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YOUNG children are getting to grips with measurements – by making and wearing social distancing hats. Early Years and Key Stage 1 children at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, are learning more about the social distancing measures the world has had to adopt during…

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Trainee teachers are learning to be resourceful and resilient as they continue their training during the school closures. A GROUP of 28 trainee teachers working at BMAT primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex are on track to complete their training…

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A BRAND-new school built almost entirely in a factory has risen from the rubble while the country has been in lockdown. The unique creation of the new building for Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, has been captured on timelapse video over the last 12…