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Freshwaters Primary

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ONCE again, despite a few minor issues, the Dodgeball Finals were a relative breeze. With a huge 20 teams qualifying from last week’s events, the challenge to get finished on time was always going to be tight. Pleasingly, the standard of play was high; some…

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CONGRATULATIONS to the team of Year 5 and 6 Girls from Freshwaters, who edged out Church Langley A in a very close final with virtually the last kick of the game. A busy morning of Girls football at Mark Hall Academy saw 15 teams booked…

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A FAMILY of schools is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are at the forefront of education. The BMAT multi-academy trust – with primary and secondary schools in Essex and London – is launching a new strategy…

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SCHOOLS within the BMAT family have been given a spruce-up over the summer months. The work – totalling more than £700,000 – has seen tired and outdated facilities refurbished or replaced to ensure they are fit for today’s learning. Work completed includes –   an…

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RECENTLY, a Freshwaters Primary school student heard a news report about the Taliban stopping girls going to school in Afghanistan. Sydney may only be six years old but she wanted to voice her concern regarding this matter so she made a short video to send…

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THANKS to the nine teams of four who attended the Years 3 and 4 Tri-Golf Festival at Church Langley outside on the all-weather pitch. Once all the teams had arrived, the children set to work rotating through nine different golf-themed activities. Despite quiet strong winds,…

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A PERFORMANCE poet has inspired a whole school community to get creative. Author Neil Zetter visited Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, to perform pieces from his books, including Ssssnap! Mister Shark. Pupils joined in with his performances, having learnt his work off by heart ahead…

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THESE children are literally walking calculators! Along with their classmates, these pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, indulged in maths for a week. Maths Week at the school included a day where pupils dressed in outfits linked to the subject – including lots of…

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THANK you to the children and staff members from Freshwaters, Pear Tree Mead and Church Langley, who came together at Mark Hall Sports Centre to try out some ideas using the FA Disney Shooting Stars programme. The children had great fun and they really enjoyed…

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YOUNG children became scientists as they were given the opportunity to complete practical experiments. Science was promoted to pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, during their science week. The Birdman visited the school with his collection of owls and eagles to highlight the importance…

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A HUGE thank you to Karen and her team at Essex County Cricket Club as their Cricket in the Community roadshow came to Harlow. Eleven teams from Harlow came to Mark Hall Academy Sports Centre to take part in series of cricket-based skills. Supported by…

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CONGRATULATIONS to the team from Little Parndon who took this year’s Indoor Sportshall Athletics title for the Years 3 and 4. Eight teams descended upon Mark Hall Sports Centre for the Indoor Sportshall Athletics. The children really enjoyed the track and field events and were…

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FRESHWATERS Primary triumphed in a Harlow primary schools football tournament at Mark Hall Academy on Friday. They came first out of the 22 schools that took part. PE teacher, Mr Newborough said: “The team from Freshwaters played some fantastic football and worked brilliantly as a…

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A FAMILY of schools has gathered a cluster of experts to ensure all children with special educational needs (SEND) are given the best possible education. BMAT Education, which looks after primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London,…

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AN army of little people are helping a school to tackle dangerous parking at drop-off and pick-up times. Traffic outside Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, causes parents and teachers concern for the safety of pupils as they travel to and from school. With cars often…