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Freshwaters Primary

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AHEAD of half term, some of Little Parndon and Cooks Spinney primary pupils were treated to a special performance by Play Date. The musical duo, from Idaho USA, comprise singer-songwriter Shanti Wintergate, and Greg Attonito, singer of the punk rock band The Bouncing Souls. They visited Little…

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IT was like that scene out of Rocky 2 in Harlow on Friday as dozens of Freshwaters Primary and Mark Hall Academy runners joined popular teacher Mr Newborough as part of his London Marathon training. They took to the streets around both schools for quite…

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AS you may know, we are following a number of Harlow residents as they take on the challenge of the London Marathon on April 21st. Among them is Jordan Newborough, a PE teacher at Freshwaters Primary Academy. Jordan said: “In April I am running the…

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FRESHWATERS Primary Academy joined forces with BBC Essex to raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need. Pupils from nursery through to Year 6 took part in the charity morning. It was a great day for all at the school as in the afternoon, they…

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OPEN MORNING FRESHWATERS Academy are looking forward to welcoming prospective families to view their school on Thursday 12th October. The event runs from 9:30am – 10:15am Click below for more details. https://www.freshwatersacademy.org

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AN EDUCATION TRUST has invested £200,000 to ensure young people in Harlow have access to a vital life skill. With data collected from Sport England revealing almost 400 swimming pools have closed in England since 2010, BMAT Education is bucking the trend. The Trust –…

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PUPILS from Cooks Spinney, Freshwaters, Little Parndon, Roydon and Magna Carta Primary Academies will be selling fridge magnets, key rings, loom band bracelets and more. All funds raised will go towards a charity of the winning classes choice. Full details below.

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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…