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Education: Primary

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LONGWOOD Primary Academy has introduced a Meditation Pod to help combat stress for staff and pupils but also part of a culture to be more resilient. YH went down to the Paringdon Road school to speak to innovative headteacher, James Hollinsley and find out more.…

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A FESTIVE atmosphere was brought to Harlow when primary school children performed at the Bandstand. Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils from Little Parndon Primary Academy gave a festive carol concert at Harlow Bandstand, in the Town Park. Children sang classic carols such as…

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Students are reaching for the stars…and touching the moon. CHILDREN attending BMAT schools in Harlow have been given a once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to BMAT STEM Academy. The school – dedicated to science, technology, engineering and maths – is one of the select few in the…

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PARENTS are building closer links with their children’s primary school. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy is looking to work even closer with parents to ensure children get the best possible experience at the school. Each half-term, a coffee morning or evening is to be held to…

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CHILDREN are being challenged to complete 50 activities before they leave their primary school. From riding a bike, playing a game of cards, sleeping in a tent, flying a kite, to hunting for bugs, visiting a museum and playing a game of cricket, pupils at…

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A PACKED chamber saw the efforts of many many Harlow students recognised in the Harlow Educational Awards, 2018. The brainchild of former chief executive of Harlow Council, Malcolm Morley, the awards lay great emphasis on progress and endeavour. Our film of the proceedings is below.…

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A brand-new newspaper has been launched in Harlow…by school children. PUPILS at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, have launched the Spinney Star to share news from their school and neighbourhood. The team of 20 Year 6 pupils are working on both a newspaper and…

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DID you know, there are 40 types of penguins? That is just one of the many facts Year 1 and 2 pupils from Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, learned on a trip to Colchester Zoo. The school trip gave pupils an opportunity to learn from…

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Young leaders have taken on new responsibilities at their primary school. ROYDON Primary Academy, in Roydon, has appointed Year 6 pupils as leaders across the school. Posts as leaders in reading, writing, maths, science and PE, as well as house champions, launched last year. Keen…

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58 school students have taken part in an interactive workshop where they learned about the democratic process and the Council’s role as a community leader. The Year 6 students from St Luke’s and St Albans Catholic Academies visited the Civic Centre on Tuesday 13 November,…

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By Callum Hibberd HARLOW’S golden girl, Jo Harten visited the school of her former coach and brought along her gold medal to show the pupils. Jo now plays in Sydney but is back in the UK during the close season. Jo Harten won Gold at…

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Primary school children took a leap of faith and headed off on a residential trip. Year 5 and 6 pupils from Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, spent three days at the Kingwood activity camp in Kent. The group of 42 pupils took part in wall-climbing…

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TRANSFORMING a library with floor to ceiling book characters has heralded the start of a literacy push at a primary school. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, is pulling out all the stops to ensure children have a love of books and read as much…

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IT has been three years since we last sat down and interviewed the chief executive of the Burnt Mill Academy Trust, Helena Mills. Since then, the Trust has grown to eleven schools including where we interviewed Mrs Mills, the BMAT STEM Academy. In a wide…