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Education: Primary

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LAST week, along with the rest of the nation, Abbotsweld Primary Academy and Latton Green Primary Academy were celebrating British Science Week. British Science Week is a 10 day celebration of all things science, providing children with plenty of opportunities to spark enthusiasm, develop life…

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LEADING broadcaster and children’s author, Dermot O’Leary went back to the classroom today (Tuesday 15 March) to inspire schoolchildren to take part in the Essex Year of Reading and discover a lifelong love of reading.The visit was the first in what will be a series…

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LAST week, Water Lane Primary Academy had a visit from a number of rainforest animals. A spokesperson for the school said: “We really enjoyed our opportunity to get up close with some of the different types of rainforest animals. “The children learnt a little about…

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PENCILS and paper were replaced with slates and fountain pens as children explored the Victorian era. Year 4 pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, took a trip back in time to experience life in Victorian times. They got to find out what it was…

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THE children and staff at Pear Tree Mead Academy came into school on Wednesday in their funky socks to raise awareness of children who are Young Carers.  The children across the school discussed what it means to be a Young Carer and thought about how…

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ONCE again, the heavens smiled down on the good deeds begin undertaken by the children and schools from Harlow. A fantastic morning of tag-rugby was played at the Harlow Rugby Club where teams from Newhall Primary, Hatfield Heath (x 2), Cooks Spinney (x 2), St Nicholas…

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HOLY Cross Academy along with Holy Cross Church and Second Great Parndon Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been collecting for the Ukraine. The items (see below) were brought to the Tracyes Road school and then are set to be transported to A spokesperson said: “Thank…

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ON Tuesday, Water Lane Primary in Sumners had a wonderful visit from Omar Beckles who is a centre-back for Leyton Orient FC. He also plays internationally for Grenada. Omar kindly visited us to open our wonderful new Multi – Goals and to lead an assembly…

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KEY Stage Two Pupils at Pear Tree Mead Academy have been learning how to become Mental Health Champions. All the children took part in 12 online sessions with Mrs Peden, Headteacher and a company called One Goal. They learnt about championing their own and each…

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PUPILS at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, devoted a week to books in celebration of World Book Day. They went to school dressed as their favourite book character or wearing their pyjamas, read every afternoon and decorated their classroom doors in the style of their…

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STAFF and pupils at Saint Nicholas School in Old Harlow are celebrating this week after receiving the highest possible grading of ‘excellent’ across all areas, in a recent school inspection, carried out by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI). The top grading was achieved for both…

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THE Masked Reader, Where’s Wally and Ready, Steady, Read were just some of the fun activities children enjoyed as part of World Book Day. Pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, took part in a programme of events to promote the joy of books…

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BERTIE, the two-year-old Cocker Spaniel, has joined Cooks Spinney Primary Academy as a registered Essex Therapy Dog. He spends time with small groups of children to help to improve their emotional wellbeing and to provide comfort and calm. The new addition to the school lives…

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A FEW months ago, we interviewed the Headteacher of Abbotsweld Primary School, Katherine Benson. Ms Benson is also the Interim Head of Latton Green. All this and she is also a busy mother. So we thought that we would publish the interview on International Women’s…