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Education: Primary

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MORE than 16,000 parents and carers in Essex will discover the outcome of their primary school applications today (Tuesday 19 April), with those who applied online getting confirmation by email or via the Essex County Council (ECC) website. Out of a total of 16,067 applications that…

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THE children in Saplings at Pear Tree Mead Academy enjoyed time in their woodland area having fun looking for Stickman and returning him to the family tree.  They made their own stick men out of sticks from the woodland and created a group giant Stickman.…

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CHILDREN have completed more than 1,400 laps of their school field in support of families in Ukraine. Pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, took part in a sponsored run to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee: Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Year 5 and 6…

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FRIENDS of Harlowbury School decided to have a Ukraine donation point at the Old Harlow school for the whole of March.  A spokesperson said: “We would just like to say a big thank you to parents, carers, family members and teachers for coming together to…

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INSPIRATIONAL teacher and runner Ruby Campbell has passed away at the age 84. Ruby was a much-loved teacher, working at Hare Street, Tany’s Dell, Spinney, Potter Street primary schools. Ruby must have educated thousands of young children in the town. Old Harlow resident Ruby was…

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A BIG thank you to all the 300+ pupils and school staff who attend the Quad Kids events at Mark Hall Sports Centre on Friday. Both events were really well attended and once again the sun shone down on the athletes as they took part…

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THE GIBBERD Gallery is delighted to welcome back school groups. A spokesperson said: “As we slowly open up after two years of lockdowns we were delighted to welcome Hare Street Primary School to the Gibberd Gallery. The whole school have worked on cross curricular projects…

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AFTER what seemed like forever, the roars from the crowds of spectators heralded the return of cross country on the primary schools’ calendar. The sun shone down on the grass at Mark Hall Sports Centre and the atmosphere was electric. So long have we all…

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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…