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JUST what did Travel and Tourism students from Stansted Airport College discover on their recent trip to Portugal? Students from the HNC (Higher National Certificate) in International Travel and Tourism Management have just returned from a fact-finding trip to the Algarve in Portugal, where they…

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THE BMAT community are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Frederick Gibberd College’s Classics and Latin teacher Chris Pilcher. Mr Pilcher joined SFG in September 2020 as a trainee, part of the pioneering team that launched the school. As a newly…

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THE Amazon Future Engineer bursary is a national bursary programme aimed at supporting women A-level and BTEC/OCR (or Scottish equivalent) students from low-income households who wish to study computer science or related engineering courses at UK universities. Women are still significantly underrepresented in engineering and…

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TWO Harlow schools are set to receive funding for major building upgrades following a continued campaign by Robert Halfon MP to secure further investment into Harlow’s schools. Passmores Academy and Purford Green Primary School will see the investment from the Condition Improvement Fund, which comes…

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EARLIER this month, Alimi Ifeoluwa, 27, from Harlow headed to parliament to urge the government to invest in the fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, at a ‘Day of Action’ organised by anti-poverty organisation The ONE Campaign. The day was to campaign for the Global…

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SENIOR Tories are sounding the alarm over the “outrageous” interest rates to be applied to student loans later this year, after warnings that some graduates will soon be hit with rates of up to 12% reports The Guardian. In the latest sign of party unease over the…

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The Orchard has been created within a former library at Mark Hall Academy, in Harlow, to offer students a range of learning interventions, emotional support and a safe space to reset and recharge. Students will also have access to a guinea pig, dog, arts, crafts,…

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STUDENTS in Year 7 to Year 9 at Mark Hall Academy took part in the BBC Centenary Share Your Story tour. To mark its centenary, the BBC is holding interactive assemblies for 250,000 secondary school students across the UK. A group of 100 BBC Storytellers…

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INDUSTRY Placements give young people valuable practical experience, helping to prepare them for the workplace. Employers like you are helping to grow the talent of our young people by developing their technical and employability skills and building their confidence. Are you ready to play a key…

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FREE Essex Year of Reading app launches, offering even more ways for children, young people and adults of all ages to get involved in the campaign and discover where reading might take them.A free app that is fun to use and supports readers of all…

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SCHOOL councillors are working with a conservation charity to make their community more environmentally friendly. Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, are being inspired and empowered by Action for Conservation. Councillors in each year group are working on their own projects, having presented…

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FOR the first time since the pandemic began, students are sitting exams across the UK. Pupils faced major disruption to their studies because of Covid and are getting help to make up for lost learning reports the BBC. When do exams begin? Most A-level and…

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THE PRESIDENT and Vice-Chancellor of the Harlow annexe of Memorial University of Newfoundland visited the campus this week. Vianne Timmons and her team were delighted to be able to visit the Old Harlow campus for the first time in years due to lockdown. The President…

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THE ST MARK’S West Essex Catholic School Year 8 Netball team lost out in extra time in the semi finals of the West Essex Schools Cup. They lost by one point 15-16 to a very talented West Hatch team. A PE spokesperson said: “They have…

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ON Thursday 28th April 2022, Stewards Academy was delighted to hold the first Presentation Evening for three years. The evening celebrated the successes of pupils across all year groups. Tutor Awards were given in acknowledgement of pupils’ development, progress, commitment, and hard work. Subject and…

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TWO senior government ministers were very impressed with the provision for special needs and mental health at Passmores Academy in Harlow. Minister for Education, Will Quince MP and Minister for Social Care, Gillian Keegan along with Harlow MP Robert Halfon came to the school on…