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Burnt Mill Academy

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A GROUP of 30 Year 8 students from Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, took the five-day trip to Normandy. During their stay, they were set the challenge of going to a market with a set budget and producing a lunch. They also visited…

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CHILDREN took on the role of building surveyors as they set about improving their school’s car park. Year 6 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, were invited to put forward their ideas for improving their school further. As part of Primary Futures…

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BY Hannah Sellman WRITER Dan Freedman visited Burnt Mill Academy to give an inspirational speech to the Year 8 students about his life. With Freedman’s previous career involving work with Sky Sports, Radio 5 Live and the FA it was the perfect opportunity for the…

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CHILDREN, parents and teachers gathered in church to celebrate harvest. The harvest festival at St Peter’s Church was attended by the community of Roydon Primary School, in Epping Road, Roydon. Headteacher Gill Doyle said: “We celebrate harvest each year at school and at our local…

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YOUNG Essex pupils made special presentations today (Wednesday 15 October) to a panel of Essex County Councillors about the best way to spend £250 at their schools. The challenge was part of Local Democracy Week (Monday 13 October to Sunday 19 October) to help young…

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Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, has an apple theme running through it all year round, with its behaviour management system and class names using apples for inspiration. The apple themed day, however, saw children use the apple as the basis for written…

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By Siobhan Wood ACTRESS Gillian Wright, best known for her award winning performance as Jean Slater in EastEnders, today ran three different drama workshops for students at Burnt Mill Academy. Gillian, 54, worked with Steven Berkoff in his play Religion and Anarchy in 2013 and…

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CHILDREN arrived at school to find a mysterious giant egg had appeared. Following an emergency assembly, pupils at Little Parndon Primary School, in Park Mead, Harlow, were tasked with investigating where the egg had come from. Each class then took the egg theme and used…

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YOUNG Essex pupils will be presenting a panel of County Councillors with the best way to spend £250 at their schools next Wednesday as part of Local Democracy Week (Monday 13 October to Sunday 19 October). Primary and secondary school students will get to grips…

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A TEACHING school has been launched this month in Harlow to create outstanding teachers for across the country. Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, has been appointed as one of just a handful of teaching schools in the country. With its own teaching classified as…

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YEAR 3 pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, enjoyed a full day in character as they worked with visitors History Off The Page. While children acted as slaves, teachers became shopkeepers and stallholders, as they followed a storyline and reacted to…

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THE adventure of a lifetime took them to Accra, Ghana, where they took part in community projects and sightseeing activities. The students had spent many months fundraising to fund their trip and gathered clothes, stationery and educational supplies from friends and family to donate to…

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CHILDREN will soon be able to enjoy learning in a hidden forest within their school. A long forgotten wildlife area in the grounds of Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, is having new life breathed into it. An overgrown pond has been rediscovered…

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SHE may only be small, but Kayleigh Tyler is kicking and punching above her weight. The karate kid – just four belts off her black belt – scooped gold and silver medals at the United Martial Arts Academy dojo in Croydon. At the event, the…

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THE first day at school included a dinner date with mum and dad for these Harlow pupils. Reception pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, invited their parents in to school for their first day to enjoy lunch together. The 45 children, now entitled…

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BURNT Mill Academy, in First Avenue, had to open up its playing fields for parking to accommodate the numbers of people who poured through the door. More than 500 welcome packs were handed out and two talks given by headteacher Helena Mills were full to…