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A KEEN reader ploughed her way through two and a half books in one day to raise much-needed funds for the NHS. Ella Gostling, Year 7 at Epping St John’s School in Epping, was keen to show her support for local doctors and nurses after…

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Weekly academic, creative and kindness tasks are being set for children to keep them engaged with school. WITH the majority of children not attending school due to the Coronavirus outbreak, teachers are having to find new ways to keep inspiring children. Students from Sir Frederick…

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YOUNG children are getting to grips with measurements – by making and wearing social distancing hats. Early Years and Key Stage 1 children at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, are learning more about the social distancing measures the world has had to adopt during…

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Trainee teachers are learning to be resourceful and resilient as they continue their training during the school closures. A GROUP of 28 trainee teachers working at BMAT primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex are on track to complete their training…

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A BRAND-new school built almost entirely in a factory has risen from the rubble while the country has been in lockdown. The unique creation of the new building for Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, has been captured on timelapse video over the last 12…

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IF you are unsure what day of the week it is during lockdown, why not make it Christmas Day! That is what happened at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, when the catering team decided to shake things up and put smiles on pupils’ faces.…

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SINCE we launched in July 2013, we have published over 1700 stories on our education channel. The channel is a celebration of all the great work that our teachers do for us all. From Katherines in the west, to Churchgate Street in the east, we…

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A wellbeing fairy is ensuring school staff are keeping their spirits up during lockdown. A WELL-BEING team was formed at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, at the start of the school year as a way of looking after staff wellbeing. Before the school closures…

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DISADVANTAGED children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. The government is offering digital devices and internet access to children who have a social worker and to disadvantaged Year 10 pupils, but not…

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A school has devoted a whole week to learning about and celebrating the NHS. The nation has been focusing on the vital lifesaving work the NHS is carrying out in the fight against Coronavirus. In response, Epping St John’s Church of England School, in Epping,…

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Teenagers are benefitting from personalised careers advice from the comfort of their own homes. STUDENTS at BMAT secondary schools in Essex and London are being given direct access to their own careers advisor during lockdown. Mikaela Pinnock, BMAT careers guidance professional, is hosting virtual one…

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“You miss your school and we miss you too!” THE opening words to a poem written by staff at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, to show pupils they care. The message features in a series of photographs of members of the team holding up…

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Young mathematicians are continuing to rock their schoolwork at home. PUPILS at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, have spent the last year indulging in maths while having fun as part of the Times Tables Rock Stars scheme. The programme gives children daily times tables practice…

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A school kitchen has donated its leftover food to the homeless people of Harlow. THE catering team at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy were keen to put their food stocks to good use during the Coronavirus lockdown. Using ingredients which would go out of date before…

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A FAN of the outdoors, teenager James Davis was not keen on being locked down. Instead, he has spent the last month camping in his back garden – and has raised almost £1,000 for the NHS in the process. The Year 8 student from Epping…

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We are (the Roydon Primary Academy) family! TEACHERS, support staff and pupils from Roydon Primary Academy, in Harlow, have come together to produce a fun lockdown video. With schools partially closed and families instructed to stay home during the pandemic, social media has become awash…