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Education: Secondary

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DETERMINED and competitive young people came together to battle it out in an interhouse football tournament. Year 7 and 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, took part in the first interhouse competition since the pandemic outbreak. More than 100 students got involved, with…

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STEWARDS Academy was absolutely delighted to invite Andrew Mines, Managing Director of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group to give a talk to 70 of our Year 10 and 11 pupils.  Since 1956, Watson-Marlow has been designing and engineering some of the most innovative fluid management solutions…

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HARLOW College has been awarded significant funding by the UK Government to support Harlow residents by investing in skills, local business, the local community and by supporting people back into employment or helping to further their career prospects, in a project which will run from January to June 2022. For…

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ST MARK’S sixth year students spent a very valuable day developing their interview skills. The school is not only very keen to bridge any gaps in their learning over the past two years but also their social development. This may be for university interviews but…

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THE health and educational benefits of reading were explained to young people during World Book Day. Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, celebrated the themed event. The purpose and importance of the day was explained during a special assembly, before students were given…

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Opinion Piece Michael Casey TWO weeks ago, over 2,000 Year 7 and 8 students from across Essex took part in the Essex Schools Track and Field Championships. Apart from three runners from St Nicholas’ in Old Harlow, there was not a single runner from Harlow.…

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STEWARDS Academy’s Year 10 photography students accompanied by Miss Martin, Mr Ford and Miss Spowart embarked on a trip to London City Centre with the goal to explore the different sites that the city had to offer-documenting their journey through photographs. Arriving at the Tower…

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CLOTHES were worn inside out by a school community as it confronted the issue of children’s mental health. Students and teachers at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, took part in Inside Out Day as part of Children’s Mental Health Week. The event raises awareness…

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THE Essex Year of Reading campaign aims to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pupils’ education and help every child, young person and family in Essex discover the joy of reading. A new, £1million campaign – the Essex Year of Reading – is…

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ESSEX on the right track to close the disadvantage gap for pupils in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic Research undertaken by the Education Policy Institute highlights key areas of focus for Essex County Council, as progress continues to be made to close the disadvantage…

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STUDENTS who lack English and maths GCSEs, or two A-levels at grade E, would not qualify for a student loan in England, under new plans reports the BBC. Ministers will set out details for new minimum university entry requirements, on Thursday, as part of a…

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YOUNG eco warriors collected bag loads of rubbish as they set about cleaning up the community. Year 9 and 10 BTEC cadets at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, volunteered to clean up their school grounds and surrounding area. As part of their course, they choose…

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SCHOOLS in England are being reminded to teach sensitive issues in a non-biased way, under new guidance reports the BBC. It aims to help teachers cover complex topics, such as the history of the British Empire or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, without pushing one political view…

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LAST week the Harlow Business Forum celebrated National Apprenticeship week which took place on the 7-13th February 2022. The Harlow Business Forum which is hosted by Harlow and District Chamber of Commerce & Harlow District Council highlighted Apprenticeship opportunities and support available to local businesses. Harlow…

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MUKHTAAR Adam, a 20 year old Junior Electrician at Harlow College has made the incredible journey from ESOL student, to Electrical Apprentice and is now a permanent, full-time member of staff with the Minor Works team. For National Apprenticeships Week, he’s shared his experiences with…

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WHAT a feeling of hope and inspiration the children from Church Langley and St Nicholas schools provided on the final afternoon of the half-term. Despite the understandable difficulty in preparing a performance, the two schools defied the obstacles which many others succumbed too, to produce…