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Education: Secondary

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MINI sagas created by mini writers are being published in a book. The Year 1 to 6 pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, took up the challenge of writing 100-word mini saga stories, starting with Once Upon A Time. A total…

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ONE of the most pleasurable aspects of a career in teaching, as any teacher will tell you, is seeing a young person develop into an adult and fulfilling their potential. It was very encouraging, therefore, for Stewards Academy to receive a letter from the Right…

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CHILDREN arrived at school to find pieces of egg shell rotting in their classroom. The discovery was the result of a scientific experiment by chemist Tim Collins, governor at Roydon Primary School, in Epping Road, Roydon. Year 6 had left the pieces of egg shell…

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YEAR 9, 10 and 11 students from Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, attended several hours of lessons throughout the week. Revision and tailored classes in all subjects were put on for those students who would benefit from extra time with their teachers. While…

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SUZY Stride, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow met with members of Mark Hall student parliament this week to find out what changes that want to see in Harlow. The budding politicians act as a bridge between students and staff and a voice for students to…

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YEAR 2 pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, were given passports and travelled to five different countries. The focus was on Ghana, Papua New Guinea, Spain, Mexico and India, with classrooms being set up with cultural activities from each country. Jenni…

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BURNT Mill Academy, in First Avenue, has already been awarded £5,000 for its success in closing the gap between the achievements of children from poor and affluent backgrounds. They are among just 16 schools in the eastern region to be awarded the Department for Education…

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YOUNG politicians got to pose their questions to Parliamentary hopeful Suzy Stride. The Labour candidate visited Year 6 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, to explain the world of politics to them. The visit follows on from Inspiring The Future Week where…

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GOVERNMENT figures have revealed that St Marks School, once again, tops the table for the number of students achieving the English Baccalaureate. The Ebacc subjects are: English, Maths, a science, a humanities subject and a language. The push for a return to the more traditional…

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St Mark’s Year 7 sing at the 02 Arena 100 pupils from Year 7 at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School, took part in Young Voices at the 02 Arena on Wednesday 28 January, joining 7,500 other young people in the largest young people’s concert…

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CHILDREN are being inspired to get to school on time every day by a pair of cuddly toys. Einstein the monkey and Peggy the bird are the stuffed pets who are managing to entice children to make attendance and punctuality a priority at Freshwaters Primary…

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By Siobhan Wood Photo courtesy of Harlow College HARLOW College marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a ceremony to dedicate artwork created by Visual Arts students. Harlow MP Robert Halfon led the ceremony in memory of Holocaust victims, which was attended by staff, students and the…

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Champion parents are pulling out the stops to make their school – and their children – the best they can be. Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, has done away with the traditional PTA where parents are given set roles and instead invited any…

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IT was an amazing day for Harlow College last week as a star of the hit BBC One show, The Apprentice, Felipe Alviar-Baquero visited the campus to meet with local students and apprentices. Felipe was invited to the town by local MP Robert Halfon, who…

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THAT is probably grammatically incorrect, then again, so was Ich Bin Ein Berliner but last night (Friday), Passmores Academy was lit up in the red, white and blue colours of the Passmores Academy flag. It was heartening to see the school make such a stance…

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A LARGE sinkhole has appeared in Cooks Spinney Primary School in Harlow. The school’s Twitter feed alerted parents to the hazard this morning (Tuesday). According to the school, the hole has appeared in the lower hall. It appears that lessons are going on as normal.…