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THE MENOPAUSE, for Harlow resident Hayley Cockman began at the age of fourteen. Twenty six years later, Hayley is now doing a lot of work to raise awareness regarding early onset of menopause. Hayley said: “In October 2020 I decided I was ready to talk…

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Let them eat cake! WHAT better way to take a break from remote learning than to make a colourful bake? Year 8 students at Mark Hall Academy, in Harlow, were challenged to take part in a bake-off competition. In a mission to get children away…

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[email protected] – new free online girls project launched THE Gifted is proud to launch its new online craft-along course, [email protected], which aims to share the joy and creativity of crafting and developing new skills, while also alleviating some of the isolation of lockdown. Aimed at…

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A CONSTRUCTION firm has become the latest industry specialist to partner with a business-focused school to inspire young people. BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, provides students from Year 10 onwards with a curriculum focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. The school has…

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EVERY child at Mark Hall Academy is being given access to live online learning. Since joining the BMAT family of schools this year, the school, in Harlow, has launched real-time remote lessons for the first time. During the last national lockdown, work was set by…

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Free school meals vouchers for half term ESSEX County Council is again providing free school meal vouchers for some 35,000 eligible children and young people during February half term. Free school meals vouchers The vouchers worth £15 per child will be sent out to parents and…

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Grow your business with ACL Apprenticeships ACL Essex Apprenticeships are helping businesses build for the future by supporting them with the recruitment of new apprentices and upskilling their current employees. Businesses could receive funding of up to £3,000 to support them to take on a new apprentice with…

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BRILLIANT sixth formers have their sights set firmly on the country’s top universities. Year 12 students at BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, are taking part in The Scholars Programme, giving them access to university style learning. Working with University of Cambridge PhD researcher Anna Chaplin,…

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By Kirsty-Jane Lamacraft AS we begin Children’s Mental Health Week I wanted to share my story on how I am helping myself and others with the challenges of lockdown. During the lockdown last year our unit began meeting on Zoom in order to keep our…

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PUPILS in the UK could stand to lose an average of £40,000 each in lifetime earnings from the effects of Covid-hit school closures, a report suggests reports the BBC. Any effects are likely to be concentrated among children from disadvantaged backgrounds, the Institute for Fiscal…

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A FRONTLINE doctor has inspired teenagers to strive for a career in medical science. Sixth form students studying A-level biology, chemistry, physics, applied science and health and social care attended a webinar by Dr Lalita Abhyankar, a GP working in America. The Year 12 and…

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SCHOOLS in England will not be able to fully re-open after the half-term break next month but could begin to return from 8 March, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson said a final decision would depend on meeting vaccination targets and schools would get…

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ON WORLD Holocaust Day, Harlow MP Robert Halfon was invited by BBC Radio 4 to tell listeners why Sophie Scholl was such an inspiration to him. Sophia Magdalena Scholl: 9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active…

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MUSICAL children are rediscovering their voices as they sing once again to take care of their mental health. Since March last year, schools have been unable to run extra-curricular singing or music clubs due to Covid-19 safety restrictions. Realising the impact this had had on…

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TORY MPs are asking the government to set out a “route map” for the reopening of schools in England, amid growing concerns about the impact of closures on children’s education. The chairman of the education select committee, Robert Halfon, has asked for a plan to…

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ASDA has today announced that it is working with Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) to provide 7,000 laptops to schools across the UK to help those children who are at risk of falling behind in their education because they do not have the technology to take…