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19/02/19

Two Harlow school girls are proving they are among the best in the country at trampolining. Burnt Mill Academy students Shannon Waterman and Lois Tappenden represent their school in national competitions in the sport. Full story - https://t.co/DnydFyCCrR https://t.co/RgdTjEt8xT

13/02/19

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Well done to those students from , proudly representing . Good luck with the competition! https://t.co/GBEkbXR0B4

13/02/19

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Fantastic support as ever from students as Young Leaders today at our Eastern Regional Final between Essex, Herts and Cambridgeshire https://t.co/9KieSjnqD3

13/02/19

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Well done to on winning their first East Regional Championship today Report, photos and results here - https://t.co/4j944XqXsJ Thanks also to our leaders from https://t.co/i1XEa7ECJ6

12/02/19

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Two days until Valentine's disco!! 💕💝💘💖💕 https://t.co/QYK4K07lm7

08/02/19

A brand-new show choir is bringing smiles to the faces of its audiences. Burnt Mill Academy has launched the performance choir to breathe new life into performances by encouraging singers to move and dance as they sing. Full story - https://t.co/WErvzWsNwo https://t.co/yHOYAOVi6x

07/02/19

A TV actor is taking time out of his filming schedule to coach teenagers in Harlow. , who plays Patrick Truman in the long-running soap opera, is working with students at Burnt Mill Academy. Full story - https://t.co/sEMLhyqZLf https://t.co/e10z2nvIsc

07/02/19

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I had a fantastic day - thanks to all the teachers, volunteers & all the impressive young people, including who shared these inspiring words “We are students today, engineers tomorrow” https://t.co/v2DPTx0jlS

06/02/19

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New vacancies have been added to our website. A variety of teaching and support roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/S5v0fwV9Yh

31/01/19

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Vacancy - Lead Practitioner with responsibility for Maths at Harlow, CM20. https://t.co/2sBbeQixZM https://t.co/OQYgHUX0zv

31/01/19

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Vacancy - Lead Practitioner with responsibility for English at Harlow, CM20. https://t.co/6ua483tGNy https://t.co/b90hXsLR2Q

31/01/19

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Vacancy - Catering Assistant at Harlow, CM20. https://t.co/WoNBTvtOUi https://t.co/FOHVjFs7ST

30/01/19

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Consultation event for with . Taking place at on Monday 11th February https://t.co/MdagwFO3GM

28/01/19

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Current Vacancies in a variety of roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/Sua5F6y41z

28/01/19

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Students at in the mix with , we love seeing this kind of energy 👏🏼🤘🏼 https://t.co/6Ty9Y90ZSP

23/01/19

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Children’s author shared his tips on inspiring a love of reading at a training session with teaching staff. The writer of classic children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt worked with staff from BMAT schools when he visited . https://t.co/beBH6MDXbM https://t.co/XU0WPIW2bs

18/12/18

Students in Harlow have been chosen to take part in a national project focusing on sculptures. Burnt Mill Academy is working on the three-year Your Sculpture project. https://t.co/hHDIG4aSBb https://t.co/7wluGJbv4F

18/12/18

Animal lovers flocked to hear all about careers working with cats. , the UK charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming cats and educating people about cat welfare, visited Burnt Mill Academy. https://t.co/om8PtTjziG https://t.co/DFaFFaDPpS

13/12/18

In 2015 we performed 's classic Happy Christmas War Is Over https://t.co/EqKCzv5AWV

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Choir takes performance to next level

Choir takes performance to next level

Posted: 8th February 2019

A brand-new show choir is bringing smiles to the faces of its audiences. Burnt Mill Academy has launched the performance choir to breathe new life into performances by encouraging singers to move and dance as they sing.

Cristin Casey, director of performing arts, said: “During a trip to Disneyland, our dance students took part in a musical theatre workshop. Even though the children attending the workshops were not formally trained singers, the movement and dance brought the performance to life. We had a fantastic experience at the musical theatre workshops. The performance skills developed within this hour was far beyond that achieved in our average choir rehearsal. We all had smiles on our faces. Who wouldn’t want this joy as part of their day? Singing simply makes you feel good.”

The choir first performed at the school’s Christmas showcase and has since taken its new style of performing to all staff during whole school briefing.

Mrs Casey said: “They felt the words and brought them to life; they are bringing their passion to their performance. They were so proud to share their voices with their teachers. So many members of staff have told me how much it made them smile. It brings a bit of warmth to the heart. The choir also performed for a full house at a charity event at the Harlow Playhouse. We were very lucky to be invited to this event. Most of the 70 students attending were performing on this stage for the very first time.

“It’s about performance with interpretation; that’s what every musician is aiming for. It’s not about just opening their mouths and singing; they are learning performance techniques and how to project their voices. We see this new confidence in every student from the moment they walk on stage.

“Children who might have felt stress previously are no longer stressed. It’s giving them a sense of purpose and motivation, as well as developing their confidence. They get a sense of belonging, community and wellbeing through being a part of our choir.

“We are tapping into what the students want to do and using their passion as a way to engage with meaningful subjects. It is something they love and are excited about.”

It is hoped the choir will soon take their performance on tour.

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