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18/03/19

The newest group of young sport leaders have been called upon for their first important job. Burnt Mill Academy appoints students as sports leaders to help run specialist PE sessions for children with SEND at the school. https://t.co/pczkQQ8sAv https://t.co/2jZhjaTohm

18/03/19

Young leaders are inspiring their peers to be on their very best behaviour at school. Members of the Student Senior Leadership Team are taking responsibility for ensuring classmates demonstrate good behaviour at all times and have perfect attendance. https://t.co/qZktdx9W2M

14/03/19

New habits are being cultivated in young people to give them access to a worldly-wise future. The group of schools are working to create a more modern curriculum full of knowledge to enable young people to compete on the world stage. Full story https://t.co/aQR13Pvi37 https://t.co/A7Pb9mFLrv

26/02/19

Our school is working to raise vital funds for a local hospice. Burnt Mill Academy has been supporting in the town for the last two years. Full story - https://t.co/giZ7rdNrBJ https://t.co/gUgypcW4Jx

25/02/19

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'A wonderful group of Year 7 art students at designed this fabulous Winter Walkies window display for our charity shop, Scarlet Vintage & Retro! 😍🐶🐾 The students designed this practically pawfect window display at an after-school art club.' https://t.co/wjxcCPJzsJ

22/02/19

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Thank you to all the students that came to Valentine's Disco! We made £112 for 💕💖💘💝 https://t.co/NDRQGaOb1O

22/02/19

. actor Ricky Norwood is devoting time to developing the talents of Harlow youngsters. Burnt Mill Academy was introduced to the Inter-School Drama Award by its founder Rudolph Walker. Full story - https://t.co/K6WwJEJWmD https://t.co/L2RzK2mg1p

21/02/19

Every student in Burnt Mill Academy is rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up their environment. The head girl and head boy felt the school grounds were becoming untidy with too much litter dropped on the floor. Full Story - https://t.co/fFUlI2r36I https://t.co/7ovqMahX6J

21/02/19

Lego masters from Harlow have been selected to take part in the UK finals of an engineering competition. The Year 9 Lego robotics club from Burnt Mill Academy are through to the national finals of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge. Full story https://t.co/AC6tWZwa6X https://t.co/RnRO9NPv8H

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

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EastEnders star's four-week project in Harlow

EastEnders star's four-week project in Harlow

Posted: 22nd February 2019

EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood is devoting time to developing the talents of Harlow youngsters.

Burnt Mill Academy was introduced to the Rudolph Walker Inter-School Drama Award by its founder Rudolph Walker, who plays Patrick Truman in the long-running BBC soap opera.

Having spent time with Year 7 to 10 students during a surprise visit, he has now brought in colleague Ricky – who played Arthur “Fatboy” Chubbs in the soap – to spend four weeks nurturing and developing the creative and technical skills of those interested in media.

Working with Ricky, students are creating their own drama piece which they will perform against other schools at an awards event in March in front of an audience including more EastEnders stars.

Ricky, who is working with a group of Year 7 students for the show, said: “Within the Foundation, we are trying to give young people a platform to speak, to have fun, to learn and to share in a safe environment. There’s a lot going on in the world and the UK and often young people’s voices are drowned out by the madness.

“This Foundation gives them an opportunity to speak on what they love, what they hate, what they want to shout about and stand up for. At the same time, they get to work with an actor who they might know off the telly. That helps to influence them to know there are levels they can reach. To have someone come and believe in them and give their time and energy; someone who was on telly inspiring them and motivating them; that’s a good thing.

“This isn’t just for drama, but for their exams and themselves for the future. As long as we have passion and love, we will get through it and have a good time.”

The four visits started with Ricky getting students to simply open up and talk about their passions. Week two saw those chosen topics turned into the start of a performance, with students showing the actor some improvisation they had put together themselves.

He said: “I was taken aback; they are Year 7. They never fail to surprise me and enlighten me with what they come up with.

“Their performance will be developed from these improvised scenes. I will teach them stage techniques and theatre etiquette, but the core of the piece is what they feel is important. It is all about them and what they want to say.

“A lot of people think when you are on TV, it is all given to you and that it comes easy. I try to show them nothing comes without hard work and dedication.”

Phil Watson, lead practitioner of drama, said: “These students were chosen as they have shown a lot of commitment. The class was asked to put together a show as an audition and these students were chosen for their wonderful ideas.”

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