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14/05/19

Young people are focusing on their futures with a wealth of careers guidance at school. Burnt Mill Academy is working with students in every year group to establish a pathway for them to follow to a successful future. https://t.co/63iDmnC8sE https://t.co/E3worwHBYy

13/05/19

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Jade Nunn

Jessica Nunn English Minor Open Champion 2019. 🥋🥇🥋 Fought so well & won all her fights taking home a Gold Medal. 👏🥋🥇 https://t.co/4fvQOpRh2y https://t.co/vz8u5N9Bu9 https://t.co/JrxJfzqYWc

13/05/19

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Bake Off is off to a great start 😋🍰 https://t.co/SMFZBkMCnB

07/05/19

A week on the slopes gave teenagers more than just skiing skills. A group of 43 Year 8 to 10 students from Burnt Mill Academy spent five days skiing in Grandvalira, Andorra. https://t.co/8UDtMTkh3T https://t.co/Es4ifOh9av

01/05/19

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Speakers Trust

West Essex last night, WOW! What a final but we can't forget our incredible MC Josh . Thank you! How was it coming back to MC? And has helped him? Find out...#lifeskills https://t.co/sq4Y5bwpXL

01/05/19

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Rudolph Walker

Ricky Norwood worked with students from on a performance titled C3 Consequence, for our Essex Drama Awards ✨ Their play explored the lives of four students who find themselves in detention and whether there are other alternatives ? CONGRATULATIONS 🏆🏆🏆 https://t.co/22Qi9bWqqL

01/05/19

Well done Mr Carter! https://t.co/Sn1xBVZTyO

29/04/19

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BMAT

Are you looking for a career in teaching? Train to Teach with . For more information visit the Teaching School at https://t.co/PzZjmcsZr3 https://t.co/0KEvrp1DMy

26/04/19

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“Guess what? I like myself down to my core. I know what I am. I am ugly but so are you.” Ruby from questions what we think of and accept as Western beauty.

24/04/19

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A day dedicated to exercise saw schoolchildren complete a million skips. The primary schools within BMAT in Harlow and Stansted – , , , and - took part in . https://t.co/yGvqBr2hJW https://t.co/BC8TvlDo4j

23/04/19

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The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities - is now available to view online. It can be found under the news menu on each of our school websites or you can view directly from this link - https://t.co/YuynITeqtu https://t.co/Dr9ywOBZkz

23/04/19

Top universities are within reach of brilliant teenagers from Harlow. Year 9 and 10 students at Burnt Mill Academy were selected to take part in the Brilliant Club by . https://t.co/FF5E6iDqMx https://t.co/rBPrcbzbtc

04/04/19

Watching professional dancers perform has inspired youngsters to take centre stage in their school production. A group of 40 Key Stage 3 students from Burnt Mill Academy went to billed as the “world’s biggest dance event” - at https://t.co/MkLHS01PLS

03/04/19

Lead Practitioner Maths, Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow CM20 3EZ https://t.co/Buc2SYRpp7

03/04/19

Young musicians are being introduced to opportunities within their home town. A group of 40 GCSE music students from Burnt Mill Academy attended a performance by Harlow Symphony Orchestra at St John’s Arts. https://t.co/obEZ8oJqGV https://t.co/KmPLFcf4Kj

01/04/19

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can you guys help? Can we get a big vote from all of your students? Any age can vote,all you need is an email address! We desperately need our towns support so we can support our towns Yong people! This is forall of us!! https://t.co/kZXI8Ap8wA

29/03/19

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A teacher’s contribution has been recognised with a Mayor’s Award. Kayleigh Trainor, acting assistant head for achievement and outcomes at , has been awarded the Mayor of Redbridge’s Contribution in Support of Young People Award. https://t.co/SPC6xEiPKO https://t.co/sKBewvwvGd

29/03/19

Students at Burnt Mill Academy will take GCSE exams this summer. In preparation, they were visited by who offers assemblies “with high energy, humour and a motivational message to give your students the reality check they need” https://t.co/lhf8eHWG5q https://t.co/M0nU7OPJ1E

26/03/19

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Ten widths of a swimming pool, five laps of a playground on a bike and a run around a school field saw pupils become triathletes. Pupils from primary schools within the BMAT group of schools in Harlow competed for the third year in a triathlon. Full story https://t.co/LSKkoB90hB https://t.co/DazpvIChyN

26/03/19

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Ricky J Norwood

It’s always an honour to work with and the Foundation!😊 This year for our edition I’m working with in ! My Yr7 group of ladies have been working really hard!💪 We’re all so excited! 🤪 Come join us😁Ticket info👇 💛 https://t.co/jXiICCrwCL

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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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