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05/12/19

Burnt Mill was among the top 50 supporters of the cause last year. This year, they have so far raised a total of £2,220, beating last year’s total, placing them as the 10th highest achieving school in the country. https://t.co/2aAB3VxrJX https://t.co/haZYeriN5A

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05/12/19

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Young musicians from five secondary schools went head to head in this year’s BMAT Battle of the Bands contest. Students from and came together to share their musical talent. https://t.co/JLkJOPUQ5H https://t.co/C9ARppSlW6

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04/12/19

A thankful dad is repaying the emergency team who brought his baby back to health, by taking on the . Seventeen-month-old James Gallagher has been rushed to three times in the last year struggling to breathe. https://t.co/IUsH7il5EG https://t.co/vAg5Xbqxfr

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02/12/19

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Jessica Nunn British National pre-Cadet Champion 2019. Fought so well. Very proud of her. 🥋🥇🥋#BSJK https://t.co/h54pwjKntb

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02/12/19

Don't miss our panto - Aladdin! Tue 10th & Wed 11th December. Tickets available from ParentPay. https://t.co/sQ1smPmzUp

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28/11/19

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Hire our facilities - we have sites across Essex and East London with a variety of resources available, including Football Pitches, Swimming Pools, Classrooms, Drama Studios, Meeting Rooms, Sports Halls, Libraries, Theatres and more. Find out more on https://t.co/eu0qIqJcYa https://t.co/yIRj2zbZSW

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28/11/19

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Poetry By Heart

And... the 900th school to register for Poetry By Heart 2019-20 is..... in Harlow. Book bundle on its way! Let us know if we can help you get under way! https://t.co/8tQcjse29D

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

19/11/19

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and have just returned from a cultural trip helping build new wells and toilets https://t.co/Xqqp5PBYtA

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Catering Assistants We are looking for Catering Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles are part-time during the school day, term-time only and flexible. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/IYV11rP3PW

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15/11/19

More young people than ever before are taking part in their school pantomime. An original script is being created by the school’s teachers to ensure as many students as possible can get involved. https://t.co/V3JdVqFLsz https://t.co/Sak4nvOYmL

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15/11/19

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Massive congratulations to K1, Janice, Cooper & Ryan - winners of our first competition judged by & - check the video to hear their tracks 🥇🎉📈 https://t.co/bFerxxl9nx

15/11/19

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Well done bubs 😊😘😘 and thankyou for always supporting Harvey 😊 https://t.co/87zTwzWfoA

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15/11/19

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So proud to receive my Special Accolade Award for Music. Thank you so much for all the support over the years (sorry for all the emails 🤦🏻‍♂️😂) I’ve loved it all and continue my music in A-Levels so thanks again 😁🎺🎸🎼 https://t.co/FII0NiCnHr

14/11/19

Working with on this trip helped provide a brilliant opportunity for our students. We're looking forward to working together on future projects. https://t.co/ZAzfdep774

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11/11/19

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Current Vacancies - We have a variety of teaching and non teaching roles available across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/NVv0yhJHSn

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11/11/19

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One day to go! Join us at School on Tuesday 12th November to continue ! Register your interest online at https://t.co/Mp11JwgekH https://t.co/GlXdFMUMmv

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04/11/19

Burnt Mill Academy is the only secondary school in Essex to achieve the country’s highest accolade for arts education. The school has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Award. https://t.co/JHYBZ6J7Tq https://t.co/PLHDtdIwSB

04/11/19

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It is part of the Adopt A Sculpture trail. Work by 16 other schools including & be found in & Harlow Central Library. Work on display until 4 November. https://t.co/lbBqTf6258

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04/11/19

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Wonderful to see so many past and present students of our schools performing for and at ’s brilliant fireworks display this evening 🎇 https://t.co/NYpbHvI6tD

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Former teacher takes virtual trip to Harlow

Former teacher takes virtual trip to Harlow

Posted: 19th July 2019

A former Harlow teacher battling a rare disease in Canada is taking a virtual trip down memory lane.

Michael Koutis was a supply teacher in the town in 2005. He returned to his home in Canada with the dream of visiting Harlow again one day to see how things had changed.

Before he could take that trip, he was struck down with rare degenerative disease Neuroacanthocytosis (NA) – he and his brother are among just 150 cases in the world.

He now lives in a nursing home due to his vocal and facial tics, extreme fidgeting, biting down on his tongue, inability to walk or feed himself.

Mr Koutis said: “At age 36, I was a normal, healthy, happy guy. I had a rewarding career as a teacher, was happily married and looking forward to a bright future. Suddenly, out of nowhere, I began to make unfamiliar and strange sounds with my throat. This was the beginning of my journey.

“Five years on, I was finally diagnosed with the extremely rare degenerative disorder NA.

“Life expectancy is ten to 20 years from onset, which may sound generous, but I am eight years in and feeling very much aware of time. My goal is to bring awareness to a disease of which so little is known. It is isolating and lonely for me and my brother.”

In an effort to take Harlow back to Mr Koutis in Canada, students at Burnt Mill Academy have collected photos and written letters to give him a flavour of the town today.

Cristin Casey, BMAT director of performing arts who worked with Mr Koutis in Harlow, said: “Mike gets in touch with me occasionally to ask how things are in Harlow. He misses Harlow and teaching here. His goal was always to come back.

“When I heard he was getting more poorly, I decided to take Harlow to him.

“Students are learning empathy and the importance of community by getting involved. It is also giving them some pride in their town. They have put their heart and soul into it and responded maturely to a difficult story.”

Year 7 Rebecca Fumera said: “I wanted to make him feel nice; I felt sad for him. I think he will be very happy to receive our work. I feel happy to have been able to help.”

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