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27/03/20

Anxious and depressed young people are getting professional support as their school teams up with the NHS and Department for Education (). Burnt Mill Academy is part of the DfE and NHS funded Mental Health Trailblazer project. https://t.co/xiGcBUhGIr https://t.co/BpqcpTffXy

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09/03/20

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This Wednesday! Interested in studying subjects in Key Stage 5? Come along to our Sixth Form open evening (Harlow CM20) on Wednesday 11th March. Register online at https://t.co/ON2TBeo0J9 https://t.co/Ex0n72VUdX

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04/03/20

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ONE WEEK TO GO! Interested in studying subjects in Key Stage 5? Come along to our Sixth Form open evening (Harlow CM20) on Wednesday 11th March. Register online at bmatsix.og https://t.co/tPXSIgPDEM

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03/03/20

Burnt Mill Academy are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer, interested in schools and education, to join our local governing board as a community governor. To register your interest please fill out the contact form on https://t.co/Y2UzI6QV5T https://t.co/H4FOhvLF2q

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27/02/20

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Burnt Mill Academy: Learning is extended beyond the classroom for students https://t.co/9HvAEkJx1H https://t.co/pXIaE5mt4d

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27/02/20

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Our robotics crew and their mentors from spent the whole day getting ready for the challenge taking place at next week. One trust one dream 👍 https://t.co/bHjWtyKD00

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26/02/20

Year 7 students at Burnt Mill Academy have been learning about Greek myths in their English lessons. As part of their studies, they were challenged to take on an extended homework project to showcase their knowledge. https://t.co/x5WLC8qMOd https://t.co/nM97uld5D1

24/02/20

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Have amazing teachers 💪who give so much of their time & get great GCSE results!!! 🎯📈 as a parent I am v grateful 👏👨‍🎓

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24/02/20

Teenagers are preparing for the next step of their life by spending time away from home. Year 11 students are signing up for a summer programme which will challenge them to live independently, learn life skills and meet new people. https://t.co/rNRyyiBLEx https://t.co/SldsJTGvIv

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20/02/20

A new forest area is taking shape, thanks to a group of environmentally aware students. Members of the environmental team at Burnt Mill Academy joined forces with the community and to plant trees. https://t.co/rv5tO0p5aW https://t.co/FbXEyMfqkd

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17/02/20

Brilliant teenagers have graduated from a project. A group of 12 students were selected to take part in the . Having completed a research project with a PHD tutor, students attended a graduation ceremony at the university. https://t.co/9PoXzqZIUz https://t.co/hQkLhrzuJK

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12/02/20

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Musical students are getting a unique lesson from the best musicians in the world. A group of 35 students from and 48 students from , together took the trip to , to attend a performance by the . https://t.co/0eBVDifHI9 https://t.co/PDq7e9VDya

10/02/20

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Well done to the students from , and attending today's graduation in College!🎉🎓

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06/02/20

A celebratory ball turned into quite a hair-raising experience for some. For the deputy head boy and a classmate it was an opportunity to literally let their hair down – or, have it shaved off! https://t.co/rQyRFzX0kp https://t.co/GfqAwoIJFf

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04/02/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/ZWJCUwzLjj

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30/01/20

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A massive thanks to Sam from who volunteered at the Essex Primary Swim Finals 12 teams comprising 84 swimmers had the experience of competing at the iconic venue Sam was joined by 16 sports leaders from 👏 https://t.co/NxMyftKPPD

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14/01/20

A young sportswoman has clinched her second national title in a year. Shannon Waterman, from Burnt Mill Academy has been crowned the best in trampolining in Britain after coming first in the National Finals at Derby Arena. https://t.co/Qa0ZDu5XZH https://t.co/nQ16LJC2xP

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09/01/20

Brilliant teenagers from Harlow have been inspired to strive for further education after taking part in a project with . https://t.co/Af4XVOfRBt https://t.co/OtdRTTC1RF

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06/01/20

Brave schoolgirl Molly Rogers hoped she would receive a warm woolly hat for Christmas after having her hair shaved off for charity. The Year 10 student was keen to Brave the Shave to raise money for Support. https://t.co/CHpEtNtEpO https://t.co/IJPET2LHcw

06/01/20

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Congratulations to the three schools from our region to achieve Platinum this term! & - what a great achievement! https://t.co/n5Vy4R1teL

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Teens to develop independence

Posted: 24th February 2020

Teenagers are preparing for the next step of their life by spending time away from home.

Year 11 students at Burnt Mill Academy are signing up for a summer programme which will challenge them to live independently, learn life skills and meet new people.

The National Citizenship Service is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 16 and 17-year-olds, mainly funded by the Government.

It is aimed at helping teenagers to build skills for work and life while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

Students can take part in a two, three or four-week programme to develop their independence before starting college or work.

Francis Collins, associate headteacher, said: “This is a really huge opportunity for our students. It is a fantastic thing to have on their UCAS application when they are looking to go to university in the future. It shows they have a full range of experiences and not just exam grades.

“It can come as a shock to young people when they leave us as we spend so much time with them. We have an extended school day and so they are with us from early until late each day, plus on Saturdays. This is just another opportunity to help them with the transition onto the next step of their journey.

“We want our students to be self-driven, self-motivated and to use their own initiative. They have to do a lot for themselves when they go to college, so this really helps to prepare them.”

During the programme, students take part in activities including canoeing, concerts, football, and have the opportunity to stay in accommodation with their new friends while they learn to be independent.

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