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07/12/21

We're excited for Extra Time on 2 this evening, some of which was filmed here at Glenn's old school earlier in the year. https://t.co/DfXWtvs9iI

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07/12/21

Year 10 GCSE History students were granted the chance to enhance their studies into Jack the Ripper. Pupils went on a pre-booked tour to visit the sites where the unidentified murderer carried out his crimes during the late 1800s. https://t.co/8dTUyUj2FE https://t.co/fx96NE6vGD

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30/11/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Humanities & Citizenship Teacher 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/dyBPK7TZBs https://t.co/RtWnmGGAxG

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30/11/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Science Teacher 🖊️ For more information, and how to apply, visit https://t.co/iVqCKjv9Vi https://t.co/nuDfx6q7Bh

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30/11/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a DT/Resistant Materials Teacher 🛠️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/Q4bV8OyXUS https://t.co/U0TtgXxSU9

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16/11/21

Surveys for the feasibility study for the school rebuilding programme are under way 🦺📋 https://t.co/AniifAYI7B https://t.co/hHHUXWdfhy

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04/11/21

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📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPypoaJX https://t.co/mKcr9uV95y

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01/11/21

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This week, our team has been travelling around Essex, chatting to school pupils about their next steps. Thank you to and for hosting us! https://t.co/ZGcoojhmEK

25/10/21

Thank you very much, it was our pleasure to show you around. https://t.co/aymJoausUe

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20/10/21

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📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPyp6zSp https://t.co/FRbCShRUQd

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07/10/21

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Today we took delivery of our brand new Harlow based mini bus. 🚐 Keep an eye out for it as it transports our students to sports fixtures, trips, visits and more! https://t.co/AVpMlJJzfp

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15/09/21

We're really pleased to have formed a partnership with the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights 🤝 Students will benefit greatly from this exciting partnership. https://t.co/s39TBI5O26 https://t.co/yeFE0KnHAF

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09/09/21

It's our open evening tonight! We're looking forward to welcoming prospective families into our school. Join us from 5pm - 8:30pm https://t.co/9OVKEgaFt2

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07/09/21

We're looking forward to welcoming families into our school for our Open Evening this Thursday 5pm - 8:30pm. https://t.co/4sI7lKofC5

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03/09/21

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It was great to see so many of our new students enjoying themselves, meeting their new friends and teachers at our summer schools in August ☀️🎵🏀 https://t.co/aCGQ29ZCSC

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01/09/21

OPEN EVENING - Come and join us on Thursday 9th September 5pm - 8:30pm https://t.co/ULoAMxh4WE https://t.co/95ASKY9VV5

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13/08/21

"I feel quite proud of my results. The school has done a lot to help me get here." https://t.co/7Ce3ihZsbU https://t.co/2uuUIsyMiN

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13/08/21

"I was shocked to get grade 9s. I got these grades because our teachers gave us lots of support" https://t.co/7Ce3ihZsbU https://t.co/vlv60Hn90b

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12/08/21

"We're incredibly proud of our students and their achievements" https://t.co/ZCcfF9uuiU https://t.co/blRcZNxEF5

28/07/21

Burnt Mill Academy is pleased to have been able to contribute to this study by Daily contact COVID-19 testing for students effective at controlling transmission in schools | University of Oxford https://t.co/YFMt294G9l

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Lockdown choir and band to tackle mental health

Lockdown choir and band to tackle mental health

Posted: 26th January 2021

Musical children are rediscovering their voices as they sing once again to take care of their mental health.

Since March last year, schools have been unable to run extra-curricular singing or music clubs due to Covid-19 safety restrictions.

Realising the impact this had had on children’s mental health and wellbeing, Burnt Mill Academy came up with a solution.

A senior choir was launched back in November to see whether it was possible to hold a singing club virtually.

It has proven so successful, the school has now opened the lockdown choir up to the whole school to join, as well as setting up a lockdown band.

Joe Beckwith, lead music teacher, said: “Throughout the pandemic, it’s been clear that many of us rely on the arts to experience some joy and escape from the events of the past 12 months. Due to changes to the running of the school day, for the safety of students, we have been unable to hold extra-curricular clubs in person since the end of March.

“Now, we are able to meet weekly online, check in with students and get back to singing together at the end of the school day. We are engaging with our musicians and encouraging all students to get involved in music-making from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

“Students and parents have shared with us the positive impact singing has had on their mental wellbeing, particularly as social interactions have been so limited this year. We love creating music with our students, and we’re just having to find new ways to do this.”

Students record their voices and send them to Mr Beckwith to be mixed together with backing tracks created by him and their peers.

Year 11 student Josie said: “The past year has been difficult for everyone, especially in the entertainment industry. Now, it’s more important than ever to take part in the arts as it’s something everyone can enjoy.

“I have been lucky enough to be a member of the school bands for the past few years, and it’s something I really miss. Band is a great opportunity to develop music skills and have fun. I’ve also found it really helped with my confidence, so I’m so glad it’s starting online.”

Ella Brady, music teacher, said: “This gives students the chance to let loose and relieve some stress. In times like these, we all need to stay positive, and what’s better than coming together to have a little sing song.”

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