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15/02/21

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I’ll be on tomorrow afternoon chatting about mental health and our Lockdown Choir and Band at https://t.co/Na4srjyrJw

04/02/21

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If teaching from home is leaving you with aches and pains, try Sarah Power's quick and easy chair yoga exercises https://t.co/jrEu74Dq0z

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04/02/21

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BMAT have vacancies for an IT Technician and a Senior IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/tnjVlXa7rc

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29/01/21

Teaching online is different than teaching face to face. We are so proud of our students and staff for adapting so quickly. We are overwhelmed by the positive feedback in the online review meetings held today. You are all amazing. Have a great weekend. https://t.co/yELKWRXskt

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29/01/21

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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/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/Q0yot71LNk

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27/01/21

Musical children are rediscovering their voices as they sing once again to take care of their mental health. https://t.co/qZhKle9CNl https://t.co/RODVIamEZ1

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19/01/21

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BMAT are recruiting additional staff to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/sp3KUgt9K3

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30/12/20

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BMAT are recruiting a new team to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/l1QBVVnarb

23/12/20

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HI there! We love to hear how Teams is being used! We really hope that the students enjoyed performing and got all the Santa-pplause they deserved!

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23/12/20

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Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI) and Outdoor Education Coordinator. For more information visit - https://t.co/CbaqYM1zFr https://t.co/e5YBYqnnf3

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18/12/20

An original pantomime was brought together using video conferencing. Students at Burnt Mill Academy rehearsed and performed this year’s Christmas show, Santagirl, separately on calls. https://t.co/cpNZVUicJT https://t.co/QOfx62ZfjH

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16/12/20

Teachers and school colleagues have spent the month donating food to those in need. Staff at Burnt Mill Academy have been making donations to since the start of the month. https://t.co/kR5ilWEEA7 https://t.co/ixYxowsTcC

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09/12/20

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Train to Teach with BMAT Education! A series of online events to help you get into teaching. For a full list of dates and links to join please visit https://t.co/wwbLPVwgYJ https://t.co/Or4B7zdpXv

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08/12/20

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Hundreds of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them during the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s schools in Essex. https://t.co/hZm8cE6hR4 https://t.co/dEWd9WMxJM

07/12/20

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Congratulations to Mirela Turcan and Mackenzie Cook from whose Christmas card designs will be used by . https://t.co/JiwUGAhzRB

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02/12/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/S8JKVKTrRg https://t.co/4QQU3Ess2r

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02/12/20

Christmas cards designed by two schoolgirls from Burnt Mill Academy are being distributed throughout the county to raise money for charity. https://t.co/DxC15oH03W https://t.co/gUOMeHwcyS

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24/11/20

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TONIGHT! VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING! Join us at 6:45pm to find out all about Epping St John's Sixth Form. Click on the link to find out more about https://t.co/ZeXC0HkKRh https://t.co/7sRKB7P90p

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23/11/20

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VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING! Join us on Tuesday 24th November to find out all about Epping St John's Sixth Form. Click on the link to find out more about https://t.co/ZeXC0HkKRh https://t.co/dAEhk89ZrJ

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20/11/20

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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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Lockdown choir and band to tackle mental health

Lockdown choir and band to tackle mental health

Posted: 27th 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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