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13/10/19

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We can't think of many better ways to spend a Sunday than curled up with a good book! Find your family's next favourite with our handy - you can search by age and genre: https://t.co/eSI9mrlNHC https://t.co/gSBcW9rav2

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13/10/19

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BookTrust

We are so excited to unveil our 2019! It's packed full of 100 brilliant books for children from 0-11 (with a few suggestions for 12+ readers too). And just look at that beautiful illustration! Start exploring here: https://t.co/XTv55dOcq3 https://t.co/uH6dXVuFvB

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11/10/19

Our Obelisk project... Looking forward to seeing it on display next weekend 😊 https://t.co/mtD3zcNiDG

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11/10/19

Our super heroes decorated their own stones for display to remind us all that we may not all be able to do great things but we can all do small things that make a great difference. Our own Mr Daly joined to show his support. https://t.co/ULOpIQLTqV

11/10/19

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Kelly Clark

Good to see students at my client take the opportunity to quiz their local MP today during his visit https://t.co/nzia78vrKR

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10/10/19

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
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What's it like to open a new school? Dee Conlan shares her experiences in this blog. https://t.co/dBZvi2YZTc https://t.co/VlTJmg51Va

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09/10/19

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BMAT

A summer building programme saw £1.8m invested in our family of schools. BMAT operates primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/cAv7z3asSn https://t.co/oakKaUTqRj

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06/10/19

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Your Harlow

are poets and we think they know it! https://t.co/cH2uhPNzFU https://t.co/O4EQa48R7O

05/10/19

We are doing it every half term, all are welcome. We provide pickers, bags and gloves.

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05/10/19

We would be more than happy to clean it. https://t.co/3RsHqpfBc2

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05/10/19

Litter picking at Harlow Town Park this morning. 37 pupils, parents, staff and their families from , and 9 full bags of rubbish 3 full bags of recycling All are welcome, see you next time. https://t.co/9FVSi6xDfw

04/10/19

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DiscoverHarlow

Amazing work ! In great art is in our DNA 🧬 😀#colourculturesculpture https://t.co/OVZvu4A6QL

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04/10/19

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College

Young writers wowed a visiting poet as they got creative on their first National Poetry Day. Year 7 students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College worked with creative writer and spoken word poet when she spent the day at their brand-new school. https://t.co/EmV1QnpKSt https://t.co/V7gYrL38pf

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04/10/19

Young writers wowed a visiting poet as they got creative on their first National Poetry Day. Year 7 students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College worked with creative writer and spoken word poet when she spent the day at their brand-new school. https://t.co/EmV1QnpKSt https://t.co/V7gYrL38pf

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04/10/19

Looking forward to seeing our community come together tomorrow for litter picking at Harlow Town Park. See you at the gates of BMA at 10am... https://t.co/zLMqyubwVZ

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03/10/19

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Rakaya Esime Fetuga

Spent the day with for their first - thanks for your words and imagination! https://t.co/uE3pa8ON3S

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03/10/19

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BMAT

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/LWMGYHARWD

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03/10/19

We are so excited!!!! We wrote a poem about the local sculpture we adopted... We have a local poet visiting and running workshops all day... We have our own IF inspired by R Kipling... https://t.co/1JsWl2Nth2

02/10/19

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BBC Radio 4

"Privacy settings aren't enough to keep your children's information private, anything that is posted can be shared (including by taking a screen-shot and re-posting).” Sharenting: 6 things parents should think about before hitting ‘post’ on social media. https://t.co/YqS1AHd3qp

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History made at new Harlow school

History made at new Harlow school

Posted: 2nd July 2019

History was made when the first cohort of Harlow’s newest secondary school came together for a transition day.

Sir Frederick Gibberd College is being opened in the town by BMAT to provide a solution to the critical shortage of school places.

A group of 120 Year 7 students have signed up to become the very first to attend the brand-new school later this year.

In preparation, they spent a day together, meeting each other and their teachers and sampling the kind of lessons they can expect to experience at the secondary school, including psychology, PE, performing arts and food technology.

Headteacher Dee Conlon started the day by explaining to students that everything they will experience at the new school will have a deeper meaning or purpose. She said: “Our school colours are navy and yellow and there is even a deeper meaning behind that decision.

“If you think about the blue ocean, I want you to look at the horizon and the yellow sun at the end of it. If you aim for the horizon, you will get there. If you do not dream big and aim for the impossible, it will never become possible.

“Our colours are to remind us to dream big. The possibilities are endless. The bigger you dream, the more you will achieve.”

Year 6 pupil Isabelle Chapman-Brown is joining from The Downs Primary School. She said: “I wanted to come to the school mainly because of Mrs Conlon. When my cousins were at Burnt Mill Academy, she really helped them. The thought of attending a brand-new school was also a reason.

“I was a little bit nervous before today, but mainly excited to meet different children and make new friends. I am looking forward to everything about starting school.”

A whole team of teachers who are joining the school when it opens also came together for a transition day, before parents were invited in that evening.

Assistant headteacher Cheree Leverington, who has worked with Mrs Conlon for ten years and moves across from Burnt Mill, said: “One of the things I want to focus on is mental health as it is such a big thing today. I have arranged mental health training for staff in September. It’s about us all being one team and all looking after each other.

“I am really excited to start. It has been wonderful to be involved in setting up the school throughout this year. I think it’s going to be fantastic. It is going to grow and evolve to be an outstanding educational setting for everyone. We are going to achieve great things.”

Mrs Conlon said: “We are making history today. It’s the first time we have all been together; it’s a monumental day.

“I have been working on this project for four years. It feels very real today.”

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