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2days.... https://t.co/5Li0yHbf1P

04/07/20

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04/07/20

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Our 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19, but today we're thrilled to launch the , 11-27 September. ​ ​You can host a private clean-up with up to 5 others or pledge to do your own litter pick. Join now: https://t.co/aQ5CxNOVsy https://t.co/Oks2yJBel2

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03/07/20

... on the 7th day of the 7th month ... https://t.co/uXWWz9JOH2

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03/07/20

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loving the new book we are reading in our virtual English lessons with 📚👍💙💛 https://t.co/EkOVGFDeIw

03/07/20

Can you help us win? Thank you https://t.co/B7ICvveHNa

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03/07/20

Last Gibberdian Council meeting of the year. A huge thank you and a massive well done to our Councillors who helped shape our school and be the voice of all Gibberdians. https://t.co/xynjtT3qJp

03/07/20

Our leaders are thrilled to be part of this programme and looking forward to September.

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02/07/20

National Writing Day 2020 Write a 24 word story in 7 minutes. Here are our teachers' favourites. https://t.co/pt2ZNK9zhw

02/07/20

They wrote some lovely messages and some really heart breaking ones.

02/07/20

A quote from the postcard task: "Dear Mum Been here a whole year and I learnt people's hearts can be as dark and cold as the days are here. Missing you very much." 😓

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02/07/20

So my beautiful Gibberdians, in a world where you can be anything, be kind 💙💛 Mrs C https://t.co/ItpD4LFq2E

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02/07/20

Dear and , We couldn't agree more so we included your to-do-list in our whole school Reading Action Plan. We have 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 covered, working on 3, 5 and 10 👍 💙💛📚 https://t.co/DeO4DiDqQd

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01/07/20

Gibberdian Toilet Roll Art 😊👍 https://t.co/IoIeS9svd6

01/07/20

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We have launched a 5 minute Travel Survey for parents/guardians to find out how your kids get to school & how to encourage active travel! Take part & you could win a kids bike & accessories worth up to £400! https://t.co/aXnyv7CmZJ

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01/07/20

Did You Know Wednesday... https://t.co/ymZ7vvTknI

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01/07/20

We cannot wait! 🤩 https://t.co/qafYLSW42Y

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30/06/20

Monday's Quiz https://t.co/wkqWcp8YMF

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29/06/20

Creative Task - Collage This is not just any collage, this is Gibberdians' collage 😊 https://t.co/Oduh7kBR5b

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New build time lapse video

New build time lapse video

Posted: 22nd May 2020

Our brand-new school built almost entirely in a factory has risen from the rubble while the country has been in lockdown.

The unique creation of the new building for Sir Frederick Gibberd College has been captured on timelapse video over the last 12 weeks, as the modular building has been delivered to site in sections.

Building contractor, Caledonian Modular has worked within government guidelines during the Coronavirus pandemic to keep the project moving.

Now, the 198 individual modules are in place in Tendring Road, having been built in a factory in the Midlands and arrived complete with concrete flooring, internal fit out and external cladding.

Lucia Glynn, BMAT head of operations, said: “It looks fantastic! “Working with the Department for Education and Caledonian, we are still hopeful for our 2021 opening. Our thanks go to all involved for continuing to push on through what continue to be very difficult circumstances. This has been classified as essential work by the government and so permission was granted by the Secretary of State for Education for work to continue as safely as possible.

“The new building we have created is fit for 21st century learning. It has been very interesting for us to watch the modules brought onto site like Lego and turned into a building.”

Sir Frederick Gibberd College opened in temporary accommodation in September 2019 with its first cohort of 120 Year 7 students.

Headteacher Dee Conlon, who visited the factory in November where the modules were put together, said: “Seeing the 2D plans we worked on for a year standing in front of me in real life was incredible.

“We saw the process of making the units from the beginning to end and physically walked around in our main reception, library and dining hall. I kept imagining my children in their navy and yellow uniform reading, playing and eating in those spaces. I could almost hear their chatter and laughter.

“Our families, children and staff cannot wait for the school to be completed and not just because it will be a brand-new shiny building, but because it will be our home; a safe place to learn, laugh and grow.”

The secondary school is due to move across to the new building in 2021 when its new academic sixth form, with 500 places, will also open.

Barrie Newman, Caledonian project director, said: “Caledonian are very pleased to be undertaking this full turnkey scheme directly for the DfE to provide 1,700 urgently needed school pupil places in Harlow.”

In the meantime, Sir Frederick Gibberd students work from a temporary building on the site of fellow BMAT school Burnt Mill Academy.

Work to convert further accommodation at Burnt Mill to house the next cohort will start soon to be ready for this September.

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