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28/01/21

Just read, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm Just read, turn that page, da da doo-doo-mmm Just read, gonna be okay, r-r-r-read Read, read, just, j-j-just read 💙💛📚 https://t.co/SOBhTKUReP

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27/01/21

Activity of the Week by Gibberdians: home made lava lamps 💙💛 https://t.co/sMw7t0tpPt

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26/01/21

Thank you SFG staff, you are amazing. https://t.co/5dzs0nR2s1

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25/01/21

Happy Monday 💙💛 https://t.co/BN4EHXMGtZ

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23/01/21

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Happy ! 📚 Have you got a favourite book about Bletchley Park? Perhaps today is the day to start one of these! ⬇️ https://t.co/DZ0s8PXgTP

19/01/21

Our pupils have been exercising together online after their lessons. Well done Gibberdians, we are proud of you! 💙💛 https://t.co/dq0W5o6kjy

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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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18/01/21

For Activity of the Week, Gibberdians are making breakfast. https://t.co/kKx41QKSNe

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18/01/21

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK Have fun creating a healthy breakfast, try one of the recipes has posted in Teams. https://t.co/Ywmmu4sM6U

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17/01/21

Happy Monday, hope you have a good week 💙💛 https://t.co/zJbWDfbR95

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15/01/21

Why we teach origami: Develops hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration. Therapeutic, boosts mental health. Well done to one of our Year 7s for her perseverance and determination. Hard work pays off. 💙💛 https://t.co/UUnoUxs7jJ

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15/01/21

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If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 don’t forget to submit your application by Friday 15th January. https://t.co/LdmjRjxz1a https://t.co/br6yXyWAKj

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14/01/21

We are reading A book that will make us glad we read it. Happy reading Gibberdians. https://t.co/cebx8pL1EV

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11/01/21

Democracy in action at SFG is keeping our Gibberd Council going during lockdown. Your voice matters Gibberdians, one day that voice will change the world! https://t.co/YBGoRJhzzj

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10/01/21

After our online lessons both staff and pupils are encouraged to: https://t.co/Q0xRvFf6EY

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08/01/21

We will teach you in a room We will teach you on zoom We will teach you in a house We will teach you with a mouse We will teach you here or there We will teach you because we care 💙💛 https://t.co/vHCzX5rVkt

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08/01/21

January at SFG is Sir Frederick Gibberd month. We celebrate his life and achievements. Our town's architect was born on 7th Jan 1908 and passed away on 9th January 1984. We are glad he built Harlow otherwise we wouldn't be here today. https://t.co/VPi26gb1SK

06/01/21

Thank you to all SFG staff, teaching and non-teaching, for your care, dedication and hard work. Gibberdians you are so lucky to have such incredible adults looking after you. Mrs C https://t.co/TZzgkpJoYT

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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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