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27/11/21

A fabulous festive treat - thank you FORSA! https://t.co/BMShpwdDjv

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26/11/21

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Enzo Vullo

Do any schools in the / North London area have an old school over head projector that I can borrow for a day to project an image on to a 2m x 4m canvas so the kids can draw an outline of an image we are going to paint? https://t.co/ys0AO7KZS8

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25/11/21

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📢 We're Hiring! Primary Academy (Harlow) have a vacancy for a SEND Co-Educator. 🙋 For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/Tp1H4LGbeN https://t.co/NTvga5mRFb

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25/11/21

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College and 6th Form

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25/11/21

Each class has made a Wreath to add some Christmas cheer to Roydon village! https://t.co/2re5B1tuT0

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25/11/21

Each class has created a Wreath to add some Christmas cheer to Roydon village! https://t.co/Nk9Dr5sKrE

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25/11/21

To inspire Fox class writing, our English lesson was a bit different today. We built rafts out of materials to see if they would float - just like Fred in ‘The Explorer’. We had 100% success rate! https://t.co/ROqV3fVq1V

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25/11/21

The raffle prizes are wrapped and ready for the Christmas Extravaganza 1-4pm Saturday 27th November. Tickets can be purchased on the gate. 🤞 https://t.co/9COeokfQDF

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25/11/21

This weeks reading hot chocolate winners celebrated in the sun! https://t.co/LnLCfYVM9k

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24/11/21

Year 6 enjoyed using our brand new laptops today! https://t.co/SwLCagUXPe

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12/11/21

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Christmas Soccer School! 🎅⚽️ are running a programme on 20/21 Dec for children aged 4 - 13. For more details and to book: https://t.co/UEouKfDD03 https://t.co/ozQCaUV0ut

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11/11/21

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Lest we forget - BMAT Primary Academies have been taking part in activities throughout the week, with special services held this morning. https://t.co/XLLBNhDG7F

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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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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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07/09/21

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Mark Hall Academy

We're looking forward to welcoming the local community into our school for our open evening on Tuesday 21st Sept 6pm-8pm Rebuilt Relaunched Ready For You https://t.co/c08kLdHnLt

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07/09/21

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Burnt Mill Academy

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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02/09/21

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BMAT

Our teams have been working hard across the summer in preparation for the new term. We are excited for the children of Roydon Primary Academy to enjoy their new play boat. https://t.co/jFT8aVOz84

20/07/21

Have a great summer from Roydon Primary Academy! https://t.co/QmEJ5eUwus

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Atlantic rower inspires children

Atlantic rower inspires children

Posted: 27th June 2019

Rowing across the Atlantic or learning to spell a word correctly – they are all important goals to strive for.

That was the message Dawn Wood had for pupils at Roydon Primary Academy when she visited.

Dawn became one of just seven women in the world to sail solo across the Atlantic when she sailed from Gran Canaria to Barbados.

The Essex Police marine support officer spent seven weeks completing her mission, sailing about 65 miles per day over 51 days.

She told pupils: “I had wanted to break the world record of 49 days. That doesn’t mean I failed, but I tried really hard to get there.

“If you have a really big problem, break it down into small chunks. I rowed for two hours and had a rest – my reward was a chocolate bar! What I want you to do is to think of a goal, even if it’s just to spell a word correctly. Your goals are your goals. You do not have to row an ocean to be amazing. If it’s your goal, it’s amazing to you.”

Dawn, who patrols the Essex coastline as a yacht master with the police, now coaches others to complete challenges like the one she undertook.

She herself was inspired to row the Atlantic after being asked to teach navigation to rowers in China in preparation for an ocean row.

Dawn, who has raised £14,000 for the Marine Conservation Society from the Solo Atlantic Challenge, also had a serious message for her challenge. She said: “Having worked for 16 years commercially on the water, I was seeing the amount of plastic out there – so I decided to combine the two. I am trying to inspire people to talk about plastic pollution. Think of the things you can do to reduce plastic pollution.”

Headteacher Michael Clark said: “What a phenomenal achievement, to be able to say you are one of only seven women to have sailed the Atlantic. It’s incredible.

“It’s a great lesson in that she didn’t quite reach her goal, but it didn’t detract from the fact it was an amazing achievement. How you get there is the important thing.”

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