Ortu Corringham Primary celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Ortu Corringham Primary celebrate Platinum Jubilee

TO CELEBRATE the Platinum Jubilee, Ortu Corringham Primary pupils were treated to a very special appearance from Stephen Metcalfe MP and the Queen herself (… well, almost) Corringham Primary’s very own Bev Bennett arrived at the school, with her own royal guardsman, Mr Luke Seely, to surprise the students at their jubilee street party. The […]

Ortu Gable Hall celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Ortu Gable Hall celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

STUDENTS at Ortu Gable Hall had a fantastic day celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last week, 13th of June, with a party which undoubtedly had a more exclusive invite list than the one at Buckingham Palace and a visit from the newly elected mayor, Cllr James Halden, and Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Barry Johnson. 

South Essex College launch rubbish competition

South Essex College launch rubbish competition

University Centre South Essex is relaunching its ‘Rubbish Costume Competition’ again in June 2022. The success of last year’s competition saw entries of all ages from all across the UK showcasing their talent and inventiveness. The ‘Rubbish Costume Competition’, allows entrants to use their innovation and creativity to create costumes, accessories or props out of everyday […]

Thurrock Council issue statement over future of Tilbury nurseries

Thurrock Council issue statement over future of Tilbury nurseries

DESPITE its “best efforts” in searching for an alternative provider, Thurrock Council has today had to regretfully announce the upcoming closure of two of its nurseries, Little Pirates and Neptunes, both based in Tilbury. The council opened a procurement process in January, in hope of attracting an existing nursery provider keen to offer continuity of […]

Woodside’s Gamelan Carmen – possibly a World Premiere

Woodside’s Gamelan Carmen – possibly a World Premiere

YEAR 4 children at Woodside Academy stirred up an exciting cultural combination last week with Indonesian Gamelan and French composer, Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen. Working with expert Gamelan practitioner Sarah Stuchfield, children learnt to play the Gamelan percussion instruments consisting of various gongs, drums and metallophones. Children then made Indonesian style shadow puppets which they […]

All Stories set to tell tales at Thurrock libraries

All Stories set to tell tales at Thurrock libraries

ALL Stories, the mentorship for under-represented writers will be working with Essex & Thurrock Libraries and Essex Book Festival to deliver creative writing workshops to aspiring authors who are interested in writing for children and young adults, during May 2022.  Catherine Coe of All Stories will be partnering with award winning authors, Patrice Lawrence (who is also […]

4,000 young people tell the Jack Petchey Foundation their thoughts on the environment

4,000 young people tell the Jack Petchey Foundation their thoughts on the environment

A NEW report released by the Jack Petchey Foundation asked almost 4,000 young people, including over 700 from Essex, their thoughts on the environment. 2 in 3 young people want to see environmental education prioritised in the curriculum, 1 in 5 is interested in pursuing an environmental career and 70% actively encourage friends/family to take care of the environment.  

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