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16/10/18

It may only be October but our PTA are busy planning the Christmas bazaar on Thursday 22nd November. Please come along to enjoy the Christmas cheer! https://t.co/CsgXv9AGpP

13/10/18

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, the deadline to apply for a place for your child in 2019 is October 31 2018: https://t.co/OaxvfBEaWO https://t.co/Wsm8AMdtxp

13/10/18

Busy morning in school today. Our exceptional historians preparing for their exams this year https://t.co/5WOWNIs6Q1

11/10/18

We are proud to be open and serving our community. https://t.co/8FPCjY0tay

11/10/18

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. in on track to reach its target of 560 students by 2020. Full story - https://t.co/rcIgYeXZSI https://t.co/wDCw39ipxD

10/10/18

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If you need advice on mental health related issues, please visit BBC Advice https://t.co/m96OL3qcWw

10/10/18

Amazing work from our eco club after school today! Our students really are exceptional and go the extra mile! https://t.co/rwEnZuLGIr

10/10/18

Tea and Talk - a chance to promote mental wellbeing and raise awareness the importance of looking after your mental health https://t.co/s151L5FReh

10/10/18

Great welcoming our Danish friends to FHS. Can’t wait for our exchange visit https://t.co/cgxJCg7jpT

08/10/18

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We've relaunched our termly magazine. Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read the latest issue here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/XfJ6G3PmdY

06/10/18

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Parents play such a key role in supporting children to take part in sport and be active. Thank you https://t.co/6BkQlXeBsx https://t.co/ODrB8I8RAB

06/10/18

Rehearsals for our Aladdin production in full swing. Such dedication and passion on display! Well done to all involved https://t.co/sn8667W59p

06/10/18

A massive well done to our KS4 Geography students for their hard work this morning. The rain didn’t keep them away 🌧 https://t.co/EDrG3q2Hvc

04/10/18

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National Poetry Day

Happy everyone! Enjoy the celebrations! https://t.co/0i8nPajjWL https://t.co/Y5y7ZYESwb

04/10/18

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Are you excited for this week? One lucky person can win a full set of the recommended books for by writing a poem about this year's theme: change. Post your poem on Twitter by 4 October and tag us for the chance to win https://t.co/DBdprTqm7E

03/10/18

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This afternoon, Ricky from is talking to our year 9 students about the differences between being homeless and having a home. Delivering some “home truths” to our students today. https://t.co/K90qhLqf4m

03/10/18

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7 new cases of homeless every day last year. Today our Year 9s at are learning about some “Home Truths” with with the wonderful Ricky and Sarah. https://t.co/O6JVKJBwZH

03/10/18

Eco club busy planning our new garden area at school! https://t.co/HRJD1NluSe

02/10/18

Looking forward to Tea & Talk next Wednesday 10th October as part of mental health awareness https://t.co/fvNFvh6izl

02/10/18

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TEEN RAISES MONEY IN RELATIVES' MEMORY - https://t.co/HtvdSpHzfq https://t.co/X2jgXzO1T3

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Free Music Tuition

Free Music Tuition

Posted: 16th January 2018

Free professional music tuition is being given to primary and secondary school children in Stansted.

Pupils in reception and Year 1 at Magna Carta Primary Academy and students in Year 7 and 8 at Forest Hall School are receiving the fortnightly tuition.

Younger children are starting to learn about rhythm using clapping, while older students are being taught music skills using the piano and woodwind instruments.

The extra-curricular work, which started last school year at the primary and this year at the secondary, is already starting to have an impact in lessons.

Music teacher Julia Lysons, who has 20 years’ experience of working with Essex Music Hub, said: “This is a great development for our young people. It is the first time we have had extra-curricular music provision for them and it’s already having a very positive effect. They are picking things up in lessons quicker and progressing faster. Their skills are improving which is making them feel more confident.

“Children who were keen to learn to play an instrument are now getting that opportunity and we are able to spot students who are showing real promise. It is also giving some students an interest they didn’t realise they had

“It is great to see the move towards a position where so many of our students now have musical skills. Starting that tuition from reception onwards will continue to have a huge impact in the future.

“We want these things to simply become a part of what we do in our schools.”

Students in Year 7 and 8 also study music as part of the curriculum and those in Year 9 to 11 can take music as a GCSE option.

The extra tuition is aimed at helping younger children to develop a passion for the creative subject.

As well as the growth in musical ability and confidence, the regular tuition is seeing other benefits across the schools.

Mrs Lysons said: “The tuition is helping students with their concentration, especially with more active children who are becoming able to concentrate for longer. It is also helping those who struggle with fine motor skills.”

It is hoped the sessions will soon include guitar tuition. 

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