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Students given tour of new leisure centre site - King Harold Academy

Students at King Harold Academy were given a special tour of the new Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre site ahead of its official topping out ceremony on Wednesday. The new state-of-the-art centre will include a six lane 25m pool along with a 15m learner pool, an 80-station fitness suite, exercise and group cycling studio with virtual classes led by Les Mills virtual master trainers, a café and community room. The group of Year 9 Students visited the construction site and met the construction team from Pellikaan.

They were also able to find out about the design of the new centre and take a site tour.  Key personnel involved with the development shared their career journeys into the construction industry with staff. Jacqui Hammond, the school's Head of Careers, said: "It was a great afternoon visiting the site and seeing the development. "The new leisure centre will be a fantastic asset for our students and the local community of Waltham Abbey. "A big thank you to the site team at Pellikaan and Epping Forest District Council for organising the visit."


Thirty-five history students at King Harold Academy have visited the Tower of London to help develop their knowledge for their forthcoming studies on the Norman Conquest. They visited the learning centre where they had the opportunity to handle real artefacts found at the Tower of London.
Students asked questions and demonstrated some great historical knowledge.
They group also saw the Crown Jewels, the famous armouries and some 19th Century ‘graffiti’ in the Chapel.

This week saw the first BMAT careers day, Build My Future at Sir Charles Kao UTC with BMAT students from Epping St Johns.

UTC and Burnt Mill students working together with STEM Employers. The aim of the event is to inspire the next generation through career discovery with local and national employers. We had support from our sponsors such as the Bank of England, HNE Media, Hertford Regional College, Pure Structures Ltd and Lloyds Bank plus many more. Students had the opportunity to rotate around the employers finding out about their job roles, looking at apprenticeships and the importance of CV’s. Student and employers fed back that they really enjoyed the day and will look forward to future projects working together.

19.03.2018 - Sir Charles Kao UTC