News from the schools


King Harold Students

Thirty Year 9 students at King Harold Academy went behind the scenes at Edge Hotel School when second year students took them on a tour of the 4* Wivenhoe House Hotel, the heart of the Edge Hotel School, near Colchester.
They had the opportunity to find out more about Hotel Management and Events Management with Hospitality Degree courses.
As part of the experience, the students played a game, 'Calamity Hotel', using their skills to turn around a poorly-run hotel to run at a profit and more effectively.
The students found the day really enjoyable and were surprised how varied the jobs are within the hospitality industry, and how they can travel the world with this career.
During the visit the students met Year 11 King Harold students Migle Jociute and Rosie Seddon who have just left the Broomstick Hall Road school and were on the university campus for the first week of their National Citizen Service Award (NCS).
The NCS is a three-week residential programme to build skills for work and life, where students take on new challenges and meet new friends.

-King Harold Academy

Roding Valley Students

In January, Year 10 students from Roding Valley took part in the WOW Conference at the Marriott

Hotel. Students participated in many activities and were give advice and guidance from employers about the world of work. Our very own Loughton Mayor Stephen Murray handed the students their certificates at the end of the conference.

Roding Valley Students

West Hatch Students

A group of Year 9 West Hatch High School students attended the Y.E.S. Partnership Motivation Conference at the Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey. A group of Year 9 West Hatch High School students attended the Y.E.S. Partnership Motivation Conference at the Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey.

The aim of the conference, funded by the Y.E.S. Partnership, was to inspire, motivate and encourage students to consider their strengths and what might prevent them achieving their future goals.
Students had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities, including team building and goal mapping tasks. These were all overseen by facilitators from local businesses and the Y.E.S. Committee.

The students enjoyed the day and the opportunity to have lunch at the hotel.
Geoffrey Towsey, the school's Careers Leader, said: "The work of the Y.E.S. Partnership is fantastic, and their Motivation and World of Work Conferences are amazing opportunities for our students who always find the events very informative, engaging and it gets them thinking about the future."

All students received a certificate of attendance along with a career goal plan for their future learning and studies.

Scools Involved

Epping St John’s, Epping – website

Roding Valley High School, Loughton – website.

West Hatch High School, Chigwell – website.

Davenant Foundation School, Loughton – website.

King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy, Waltham Abbey – website.

Debden Park High School, Loughton – website.

Passmore Academy, Harlow – website.

Stewards Academy, Harlow – website.