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As part of the ongoing work to tackle knife crime in the county, officers from Stansted Airport Tactical and Community Police Team joined staff at Stansted Airport College to raise awareness around the dangers of knife crime to prevent students from carrying knives.

On Tuesday 28 September, a knife arch was set up at the main entrance to screen students as they entered the campus. Officers and staff carrying out the screenings were fully compliant with current Covid-19 restrictions including the wearing of face masks and observing safe social distancing. Between 7.30 and 9.30 around 200 students came through the arch and no suspicious items were found.

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At this time of year the focus is traditionally on A Level and GCSE results, but thousands of vocational learners at Stansted Airport College and Harlow College have been achieving excellent results, despite having to study under incredibly challenging circumstances due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

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Rainbow volunteers

We were delighted to welcome back students onto both our Harlow and Stansted Airport College campuses from 8th March as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, although this did present us with the challenge of how to safely administer up to 3,000 Covid-19 tests for students, many of whom would have been naturally anxious about returning to classes after such a long period in lockdown.

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Shiv Kalsi

A Stansted Airport College student, whose usual coach route to college was cancelled due to covid-19, was so determined to get to his first face-to-face lesson in over three months that he took to his bike and cycled the 32 miles from his home in Ilford to attend class.

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To mark British Science Week, this year the organisers decided to do a bit of digging to find out more about how parents and young people are feeling about their futures. As the past twelve months has demonstrated, science is a fundamental part of our lives and has an impact on everyone’s day-to-day, especially now. 

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Armistice Day 2020

Stansted Airport College observed the Armistice Day two minutes silence at 11:00 on Wednesday 11 November.

Here's a lovely video created by Engineering students Joseph Donovan and Tiegan Crisp

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