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22/09/17

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Teaching Assistant required .Apply now https://t.co/bq6ADO7GUO https://t.co/o1lnXpypTn

20/09/17

We're proud of our Year 7 football team who played their first match against . Find out the score at https://t.co/alc80CBbEv https://t.co/Hbib5k5uDJ

18/09/17

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A trick of the light! AS Photography students restricted to in-camera techniques only - no photoshop here! https://t.co/fK6IKmMvNP

14/09/17

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There are 54 great Southwark buildings to explore during this weekend including 3 of our libraries https://t.co/bmaVRHkyDi https://t.co/PVBZaU8MlP

11/09/17

Come along to meet our staff and students. Open eve for Year 6 students/parents, Thurs 21 Sept, 5-7pm https://t.co/HXOH9xOwR8 https://t.co/4gTDSs6NDr

07/09/17

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Are you an NQT/NQT+1 with leadership potential? Apply for the Step-Up programme today! https://t.co/URf8Vb6Yz8 https://t.co/xgT7j7iHoA

06/09/17

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A warm welcome to Harris Garrard Academy - a new school in for primary, secondary and sixth form students https://t.co/6zewxpIYOL https://t.co/K5XmYJqWfg

24/08/17

Our boys are celebrating some excellent GCSE results. Well done everyone. Your hard work paid off! https://t.co/ZCYo6MimsD https://t.co/pzyR9cfRrV

21/08/17

Good luck to all students collecting their GCSE results on Thurs. We'll be open from 10am. Remember students must come in person to get them

20/07/17

What and where is this London landmark? Just one of the questions in our Super Summer Quiz for the holidays at https://t.co/yvqM2hP6dF https://t.co/gy9J9HYd3S

19/07/17

Our boys are mighty proud of their Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from the UK Challenge. Great questions posed by ! https://t.co/wTMqGvup8G

17/07/17

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is looking for a Cover Supervisor. Apply now https://t.co/kV7W8xHJNN https://t.co/CnG4NP0TFU

13/07/17

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Let the games commence! https://t.co/oDF6QoVxPs

12/07/17

Well done to our amazing Year 10 students for a great field trip to . Lots more pics at https://t.co/AvM5xjg0iN https://t.co/LDwYm9785L

11/07/17

Field sketch pros at work on our Year 10 field trip today. https://t.co/PvPYdAFAHP

11/07/17

Year 10 are on their field trip on the River Tillingbourne in Surrey today. Wellies essential. Showing great teamwork! https://t.co/g8D4tfTR77

19/06/17

We're v proud of Kaydon who gained a bronze medal for helping to come in 1st overall. https://t.co/PpKKnJa32e

19/06/17

Outstanding yr7 practising their graph drawing skills. Looking at how temperatures in the polar regions compare to London. https://t.co/mI09hFhR7v

15/06/17

Thanks to for inviting our boys over to learn how an auction house work, and examine some jewels! https://t.co/7A9dDxcxki

08/06/17

Our new club is up-and-running. We look forward to sharing their pictures with you! https://t.co/whgH9SaGXr https://t.co/mENR35NYIM

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Posted on July 4th 2017

Renaissance Day, Thursday 6 July - Report and Pictures

Here's a taste of what happened on our latest Renaissance Day on Thursday 6 July.

Our termly Renaissance Days are a chance for boys to go off timetable and delve into subjects and experiences they would not normally have an opportunity to engage in fully. 


Holy architecture. Students studied sacred spaces and learned about the architecture of holy buildings. Alpha, Daniel, Adam and Ali spent the day planning the construction of a mosque, and completed a full model by the end of the day.

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Cultural expression through dance. Students learned about cultural forms of expression through dance. They practised movements inspired by Zouk music and dance. This was inspired by the Brazilian lambada but originated in the French speaking areas of the Caribbean. This form of dance combines salsa, meringue, and reggae dance with a speedier beat. In fact, translated from French Creole the word zouk means party.

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Religious migrations. Students studied the religious migrations of the puritans to the USA. In this picture they are calculating the amount of materials and supplies they can transport with them to the New World.  After this, students built their colonies and navigated them through scenarios such as hostile climate and disease. They were also presented with the ethical issues surrounding colonisation, particularly with regard to the treatment of Native Americans.

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Graphene solutions. Boys designed a product made from the super material graphene that could potentially solve a world issue, such as lack of clean water. Graphene is the world's first 2D material and is 200 time stronger than steel and also flexible. At the end of the design stage, the pupils had to present their ideas to the rest of the groups.

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A little more about what else we studied on the latest Renaissance Day.

Year 9

  • Cultural influences in music
  • The Holocaust
  • Religious migrations - history of the USA
  • Religion, culture and society in London
  • Social issues - research project

Year 10

  • Solving world issues using science
  • Climate change and society
  • Controversial science: gene editing
  • A history of Mathematics
  • How will the world end? A study of eschatology
  • DT project
Renaissance Days form an important part of our curriculum offer to students. The days are entirely focused on Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, Religious Studies and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education objectives in order to give our students an understanding of the wider world and to enjoy new experiences outside of the normal school timetable.