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In Year 10-13 and want some virtual work experience? Sign up for the Speakers for Schools 'Experience Programme' today at Contact Mr Allison for more details.


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WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾


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Need some help getting started with that comic or graphic novel? (=^.^=) Tune in to our Festival of Words channel today at 4pm when Nigel from shares tips on story-boarding Set yourself a reminder here ->


See how our classrooms have changed to support . We're really looking forward to seeing our Year 10 and 12 boys again from June 15th. Find out about more our changes at


School reopens to Year 10 on Mon 15th June, and we've made lots of changes to keep our boys and staff safe through . We can't wait to see our Year 10 boys again! Find our how we've adapted our classrooms, corridors and canteen at


Ali hits Mr Miller for six in the playground today.


Mr May and Mr Miller leading a workout in school today. Keep up!


We've made a short video assembly, including live prize draws, to celebrate the amount of work, effort and support that our school community is giving each other during this difficult time. Hope you enjoy it!


This week's reading competition... design a book cover. Think of one of your favourite books and redesign the cover. How will you tempt other readers to discover the book? Win a FREE book of your choice delivered to your door. Find out more


Ryan, Year 8, has made this Word Search using the titles of the books. Check out Ryan's word search at And congrats to Ryan for winning last week's reading competition!


J K Rowling has surprised everyone by announcing a new book which she is publishing chapter by chapter on a new website. Completely different to Harry Potter.


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***COMPETITION*** Aged 11-17? If you want to be a voice of hope during these challenging times why not get creative and use your imagination to create a short yet powerful piece. Enter our and have the chance to win a prize!


Konnie Huq's writing tips, as part of Festival of Words. Online today from 2pm


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Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin! The Southwark Festival of Words is back, with a host of talented writers, storytellers and artists ready to capture your imagination. It’s all premiering on YouTube from 26 May. Find out more at


Enter our Virtual Performing Arts Showcase. Think you've got a performance worth sharing?! Enter by 7th June.


To our boys who are fans of David Walliams... Chichester Theatre's production of Walliams' 'The Midnight Gang' is available to view for free until 29 May


Daniel in Year 10 has written some reflections on our times, which we wanted to share with you. "The world is in a dire state right now. It may seem like there is no way out, but that is not true." Read Daniel's article in full


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Bitesize has suggested 7 simple ways we can all show for Mental Health Awareness Week.


Get involved with breaking a Guinness World Record! Author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, wants you to take part in the world's biggest online lesson ever. Thursday 21 May 4-4:30pm. Register today!


More pictures from our teachers' this week. We've been making cakes with the theme of lockdown. Some cracking cakes - tasty! See all the entries at

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Your Weekly Challenges

Every week we're setting our boys some special challenges, and inviting you to let us know how you get on.

Record your entries and send them to Mr Allison All entries will get 10 Harris Points and and count towards a prize draw for £5 and £10 Amazon Vouchers.

EarSound 1 - Make an ear drum model

This week, we have three challenges about sound to link with the Year 7 lessons.

We all know now that sound is caused by vibrations. Vibrations travel in the form of sound waves. The outer ear (pinna) collects the sound waves and the waves travel up our ear canal until it reaches the ear drum. 

This model is going to show us how our ear drum works when the sound waves hit it.

Download full details.

ChickenSound 2 - Chicken sound box

This is an example of how a sounding board works. The vibrations from the string would be almost silent without the cup, but when you add the cup, it spreads the vibrations and amplifies them (makes them louder).

Pianos and music boxes use wood to act as a sounding board to make the instrument louder. 

Download full details.

DuckSound 3 - Duck sound straw

This is science? It sure is. You see all sounds come from vibrations. That little triangle that you cut in the straw forced the two pieces of the point to VIBRATE very fast against each other when you blew through the straw.

Those vibrations from your breath going through the straw created that strange duck-like sound that you heard. Now you will never be bored again when you go to a fast food restaurant! Have fun!

Download full details.

Science - Balancing forks trick

Can you do a centre of gravity balancing trick with two forks, an end of a potato, matchstick and tall glass? Download full details, and watch the video below if you need extra help.

Well done to Jackson Craze in Year 7 for successfully completing one of last week's departmental challenges (see his picture below).


Science - Magic bendy bones

Bones are very strong in comparison to their weight. Some bones can withstand thousands of pounds of stress. But why not have a go at making bendy bones, using a chicken bone, jar and white vinegar. Download full details, and watch the video below if you need extra help.

Food Tech - Ms Coulibaly's strawberry custard tart challenge

Can you make a strawberrry custard tart and send us a picture. This is one that Ms Coulibably made this weekend. Find the recipe here, including a 'how to' video, and get making a classic British dessert!

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Food tech - Miss Akhtar’s Ramadan Snacks

As it is the month of Ramadan, this is recipe for a tasty samosa you can make in bulk and freeze for the 30 days of fasting. We know a large portion of our boys will be fasting at the moment. This recipe is for lamb samosa but you adapt it to make a samosa with any kind of filling, depending on what you like.

Visit the This Muslim Girls Bakes website for the full recipe.

Samosa 1

Science - Make your own slime

Did you know you can create your own slime from cornflower and water to create a non-Newtonian fluid - a fluid in which the viscosity is dependent on the force applied.

Download a sheet with full details. Here's a video you can watch too, if you need extra help.

Don't forget to let us know how you get on to stand a chance of winning a £10 voucher.

Science - Create a cabbage indicator

How to make a pH scale indicator from a red cabbage - and how show acids and alkalis will change the indicator different colours.

Download a sheet with full details. Here's a video you can watch too, if you need extra help.

PE - Mr May's backward throw and catch challenge

Watch the video then try to do Mr May's challenge yourself. It's a test of your flexibility and coordination!

Don't forget to let us know how you get on to stand a chance of winning a £10 voucher.

Science - six challenges to choose from

This week we've six great science activities you can do at home. Just choose your challenge and send Mr Allison a picture or record of what you have made.

  • Make a DIY lava lamp
  • Create coloured plants
  • Make a static electricity butterfly
  • Make edible rock candy
  • Create a catapault
  • Build a model of the lungs

Download full details and instructions.


Previous challenges...

Can you do a Maradona 7, like Mr Connolly?

The 'Bring Sally Up' Press Up Challege. Can you beat Mr Miller? You'll need to keep going beyong 2 mins 18 secs to beat him. Have a look, have a go, and let us know how you get on! Here's a link to the music you'll need and a timer too - Bring Sally Up timer and music