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11/07/24

We hosted a fantastic summer concert yesterday, organised with meticulous care and passion by the ever-dedicated Ms Bee.The event was a resounding success, showcasing the immense talent of students from Years 7-12 and a true celebration of our school's vibrant musical culture. pic.twitter.com/1wc2r4AUGi

10/07/24

Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich has scored a major win by clinching the 2024 EY Foundation Impact Award for Southern Education Partner.Announced yesterday, this award highlights the school's positive impact on the community in Southern England. https://t.co/zgJnFv6HP5 pic.twitter.com/8ImbNGi33l

02/07/24

The 30th anniversary of the opening of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London was the occasion for 30 of our Year 8 students to attend a spectacular performance of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' at the theatre recently. pic.twitter.com/1mPxaGAVpe

26/06/24

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich is proud to have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard, meaning that our careers programme meets all the gold-standard criteria for world-class advice and guidance. https://t.co/jcBZUJMPk5 pic.twitter.com/CGxkWnJ8Fk

17/06/24

Summer Showcase, 10th July, 6.30pm - Get Your Tickets! pic.twitter.com/VJYChQMf5J

06/06/24

Addressing smartphone addiction - headteachers of 17 Southwark secondary schools call on families to support a new joint approach to tackling the profoundly negative impact of Smartphones and Social Media on young people." Find out more https://t.co/kpYOXZ8hrm

23/05/24

Our Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on . Find our more about our neurodiversity writing competition at https://t.co/xnEkgtfYj5 pic.twitter.com/NTHnNajSD4

23/05/24

See our latest science experment with our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld. This one is on convection... https://t.co/boc1XYMjJt

12/05/24

Harris Dulwich Boys is pleased to announce a partnership with in support of their State School Sixth Form Cricket Programme. Details https://t.co/pLEr6OKPi1

30/04/24

Science experiments with a Science Technician. Experiment 1: metals reacting with oxygen. In this series, our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld, RSciTech, will demonstrate experiments that are part of the Year 7 to Year 11 curriculum. https://t.co/dixREUEioo

22/03/24

Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.

18/03/24

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education! pic.twitter.com/v7kYxDhU4E

18/03/24

Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe. pic.twitter.com/eAc3eRjgae

18/03/24

Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate pic.twitter.com/vfyD3TDyLS

21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated! https://t.co/UMwA7yMjcG

20/02/24

Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course." pic.twitter.com/y6KPjVpk7K

15/02/24

We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families. https://t.co/Frz4TrGe5f pic.twitter.com/S27e95IBt4

13/02/24

Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss! pic.twitter.com/mfp6r7W1xP

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Posted on November 11th 2014

Visit to WWI cemeteries for Year 8 students

WW1 visitOn the 7 November 2014, 43 students from Year 8 visited the WWI battlefields in Belgium. This trip offered the students a chance to make a personal connection to WWI and an opportunity to reflect on what they had learnt in the classroom.

The students visited Essex Farm, a cemetery for British and Commonwealth soldiers, where the profound poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ was written. Students spent time here reflecting on the nationality, religion and age of soldiers who had died, including a 14-year-old boy. After this the boys visited Langemark, a German cemetery. Students were asked to reflect on the difference between Essex Farm and Langemark and were immediately touched by the bleakness and lack of ceremony at the German site.  
 

Understanding the significance

Next on the itinerary was a trip to Tyne Cot the largest cemetery for British and commonwealth soldiers in the world. Alex and Joe laid a wreath here on behalf of the school (pictured right) and the boys observed an impeccable moment of silence as the wreath was laid down. Throughout the whole day the boys were able to reflect and understand the significance of what they were seeing and experiencing.
 

Last post at Menin Gate

The highlight of the day was the last post at Menin Gate. This tradition has been going on since WWI ended. The ceremony involves the bugle being sounded and a minute’s silence. In keeping with the day, the students observed this silence with dignity and respect and did themselves and the school proud.
 
Dominic said: “Belgium was a great experience, I got to visit a new country plus I learnt a lot about WWI when I visited the war graves and the museum. It was good to see the graves as it gave me the opportunity to reflect back on history and thank the soldiers for what they had done for us.”