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18/07/22

Thank you so much for support this event, we really do appreciate the different it makes to our boys

18/07/22

Retweetd From Kendra Schneller, RN, QN,FNF Windrush Scholar

Participated in careers fair on Tuesday. Thank you to the staff for helping me to encourage more boys into nursing. Hopefully at least 1 of the 7 seen will consider nursing/community nursing, as a career.

18/07/22

The two finalists in our 2022 Tournament - Victor and Elwood G, both Year 7. Elwood’s preparation with the opening moves led to a decisive win. Well done, Elwood! https://t.co/4BDd5qINCG

07/07/22

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Thank you to students from for visiting our Avery Hill campus yesterday for a Sports Taster Day 👏 They had the chance to get into the sports labs and take part in various performance testing activities, and learn lots about the Sports courses we have on offer 🏋️ https://t.co/c8oQ1JEwTu

28/06/22

Our Summer Showcase is on 14th July, 6.30pm - get your tickets! https://t.co/oLgF4j3YXc

09/06/22

A huge thank you to everyone at Norton Rose Fulbright, Shell, Citi and ING who helped to organise and host an amazing session for Year 10, giving them an insight into life at a top international firm. An invaluable experience! Read more https://t.co/iCE6ccmonV https://t.co/YhGSPRKOdD

25/05/22

"It was great to hear about all the different taxes we pay and what they are used for," Faizal, Year 10. Find out what happened when PwC volunteers met Year 10 to talk about financial literacy and careers. Read more https://t.co/bhQoZF7pO6 https://t.co/zvW44o8UCa

19/05/22

Year 13 visit the PwC offices in the heart of London, to gain a valuable insight into working life at one of the biggest firms in the world. Thank you to Nikki, Garvin, Callum and Charles from PwC for making this trip happen. More at https://t.co/R9sYKYVcal https://t.co/g0cq3aLO1I

29/04/22

Nine boys from our Harris Experience programme see behind the scenes at Christie’s Auction House and present their plan for an art gallery called 'Human Creativity'. Great work boys! Full story at https://t.co/zahY8Dfstp https://t.co/H71cQrB3Ic

25/04/22

"The trip to Coventry University gave us a real-life experience on how uni life is. There was a lot to offer, and they have a lot of facilities." Mohiuddin, Year 12. Read about our sixth form tour of with at https://t.co/juaeMclxkt https://t.co/6uSqDFPNWF

13/04/22

Thank you Elizabeth Oladunni of for visiting our school recently and inspiring Year 10 to consider careers in law. They were inspired by her personal journey and we wish Elizabeth continued success in her legal career! https://t.co/Tz5u9orJkT https://t.co/nWG2SNgHUX

12/04/22

“If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism. We are not all the same and do not have the same traits.” Read about our events for https://t.co/BZm3R9y97q https://t.co/gD2msaV2mG

23/03/22

Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team. Don't miss out! https://t.co/nR0N5k6m1W

16/03/22

Students had a tour around the Houses of Parliament earlier this week to learn about the importance of democracy and the role of parliament. The trip made links with the Year 8 history curriculum which this term has focused on women's suffrage. https://t.co/OKWomdHHW5 https://t.co/g9RFX0jEr9

15/03/22

Performing Arts at HBAED presents The Wiz, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March 2022, 6.30pm (doors 6.15pm). £6 adults, £3 children (£15 two adults, two children). Tickets available from the Performing Arts Team. https://t.co/Om4WdyWdjR

03/03/22

Retweetd From Southwark Tigers

Our 5th and penultimate festival of the season today. Cant wait to welcome. Might get muddy!! https://t.co/RY1ODF0GVl

08/02/22

Read what boys wrote about their recent visit to Ironmongers' Hall, where they learned about its , , people and . "An exceptional, exclusive, exciting experience," Syria, Year 9. Read more at https://t.co/cVDnNM2yCx https://t.co/4X4CI91qGO

07/02/22

“I loved how the actors reeled me in. Even our teachers went on stage to play darts," Nihar, Year 8. Read more students review of a brilliant performance of Romeo & Juliet directed by . More reviews at https://t.co/v7dUams0ao https://t.co/jtdmf29TJ0

03/02/22

A nice email to end Thurs🙂 . "I wanted to send an email to commend how well your students behaved on the trip to see Romeo and Juliet at Southwark Playhouse. They were a credit. They sat silently throughout the performance and always were engaged with the show." Very proud!

03/02/22

Retweetd From Harris EdTech

Wonderful demo by on data-driven approaches to teaching https://t.co/JT58UbMjfb

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Posted on October 2nd 2017

Flash Group Poem for National Poetry Day 2017

Creating poetryWe celebrated National Poetry Day last Thursday by creating our own poem at lunchtime!

This year’s theme is Freedom and we have been displaying poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah in the library to raise student awareness of his work in particular. Staff also displayed their favourite poems in their class windows for everyone to share.

At lunchtime, 40 students from years 7 to 11 took part in a flash group poem which we created using words and phrases plucked from pages of old and damaged books in the library – a wonderful piece of recycling which inspired many of our boys (see picture). Here's what they created!

The Green Death

The Green Death had pierced

Dash

Pickled rats’ brains

Dead man’s click.

A chill ran down his back

Turning to ice

Depressingly  frayed.

By the light of the few fires that still burn,

Puzzled,

Conjure it:

Masks,

Death Eaters.

A hollow laugh –

The terror it inspired.

Hacking his way

With characteristic anxiety,

Pain and fear.

The disgusting river.

Coma.

Funeral.

Pure Terror.

Thanks to all the boys who took part creating our poetry bank and special thanks to Arthur Healey and Nabil Shukree who put this poem together.

Competition - write a poem about freedom

Students now have the opportunity to compete for a £10 Amazon voucher by writing their own poem or rap on the theme of freedom – the competition closes on Friday 6 October.

Here's some tips to get you started... Think about what you want to say. Choose the most powerful words and phrases. Move them around until they click together and sound fantastic. You have a poem! 

Jo Mead, Learning Resources Manager


We've created a display of poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah to raise awareness of his work in particular.

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