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Safe and happy - see the results of our student survey “I am delighted that our students feel so safe and happy while at school. I am especially pleased with how secure they feel during unstructured time such as break and lunch." Mr Carey


Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at


"Very proud of all our MANY boys who received certificates for outstanding effort, attainment and progress at the end of last term." Mr Ingham Full story and pics at


Download pictures and films from . Loads to look back on and enjoy here


A huge THANK YOU to our staff who gave up 9 days of their Easter hols to make happen, to the families who saved up for the trip, and to this fabulous group of students who made friends wherever they went by their exemplary behaviour. Simply unforgettable!


Our beginner groups took the challenging run through the forest this morning at . Watch them in action! Fantastic work everyone...


Boys.... stuck for ideas on what to read??? Check out the Year 7-10 recommended reading lists on our page at Loads of compelling suggestions, plus new recommendations for the summer term


Lots of pictures and films from Crans Montana today at See our beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders in action... We're soooo proud of this group and how well they are doing!


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Students are developing nicely with a push for beginners to move to the intermediate levels tomorrow.


Day 3 of saw blue skies again. See more pics of our snowboarders and skiers as they develop their skills and take on new challenges Great work everyone!


News and pics from Day 2 of with and . Beautiful sunrise, fantastic conditions, amazing progress - and relaxing in a thermal spa at day's end. Heaven! More pics and full report Great work everyone...


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An inflatable challenge.


Day one on the slopes . A few faces in the snow, bumps and bruises but loads of learning and fun. Novices now snowploughing. Advanced group at 2257 feet! Proud of you all... More pics and full report at


We've arrived safely in , Switzerland, for 2018 snow sports trip. Greeted by heavy snow. Bodes well! Reports and pictures from tomorrow at


We're so proud of Crispin for his excellent performance in the Speak Out challenge regional final last night . Many congrats to winner Omotola from and all the other fantastic contestants. What a great event!


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"Wotsists for 50p" brilliant speech by Crispin from about the black market in unhealthy snacks on the playground fuelling an unhealthy lifestyle.


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Amazing to have so many Southwark schools represented by impressive young people at tonight’s event - high 5 Teams and SILS!


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Good afternoon Please can you let your students 16+ know we are recruiting thank you ☺


Great game indeed and congratulations to the winners too! :-)

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Posted on November 22nd 2017

Imperial College STEM Trip for Year 10

The Year 10 Harris Experience students had the opportunity to visit Imperial College in central London to experience three hours of university lectures and learn about PhD research projects within the college’s specialist fields of science and medicine.

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These lectures asked, for example, 'What is science?' and looked at the investigative research into excrement that is helping to save lives.

So what is science? Well according to the lecture it is a very hard question to answer and something demonstrated rather than directly answered. It is a process of prediction/ guessing, investigations, proving, and the checking if your prediction was correct.

Students then took part in simple experiments including 'the trick that tricked Einstein’, the manipulation of light through fluids and the puzzle of light itself. Question: do you know of a shape that only has one side? This was a taster of university lectures that the pupils will  likely experience when they go into higher education.

"How I got here"

Each lecturer explained their own educational and career path that led them to being at Imperial. Some had been straight through their country’s education system, which had brought them to the Blackett lecture theatre. Others had progressed into a career out of university and then had come back into the research through luck and others had failed in other career opportunities but had landed in the career that they enjoyed.

 All of them said not to worry about knowing what you want to do in the future, how you get there or what happens if you do not. Their message was to work hard, focus on your interests and enjoyments within academia and keep all ‘doors’ open. Resilience is a key factor in success. In the words of famous psychologist Albert Bandura: “People need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.”

The next trip is the cultural experience of the Royal Opera House.

Mr Metcalfe