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26/07/21

The Department for Education is supporting catch-up programmes and fun activities for all children and young people in England. Find out more at https://t.co/JsMuvGETvg

23/07/21

Pedro, Year 9, recommends Club. "Join Mr Hodgson and co and help take care of plants from the Sizeable Squash to the Minuscule Microgreens." Mr Ingham is very impressed, and even used the spare sweet peas in his own garden! https://t.co/M7hrVPhDiR https://t.co/rKbUE1NIhO

19/07/21

Journalism Club boys and their families at the premiere of their very own film about mental health at The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton this afternoon. Well done year 8! https://t.co/s31l7VwtYQ

17/07/21

Year 10 boys enjoy a practical day last week. They had the chance to show off the knowledge they have learned throughout the year and recall practical skills from Year 9 too. Mr Ingham was thrilled to see so many 'Einsteins in the making!' https://t.co/Rj2Z441v4p

13/07/21

50 of our top students have won £10 Amazon vouchers! Well done and keep working on your development. is for life! https://t.co/0hd00tFDxa

08/07/21

Carla Price is presented with her Lockdown Hero Teaching Award - one of several awards received by our staff in the latest Pearson National Teaching Awards. Very proud of our whole staff team :-) https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/WttakFEkS7

02/07/21

Teacher Robin Sedgwick is presented with his Pearson National Teaching Award 'Certificate of Excellence' by some of our boys. We are proud to this year have four of our teachers recognised in the awards https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/gINnIOGSoi

30/06/21

Our Year 9 team won the apprenticeship challenge yesterday. Very proud of our boys! They left school cheering and buzzing having raised £509 for their chosen charity, Football Beyond Borders . Full story https://t.co/pKuKJkgwlO

30/06/21

Our boys enjoy an workshop with - using storytelling, physical theatre, poetry writing and visual art. London has lost its connecton. The local superhero ‘Empathy’, who would normally fix this, has burned out. Can our boys fix it?! https://t.co/xNud2Dwsil

30/06/21

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We delivered our WYZ Money (financial literacy) workshop to a great group of Y8 students at last week. Read our article to see what the students said: https://t.co/Y9n0arUmxe

30/06/21

Massive congratulations to Joshua - the first boy in the academy to reach 550 Harris Points which means he has received his Gold Lapel Badge. Joshua always works so hard and makes excellent contributions in every lesson. A real role model for his year group. Outstanding! https://t.co/INnbkG7MF8

29/06/21

The boys in our club are preparing for their final showcase in July. Harris Boys - full of talent! https://t.co/RjUDtReaf4

29/06/21

Students in Year 8 are learning about the importance of good financial literacy with . The workshop helped our boys' improve their understanding of personal finances and develop a positive and responsible mindset to finances. The boys thoroughly enjoyed it! https://t.co/YeBwTXkO2X

23/06/21

We are very proud to have four of our teachers recognised in the Pearson National Teaching Awards this year. The awards tie in with National , which is for ALL staff working in UK schools and colleges. https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/CtqiNIxKDQ

23/06/21

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16/06/21

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16/06/21

This was a great session for our boys. Thank you 😃 https://t.co/zyFLjWI78l

16/06/21

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14/06/21

Some of our Most Able students attended Christies’ Virtual Art Seminar recently, where they had to design an art gallery and decide which works of art to present in it, and explain their choices to students from other Harris academies. Full story https://t.co/AABjILEtyc https://t.co/550VMnkWYv

11/06/21

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Session 9 of our 10-week programme at the amazing today. Fantastic engagement as always from the boys! Mature, focused, and a genuine desire to learn! Always nice to receive such brilliant feedback! Great work boys 👏👍 https://t.co/HZjCVUFiDR

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Posted on January 31st 2018

Author Phil Earle Tells Boys Why He Became a Writer

On Tuesday 30 January we welcomed acclaimed author Phil Earle to the academy. He gave three separate talks to all students in years 7, 8 and 9, sharing the events and experiences in his life that led to him becoming a writer, as well as reading from several of his books.

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The students really responded to his openness and down-to-earth style and were thoroughly engaged throughout the sessions, many of them coming to the library during lunchtime to meet him personally, get autographs and discuss their own reading, writing and illustration projects. Earlier in the day, during DEAR Time, Phil met with students from our book clubs, many of whom had read his most well-known book, Heroic, together.

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Phil was impressed with the maturity of our students, the questions they asked and contributions they made to his talks, and said he felt humbled by the number of our students who had read his books. This month, alone, we have had over 50 loans of his books from the library and there is a waiting list for titles as they are returned. Phil also shared several books that were inspirations to him when he was growing up and starting writing, including Holes by Louis Sachar, The Outsiders by SE Hinton and Maus by Art Spiegelman and he has whetted our students’ appetites for these books too. He is currently working on a story set during the Second World War which was of particular interest to many of our students.

Phil commented on the range of reading titles in our library and told the students that if he’d had a library like ours and such encouraging librarians it might not have taken him until he was 26 to start reading! The buzz is continuing, with members of staff who also heard Phil speak wanting to read his books and students getting involved in the two writing competitions currently being promoted in the library - 500 Words for Key Stage 3 and The Big Idea for Key Stage 4.

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It was a hugely inspiring day which will resonate far beyond the actual visit, and Phil’s message was clear that your only limits are the limits of your imagination, and that reading is not just about thousand-page novels.

Jo Mead, Learning Resources Manager