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24/06/19

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24/06/19

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Thank you to the boys from and girls from for helping out at our Summer Fair today https://t.co/lMAKsgdWNG

21/06/19

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The Academy Orchestra performed with on Friday as part of their Young Players project. We had a great time! Here is our performance! https://t.co/z35nCRLE4F

21/06/19

Thank you so much for supporting and inspiring our students!

21/06/19

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13/06/19

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Please can you share with your students. We are looking for young people (individuals/groups) to perform/showcase their talent! Thank you 😊🎤🎼🎹🎻🎹🎷

09/06/19

Day one of our Uber Rewards Trip to Surrey. Splash World, Box Hill, Pizza and more! Full report and pics at https://t.co/UdMypOTkRG https://t.co/G3pG1dsDr3

23/05/19

Would you like to join the new Police Cadets group at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich? Every Tues from 7-9pm. Everyone welcome. Find out more at https://t.co/5mv6BIndkn https://t.co/tuUmf64v5l

22/05/19

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22/05/19

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12/04/19

Day Six of our snowsport trip. The highlight of the day was our beginners group completing the famous Black run down from the glacier. Full report and pics https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/o42PXTz7r2

11/04/19

"It is quite a sight to see our boys coming down the mountain." Report from Day Five of our snowsports trip, and lots of pics at https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/74mAIqApFL

10/04/19

"We awoke this morning once again to beautiful blue skies." Report and pics from Day Four of our snowsports trip https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/RNVNx2nxjp

09/04/19

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08/04/19

Report from Day Two of our snowsports trip: "It was like watching a different group from yesterday, the progress they have made has been excellent." https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/GlqPl21kR1

07/04/19

Report one Day One of Crans Montana snowsports trip. An impressive first day all round! https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/oVvqbibBTp

06/04/19

Harris Boys‘ have arrived in Crans🇨🇭 A smooth crossing on the Eurostar, 7 hours 💤 , checked into our Chalet and now getting our skis and boards fitted🎿 🏂 ⛷ 😁 https://t.co/PjWYoump5j

03/04/19

Look how proud our Under 15 team are to lift the Harris Cup, after beating an excellent team in the final. Please say to our boys. We've been hunting this trophy for the past 3 years! Full match report at https://t.co/4irEL8tgEI https://t.co/pG2MTNrOal

03/04/19

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02/04/19

Very proud of our team! A huge well done to all the students who competed so well today.

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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