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19/07/18

We built a rocket in Science lessons during Cultural Horizons Fortnight. See it in action at https://t.co/uMH1I48LNY. And we made survival equipment so we can survive on a desert island (should we get stuck on one over the hols). Read a full report https://t.co/t5Es3EjQMF

19/07/18

During Humanities lessons, boys learned about the highs and lows of the reign of Elizabeth I by creating a board game. "You have just robbed a Spanish ship. Have another go." https://t.co/y9rUWFRJh7

19/07/18

Two days at Downe Activity Centre included fun activities to develop skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and also conquering fears. Boys climbed a 30 foot pole, but could they make the jump at the end?! https://t.co/UIgcgaatXZ

19/07/18

Cultural Horizons Fortnight included trips to , and local museums too. Over 400 boys went on trips during the two weeks. https://t.co/urwZ3D6Boi

19/07/18

Our ‘Viva Espana’ days celebrated culture, and to raise boys' global horizons. And they made these rather impressive traditional pinatas (animal figures) too... https://t.co/vITjaR9Hmc

19/07/18

It's been Cultural Horizons Fortnight here, with boys getting involved in loads of engaging creative, cultural activities and trips to end a great school year... Read a full report at https://t.co/t5Es3EjQMF https://t.co/7S68QArJtk

18/07/18

"Could you please pass on our thanks to all those who have been involved in our son’s education. I am certain that he will achieve what he needs to for the next step in his education and that is in no small part because of the professionalism and hard work of HBAED staff." Parent

18/07/18

"I'm just emailing to say how impressed I was with the manners of one of your pupils (I'd guess year 9 or 10) who opened the shop door and held it open for me to leave. It was polite and considerate and I felt compelled to email." Local resident

18/07/18

We're getting some lovely messages from parents as the end of year approaches. Thank you soooo much. "To all the staff at HBAED... You are brilliant. Thank you for all your help in turning our son into a sensible, responsible and kind young man." Parent

18/07/18

Our athletes came third in the most competitive ever Sports Day last week, with a record medal haul. Well done boys! There's a great feeling of pride in our community for your fantastic achievement. Full results at https://t.co/NS7ihVNAqI. Take a bow! https://t.co/qHnPI0WKb9

18/07/18

"I feel really proud of myself." Well done to all 51 boys recognised for their exceptional achievement at our Celebration of Success Evening 2018. Full report and pics at https://t.co/OpiqauKv1p https://t.co/iU22obGQLn

17/07/18

Thanks Diego for the batch of cakes you made to say to our teachers. Much appreciated by Mr Ingham! Teachers like ... https://t.co/Fx8Wu9qQSO

13/07/18

The cast and crew of our production of Twelve Angry Men enjoy a celebratory breakfast following their rave reviews for their performances earlier this week. https://t.co/7fBoLGc5fr

12/07/18

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Cracking day out at Crystal Palace Sports Centre. did them selves proud winning medals and sticking to the task. Whilst spectators were immaculately behaved through out. Well done all!

12/07/18

Leo, Rowland, Hari and Rizwan love a challenge. Well done to them for competing so well in the Numeracy Challenge, with rounds on and more. They didn't make the top 3 but we're so proud of them! Read more at https://t.co/bOBh138J3N https://t.co/lQZqipV7AE

12/07/18

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Good luck to all the competitors at the 2018 Sports Day today, and all the fantastic students supporting them! https://t.co/jjHCJOKwNY

10/07/18

So proud to be Spelling Champions 2018. Huge thanks to for hosting and all 20 schools that took part. With Guglielmo needing to spell “bourgeoisie” to clinch the title, it was tenser than a penalty shoot out! Read full story https://t.co/IzoNLpiud4 https://t.co/xgwqpL3zWo

04/07/18

Our summer newsletter is out today. Read about first school production (12 Angry Men), the winners in the UK Maths Challege from , parent survey results, Club, TWO national awards from , and lots more. Read it now at https://t.co/OLUHqJsARR https://t.co/vPqXSWDWA2

03/07/18

Sadiq Kahn has invited us to join his Schools for Success programme to be "a shining example of others of what can be achieved". We're one of just 46 schools invited to join for two years in a row https://t.co/7TJB24nJKl . Great work everyone! https://t.co/XQj0h4EsHk

28/06/18

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Please retweet - Have you seen this exciting new development programme ‘BBC Pathways’ for Yr 12 (16yrs) interested in and . Discovery days in Oct in and TBC – Register: https://t.co/eNqFICkQzw

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Posted on July 19th 2018

Cultural Horizons Fortnight - Full Report

Alongside outstanding academic success, at HBAED we are just as motivated to ensure that the creative abilities of our pupils are developed and challenged. That’s why we’ve created Creative Horizons Fortnight - an incredibly fun and exciting final two weeks of the year. Here’s just a taste of what happened…


Viva Espana

Our ‘Viva Espana’ days celebrated Spanish culture and encouraged boys to think in a more ‘global’ way about our role in the wider world. Some of the highlights of these days were:

  • making pinatas (pictured below) - a traditional craft involving making and decorating animal figures. We were impressed by what the boys made!

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  • learning about flamenco dancing – and trying out some moves!
  • investigating the geometry of Spanish architecture
  • evaluating why the Spanish have had such great success at football over the last decade.

Trips and visit

Nearly 400 boys have been on trips over the last two weeks. These have included:

  • Tours around Canterbury including a visit to the Canterbury Tales attraction
  • A visit to Dover Castle (pictured below - see also Tayo's report at the bottom of the page)
  • Science trips to a local museum.

Cultural Horizons   Dover Castle 2

We also have two days at Downe Activity Centre - including fun activities to develop skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and also conquering fears. We undertook lots of activities and were so impressed with the resilience and determination that our boys, as well as their politeness and manners.

Our students were abseiling down the 30 foot wall. Very scary at the top!

Cultural Horizons   Downe   Abseiling

They also had to climb a 30 foot pole, but could they make the jump at the end?! Other activities including crate stacking which tested the teamwork skills and communication. How high could you get? And could you light a fire in the middle of the woods? The first to burn through the rope wins!


Sport

The PE Department ran three ‘Inclusive Sports Days’ to ensure that all boys had an opportunity to take part in games. The nerf ball and soft ball were particularly popular!

The Federation Sports Day saw us bring back our biggest ever haul of medals – which shows elite sport is flourishing at HBAED too.


Humanities

In Humanities, lessons have included:

  • studying the highs and lows of the reign of Elizabeth I by creating board games (pictured below)
  • RS lessons focusing on the importance of symbols in religions
  • investigations based on the Geography of the World Cup.

Cultural Horizons   Board Games

Cultural Horizons   Board Game 2


Science

Science lessons have been particularly well received by pupils – especially activities such as:

  • constructing rollercoasters
  • building rockets (see film below)
  • making survival equipment to help survive on a desert island
  • carrying out a series of dissections
  • identifying the main structures of the eye
  • exploring the thorax and abdomen of a rat.


The two weeks of trips, activities and Viva Espana days were only a success thanks to a huge amount of hard work from the staff at HBAED and the outstanding efforts of our boys. Thank you everyone!

Harry Ingham

Assistant Principal


Dover Castle, by Tayo

Read what one student thought of our trip to Dover Castle.

Hmmm…. As I stand within the mighty walls of Dover Castle I wonder…. What do I think of this place?

Dover Castle is the best place I have ever been on with a school by far! The Castle shows you a lot of history between England and France which you can see if you are on the top of the castle.

Cultural Horizons   Dover Castle 4

It’s a great view where you can eat your food and play with friends. At the back of the castle you can see the weapons England used against France in the 12th century, when it was built.

When you’re in the castle you will see lots of things that they used in the 12th century like ropes to keep the bed still.

Was it worth it? I would recommend it to kids and adults who want to know more about England and our history.

Cultural Horizons   Dover Castle