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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

26/06/18

Tickets on sale now for our first ever school production, 12 ANGRY MEN, Thurs 5th and Fri 6th July, 6pm. Tickets from Ms Maltby or simply call the school on 020 8299 5300 to reserve yours. Don't miss out! https://t.co/HpHecoZIaU

22/06/18

Our boys won 40 certificates in the recent UK Maths Challenge run by . Well done team, we're proud of you, and your teachers too! Full story https://t.co/16rd6LpQLi https://t.co/I2Q4TqM5lo

22/06/18

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Calling parents of children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities. Take part in an Ofsted webinar today (Fri 22 June) 10am to give your views on local services. To take part visit https://t.co/rnPzN2yIpz. More details https://t.co/OWLSuA8vKH

18/06/18

is the theme of the latest issue of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, just published today! Includes fantastic about the high seas by primary students . Download your free copy now https://t.co/Uok4zmL6XL https://t.co/G7bxINueTx

18/06/18

12 ANGRY MEN, tickets now on sale for our first ever school production. Performances 5 and 6 July. Tickets £2 under 16, £3 adult. From Ms Maltby or call the school to reserve, or pay on the night. Watch the trailer now https://t.co/bKpTFGAPJi. Then get your tickets! https://t.co/gvGzRvVIPz

13/06/18

Retweetd From Nic Taylor

congratulations to our outstanding cricket team for finishing joint second out of the 64 schools in Bexley we where very unfortunate to have only missed out on qualification for the London youth games by run difference. Good luck to both Danson Primary & old Bexley

05/06/18

Download our latest Innovation Newsletter for teachers, which focuses on what influences student achievement and how we are developing new ways to improve teachers' understanding of students' abilities. Read more at https://t.co/h4lIbzlBnR https://t.co/breNaZGuBP

05/06/18

Retweetd From Education Week Jobs

Innovation Leader of Science (Lead Practitioner) required https://t.co/8aPou625zi

24/05/18

Just a few places left on our 2019 ski trip to Crans Montana, Switzerland. Reserve your place now for a sports trip of a lifetime! https://t.co/8lfsy6N9Ll https://t.co/4q7ns8qQ6A

23/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Garrard

Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/5890WmJaRc

22/05/18

Thanks for a great game. Look forward to the next one!

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Posted on July 9th 2018

We are Federation Spelling Bee Champions 2018

After spending the day up against fierce competition from 20 Harris schools, our boys were crowned Harris Federation Spelling Champions 2018!

The event took place at Harris Academy Peckham, who had been champions for two years running, but we were determined to take the crown from them this year. Four of our Year 7s took part in the competition, testing their spelling wits with some tough words against some even tougher competitors.

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Guglielmo, Eddie, Tomi and Dylan were chosen as HBAED’s spelling quartet after impressing in the class spelling heats. There were five rounds in the competition (one group spelling and four individual) with each one increasing in difficulty.

Eddie got us into a flying start impressing in the buzzer challenge. Round two saw Dylan amass an amazing 42 points in the quick fire challenge. That astonishing score put us in fourth position before the lunch break. Tomi then took the reins in round three showing off his spelling prowess. By that stage, we were joint second with only our local rivals Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich to beat.

Guglielmo was now left to take us into the home straight in the toughest “last man standing” round. After eighteen competitors crashed out, HBAED and Crystal Palace were left.

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When Palace’s speller faltered on “paediatrician”, Guglielmo only needed to spell “bourgeoisie” correctly to win the final round and all but crown us champions!

The tension in the room was reminiscent of England’s penalty shoot-out as breaths were drawn after each letter said. When Guglielmo said his final letter, the room erupted in cheers, the loudest from his ecstatic team-mates. After a nail-biting wait for the final scoreboard, HBAED were confirmed champions and handed their maiden Spelling Bee title!

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They weren’t only playing for spelling glory, however, their amazing feat also saw them win a Kindle Fire EACH, vouchers and their own trophy to take home!

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Here are some comments from the famous foursome after their memorable victory:

Dylan: “I was slightly anxious as I was on the stage by myself – getting the words correct gave me a massive confidence boost which calmed my nerves.”

Tomi: “I was discombobulated because my buzzer seemed to fail on me sometimes! Luckily, it didn’t affect our final score!”

Guglielmo said it was “impressive the way you doubt yourself when you are under pressure” and described his emotions during his tense last round battle as “like I was about to have a heart attack".

Eddie could think of only one word to encapsulate his feelings on the day: “exhilarated”.

A big congratulations to our boys for their amazing win!

Miss Jama


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