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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

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21/06/19

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Earlier this week hosted students for the ! The room was buzzing with ideas and we’re excited to see how these bright minds will shape the future of our cities! Thank you to for joining! https://t.co/TwsePMkpIo

13/06/19

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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

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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

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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

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02/04/19

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02/04/19

We couldn't be more proud of our boys! Well done too all of them, and to all the schools who took part today.

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Posted on December 11th 2018

Fantasy author Taran Matharu Inspires Years 7 and 8

Fantasy author Taran Matharu visited our academy earlier this month to talk to boys in years 7 and 8, give a writing workshop and meet students in the library at lunch time.

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Taran told students how reading has been key in his life, not just in his education (he has a First Class Business degree) but also in starting his career. He experienced racist bullying at school and found reading was a way of escaping into other worlds and seeing how different people defeated their problems, he said. He started writing his own stories because he couldn’t find books which had characters who looked like him. His books explore the tensions and alliances between different races.

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Taran explained to boys how they can use the things that are important in their lives to structure their writing – in his case, other books, films, video games and a love of history – as well as your own feelings and experiences. He showed the online storytelling platform Wattpad and told students how he had originally uploaded a few chapters of his story The Novice and received many positive comments from other readers. After only a few weeks a million people had read his story online and the numbers continued to grow. IMG 1397He was approached by an American publisher and his Summoner series is now a New York Times bestseller and was chosen as one of the promoted books for World Book Day this year. Taran’s books have been translated into many other languages and his new series will be out in May next year.

"He really inspired me"

Taran is successful enough to be able to earn his living from writing, and he travels around the world visiting schools, book shops and events and meeting his fans. His message is that anyone, anywhere can do what he did, and he told the students that several people who are writing the shows they see on Netflix are teenagers not much older than themselves.

Yvan in Year 7 said: “He really inspired me to become a writer. I looked at Wattpad at lunch time and I feel that I could do that.” Joshua also in Year 7 agreed: “He was so awesome. I’m definitely going to read more of his books.”

The library is holding two competitions following Taran’s inspirational visit which will run over the Christmas holidays. One is to write your own fantasy story and the other is to create your own fantasy creature. Full details from the library.

Ms Mead

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