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21/06/19

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

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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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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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

Great, thanks again!

22/05/19

Thank you very much. Our contact details are at https://t.co/6gQIcxEsT9 Much appreciated.

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

Report from Day Three of our snowsports trip. Please look at the pictures at https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G and admire how beautiful it is! https://t.co/X8K07TVNTx

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.

02/04/19

Retweetd From London Youth Games

🤾🏽‍♂️Huge Congratulations to the U13 Boys Handball Finals Medallists! You did your borough proud! ⭐️ 🥇 🥈 🥉, 🥉St Pauls, https://t.co/qfYcuoIphX

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 February 8th 2019

Southwark Foodbank Thanks Boys for Donating 251kg of Food

We were delighted to receive this letter in January from Southwark Foodbank thanking our boys for donating 251kg of food over Christmas. With the help of our students, the Foodbank helped 91 families over the festive period. We were delighted to support our community and look forward to a continuing relationship with the Foodbank.

Foodbank letter

 

At the end of last term, students were supported by the English department to collect and donate food to Southwark Foodbank. Here’s what three of our boys wrote about our Foodbank Donations Charity Appeal.


“I feel very proud to have a made a difference this Christmas”

On the 17th of December 2018, my fellow students and I delivered much needed donations to Peckham Foodbank. These items had been generously given by students and staff over the past few weeks. We delivered the large quantity of donations into the building, then received an informative talk from the kind manager.

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Did you know that over 100 families will visit Peckham Foodbank over the festive period? That’s shocking! This fact shows how valuable your contribution to this service has been, providing for those in need. It was an honour to be a part of this appeal and I feel very proud to have a made a difference this Christmas.

Nihal, Year 8


Foodbank (2)“We can come together and do great things for our community”

Firstly, I believe it is important to understand who the recipients of foodbanks are. We often assume it’s solely for the homeless; we are almost ignorant to the fact that not everyone going through a financial crisis is homeless. Visiting Peckham Foodbank revealed to

me that there are many people and families living in London who may, from initial appearance, seem financially stable; however, they are unfortunately experiencing hunger because they simply can’t afford sufficient amounts of food.

Another misperception we all need to understand is that a large proportion of these people are in these troubled situations from no fault of their own. The government over the last couple of years has altered how it provides public benefits. As a result, people who previously received help from the government have since been left to suffer alone.

The change in government policy has meant that groups like the Trussell Trust has seen an exponential increase in foodbank usage. Over the last several years, foodbank usage has massively increased from 3,000 packages in 2005/6 to 1.3 million in 2017/8. The overarching problem that forces people to rely on foodbanks, according to Oxfam, is ‘immediate income crisis.’ Importantly, these individuals aren’t scroungers, lazy or cheating the system, they just have nowhere else to turn.

Foodbank (1)Personally, I believe that this trip allowed us as students to lose our sense of naivety; to uncover the harsh realities some people face in our society.

Despite our youthfulness, we too have an obligation to give within our community. The Southwark Foodbank manager mentioned the ‘relief’ which recipients often feel after a meal. I too felt this relief in the sense that our contributions will mean a person or perhaps even a family will not go hungry this Christmas.

In such a desperate time, it is essential that we all give a helping hand to those less fortunate not forgetting that falling into poverty can happen to anyone at any time.

The school donations delivered last Monday were greatly appreciated, and showed that when it matters we are able to come together and do great things for our community.

Thank you for your donations this Christmas.

Razzaq and Zack, Year 11


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