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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

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

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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

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🤾🏽‍♂️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 May 17th 2019

Southwark Book Award 2019 Prize for 'Boy 87'

Students from Years 7 and 8 attended the Southwark Book Award ceremony on 9 May and saw Ele Fountain receive this year’s award for her first novel, Boy 87.

This is the third year that Harris Boys’ Book Club has taken part in the award, which is organised by Jo Mead, Learning Resources Manager at HBAED, along with librarians from other Southwark schools.

Since October, Ali, Amar, Abdul, Lennox, Ben, Tristan, Yvan and Adam have been reading the six shortlisted books and writing reviews for the Southwark Book Award blog.


Ele Fountain accepting the Southwark Book Award for 2019.

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Boy 87 tells the story of two friends, Shif and Bini, who become refugees due to war and political persecution in their home country. The setting is not named in the book but Ele said that it was inspired by her time spent living in Ethiopia and the images we have all seen of refugees crammed into boats.

“I like Boy 87 because it spreads the message that the world is still full of injustice, and that we should try and help those who face it," said Adam, Year 7. "It taught me that I should be happy with what I have because these characters are grateful for what little they have.”

At the award ceremony our boys had the chance to meet with over 50 other students from six other Southwark schools, discuss the books and vote for their favourites in several categories.


Adam, Year 7, meets Matt Killeen author of Orphan, Monster, Spy.

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Three of the shortlisted authors attended the event and spoke to the students about how they wrote their books and encouraged the audience to get writing too. Our students were able to meet the authors after the event and talk about stories with them.

Ele Fountain’s message to budding writers was that you can write about anything that feels important to you whether that’s something at home, at school or that you see going on in the world around you.

As well as the overall award, Boy 87 also won the prize for Best Theme. The Best Style prize was awarded to Sarah Crossan’s Moonrise, a novel written in verse. The frozen landscapes of Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone were rewarded with the prize for Best Setting. Sita Brahmachari’s wonderfully warm-hearted story of family and activism in North London, Tender Earth, won the Best Characters prize, and Orphan, Monster, Spy by Matt Killeen, a gripping adventure set in Nazi Germany, won the prize for Best Plot. All of these books are now available to borrow from the school library - see if you agree with the student judges!

Ali in Year 8 particularly enjoyed meeting Sita Brahmachari who had brought several props from her book with her. He said: “I can really empathise with the characters in Tender Earth and understand their feelings. It’s a very emotional book.” Ali said that Book Club helps you read “a much wider range of books than you normally would.”


Ali particularly enjoyed meeting Sita Brahmachari.

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The award event took place at Dulwich Prep School.

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The six shortlisted books.

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