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Pedro, Year 9, recommends Club. "Join Mr Hodgson and co and help take care of plants from the Sizeable Squash to the Minuscule Microgreens." Mr Ingham is very impressed, and even used the spare sweet peas in his own garden!


Journalism Club boys and their families at the premiere of their very own film about mental health at The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton this afternoon. Well done year 8!


Year 10 boys enjoy a practical day last week. They had the chance to show off the knowledge they have learned throughout the year and recall practical skills from Year 9 too. Mr Ingham was thrilled to see so many 'Einsteins in the making!'


50 of our top students have won £10 Amazon vouchers! Well done and keep working on your development. is for life!


Carla Price is presented with her Lockdown Hero Teaching Award - one of several awards received by our staff in the latest Pearson National Teaching Awards. Very proud of our whole staff team :-)


Teacher Robin Sedgwick is presented with his Pearson National Teaching Award 'Certificate of Excellence' by some of our boys. We are proud to this year have four of our teachers recognised in the awards


Our Year 9 team won the apprenticeship challenge yesterday. Very proud of our boys! They left school cheering and buzzing having raised £509 for their chosen charity, Football Beyond Borders . Full story


Our boys enjoy an workshop with - using storytelling, physical theatre, poetry writing and visual art. London has lost its connecton. The local superhero ‘Empathy’, who would normally fix this, has burned out. Can our boys fix it?!


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We delivered our WYZ Money (financial literacy) workshop to a great group of Y8 students at last week. Read our article to see what the students said:


Massive congratulations to Joshua - the first boy in the academy to reach 550 Harris Points which means he has received his Gold Lapel Badge. Joshua always works so hard and makes excellent contributions in every lesson. A real role model for his year group. Outstanding!


The boys in our club are preparing for their final showcase in July. Harris Boys - full of talent!


Students in Year 8 are learning about the importance of good financial literacy with . The workshop helped our boys' improve their understanding of personal finances and develop a positive and responsible mindset to finances. The boys thoroughly enjoyed it!


We are very proud to have four of our teachers recognised in the Pearson National Teaching Awards this year. The awards tie in with National , which is for ALL staff working in UK schools and colleges.


Today is national , and you can send a card to a teacher or school of your choice using this link. We'd love to hear from you!🙂


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This was a great session for our boys. Thank you 😃


This was a great session! Thank you .


Some of our Most Able students attended Christies’ Virtual Art Seminar recently, where they had to design an art gallery and decide which works of art to present in it, and explain their choices to students from other Harris academies. Full story


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Session 9 of our 10-week programme at the amazing today. Fantastic engagement as always from the boys! Mature, focused, and a genuine desire to learn! Always nice to receive such brilliant feedback! Great work boys 👏👍

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Posted on November 30th 2019

Behind-the-Scenes Careers Tour of South London Gallery

Year 9 were taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of South London Gallery recently, where they introduced to different members of the gallery staff, who explained their roles and responsibilities

The gallery is publicly funded and is a free space for the community to use. Students were encouraged to revisit to see any of the current or future exhibitions.


As well as key roles such as coordination and logistics, which focus on working with school groups, the public in general and the artists themselves, students were  introduced to the communication and advertising roles at the gallery.

The students were keen to learn about how various members of staff work with the artists whose work is exhibited at the gallery. This included challenges and problem-solving with installation and working with other galleries regarding collections and facility-sharing.  


Students were also enthusiastic to learn about the various social media avenues the gallery uses, and how students could use these for different purposes in promoting their own art work.

Art Assassins

The students also learned about the various after-school and extracurricular activities that the gallery runs, including the Tuesday evening “Art Assassins”, which runs from 5pm - 7pm for students aged 14 - 20 years old. Students were keen to join this group and others can too. Simply visit the gallery at any time, including the Tuesday session, and sign up. 


There is also an open call to all students from Harris Boys to enter their work in for an exhibition entitled “What’s not being said”. The purpose of the exhibition is to talk about life in Peckham.

If you would like to know more about the exhibition then you can see Ms Osborne for details and help with your application. The South London Gallery has made a special exception for Harris Boys that all boys and young people from age 13 – 25 years old can enter their work, so this is an amazing opportunity for the whole academy to get involved, as well as any recent leavers.