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29/03/21

Student home testing kits have been issued today for twice-weekly testing. It's vital that tests continue over the holiday and results are logged. Thank you. Details at https://t.co/ATB9O4RMxP https://t.co/Zt2zRPgoQH

26/03/21

21 boys from Year 10 voluntarily came in early for extra this morning. They’re not letting a lockdown slow their learning! Great effort from Mr Gayle and our boys. https://t.co/FHHnRqx5BT

25/03/21

Comments like this really make our day🙂 "Your parent communication is outstanding. You take time out of your busy days even if it’s just to say he’s doing well. This is of huge benefit. Thnk you all for your hard work and the support you’ve given my son." https://t.co/GhUIZXfABm

25/03/21

Thank you to everyone who attended our online event on Tues. And for the feedback! "As parents, your enthusiasm and the school's approach this week is really appreciated and it is encouraging that both the Yr 7 Head and Principal found time to participate." :-) https://t.co/zbRRnUBUG7

25/03/21

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Brilliant feedback from today’s session with the boys as part of our Positive Communication programme. Today we explored the meaning of success and the characteristics of successful people. Excellent behaviour, great conversation and fantastic learning. 💪 https://t.co/dqTnlWBtpB

24/03/21

Boys in Yrs 7-10 have sessions in class today, to tie in with World Awareness Week. We've put up posters around the school, to highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that autism can bring. Find out more at https://t.co/nNtWS1ZA2E https://t.co/URIQjgn5rs

22/03/21

We're holding awareness events this week, to tie in with World Autism Awareness Week, and highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that autism can bring. Find out what's happening https://t.co/TicIaM6GMS https://t.co/lku5RyRc3B

19/03/21

No better way of being global citizens than by having from all over the world to learn with. This week we received responses from Longman Memorial Prep School in The Gambia and our students couldn't believe they wrote back! https://t.co/zuh3wPgN2B

17/03/21

We're holding autism awareness events at our school in March to mark . Find out more about what's happening. https://t.co/ELSutU2Ny3

16/03/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich – https://t.co/bWpzHvMqyA

16/03/21

Students have been exploring how the world of work is evolving. In a survey they voted for the following as the top three skills they will need: creativity and problem solving; teamwork; and the ability to adapt and learn new skills. https://t.co/VIecQjNLb1

16/03/21

No problem, there's lot of detail about our careers programme on this page of our website https://t.co/MuacggGQHy

15/03/21

Hi there, during PHSE lessons we collated ideas on the key skills etc and then followed up with a Microsoft Forms questionnaire which students completed afterwards

15/03/21

For , our boys explored different options that they can pursue after finishing school. We did a quick survey and most students expect to go on to university (76%) and a growing proportion are considering an apprenticeship (24%). https://t.co/VIecQjNLb1 https://t.co/9CFderbLy1

15/03/21

Several of our boys were pictured in the last week in an article about students returning to school. It's been such a pleasure welcoming them back! https://t.co/3kils9W3Na

12/03/21

The March edition of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, is out now. This issue is on the theme of - with articles and poems by students in Year 9. In partnership with . Download your copy at https://t.co/5GRvsFc7Pw https://t.co/6oxTKNIAv6

09/03/21

Student wellbeing will be on your minds this week with students returning to school. Click on the link below to read Bedrock's tips on supporting student wellbeing and learning at the same time. https://t.co/PB3eHPLto6

04/03/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich – https://t.co/SdjsOP6enH

04/03/21

Boys have been finding out about different universities through the university webinar series. Full details of future webinars at https://t.co/5SyeY2OYm1

04/03/21

For our boys are learning about virtual work experience opportunities through . https://t.co/5jGyPfYaAE

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Posted on March 29th 2021

Autism Awareness Week - What Happened at HBAED

We held a series of autism awareness events at HBAED, to tie in with World Autism Awareness Week, 29th March - 4th April 2021.

At HBAED we aim to encourage autism awareness every day, to highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that ASD can bring. See below for details of some of the events that took place.


NAS How to get involved this World Autism Awareness WeekOnline parent/ carer event

Parents and carers of pupils on the SEND register were invited to an online event where they heard more about our approach to ASD awareness, and had a chance to ask questions and offer feedback.

One parent wrote: "Thank you for presenting the zoom meeting yesterday. As parents, your enthusiasm and the school's approach is really appreciated and it is encouraging that both the Year 7 Head and Principal found time to participate."

Ms Price says: "Thank you to the parents and carers who joined our online ASD Awareness Event. What wonderful discussion about the superpower that your boys have."


Autism awareness sessions

All pupils in Years 7-10 took part in an autism awareness session, with some of the material created by pupils. The session included a video clip of Stephen Wiltshire, a young man with autism, who is able to see the skyline of a city and then draw every detail of it from memory.  "I’m not surprised Stephen Wiltshire is autistic," said Kody, Year 10. "He can remember so much."

Autistic pupils at Harris Boys’ felt that the awareness events were positive and helpful.  They "clarified every single point about autism for everybody to learn……..I’m glad to have autism," said one student.

Other pupils made discoveries and had such interesting questions and responses. "It’s been a realisation," said Leon, Year 7. "I now know what people feel like on the inside."

I now know what people feel like on the inside.


Autism 4

We put up posters around the school with information about autism, ready for the awareness sessions that all Year 7-10 had in class.

Autism 1


Autism book displays and information

Ms Meade, our librarian, displayed books which are written by autistic people or which include autistic characters in them, and also photos of famous autistic people, which attracted a lot of attention. 

Books

Many boys noticed the footballer Messi has autism. "He’ll have a different view of football to other people," said Lewis, Year 8. "His way has affected his performance for the better." Abdullah, Year 10, added: "That’s so interesting to me…..I had no idea Messi is autistic." 

Books 1

Ali in Year 10 is reading The Way I Jump, a book written by a young person with autism who is not able to speak. Ali, who is an avid reader, feels this book "brings you closer……..I know someone who is autistic."

[The events] clarified every single point about autism for everybody to learn……..I’m glad to have autism. [HBAED student]


For further information please contact our SENCO Katherine Price, k.price@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk