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26/10/21

A pavilion designed by students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is being built for . Designed in a project with and , the design shows the hands of humanity pulling apart a dome, showing our impact on the planet. More at https://t.co/PJe6JeIhk9 https://t.co/nOHNsdlIJB

15/10/21

Year 11 - looking for past papers and other revision resources, in preparation for the mock exams after the holdiday? Find them all at https://t.co/ExPfzZeoNn

14/10/21

Boys in Years 7-9 were honoured today at a Principal's Breakfast for coming in the top 40 for both 'Attitude to Learning' and 'Attainment' in the summer assessments. Great work everyone! https://t.co/Rti12Vg13u https://t.co/zK8mPo9lts

14/10/21

Black history is everyone's history. This month we are marking and adding extra events to the many already integrated within our curriculum, celebrating Black history. Read more https://t.co/X8v7x7pCN7 https://t.co/OXJkNlvR6O

07/10/21

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Huge thanks to for the "So you want to be a game designer" talk today & to the for organising it. It was a pleasure to see engagement levels of pupils at as well as those at , &more https://t.co/pBgqtOQjZt

07/10/21

Year 10 Football - Alleyns 2 – 3 HBAED Our Year 10 football team travelled to this week for our first ever fixture against this school. Our boys won an excellent game 3-2 on one of the nicest pitches you will ever play on! Report at https://t.co/Jwlti86mP7 https://t.co/m9mQLSZGTe

06/10/21

Students who were in the top 40 for both 'Attitude to Learning' and 'Attainment' in their summer assessments were invited to a special 40/40 breakfast with the Principal Mr Groves and the KS4 team this week. Well done boys! https://t.co/SvJ7LMRaTe https://t.co/Y8JhYfawIW

04/10/21

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Good luck to both & who are receiving their first rugby coaching sessions of the season today. Participation means points 🏉💪

04/10/21

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All set and ready to go again at the brilliant this morning. Looking forward to welcoming the year 10 students who will be taking part in our 10-week support programme. https://t.co/dGxhfu49Ms

04/10/21

Democracy in action today at Harris Dulwich Boys as we elect our Student Leadership Team. Best of luck to all the candidates! https://t.co/EhgLortm9u

30/09/21

“Being part of this programme could enable me to get into Oxford or Cambridge...” Our boys are really looking forward to the programme this year. https://t.co/NHHkaNZ1yw https://t.co/YVorqBeRvD

29/09/21

This week our boys are hearing about and our focus on and . Our student leaders will be driving our focus on equality this year. We look forward to working with them to make positive change in our community.

29/09/21

Southwark Police Cadets meet at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich every Tueday, 6pm. This week Year 8 and 9 learned about Police Cadets in their school assembly. See Mr Allison if you want to be involved https://t.co/I2xoMmsBQn

27/09/21

The first of our drop-in is this Weds 29 Sept, 8.40-10.30am. Full details at https://t.co/RRfMzxOaAK https://t.co/d97kV7WCFp

27/09/21

Our first assembly focused on and clubs. All this term we're looking at . Thank you to Khallum for his sensational at the assembly. List of clubs at https://t.co/brmDh7YK9K https://t.co/0By1chcyz0

27/09/21

All our clubs are now up and running. got off to a fantastic start with over 50 boys coming along. See a complete list of our clubs at https://t.co/brmDh7YK9K https://t.co/jL7gDOdt5m

23/09/21

Retweetd From Southwark News

Is your child is looking for a secondary - check out our essential guide Open days TOMORROW include: 's&StOlaves There are open days all week! https://t.co/hAcLzAzg7F https://t.co/el9xbaGxiw

21/09/21

After 18 months without a game, school football fixtures are back! Our Year 10 team took the short trip over to for a local derby on their brand new 3G pitch. Great to be playing again :-). Full report at https://t.co/ma8GPd9Cx0 https://t.co/zz4W69ZB2U

16/09/21

Open Mornings and Evening 2021 - come and meet our students and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you. Full details of our open evening and mornings (including dates and times) are at https://t.co/RRfMzxwzca https://t.co/6ZEPO2N3uC

12/08/21

Retweetd From Southwark News

Individual success stories included Abid Ahmed, six 9’s, two 8’s and two distinction*; Anson Nguyen Dac, seven 9’s, two 8’s and two distinction*, and Syed Ahmed, five 9’s, four 8’s and one distinction*. https://t.co/6gYnwkPNlg

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Posted on June 14th 2021

Christie's Auction House Experience for Year 9

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.

This was a 'behind the scenes' event with Christie’s Education, the education department of Christie’s Auction House, one of the most prestigious auction houses in the country. Students have already had an event with Christie’s this year, as part of an ongoing partnership which will culminate in students producing their own artwork. 

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As a group they designed their own gallery; options ranged from a ‘loft’ canvas to a ‘contemporary’ one and they had to place their chosen pieces of art work within the gallery walls.

They then had to skilfully craft a story behind each piece of art work and explain what the meaning behind each painting was and why they had positioned it in that specific part of the gallery. Our boys came up the theme of ‘man vs nature’ where the paintings reflected the effect mankind has had on the beauty of nature and it purity.

The ‘Treacherous Waters’ was juxtaposed with the ‘Hunt Of The Forest’, for example, as it was meant to make viewers feel intimidated as soon as they stepped into the gallery through the power of nature, which was viciously trying to fight the ramifications of human contact in the natural world.

A portrait of someone’s ‘Inner Demons’ was placed next to Andy Warhol’s famous painting of Marilyn Monroe to highlight the mask she hid behind and the way she felt inside suffering from depression and addiction.

Finally, the painting of the ‘Fish’ on the floor embodied nature trying to escape mankind’s cruelty which was ultimately meant to make the viewers question what they were doing to help protect the environment and save our planet.

To further their journey, students heard from key members of the Christie’s London team on the world of art auctioneering. Students learnt about the history of the practice, and how Christie’s have long cultivated their reputation in the industry. They will also got to learn about how high-profile art is evolving in line with technology like artificial intelligence and digital assets.

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All the boys worked incredibly hard on their galleries and really worked as a team to get their message across to the viewers. In particular I was impressed with their level of creativity and thoughtfulness when it came to justifying why they chose to place each piece of art in a specific place in the gallery. A phenomenal experience for them -  well done gents!

Miss Lukic


What students said...

“This seminar was very enlightening, it really made me appreciate art more and actually the story behind it. Specifically, The Wave by Hokusai.” Marlo, 9B1

“Having to think about the meaning behind each of the pieces of art was life changing as it made us question just how powerful mankind was and vulnerable nature was in our hands. Having to create links between seemingly polar opposites was good for my imagination.” Samuel, 9O1

“It was immersive, I loved the fact that I could interact with others more and we all worked as a team to create our gallery from scratch and then work through which paintings we liked. Gave me a feel of what it was like to be a creator.” Yvan, 9B2