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26/01/21

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

Thank you Dr Laura Arroyo Martínez for delivering an insightful virtual lecture on “El papel del pueblo en La casa de Bernarda Alba” and well done to our Year 13 Spanish students for being online on a Monday evening to broaden their knowledge of the play. https://t.co/RTSABxbny2

25/01/21

Protect your child when they are online. FREE online webinar for parents, Thurs 28 Jan, 6pm, run by Digital Awareness UK. One-hour web session just for HAB parents and carer. Find out more and sign up at https://t.co/Cka7mzdbwA

21/01/21

Literacy for Learning conference, Thurs 21st - Fri 29th Jan. Loads of great sessions! has secured free admission to this event for all Harris staff, parents and students. See the programme and sign up at https://t.co/ddHxnTe77v

20/01/21

Six of our girls will be attending a three-day online Model United Nations conference hosted in Prague this Friday-Sunday, to discuss topics relating to women, human rights and security. Find out more at https://t.co/ZI3P4Tm2vh https://t.co/by82BKd4Ea

20/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Want to know more about ? Watch the video and come along to the meet-up TOMORROW, 5.30pm to find out how you can support our girls! https://t.co/7v27cw2YEB https://t.co/nCs6dWuRq8

20/01/21

Are you a parent/carer of a girl at HAB? Come along to our Friends of HAB online meet-up for parents, this Thurs 21 Jan, 5.30pm. All HAB parents very welcome! We'd love to see you there. Find out more and register at https://t.co/xVnUh0AI8F

18/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

WOOP WOOP!! 👏👏👏 Well Done EMMA - teacher training, a great way to get out of chores 😉 https://t.co/TYwQaxADtP

18/01/21

We are so of Emma Donald, one of our Maths teachers, who won the overall ‘Transforming Lives' award for trainee teachers in the Harris Federation Transforming Lives awards. Find out now Emma "followed her dream to become a teacher" at https://t.co/F7LhR7PLtS https://t.co/WTfS4DHIXy

15/01/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Huge CONGRATULATIONS! Well deserved!⭐ https://t.co/X5KIVHbOLJ

15/01/21

We have a brand new channel on YouTube! We'll be adding lots of films to help with your science learning at home. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to the HAB Science YouTube channel now at https://t.co/Fxj6kvOn6u

15/01/21

Four HAB girls received Citizenship Awards through the First News ACTive Citizenship scheme, after campaigning on issues they care strongly about - discrimination against women, Uighur Muslims, asylum seekers. More https://t.co/ei2fgP3fMh https://t.co/c2ZpKAyIvS

13/01/21

The Jan 2021 issue of our school newsletter, , is out now. Loads of news and pictures of our school in action! Read it online at https://t.co/xwQoYr9LSR https://t.co/0sz77ZzboG

12/01/21

Retweetd From Rennie & Manor Tenants Hall - Galleywall Road SE16

for your kind donations 👍 These bags will go to helping in our area have a little bit more in their cupboards & ease things during https://t.co/RGgyy69FWL

12/01/21

Protect your child when they are online. FREE online webinar for parents, Thurs 28 Jan, 6pm, run by Digital Awareness UK. One-hour web session just for HAB parents and carer. Find out more and sign up at https://t.co/Cka7mzdbwA

11/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Want to join ? Sign up for the Zoom on the 21st of January below... 👇👇👇👇👇 https://t.co/oYeza87zXc

11/01/21

Friends of HAB - Online Meet-Up. Are you a parent/carer of a girl at HAB? Come along to our next Friends of HAB online meet-up for parents, Thurs 21 Jan, 5.30pm. Learn more about Friends of HAB and put some faces to names! Curious? Find out more at https://t.co/pIUa4z6Atn https://t.co/TqNonRA7Tk

11/01/21

Retweetd From Researchers in Schools

Dr Pete Edmunds is our participant this week! Dr Edmunds is head of at https://t.co/011UNPn1ua

31/12/20

Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation. https://t.co/pYfyaUPthp

27/12/20

Retweetd From LPESSN 💙

Congratulations to Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix! The 16-year-old diver has been named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year for 2020.   https://t.co/0TGxWVYX2D

18/12/20

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

Every crate (yes right to the back of the stage!) is ready to be distributed to our students have been incredible in donating over 3000 much needed items. https://t.co/FwJSYvR2al

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Music Lessons and Scholarships

Music is a very important part of life of HAB. All students are offered the chance to study a wide range of instruments, including violin, piano, keyboard, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, singing, drumming, guitar and bass guitar, through free one-to-one lessons.

Music Scholarships are also offered to Year 7 students who have two instrumental lessons a week, attend workshops with professional musicians as well as seeing live music every term.


What it means to be a Music Scholar

The Music Scholarship program at HAB is for gifted music students. Research shows that learning a musical Instrument, including singing, has a positive impact on brain function, wellbeing and learning. The cross-curricular power of Music means that students are accessing material learnt in Maths, English, Geography, History, Religion, Technology and The Sciences during music lessons. To be a Music Scholar at HAB means you are dedicated to Music, show a passion for learning your instrument and are dedicated to improving your skills across the Academy.


The opportunities you receive

Music Scholars will receive at least one instrumental lesson per week from a choice of; guitar, violin, piano, keyboard, bass guitar, singing, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drumming and tenor horn. Students will be invited to attend music concerts at The Barbican and other music venues across London. Students, when ready, will be entered for their music grade exams and will also have the opportunity to perform within and outside of the Academy.


The expectations of being a scholar

Music Scholars are expected to attend every music lesson, at least one enrichment club and to practice weekly outside of the Academy day. They are expected to take an interest in Music outside of the Academy, doing research on their instrument, watching performances via video websites and broadening their understanding of what music is. Music Scholars will grow to be ambassadors of the Music department at HAB.


The application/audition process

Students are invited to apply to be a Music Scholar by asking their Music teacher for an application form at the start of Autumn term. Students do not need to have studied music before, all applications will be considered. Students will be invited to attend an audition at HAB at the beginning of the Autumn term. This audition will require the students to take a standardised listening test and then perform a solo on an instrument of their choice. If a student does not currently play an instrument they must prepare a speech on why they have what it takes to be a scholar at HAB and why they should be given a place.

To find out more about our music curriculum, music scholarships and free instrument lessons please see the music section of our subject pages.