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Aged 15-25? Here's a one-day online hackathon you can take part it, Sat 5th June. From the wonderful .


In Year 9 at Harris Academy Bermondsey? Our Key Stage 4 Options page has useful information and films to help students and their parents/carers choose options for Year 10. Visit


HAB girl Andrea Spendolini-Siriex secured GB's first medal of the European Aquatics Championships after taking silver in the mixed 10m Synchro, diving with Noah Williams. Watch Andrea's winning dives on the BBC. Huge congratulations, Andrea!


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More transition pages and this week, it puts the compassion in We also want to see those challenges, like Isabella from Ilderton Primary School who completed the Art Challenge last week and recreated 'Daughter of Soviet Kirghizia' by Semyon Chuikov


This week on our Passport for Year 6 you can meet Ms Mbuyamba, Deputy SENCO, find out about making when you start at HAB, and download this week's passport, all about . Simply visit


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Green fingered HABers... save the dates 🪴🌳🍃


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We love a bit of ZOOM🤣there's lots to learn about starting at HAB and the resources to help support the move to BIG SCHOOL!


Starting with us in Sept? Our second Zoom Transition Webinar for our incoming Class of 2028 and their families is on Tues 25th May, 5pm. Meet key HAB staff, learn more about making a successful transition, plus Q&A.


Good luck to our Year 11 student Andrea who is competing today in the 10m diving heats for the Tokyo Olympics. We're all cheering you on and very of you! Follow Andrea's progress live


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Really proud of our excellent ambassadors for the fabulous graduation session. THANKS Sadia ( ), Elizabeth (),Helen (), Liberty+Iris ()+Bry( )


Join our Big Dig sessions and help create our new Wellbeing Garden. All parents/carers and friends welcome. No prior gardening experience needed! Friday 21st May 2pm – 6pm Thursday 10th June 2pm – 6pm Saturday 19th June 10am – 4pm Details and sign up at


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It’s started!!! Loads of great resources for our new HAB Girls with a video on ‘How to find your way’, meet one of our fabulous VP’s & a challenge from


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Beautiful, versatile hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is native to London but often overlooked. We love this pair alongside the ball-courts of Harris Academy, sheltering wildlife and protecting the courts from the noise and pollution of Southwark Park Rd.


Our Year 6 Transition Passport 2021 is launched today, with loads of helpful resources to help girls make the transition from primary school to HAB. We can't wait to welcome our new HAB girls in September!


Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Bermondsey.


Joining HAB in Sept? Come to our first Zoom Transition Webinar TODAY (30th March), 5pm! Meet key HAB staff, learn more about making a successful transition, plus Q & A. Register now using this link!


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We are really looking forward to meeting our new & Families on Tuesday👏👏👏 Find out about your Transition Passport and loads of 😊


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Congratulations to Sakina who has won one of the competition prices! And a massive well done to all our students and teachers at for their fantastic entries 🍩🍰🥘🍕🥗#ProudToBeMFL


Two of our sixth formers, Maryam & Shelly, have won medals in the UK's leading chemistry competition for secondary students, putting them in the top 3% nationwide. The UK Chemistry Olympiad is organised by . More


The new online reservations system for our is up and running. Students can look through the books we have on offer and reserve them online. Ms Morris will then deliver the books to students in the restaurant at lunch time! Find out more

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Posted on March 14th 2018

World War II Documents Inspire Poetry

Year 8 and 9 students recently toured London Metropolitan Archives and explored key records from World War II, before writing some outstanding poetry inspired by the maps, letters and government documents which they'd seen.

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We're really #ProudToBeHAB of our students' poems so here are a few for you to enjoy too.

Lives shattered again.

Empty feelings, empty homes,

Nothing is the same.


School are deserted,

Cannot heal the broken wounds,

Tears are now falling.


Bells are ringing out,

Debris is covering land,

Smoke is everywhere.


Train hooting away,

Children climbing up aboard,

Hope is evident.



Children’s screams and cries

Rather face bombs than this pain

Rations can’t fill voids


London in chaos

Hope is but a fantasy

Rubble the man’s grave


States of constant fear

Gas masks an accessory

Faces stained with tears



London in Pieces

Bang. Bombs drop on our city

Everything is lost!



Children escape to safety

Alone and confused.


Choking for air,

Yet it’s not the smoke which chokes me.

Pain erupts inside me,

Yet it’s not no longer the bomb which pains me.

The sun rising above,

Is but a mockery, another day without you.

The child-sized void inside me,

No matter how many rations still starves me.

This gas mask, my only accessory.


Although I miss you, I won’t let you back.

Despite my pain, you cannot get hurt

And I love you so much that I won’t let you be with me.




The coast is clear now,

My lights away from me.

Can I get them back?

Every depressing breath that escapes my abysmal figure,

Is a reminder of my tedious existence, without them.


My flag stands upright.

We have not succumbed,

Yet our world is now wilting,

Our flag stands upright.

Through our rationing,

Through our fog,

Through our forlorn suffocation,

Our flag stands upright.


The gas condenses my anger.

My friends have lift, I stay.

I yearn for my past,

Though it may be tainted

But my flag miraculously remains.

My orders are clear, my actions intent.

A large, sinister force rips from

The control of my plane,

Ashes. Flames. Screams.

The soundtrack of my journey,

I plan to destroy the flag that still manages to stand upright,

To usurp it of its production of moral.