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Looking for something new to learn about on this sunny Bank Holiday? Check out the Lots of interesting articles on a range of topics are available!


to everyone in our community who has been celebrating!


Thanks for all you are doing too! Glad to have played a small part ❤️


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What a brilliant way to spend Day 5 of , distributing over 300 breakfast boxes to our community, thank you


Another lovely message from a HAB girl for . We're loving receiving them! Thank you so much :-)


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Pls RT. Aged 14+ join us tonight from 5pm for to discuss . We will be joined by our friends from - Please email / DM to register and we will send you details. Thank you


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Great work from Ella in Year 7! Ms Burgess was very impressed! Our Shakespearean Women unit has been really exciting and students have learned lots of key words like submissive, patriarchal and superior!


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From all of us to all of you, thank you. ❤️


Thank you to our wonderful HAB girls for all their messages, sent this week to mark


We're very of the amazing messages our girls are sending this week, to mark . This one from a Year 10 HAB girl...


A lovely message from a Year 10 HAB girl for


A week of messages, sent by our girls for . "I would like to thank Miss Swistun for always replying at lightening speed to my emails and helping me when I don't understand." Year 10 HAB girl


message from a Yr 9 student: "I would like to thank Ms Newell for helping me on my computing homework. You’ve helped me sooo much on Tynker and thanks to you I now understand more. You’ve been so much help and I appreciate the fact that you’ve take time to help me."


Our girls are sending messages this week, to say to someone in our community. "I would like to thank every single teacher at HAB! They have helped us even though we are at home by giving us a virtual school (including my violin lessons online)."


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That’s great Lily! So glad you are enjoying you book. Make sure to check out Ms Morris’s recommendations on the website when you’re finished!


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Check out what Ms Morris, Ms Nicky and Ms Logan are reading during . What have you been reading? Let us know!


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It’s and we need to remember how important it is to check in with others and to look after ourselves. Please pick up the phone, have that chat you’ve been meaning to have... 😊


Our staff are enjoying reading today for . Ms Morris is reading 'Children of Blood and Bone' by Tomi Adeyemi. Ms Nicky is reading 'Love Beyond Reason' by John Ortberg. Ms Logan is reading 'Exciting Times' by Naoise Dolan. Do tell us what you are reading!


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On Wellbeing Wednesday and Day 3 of I take students on a little walk to discuss the theme of Enjoy!

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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.

London Met Archives (1)

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.