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14/05/21

Aged 15-25? Here's a one-day online hackathon you can take part it, Sat 5th June. From the wonderful . https://t.co/ijIZsf00sn

14/05/21

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 https://t.co/jfL4PTXQp6 https://t.co/W12h0cAHLJ

12/05/21

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! https://t.co/CXn8e9RJtR

10/05/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

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 https://t.co/UIGjfEanlf https://t.co/NHTowVWNlb

10/05/21

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 https://t.co/UonCB9zskd https://t.co/aBNmT4C1Kj

09/05/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Green fingered HABers... save the dates 🪴🌳🍃 https://t.co/GVq73DakHF https://t.co/tj1TAx89jL

05/05/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

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! https://t.co/fYSajSOP8u https://t.co/rrXx85xwQR

05/05/21

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. https://t.co/mmb9fTqRwT

05/05/21

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 https://t.co/MIU2y5Gtbq https://t.co/BiX6q80Ywy

28/04/21

Retweetd From Brasenose News

Really proud of our excellent ambassadors for the fabulous graduation session. THANKS Sadia ( ), Elizabeth (),Helen (), Liberty+Iris ()+Bry( ) https://t.co/rX0ODGc3yG

28/04/21

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 https://t.co/sWzutbH1ir https://t.co/TJEzt3TbAQ

26/04/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

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 https://t.co/WgjwHAsKJ7 https://t.co/gosHwfZjbV

26/04/21

Retweetd From Trees For Bermondsey

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. https://t.co/U4tq1pM9kS

26/04/21

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! https://t.co/UonCB9zskd https://t.co/caV9WCa6aH

20/04/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Bermondsey. https://t.co/o8pz4AoRNx

30/03/21

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! https://t.co/h8TG9yPQCb

29/03/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

We are really looking forward to meeting our new & Families on Tuesday👏👏👏 Find out about your Transition Passport and loads of 😊 https://t.co/MbTX5q61ya https://t.co/6TXL3jPXzJ

25/03/21

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

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 https://t.co/E7ohSKVKMu

24/03/21

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 https://t.co/TMCNbXGk8n https://t.co/42Nnu8ShJ0

19/03/21

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 https://t.co/tk00ORd9Br https://t.co/tBX3ai6fVU

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Posted on March 28th 2018

Lego Workshop Inspires Problem-Solving Through Technology

Lego (2)LEGO Education UK and Apps for Good visited us last week for an inspiring workshop for years 8 and 9 - all about the importance of learning through play and problem-solving through technology.

During the sessions girls tested their memories in a building game and had to try and make the tallest Lego tower too. The games were all about problem-solving and talking through ideas.

"The session started with a quick introduction, followed by an informative quiz which tested our Lego knowledge," said Zahra, Year 8. "We then tested our memory with a building game, in which we had to memorise and replicate a series of blocks."

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Problems and solutions

The girls were then asked to expand their imaginations and build a ‘sea creature’ out of random Lego bricks.

The final activity was to identify a problem within society today, and build a literal or interpretive representation of it, and then build a solution to that problem. Girls looked at ways to solve challenges such as declining bee populations, armed conflict, government corruption and the lack of acceptance of people from the LGBTQ+ communities.

"My team’s problems were global warming and the melting of polar ice caps," said Matilda, Year 8. "We chose as our solution wind powered energy so we designed a windmill. We really enjoyed ourselves because we got to be creative.”

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Jo Newell, computer science teacher, said: "We've been working with Apps for Good for 2-3 years now. They run a competition that invites students to come up with an app idea that has a positive impact on society. They then arrange for volunteers from companies such as Lego and Spotify to visit schools and support students who are entering the competition. Our girls really enjoyed themselves and it was great seeing them problem-solve. One of the Lego volunteers said he was blown away by what the students created."

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