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19/07/18

Sorry about that. It was OK in the venue but apologies if it disturbed you. We were having a special sports day to make up for the fact our girls missed out on the Federation sports day last week when our coach company let us down. But sorry for the inconvenience.

19/07/18

"This young cast delivers a performance far beyond their years, packing an emotional punch and laughs in equal measure." Mr Tobin reviews our school production of Little Women at https://t.co/xFO4ismrEa https://t.co/gcANhID5Vq

19/07/18

Our girls have won £1,500 from to create their own 'Flower the Youth' garden and performance space at our school. Great idea. Fantastic presentation! Work starts over the summer. Thank you . Full story https://t.co/rC8HKpf7uP https://t.co/poeMq0QyV3

19/07/18

Retweetd From AppsforGood

Are you a tech professional interested in opportunities to your skills? Get involved as an Apps for Good industry Expert and help us empower the next generation of tech makers! https://t.co/wuRO0tvwtY https://t.co/ooPCG8bDCr

18/07/18

Thank you for giving up your time to inspire our girls! It really makes a difference and is much appreciated.

18/07/18

Retweetd From Southwark Local Offer

24/08/2018 Results Day Drop-in for young people with SEND including those with an EHCP. to get information and advice on the different options available. More info will be posted soon on the Local Offer and https://t.co/Mr23ReGEoa

18/07/18

Retweetd From Clare Gilmartin

Thank you ⁦⁩ for inviting me to speak with year 10 and 12 girls - great questions from all of you! Anything is possible if you dig in and do your best! ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/lExrdYqxyK

17/07/18

Retweetd From City Pitch

The girls get £1,500 for ‘Flower the Youth’ - lovely idea, brilliant job all https://t.co/yTjvh7lQnF

17/07/18

I don't know who took this pic of our British champion diver Andrea, Year 8, but it's pretty awesome. Andrea is the one on the right! Full story at https://t.co/km8bFh9Xxn https://t.co/JEPL5lqGR4

17/07/18

Retweetd From Future Frontiers

"If you dig in, do your best, anything is possible" - inspiring talk from on the power of working hard and speaking up https://t.co/ilemKCBb0W

17/07/18

We're really proud of Andrea, Year 8, who's a British Elite Junior Diving Champion and aiming for the Olympics. "Every training session feels like a competition. I always try to prefect my dives." Read more about Andrea's amazing season at https://t.co/hlZqGzNKbM https://t.co/DD8hgQjv30

16/07/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Well done - great attitude. It was a shame that let us down the day before and withdrew coaches which had been booked for months and prevented supporters taking part in their annual sports day. https://t.co/rzMkSRKIGu

16/07/18

"Having won a gold for 800m I feel proud, but ALL the competitors showed courage and determination." Read what our Year 7 girls thought about their first ever Sports Day at https://t.co/VtA6BVq9bR https://t.co/mbhBoUtSV1

16/07/18

Retweetd From City Pitch

Hey! Have you heard about 'Flower the Youth’? The girls want to create an enjoyable, multi-use garden for young people & a creative hub with lots of exciting enrichment activities. Love this! https://t.co/V0Up0RogMC

16/07/18

Thanks to all our guests who made Careers Day such a success. "We received feedback on our CV and on our interview technique and this made us feel like young adults who will be ready to conquer the City!" Alison, Faiza and Jada, Year 10. FInd out more https://t.co/y9CSpzRX6y https://t.co/9RWHX3R5Dc

16/07/18

Retweetd From Aga Gajownik

Talking about my experience at and at Brilliantly active students and they have a dedicated programme. More schools like that please! https://t.co/nEank8Gmmx

16/07/18

Girls in rehearsal for our production of Little Women, which opens TODAY! Good luck everyone. We're of you all! https://t.co/ASFbEMsX6v

13/07/18

Retweetd From City Pitch

It’s the last Final of the year! Yay! Can we get a big cheer for our top 6 schools , , , , & https://t.co/SNIXc9uX9w

13/07/18

Congratulations to for representing us so brilliantly at the 2018 Harris Federation Sports Day at Crystal Palace Sports Stadium yesterday... of you all! https://t.co/VIB8YQFz4X

12/07/18

Retweetd From Natalie Cheung

Today's career 'speed networking' at was the most organised one I've ever been to! I hope all the pupils learnt about civil engineering

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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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