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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Non-Contact Boxing and Elite Football Training Boost Skills and Confidence

Girls in Year 7 and 8 at Harris Academy Bermondsey have been participating in non-contact boxing after school on Mondays.

Through the sessions at Afewee Boxing Club in Brixton, students are learning transferrable life skills such as discipline, resilience, leadership and team work, as well as specific boxing skills (footwork, stance, guard, nutrition and circuit training), taught by an England boxing coach.

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"The boxing awards course also promotes leadership skills," says PE teacher Keishana Kelly, who has been involved in the club for some time and is also their welfare officer. "Afewee Boxing Club has recently produce a national female Under 15 champion and I hope that we could possible find the next junior boxing champion from among our HAB students."

We currently run the Boxing Awards programme for our year 10s within their PE lesson and have 27 participants.

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“All girls are very engaged,” said Bobby Miltiadous, Head Coach, Afewee Boxing Club. "They have taken instruction well and seem keen in learning a new skill. I look forward to helping them continue to develop and pass their preliminary boxing award assessment in a few weeks’ time."

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“This programme helped me feel more confidence in myself, and I found that there was a lot of technical and graceful aspects of boxing that you would not really expect to see in these kind of sports," said Niloufar, Year 8. "I believe that if I carry on with boxing, I’ll be able to make a very good impression at future interviewers, as I worked on my tenacity and sportsmanship”.

The six weeks programme has now finished, however already students are asking if it can continue and we hope this might be possible.

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Other Year 8 girls have been participating in football sessions, training alongside elite youngsters, some of whom play for professional football academies. By playing and training at this level we hope to  inspire and challenge HAB girls to become even more passionate about the sport.

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"Doing extra training has made me realise how much more I love football," said Nabila, Year 7. "Our coach is strict but for the better. Playing with the boys makes us feel even more competitive and confident since HAB is a girls-only school. The drills also help with our control. Monday football has been a real eye opener and I can't wait to continue”.

Thanks to Afewee Training at Brixton Recreation Centre for making these sessions possible.

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