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19/01/22

Find out about our 13-week parenting programme, held here at HAB on Monday mornings, designed to support you to raise happy and successful children. Places still available. Email habreception.org.uk or call 0207 237 9316 to find out more. https://t.co/JmWAO5buFp https://t.co/T73L92cIpw

17/12/21

We hope you enjoy watching our 2021 Christmas Concert. Special thanks to all our talented perfomers, the music and dance staff, Noor (Year 9, camera assistant) and to Ms Houssein for producing our film. Happy Christmas from all at HAB! Watch at https://t.co/paTNBsc1zA https://t.co/ZqRzndfuyD

14/12/21

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Calling all budding scientists! Applications are open for our first 2022 I ♥ Research Academy. Year 10-11 students can find out about careers in research and have a chance to develop their own project. Find out more and apply: https://t.co/hZ6QIhVC3H https://t.co/HIcqilfgG4

14/12/21

Kandia, Year 12, reports on an inspiring visit to Harris Academy Bermondsey by author and historian Blair Imani. https://t.co/IOdTXetnqu https://t.co/KnkdlgUQdj

09/12/21

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Congratulations!! Lovely to see two former pupils proudly representing their secondary school.

09/12/21

Very proud of our fantastic Year 7 Spelling Bee team, who took 3rd place in the recent Spelling Bee . Well done Niamh, Georgina, Mushtaq, Laura, Philomena and Maia! https://t.co/Ff1SBGasv3 https://t.co/g2Ff1AgCk9

08/12/21

Mustaaq, Year 7, reviews 's 'High Rise Mystery' series on our student blog. "If you like reading murder mystery books, this is for you. Such a wonderful book." Lots more reviews and articles at https://t.co/HFKEfQdIS0

06/12/21

Thank you to the British Antarctic Survey for inspiring Year 9 girls with a great talk about arctic science (and warm clothes!). Really informative and horizon-expanding. "One of the best experiences I've had at HAB.” Shayma, Year 9 https://t.co/a9Fegfx87B https://t.co/dtFbXBIlAu

23/11/21

HAB Culture Day took place yesterday, with students dressing in the styles and fashions that represent their culture, or a culture they appreciate. Celebrating our differences, as well as our common interests, helps unite and educate us. https://t.co/S0etAV0nyG

17/11/21

Interested in a place at the Sixth Form for September? Hear from our current Year 12 and 13 students to discover all of the opportunities that are available to you as students of HAB6. Applications are open until the end of December. Get applying now! https://t.co/ZzbPLrWfvn

16/11/21

Aneela, Year 9, has written a great article about the new and exciting clubs being introduced to our extra-curricular timetable. Read what she says at https://t.co/bGVEn68v5C https://t.co/gHAuwU57Yu

02/11/21

Sixth Form Open Evening, Thurs 4th Nov, 5.00-6.30pm Come and see the wonderful Sixth Form at Harris Academy Bermondsey at our open evening on Thursday 4th November from 5.00-6.30pm

02/11/21

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27/10/21

Come and see Harris Academy Bermondsey Sixth Form at our Open Evening, Thurs 4th Nov, 5.00-6.30pm. Both internal and external students are welcome to attend. We look forward to welcoming you. Details at https://t.co/Fl8Qzuo9b7 https://t.co/oNzqbzkYa3

13/10/21

A huge thank you to Catherine Johnson for delivering some fabulous workshops with Year 7 today. Students left the sessions inspired and keen to write more! https://t.co/ybRYc8uXql

01/10/21

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Final day in Scotland! It was the best experience ever and I enjoyed it so much! https://t.co/NbUbNqleRs

01/10/21

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I’ve enjoyed this trip so much! I loved it! I had the best time ever and did things I thought I could never do

29/09/21

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gloves at the ready… come join us to plant bulbs & fill the greenhouse 🌷🌱🌺🍐🥕🍅🥔🥬🌶 https://t.co/fcdMcY6k94 https://t.co/btoflDcM44

29/09/21

Our students are all having a brilliant time on their trip to Scotland! https://t.co/Xsyqg5b0lT

28/09/21

The first 'planting party' for our new Wellbeing is on Sat 9th Oct. Come and help us prepare our raised beds, borders and greenhouse. No experience needed. Click HERE for details and to sign up! https://t.co/flIEdpEsjg https://t.co/Zbd2L4EvcQ

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Posted on June 11th 2018

Thi and Sian Give Gallery Tours

FoamTeenTours 2018 157Thi and Sian from Year 10 have joined Teen Tours, a training opportunity to help young people deepen their engagement with the Foam Talent photography exhibition at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall.

Foam Talent is an annual exhibition that brings together innovative image-makers under the age of 35.

Thi and Sian attended a five-day training course to help them develop the confidence and knowledge they need to lead public tours of this popular exhibition. They each prepared a talk focusing on particular aspects of the exhibition that appealed to them or holds personal significance. They also gained a greater insight into photography and its place within contemporary art.

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“Engaged and supportive”

“It was nerve-wracking but it was fun at the same time because I was able to do public speaking and meet new people and also learn about different cultures through art which I find fascinating,” said Sian (below left).

Thi (above centre) says she enjoyed the chance to look at art from a critical perspective, basing her talk about pictures that examine how media can manipulate the truth and pressurise people to seek perfection.

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“I did four weeks of preparation by visiting the gallery on Saturdays and a day in half term,” she says. “My tour was a unique experience for me because I was expecting the audience to be very negative and critical. However, they were very engaged and supportive. I had a number of deep conversations with the audience inspired by my tour which showed me the audience were actually positive and engaged.”

Confidence

Daisy Mitchell-Rose, Assistant Principal, said: “Sian and Thi spoke with confidence about challenging and complex art work. Their insights, particularly when drawing upon their own personal responses, allowed me to see the artwork in a completely different way.”

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Gus Houssein, Creative Resources Manager, said: “As Year 10 Art students, Thi and Sian were keen to put themselves forward for this project in order to gain experience working with the established Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in such a high-profile event like Foam Talent. They were aware that this would help them to gain confidence in public speaking while immersing themselves in photographic art. I am pleased to say both Thi and Sian have since joined my photography club and will be creating their own works of art!”

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Naomi Siderfin, the gallery's artistic director said: "We are so happy to be working again this year with students from HAB and thoroughly appreciate the support that the school has given both their students and our project. It is a real bonus for our gallery visitors to have access to the insights of these teenagers on what is (by any standards) a thought-provoking and sometimes challenging exhibition."

Teen Tours is delivered by Beaconsfield in partnership with the Dutch Museum of Photography and in association with The Photographers Gallery London. The workshops were led by Grace Gelder.

This was definitely a #ProudToBeHAB kind of weekend!

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