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21/06/18

"The thing I remember about my first day at secondary school was making new friends." Grace, Ahlia, Hinna, Hafsa, Nabila, Gloria and Mariam look back at their time in Year 7. Watch them now at https://t.co/yAm92vj5Im https://t.co/ArwYLCwLKW

21/06/18

Our girls are looking forward to being judges in the 2018 Young People's Book Prize - for books that communicate scientific topics to children in an engaging way. Find out about the 6 shortlisted titles here https://t.co/ehht3YHu8C. https://t.co/MF4mREjJYy

20/06/18

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to industry professionals in the marketplace https://t.co/0ykSjqpDvV

20/06/18

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Well done to the Green Team for winning the award. A well deserved win for a great team 🙌🏼 let’s start working on ideas for next year 😉 https://t.co/tNAh9fe32V

20/06/18

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we have our very own board and stickers for the marketplace 🤩🤩🤩#girlsintech you have until 7 to vote for us in the https://t.co/CHs7kvhun9 our app is called Hi-School 👩🏻‍💻 https://t.co/mCT5ZeZIxo

20/06/18

We loved going to Costume Hire to get fitted out for our production of 'Little Women' on 17-18 July. We're keeping to the American Civil War theme but have left off petticoats due to concerns about over-heating! More pics at https://t.co/Mo9Y55oYQq https://t.co/ByH7T3v4fR

20/06/18

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Looking forward to welcoming our prospective families at this morning's Open Morning at 10am and our pre-expedition meeting! https://t.co/0nY3S8oZqX

20/06/18

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Great session honing our presentation for later. for the valuable feedback https://t.co/JaGLUn0nNM

19/06/18

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3 days to go until we will welcome 70+ Y7 & Y8 Spelling Bee finalists from & Harris Morden to ! à vos marques, prêts.../preparados, listos... https://t.co/43OW4Rrm7d

15/06/18

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vote for us! app is called Hi-School 👩🏼‍💻 https://t.co/3e3hbbLT4F

15/06/18

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student smashing an initial barrier to : fear! and to our programme supported by Go Zara! https://t.co/VyZ9F4Yye7

15/06/18

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Lovely short film by students sharing their thoughts on what it's really like to be a Year 7 https://t.co/elnuNELqqd

14/06/18

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HiSchool, designed by students from enables you to improve your school work with help from friends and experts. They need your vote in the People's Choice Award!! 📣🥉https://t.co/PvtLDtcWbl https://t.co/1SLJIqInrt

14/06/18

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Excellent to have our Year 6 HAB music Enrichment students being an audience for our Year9 soul band! We are open every Wednesday morning at 10am for Year 5 students and parents to visit us and see why we are so https://t.co/5MokWrUe9c

14/06/18

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We has a fantastic morning with Modern Muse Youth Ambassadors planning their activity for the year. https://t.co/R3fAJ6z43A

13/06/18

Our next Year 5 open morning is on Weds 20 June, 10am. Drop by to learn more about what it's like at our school and how we could help your daughter. We've made a short film about life in Year 7 at HAB too. Find out what our Year 7 girls say at https://t.co/yAm92vj5Im https://t.co/Bc9XKn2Pdy

12/06/18

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have been invited to ‘s Head Office today https://t.co/X1cgREdBCD

12/06/18

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students enjoying a tour of ‘s offices https://t.co/oStI5lrlDd

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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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