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21/06/22

'Words For Work: Women In Leadership' programme helps girls develop the literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence they need to achieve their potential. Great project! Thank you and for organising. Read more at https://t.co/JVYV6ympUy https://t.co/PLQIivpS3M

21/06/22

Come to our Year 5 open mornings 21st and 28th June and 5th July, 10am. Our staff and students look forward to welcoming you! Full details at https://t.co/NsEwtAqBOY https://t.co/yhsijQYhd4

24/05/22

Year 8 develop their skills through the 'Young City Poets' project run with . Girls visited St Paul's and used their experience to inspire fantastic poetry. Read two of the poems and find out more at https://t.co/M7sjcwcMbN https://t.co/ItoCV4J7Yh

24/05/22

Year 9 girls from our after-school club performed at an inter-school sharing event run by the Royal Academy of Dance in April. They worked exceptionally hard preparing for the performance and performed beautifully. Read more https://t.co/FIhj0e5Rdh https://t.co/WxUncmzzK7

09/05/22

Girls marked Eid with a special event on 6th May. They learned about the origins and significance of henna, got the chance to watch henna artists at work, and have a go themselves too. We also raised money for . https://t.co/YBEvDMDVbF https://t.co/C8oqOWhaQu

09/05/22

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Our arrived at today! Excited and ready to represent Niger this weekend!!! https://t.co/UdE3SzfDJp

09/05/22

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Our presenting their committees' resolution papers at the final General Assembly of conference. Well done for your eloquent speeches! We are so proud for your significant contributions and outstanding performance! https://t.co/yAIWta1zeU

04/05/22

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thank you for inviting me to facilitate a workshop on my artistic practice and mental health journey; the experience was truly cathartic. ~what a fantastic group of young women. excited for next week… 🎨👀✨ https://t.co/4C3iAOo6ok

25/04/22

A big thank you to tutors and HAB teachers for taking Year 8 students for a fascinating experience trip to Christ's College Cambridge. Students were able to complete a mini–Model United Nation conference and enjoy a tour of the college. https://t.co/Ue0VYt5IkC

21/04/22

"Seeing a play in person gives you a whole new view of the production." Read an article by Jahnaey, Year 9, on our school trip to see 'Wicked'. https://t.co/qJFaf4HHsA https://t.co/uqnLoMKKHl

23/03/22

Summer Opportunities For Year 11 HAB Girls With NCS. Read a letter to parents from NCS, who are working with HAB to create summer experiences for our Year 11 students. Find out more https://t.co/O4rruOhOLx https://t.co/4aL9Bo9VtZ

21/03/22

Congratulations to Najma for winning the "Outstanding Delegate" Award, and Amina for winning the "Honourable Commendation" at this weekend's Model United Nations conference. All HAB students demonstrated the HAB ethos throughout the conference. Full story https://t.co/TzGbzQSwAR https://t.co/P95wH9roqs

21/03/22

Well done to our Year 12 delegates for attending the Youth Model United Nations London conference this weekend. The conference focused on several global issues, with girls representing different countries and debating and finalising resolutions. Full story https://t.co/TzGbzQSwAR https://t.co/3giV5JDJJg

16/03/22

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Super excited to meet the next generation of at our STEAM 2022 Welcome Evening on Thursday 🧪 📡 🛠🎨🎲 Year 5 are most welcome too ☺ https://t.co/Zfwhd5oxP8 https://t.co/3on3lMSBqM

16/03/22

Spot our yr11 GCSE Music students who were invited to take part in this wonderful event! https://t.co/VWxPV61SjF

15/03/22

Very important business to discuss as our Student Government introduce themselves to Lord Harris. Our elected students discussed with Lord Harris the motivation and purpose behind our new HAB student government. https://t.co/qC8J12Mnam https://t.co/bM6dUPgTqM

15/03/22

We celebrated with events around the school to raise awareness and start conversations around this year's theme of . Full report and lots more pics at https://t.co/7ip6pY3ccc https://t.co/RNDhx6zs6n

15/03/22

Year 12s complete their peer mentoring training with Kidscape trainer Danny Dalton, and are ready to begin their mentoring journey at HAB, listening and supporting fellow pupils. https://t.co/FJe0hi5Hzr https://t.co/FE0X3qUX35

08/03/22

“The National Junior Indoor Championship made me challenge myself to go above and beyond," Deborah, Year 9. Thanks to for their support! Full story https://t.co/q2DcbJqmfg https://t.co/c6pjZ8Jys2

03/03/22

Any guesses who's dressed up as Jurassic Park for ? Clue: it's Dr Hay https://t.co/h25q0ZqPMj

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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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