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12/07/22

Today was the dress rehearsal for our production of Annie Jr, which opens tomorrow! https://t.co/EtYXuKpa0X

12/07/22

The sun will most definitely be out when Annie Jr, our school production, takes to the stage tomorrow. https://t.co/Kac5HOg6JN https://t.co/mYMcGPtIaF

11/07/22

HAB runs a mini Model United Nations conference, with members of our debating team and HAB student government experiencing what is like to be a delegate of the UN! More at https://t.co/ajW02CfP4V https://t.co/5NOQA7fC2z

30/06/22

HAB students had an amazing time at the and literacy and business immersion day today. https://t.co/QzNGvygxt2

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

Retweetd From Olga Leontiou

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

09/05/22

Retweetd From Olga Leontiou

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

Retweetd From Habiba Nabisubi

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

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Posted on July 19th 2018

Little Women - School Production Review

"This young cast delivers a performance far beyond their years." Mr Tobin reviews our recent school production of Little Women.

The story of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, has been told many times, in many settings and by many performers. It can’t, however, have been performed much better than in its current outing at Harris Academy Bermondsey by a stellar student cast who have brought this timeless tale of growing up, the importance of family and staying true to yourself to a whole new audience.

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Polished and professional

Every element of the show, from the set to the costumes to the music and the technical work are all so polished and professional that the audience cannot help but be transported to Civil War-era America where the play is set.

From the opening scene, to the emotional core and right through to the end, the production is a joy to watch and it is astonishing to consider that, for some of these actors, it is their debut performance.

Though this production packs an emotional punch, it also creates laughs in equal measure. This is due, in large part, to the way these young performers draw the audience into the world of the strong, independent-minded March sisters and their journey through adolescence and into adulthood.

Excitement and innocence

The progression of these characters through the years is reflected in a seamless change of cast as the show develops. The Year 7 and 8 performers wonderfully portray the excitement and innocence of the younger March sisters while the Year 9 and 10 actors capture their first, tentative steps into an adult world perfectly.

With excellent direction from Ms Harvey, this young cast delivers a performance far beyond their years and it is fitting that a story that explores the lives of young women on the cusp of moving into new and challenging situations should be told by such an accomplished cast of female performers.

With the weeks and months of dedication, commitment and practice evident in this production, we can only wait and see what is next in store for these bright young stars of the stage.

Mr Tobin