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09/12/18

Retweetd From Christine Counsell

As ever & his team beautifully judge integration of rich thorough substantive knowledge with rigorous disciplinary learning, kept close to historical scholarship, never in thrall to proxies, never confusing awful GCSE questions with quality. And he gets better results https://t.co/PDxCLaGseA

09/12/18

Retweetd From Lucy Birch

Saw the idea of doing ‘examiner reports’ and have done ‘Assessment Reports’ for Year 7. Allows the students to see beyond banal, repetitive www/ebi’s and ensure that the focus is on long term retention of key content knowledge https://t.co/BBOsfWkna3

08/12/18

Retweetd From The Royal Society

"Can you name a female scientist from history?" Claire Jones, of , has an interesting article on the erasure of women from the history of science https://t.co/ersw9E8tJd

08/12/18

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

What a fantastic week in MFL at ! All Year 9 MFL students have now visited the NPG to describe portraits in French and Spanish and our KS4 Spanish students had a fantastic time at another great MFL Cinema Evening! https://t.co/qT2RcmboWH

08/12/18

Retweetd From anita corbin

Fabulous evening and so good to be with so many inspirational Loved the performance by HABFemSoc https://t.co/hyD56HjdGg

07/12/18

Retweetd From HABScience

A bit of creative science going on this week, building models of atoms and cells... finished products to come soon! https://t.co/ApQXOB00TU

07/12/18

Retweetd From Ros Ball ⚡

What brilliant young women they are. I am so chuffed with my badge, it's in pride of place. I want to join! https://t.co/5cD9rJFIDb

06/12/18

Such a pleasure for to meet Angela Rippon tonight and hear speak: ‘’Your voices cannot be denied.’’ https://t.co/ideS3NwpxN

06/12/18

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

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06/12/18

of HABFemSoc who spoke powerfully at the House of Commons this evening about their futures as https://t.co/hwqtIBFA2I

06/12/18

Retweetd From HAB ART

Using every medium we can find to create our presentations for the Architects Ambassador programme presentation! https://t.co/v5NESwVRkx

06/12/18

Don't forget it's Year 8 Parents' Evening, Tuesday 11 Dec, 5pm. See you there!

06/12/18

Retweetd From Hollywood Reporter

No more "we can't find any black female writers": Here are 62 scribes in one photo https://t.co/8QkdTBxrHO https://t.co/f5HQZxOGky

05/12/18

Well done to Mahila in Year 8 who won the prize in our European Day of ’ treasury hunt. Thank you to all our students and teachers for taking part! https://t.co/mYyhmWMiPF

04/12/18

Retweetd From Institute of Historical Research

“History is about the study of change. Historians are agents in that change” -

04/12/18

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

Some of our native Spanish-speaking students across Year 8-11 have volunteered to be paired up with a Y11 Spanish student. They meet every Tuesday before school at our MFL Conversation Club. I feel so proud to see their confidence grow as their conversational skills improve! https://t.co/hnqIaogrWz

02/12/18

Retweetd From TEDxLondon

"It’s not enough to tell a girl ‘be more confident’. You actually have to give her the tools to see that the inadequacies that she’s feeling aren’t anything to do with her." on Gender Inclusivity at https://t.co/eW5rZJiYEa

01/12/18

Retweetd From Schools Week

Teacher of Science required at https://t.co/jRmcltwZgF

01/12/18

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

Yesterday’s MFL Cinema Evening at was a success! Our KS3 Spanish students loved watching “Coco” and trying some Spanish delicacies! https://t.co/jK1ZrSQxck

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Posted on September 27th 2018

Breaking Barriers with London Youth Rowing

HAB BreakingBarriers 44Year 10 students Charis and Brady write about the Breaking Barriers project they completed this week with London Youth Rowing. Breaking Barriers is 'life skills' mentoring programme that helps motivated rowers to flourish as they transition from school into the wider world. 


This week were we joined by Andy, Head of London Youth Rowing (LYR), and Maddie.

Maddie started as a rower with LYR in North London as a school girl. She then studied English at Oxford University and joined the rowing club.  She was part of the crew that won the first female Varsity boat race in 2015, and again in 2016.  It must have been a really awesome experience to compete in front of thousands of people on the Thames, and in front of millions on live TV!  She was incredibly resilient though. The squad trained twice daily with only one day off a week. She had 5am starts for eight months and fitted her training around her studies. She is now a graduate working in London who volunteers with LYR.  Very resilient.

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Today’s project was a time management challenge, building a model of Tower Bridge. We were split up into two groups and had a project manager each from Tideways to guide us through the challenge.  Our task was similar to a “technical challenge” from The Great British Bake Off.  We had a sketched plan to work with and had to ‘buy’ scaffolding products within our budget. We needed to work collaboratively in our teams and received penalties if we went over time or over budget. As our tasks were time managed, we were always under pressure to complete each stage of the construction. 

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At the end of the project both teams put their constructions together. We had actually built the dimensions of Tower Bridge! 

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What did we learn? Time management is an essential skill.  We also learnt how to prioritise and present a strategy on how to complete projects together and successfully.  And it was a lot of fun!

Charis and Brady, Year 10

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