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20/10/18

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A moment to end half term putting up our of the fortnight. Well done to these 4 girls! https://t.co/WuNgzz3z5D

19/10/18

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A spot of mountain-top yoga and meditation to end a sensational week at https://t.co/rWq4jCQVC0

19/10/18

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Our wonderful year 8 yoga and meditation instructors 🧘‍♀️ ⛰ https://t.co/5crxe82gJZ

18/10/18

"It’s a challenge. I just keep wanting to push myself”, Jessie, Year 11. Our GCSE students complete a taster session at Mile End Wall. They really supported each other but were very competitive too! https://t.co/jBObmMuFlR

18/10/18

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence... just one of the books by black British authors we're encouraging girls to read during https://t.co/9X7qe0yyzY

18/10/18

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17/10/18

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Teacher of Science required at https://t.co/qZx7dZZU1E

17/10/18

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Teacher of English required at https://t.co/1jt4Yhlf31

17/10/18

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Excellent to see so many visitors at our HAB6 Open Evening last night! Applications now open! https://t.co/JlASet5dlA

17/10/18

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We’re all looking forward to waking up to this view at ⛺️ ⛰ https://t.co/4Hw67iK05M

17/10/18

HAB girls beat Oaklands School 6-0 in the second round of the U14s English Schools Association competition. Great game and played in a great spirit by both teams... well done girls! Full report https://t.co/H5D3c5SiSG . https://t.co/TDF0sLcflR

17/10/18

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Day 3 of our trip with and we’re all enjoying the incredible scenery ⛰ 🏕 https://t.co/SM8Nv7H3HN

17/10/18

We're delighted to be in the top 3% of schools in England for pupil progress, according to latest Department for Education figures. That puts us in the top 100 schools in England! A HUGE well done to all our teachers and students. Find out more https://t.co/vs6tlqo9cH https://t.co/jQxDxevaEy

16/10/18

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. once again had some brilliant results: , Harris St Johns Wood, and had great P8 scores of 0.34, 0.58, 0.89 and 1.27 respectively.

16/10/18

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A great turn out to today's HAB6 open evening. It's not too late to apply. See our website for more details!

16/10/18

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Great to see enthusiastic geographers with excellent geographic ideas and questions at 6th form opening evening. https://t.co/QgRRGHk621

16/10/18

We're encouraging students to borrow a copy of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel ‘The Colour Purple’ by Alice Walker from the HAB6 Library collection during https://t.co/ls66qi25WM

16/10/18

Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, Tues 16 Oct, 5.30pm–7pm. We look forward to meeting you! Find out more about the Harris Academy Bermondsey Sixth Form at https://t.co/UaepS2Oirx https://t.co/wpP6pDdMDg

16/10/18

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HAB6 Sixth Form Open Evening Tonight! Come and see what makes us so special! 5.30pm

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Posted on October 5th 2018

Black History Month - Promoting Black Authors

To mark Black History Month our sixth formers led a special assembly this week. Our library is also featuring books by black British authors and encouraging students to borrow them.

Sixth former Korede writes…

“The continuous systematic oppression and overt degradation of black people all over the globe are highlighted through movements such as #blacklivesmatter and #sayhername. Thus it is indubitable that the celebration of a black history month is imperative now more than ever.

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Korede is pictured (left) with other sixth formers who gave the assembly.

Through recognising the valiant efforts of undervalued members in society such as Claudia Jones, Billy Strachan, Michael Omari (AKA Stormzy) as well as the women essential to establishing and maintaining the NHS, we ultimately create a narrative in which the achievements of key black figures are recognised and commemorated.

In an inclusive school that encourages intellectual curiosity and develops individual gifts, Harris Academy Bermondsey has taken the responsibility to not just focus on our academic attainment, but to make our experiences here holistic. The assembly on black history month was therefore a success. It testified that though indeed 28 days are not enough to pay respect to the achievements of those who struggled before our time, their key virtues such as passion, purpose and dedication are those which should remain exhibited in the school, creating an ethos that allows for us to internalise attributes, therefore creating HAB excellence.”


Promoting books by black authors

All this month our library is promoting and celebrating books by black authors from around the world.

Mayasa (pictured below) says: “I’ve read lots of biographies about black people but I haven’t read many fiction books by black people. I don’t know that many black authors.”

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Iqra (pictured below) says: “Most of the authors I know are white. I’m interested in reading black authors because they’ll tell me something new and different about the world.”

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Iman and Praise (pictured below) say: “We are overwhelmingly happy to see an increase in black authors, especially black female authors. It’s great to be represented by a plethora of people who share the same views and passions as we do.”

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