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of all our brilliant students and staff have achieved this half term. Wishing you all a lovely half term break for the week ahead!


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Want to inspire your girls? Love this collection of downloadable prints of women who changed the world:


Young sell scented, homemade, sustainable candles from their stall at as part of the competition. They SOLD OUT! Fantastic event! Full story and loads more pictures at


Calling all HAB parents... would you like to take part in a small focus group on Thursday 28 February at 6.00pm to discuss our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy and give your feedback? We'd love your views. Find out how to take part at Thank you!


Calling all former HAB girls... We would love to hear what you are doing now. Study, employment... please get in touch and let us know! Find out more about our new scheme at


Sign up for our Reading Challenge and read five books by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic authors over the next ten weeks. Loads to choose from in the school , including by Find out more


Ditch the uniform for one day and come to school dressed as a character of your choice for , Thurs 7 March. What character will you come as? Find out more


Our young group of students are at Market selling natural homemade they have made .


Ayse, Year 13, wants to win an Oscar. So she's studying , and and has just offered her a place to study Make-Up and Hair Design. "I want to go to Hollywood or work on a fantasy TV series." , Ayse! Full story


Massive to for donating books by black and minority ethnic authors to our school . You're helping girls engage with a wide range of authors and voices. Brilliant! Find out more at


“It’s vital for everyone to read more books by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic authors so that the 7.5 million citizens in the UK are fully represented in the books that we all read." Amy and Niambi, Sixth Formers, on the HAB Reading Challenge


It's on 7 March 2019. We'll be celebrating the joy of and by dressing as our favourite characters! Who will you come as? Find out more


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Posters of Women in Science available here: - they’re lovely!


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Happy hopefully helping the next generation as a chemistry teacher 👩🏻‍🔬🧪⚗️... but my friend here used to be a biologist.


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Today is International Day; here are just a few of the many women who've made advances in chemistry in the past few decades:


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Year 12 students listening to a great talk about higher degree apprenticeships thanks to


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Proud to be working with our 6 Beacon Schools: and Phoenix Primary School on the new & Food for Life programme with


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of the wide ranging career opportunities presented to students


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Amazing work! Those turbines are particularly cool 👩🏻‍🔬 👨‍🔬


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Designed by our fantastic year 9 students! So proud of you girls

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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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