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Came back from holiday and I am so happy to receive new book Invisible Women as a prize from . Thank you so much 😊, can’t wait to read it. 🙌🏼🙌🏼


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One week today will be hosting their annual charity supper club! Staff and parents contact me for tickets! This year’s charity is with HUGE support from !


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HAB parents and staff please let me know if you would like a ticket! It’s going to be a fantastic night!


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Pls RT. As part of - exhibition celebrating the Old Kent Road's people/history We are hosting Event for young people - 18/04 6-9pm @ 231 Old Kent Road. Age 13+/Free! We look forward to seeing you there. Sign up using link 😊


of Basmala and wishing her luck for her speech!


We are so of Leslie for winning her Everywoman in Tech award and for writing so eloquently about it in the Telegraph. We have no doubt you will inspire more young girls to pursue careers in STEM, Leslie!


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Another great workshop today with - the girls worked fantastically and demonstrated great teamwork, researching, reporting, and editing skills to create excellent front pages. Well done!


Thanks for a great session. Our Year 10 have loved being immersed in the world of journalism (as you can see!). A huge inspiration to them. Thanks to for the pictures too!


Retweetd From Miss Houssein

We are here again today and it’s all very exciting, thank you so much Mena. Incredible workshop!


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We really enjoyed working with Y10 today. Excellent reporting & editing skills + team work resulted in amazing newspapers. Thanks for fab headline advice


Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

Year 8 students have been learning about Mexican food and traditions during this half-term. Today, they had a chance to enjoy a fantastic Mexican party at our MFL KS3 club: traditional dances, nachos with guacamole and even a piñata!


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Hi All, We are a bunch of medical students from East London looking to help you with your medical school applications. Please feel free to drop us a DM to discuss your application and for personal statement feedback, email it to us at: ☺️


Elizabeth, Year 12 (centre) was a panellist at the 2019 everywoman in Tech Forum in March - connecting, inspiring and motivating women in . Excellent work, Elizabeth! Find out more .


Retweetd From Southwark Council

What’s your big idea? Southwark launches £500k Positive Futures fund for projects co-designed by young people to encourage community activities


Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

Inspiring to spend a day totally immersed with our Faculty yesterday! Cement Bridge testing a particular highlight!


The first meeting of the Transition Focus Group ideas to help our new Y7 Class of 2026 make the from primary to HABermondsey (other chocolate bars are available)


We competed in the regional finals of the competition yesterday. Very of our young for creating their own sustainable candle-making business. Great for ! Find out more


Choices, choices, choices... Thanks for coming everyone!

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Posted on October 16th 2018

Focus on Black British History This Month

During Black History Month we will be using tutor time to raise students’ awareness of the history of black people in Britain and the civil rights movement that took place in the UK.

We only have a few weeks so this will be whistle-stop tour of a history that spans back to the 12th century. We have zoomed in on six key periods that led to the expansion of the black population in Britain and their progression in terms of greater racial equality.

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We've also created a special exhibition in the library about key moments in black British history (see picture above).

"Many students have a massive gap in their knowledge about this topic due to the American-centric black history curriculum they have been presented with since primary school," says Jade Bailey, Head of Literacy & Teacher of English. “From a moral standpoint, it is important we broaden what is considered important to teach our students so that the default history of Britain isn't a solely white one."

Year 12 presentation

Amie (below left) and Naomi, Year 9, delivered a special assembly on black people in Britain before the slave trade to champion equality and allow students to reflect on the achievements of significant black figures in British history. Download the presentation, which Ms Morris and Ms Bailey designed to be used in tutor times across the whole school

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What students said…

“I think that Black History Month is important because everyone matters and you shouldn’t treat others differently just because of the colour of their skin.” Nhan

“We should really celebrate Black History Month because it’s important to show how black people have overcome discrimination. A black woman that inspires me is Rosa Parks. She said 'no' to giving her seat up to another person just because they were white.” Natalia

“Rosa Parks is inspirational because she stood up for her rights despite being a black woman during a period of intense racism.” Evelyn

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Maya Angelou is an inspirational woman because she spoke her mind after being silent for five years.” Aminata

“I thought Black History Month was only about black people as individuals but it’s actually about the events that have happened in history and how black people have survived and thrived.” Jamilia

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