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Our Sixth Form students raised £265.44 through their cake sale today to support . Very of them all! Thank you to everyone who made the event such as success. Full story


Over 500 girls came to our Cake Sale today in aid of . That’s a lot of cake sold (and eaten!) to support this important charity. of our sixth formers for organising. We're just calculating how much has been raised!


Very proud of Basmala, Year 10, who represented our school at the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge final last night. Well done for all your hard work and commitment, Basmala. And to ALL the contestants too. Great evening!


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One of the best things about doing poetry is when teachers get in touch with details on how they’ve used them for their classes, discussing writing & wider sociopolitical issues. This Y9+ worksheet done by Ms. Bailey is great: pls use if u wish


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Eye dissections today! Miss Cowley showing her year 10 how it’s done


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Two of our wonderful Drs celebrating our science week achievements in assembly today! 👩🏻‍🔬 👨‍🔬


"Repression, passion and conformity." Raveeha, Year 11, has written a great report of our trip to see Lorca's 'La Casa De Bernarda Alba' performed in at earlier this term. Read Raveeha's report at


Dr Hay and her and WHOOSH bottle at our STEM in Transit open evening. Report and pics at


Neutralisation using dry ice with at our STEM in Transit open evening. Report and pics at


Making microscope slides of onion cells at our STEM in Transit open evening for Year 6 students . Report and pics at


Thank you to STEM Ambassadors from for their inspirational talks on their journeys in science so far at our STEM in Transit open evening. Fantastic role models. . Report and pics at


Thank you to everyone for supporting our in Transit open evening yesterday. Over 350 pupils and parents came along. Fantastic! “I enjoyed the experiments because they were interactive,” said one Year 6 pupil. Report and pics at


Thank you for being part of our event and for being such an inspiring !


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What an amazing evening! Thank you so much to every single parent, family member and future HAB girl who came and made this evening so special. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and can’t wait to see you again in September


Last chance to sign up for our in Transit open evening for Years 5/6, Thurs 14 Mar, 5-7pm. What do polar explorers eat? How do you prepare a microscope slide? How does acid affect sea shells? Loads more FREE activities. Sign up at


Shells and vinegar? What's happening here? Sign up now for our in Transit open evening for Years 5/6, Thurs 14 March. Sign up now at


We're really proud that 14 of your Year 6 students have chosen to come to us in September for Year 7. Please do tell them about our special STEM in Transit open evening, Thurs 14 March. It's FREE and they can sign up here


What are we going to do with this? Find out, and enjoy loads more hands-on Science activities at our in Transit Day, Thurs 14 March, 5-7pm. Helping girls in Years 5/6 make the transition to secondary school. Find out more and register now at


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Love it; the more students can see that separate ideas in Physics can be connected in a knowledge "web" the better! Definitely trying this with some of my classes.


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An amazing opportunity for our year 9s to learn about moisture sensors for homes! The building begins. Report back later... thank you

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Posted on February 14th 2019

Young Entrepreneurs Sell Out of Candles

HAB students participated in the Young Enterprise Competition which provides a platform for budding entrepreneurs to develop, adapt and improve on an existing product.

The journey involves setting up a registered company (with a bank account), bi-monthly meetings with a business mentor to provide them with information on how to run a business in real life, then actually creating a product and selling it to the general public.

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Our girls created a business plan to produce their own homemade sustainable candles which contain soy wax rather than paraffin. This involved working as a team in their own special roles, such as CEO (Chief Executive Officer, Thien) CFO (Chief Financial Officer, XueJun), Marketing Director (Racheal), Operations Manager (Linh), Human Resources Manager (Nour), Deputy Director (Basma), Sustainability Director (Aisha) and Sales manager (Hafsa).

“A career in business”

“I got involved because I want a future career in business,” says Nour. “I now understand that the processes are not as easy as I first assumed because the workload was much bigger with all the various aspects of production.”

“I got the role of Finance Officer because it furthers my knowledge in Maths and puts my skills into a real-life context,” said XueJun.

The students researched all the items needed to make and sell their products at a profit. They made sure products were ethically sourced and added aesthetic touches, such as beautiful golden bags to appeal to gift buyers. The production process involved the girls staying after school for over a week to make roughly 100 candles scented in lovely fragrances such as Rose Garden, Sandalwood, Cotton Fresh, Coconut, Chocolate and Vanilla - selling at £2 (small), £4 (medium) and £5 (large).

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At the Young Enterprise Trade Fair hosted at Spitalfields Market in East London, 45 schools were each there selling their unique ideas and products to the general public. Jackie Fast from the Apprentice was a judge and spoke to students about their ideas.

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HAB students were very organised and hard-working throughout the day. Their stall was immaculate, and their customer services skills improved throughout the day as their confidence of selling to the public became greater. The girls showed great initiative by making sales through written personalised messages and extra sales by walking around with a tray of candles and approaching customers with ‘hard sell’ techniques.

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“I am usually shy but working on the stall helped me develop communication skills in just a day because I really wanted us to succeed,” said Thien.

The event was a huge success and the students sold all their candles. They worked very hard and dealt with the day’s events professionally and calmly.

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For more photos click here.

We are very proud of our Young Enterprise students for their excellence and outstanding performance. Their candles are currently being sold across school all year round through Mrs Cole in T5B.

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Please follow their journey by following them at @inflamescandles on Twitter and Instagram.