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14/09/21

We look forward to welcoming you to our Year 6 open mornings in September and October 2021. Full details (including how to reserve a place) at https://t.co/boGAF9xgPp https://t.co/N3kPkPclDj

07/09/21

Welcome to our new Year 7 girls on their first full day of school! of you all! https://t.co/afQj78o8ti

12/08/21

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From the pool to school: Olympian celebrates GCSE results https://t.co/Cf6t7xgzJy

12/08/21

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Congratulations to Andrea from who has received fantastic today 👏 ✍️ https://t.co/Hgq7WbzX2T

12/08/21

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Good luck to all Harris students receiving their GCSE results today 👏 We'll be posting updates and photos throughout the day to celebrate their fantastic achievements https://t.co/3hVr90ofPs

12/08/21

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And finally, it's lovely to see the amazing achievements of Olympic diver and student Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix featured too https://t.co/wbNSyQIPF7

12/08/21

HAB students are today celebrating another set of superb results. There was much excitement as students opened their envelopes and were thrilled to find that they had achieved brilliantly, with many achieving the top grades of 7, 8 and 9. Details at https://t.co/ulUx9tmQ9S https://t.co/yF0lCLzdpV

11/08/21

A huge well done to our post 16 students for another superb set of results this year. Our students secured incredibly exciting university places, including to study Veterinary Nursing, Law and Pharmacology, with 25% of offers from Russell Group universities https://t.co/bnPFHvds2m

05/08/21

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✌️ divers, 1 final duo and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix are just getting underway in the 10m Platform finale 🤸💦 Watch the 🇬🇧 pair on the 🔴 now https://t.co/rDW11UKIdM

05/08/21

of our brilliant student Andrea! is with you all the way! 🙌 https://t.co/OVbwtYuw7j

28/07/21

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We love this! 😍 Students, parents and staff have been working together to create a new Wellbeing Garden at ! 🌳🌻 The garden will contain a wellbeing area, a greenhouse and a performance area too. 💚🎤 https://t.co/mTMwJOQzy4

24/07/21

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Fantastic work 🥇🥇🥈🥈🥉🥉🥉🥉🥉 https://t.co/7R3ShJ5r8J

22/07/21

Year 10 girls took part in the International Model United Nations conference in the Netherlands, representing Egypt, Chile, Croatia, Armenia and other countries. It brought together students from around the world for UN-style committees and discussions. https://t.co/PYRZsajZy0 https://t.co/GbJlMlIFj5

21/07/21

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The Library received a wonderful delivery today! Thank you for this incredible donation as part of the Pioneers programme. Exciting plans for how we'll be using these next year are already underway! https://t.co/awrJFLwxUR

21/07/21

HAB girls won two gold, two silver and five bronze awards in the 2021 Biology Challenge. We're very of them, especially considering 26,828 students from 348 schools took part! Great work https://t.co/xoFeYPISwF https://t.co/tZOHDCXJly

20/07/21

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating today and tomorrow! https://t.co/eexOZEc30h

16/07/21

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So proud of this exceptional chemist and her Silver medal 🥈 🧪🧪🧪 https://t.co/40VTenQ0O7 https://t.co/xqfpZj8esR

16/07/21

Banners created by Year 7 girls to show their support for Year 11 student Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, who has been selected for the GB diving team at the Tokyo Olympics. They are so excited for Andrea and wanted to show how her ambition has inspired them.https://t.co/VkJFIXnvcP https://t.co/FPYSHB1U1Z

15/07/21

of our brilliant Sports Day competitors! https://t.co/P6TkYqL39b

15/07/21

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Where can Languages take you? Year 12 students at have contributed their testimonials to our new display on what’s exciting about Languages studies at A-Level and beyond! https://t.co/SpbvP0UoNP

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Posted on October 16th 2019

No Planet B - Harris Climate Emergency Conference

On 26th and 27th September, Gabby and Alannah in Year 10 were nominated to attend the first Harris Climate Emergency Conference. They were chosen to lead, inspire and challenge HAB to do more to combat climate change.

The conference was run by the Economist Education Foundation, which works to enable discussions that invite young people to be curious about the world’s biggest issues. The event aimed to explore ways that schools can do more to reduce their carbon footprint.


Harris Climate Emergency Workshop from Harris Academy Bermondsey.


“Our climate is breaking down” - Greenpeace

To begin, students explored the causes and impacts of climate change. They learnt how the current trend in global temperature rise could lead to the Arctic Ocean becoming free of ice by the middle of the century and 99% of coral reefs will be lost. We have 11 years to avoid a climate catastrophe.

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Students then enjoyed working collaboratively to consider the ways that climate change can be mitigated by society, as individuals and also here at HAB. Fantastic ideas that were created included giving every student a plastic water bottle, enforcing an electricity-saving switch-off hour every day across London and extending the congestion charge zone.

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What can we do?

Gabby and Alannah created a bespoke Climate Change Project Plan for HAB, focused on reducing our food waste. Positive actions we can take include separating food waste for compost, to be used on our new HAB Wellbeing Garden, and giving left over meals to local charities. They will work towards marketing these strategies and sharing ideas with the rest of the school.


Image 5 Dill AnsteyDill Anstey, Vice Principal Federation Sixth Form (pictured), who organised the conference, said:

“The action taken by Extinction Rebellion during the Easter break got me thinking about how I might be able to contribute to averting this climate crisis. Soon after, I spoke to our CEO, Sir Dan Moynihan and got permission to start a Harris-wide response, involving every secondary academy in the federation. The Climate Emergency Conference is the starting point for getting every secondary academy to initiate their own actions.  Students representing their schools will return and work with link teachers, ALT and other students to push through change and help educate the whole school community and beyond. We’ll meet again in early 2020 to see what progress has been made.  In addition, an award for the academy who effects the most positive change will be awarded a prize at the Harris Teachers’ Conference in a year’s time at the Excel Centre.  By that time, hopefully we’ll have our primary phase involved as well!”


After the conference, Gabby said: “I feel like this experience has really widened my knowledge and views on climate change. If the government won’t take it upon themselves to do something then we have to start, and start now. Future generations need something to look forward to and if we can help provide that, I think we should all chip in.”

Alannah said, “I feel motivated to change how our school works to combat climate change. The conference has given me a lot of knowledge and changed my mindset on how much we can do for our environment, to make it a better place for everyone.”

It was a privilege to take part in such an inspiring conference and to work towards combatting climate change as part of the large Harris Federation community, where we can collectively make a huge impact on our planet.

Miss Lewis


Climate 10