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Well done to all girls, enjoyed taking them through the programme 🥇👏🏼🥊


Year 10 students have had six weeks of non-contact sessions delivered by a GB boxing coach during lessons. All 27 students passed their assessment today achieving the Preliminary Award. Well done girls!


HAB Rowers take to the water... "The instructors were very helpful and they taught us how to be more patient and resilient. We felt that this opportunity helped develop our as well as our skills." HAB Breaking Barriers Rowing Team


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begin their first session with , "feeling much more confident around water now!"


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Our latest studio exhibition ‘Into the Wild’ opens this Friday 18th May featuring works from students at and , in collaboration with :


These and other photographs by our girls are on display at in until Saturday. Thanks to everyone for making this great event possible. We're really of you all! Full story at


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Really proud of year 10 art! their exhibition is open all well! Go go go! It's at


Thank you Nadia, and to everyone at PwC for the great workshop yesterday. Our girls really enjoyed it!


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Had an amazing time speaking on employability skills with the team at yesterday for . The students were an absolute pleasure to work with!


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Amazing photos from Year 10 girls at . So impressed and inspired by their ability to express the muses behind peices.


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Members of HabFemSoc selling merch on Friday


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And the tuck shop is now open for business... following on from the phenomenal supperclub the race is on to reach £1000, all proceeds to working to stop domestic abuse and make families safe.


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Fantastic to be one of the 12 London Schools participating in City Hall City Pitch today!


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Year7 are working hard with this term. They are making to learn how to program before they start to create their own. Looking forward to seeing their


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HABFemSoc are excited for their final bake and merchandise sale tomorrow of the year! Excellent production lines in progress


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Year 9 students presenting their invention as part of a Careers in Focus workshop on User Experience


Girls build dens and sketch nature , inspired by the work of artist David Milne, who lived for months at a time in the wilderness of . . Read more See Milne's art at until May 7


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Harris Academy Bermondsey hosted its first ever Teaching & Learning Marketplace today. All our teachers had the opportunity to network & take away amazing T&L ideas from our outstanding faculties. HAB’s SEND stall was busy!


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Great afternoon spent at our first today at . Fantastic to see, hear, gather and share approaches that are working in each department

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Posted on March 30th 2017

Spoken Word Showcase Celebrates HAB Creativity

Spoken Word - Hafsa

Yesterday saw our second Spoken Word Showcase in the library, with ten students reading to an audience of teachers, friends and fellow students who are curious about the spoken word.

We have some fabulous writers here at HAB and we want to give the girls a platform for sharing their work,” says Amy Morris, Head of Learning Innovation.

Hafsa, Year 8, for example (pictured right) read her piece called Correcting Mistakes, which is reproduced at the bottom of this page.

What people said

“Creativity breeds confidence and we want to give the girls a reason to take chances with their writing. The event also inspires other students to start writing so they can take part too.” Ms Harvey

“The experience was absolutely amazing. It was more than I thought possible. I want to thank you for empowering those students to be able to write and speak in such a way. It truly took my breath away to hear such pieces from our girls and watching them deliver them with such comfort and trust in the words that they spoke.” Ms Boswell

“The event is fabulous because it gives students a platform to share their work and receive the praise they deserve.” Ms Sillars

Amina, one of the performers, said she was 'honoured' to take part in the event.

Correcting mistakes, by Hafsa, Year 8

Making a mistake is ok, and I'm sure we've all been told this.

Whether from your teacher your carers or your siblings, but what if I told you that making mistakes will only lead to failure,

They will only open the doors to regret, unless you correct,

Fix them,

Unless you practice those mistakes, remember them, cherish them with every bit of power in your body,

Because success,

Success is the creation off the correction of mistakes,

Do it now before it's too late,

When I say late I don't mean time, I mean the burying of these uncorrected mistakes,

Because once you leave them without correction they sink into the centre of your heart,

And once digested are turned into guilt and depression,

Into something,

Something that you not,

But this doesn't mean that it'll die forever,

There is a way,

But you need to have the patience and time,

To dig the hole back up and only then will it become alive,

Don't see it as an enemy see it as a friend,

Raise it, Teach it, Give it a life,

Only you have the power to control when it's late.

One thing left to say,

Correct your mistakes.

Esther takes part in our second Spoken Word Showcase in the library.

Spoken Word - Esther