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13/10/21

A huge thank you to Catherine Johnson for delivering some fabulous workshops with Year 7 today. Students left the sessions inspired and keen to write more! https://t.co/ybRYc8uXql

01/10/21

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Final day in Scotland! It was the best experience ever and I enjoyed it so much! https://t.co/NbUbNqleRs

01/10/21

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I’ve enjoyed this trip so much! I loved it! I had the best time ever and did things I thought I could never do

29/09/21

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gloves at the ready… come join us to plant bulbs & fill the greenhouse 🌷🌱🌺🍐🥕🍅🥔🥬🌶 https://t.co/fcdMcY6k94 https://t.co/btoflDcM44

29/09/21

Our students are all having a brilliant time on their trip to Scotland! https://t.co/Xsyqg5b0lT

28/09/21

The first 'planting party' for our new Wellbeing is on Sat 9th Oct. Come and help us prepare our raised beds, borders and greenhouse. No experience needed. Click HERE for details and to sign up! https://t.co/flIEdpEsjg https://t.co/Zbd2L4EvcQ

27/09/21

The student HAB Outward Bound trip to Scotland has arrived safe and sound! https://t.co/9vucYWcP1h

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

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

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

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Posted on July 13th 2021

HAB represents Marshall Islands at Climate Conference

What do you know about the Marshall Islands? Five Year 8 HAB students know a lot more than they did a month ago as they ably represented the Marshall Island's at last week's Harris Federation COP26 Climate Change event.

The conference aimed to model the COP26 conference that will be taking place in Glasgow in November. The United Nations (UN) Conference of the Parties (COP) is when all countries of the world meet every year to negotiate and progress action on Climate Change – this year is COP26. Each COP lasts two weeks with formal talks and meetings for country delegates and talks for world leaders.

COP 26 working out negotiating position

The Federation event was a little smaller - about 12 Harris schools took part representing a wide variety of countries including the USA and the UK, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

COP 26 with school on screen 1

Each team had done hours of preparatory work to ensure that they were clear on their objectives and their negotiating points. After each delegation had made a brief introductory speech, the negotiations got underway, with countries recognising the contributions of other nations whilst also questioning why more hadn't been done to meet emissions targets which might keep average global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees celsius.

As a tiny island state made up of 29 atolls with a population of just 58,000 located just north of the Equator about 3,000km off the north-east coast of Australia, the Marshall Islands nonetheless covers 1.9 million km2 of ocean giving the nation largest portion of territory made of water (97%) of any country in the world.

However, with an average land height of only 2.1 metres above sea level, the country is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise caused by a warming planet.  

COP 26 with certificates

Georgina, Noor, Radiyat, Zainab and Matilda, Year 8, with their certificates after ably representing The Marshall Islands at the Harris Federation Climate Conference.


Despite contributing less that 0.00001% to global greenhouse gas emissions, the Marshall Islands' delegates were very proud of their country's commitment to net zero emissions by 2050, which it is well on the way to achieving.

Delegates called out Saudi Arabia and USA on why these rich states were not making a bigger contribution to solving the problems that they had created.

But the Marshall Islands were not just there to plead for help: boasting the 3rd largest ship registry in the world, the Marshall Islands aimed to bring the ocean-based countries together to encourage the shipping industry to radically lower emissions. Whilst shipping currently represents only about 2.5% of global emissions, that number is growing rapidly and, without some positive action, is likely to reach 10% by 2050.

The Marshall Islands delegates made their proposal to the conference but unfortunately were beaten by time, although several commitments were made by the larger nations with the USA promising to take a leading role in the adoption of electric cars.

Let's hope that the delegates at the real COP26 in November can also come to an agreement and take even more actions to address our climate change crisis. We will certainly be keeping a keen eye on proceedings.

Ms Brown