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28/07/21

Retweetd From Primary Times London

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

21/07/21

Retweetd From ENGLISH@HAB

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

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

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

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

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

15/07/21

Sara, one of our sixth formers has won a silver medal in the University of Cambridge’s chemistry competition for secondary students. Sara won a Ag Award (silver for those in the know) putting her in the top 4% of chemistry students in the UK. Well done, Sara! https://t.co/MdjaprwAfw

13/07/21

Year 8 girls represent the Marshall Islands at the Climate Conference. The conference aimed to model the conference that is taking place in November. Full story https://t.co/Y3scW9CaWR https://t.co/nRp47KruK7

12/07/21

Download , our school newsletter for July 2021. https://t.co/7oOyXR5mLt https://t.co/GAisbZ8Tua

20/06/21

Retweetd From Rehana Popal🕷

As part of the Social Mobility Scheme, I been shadowed by of and of this week. It has been an absolute pleasure. If this is the future of the Bar, then the future is bright! https://t.co/vnuVaOpg7j

18/06/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Fantastic to launch our Y7 LifeLong Readers programme today 📚 We used the amazing ‘Look Up’ to help the girls practice reading with expression & questioning when reading to their younger siblings 📖 https://t.co/b5bb6pgsO5

12/06/21

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

What a lovely end to the week at ! Our linguists have had a great afternoon. KS3 students have attended Culture Club, Year 10s have worked with their mentor from and Year 12 have explored “La Sombra del Viento” in their book club. https://t.co/joQg6Aums2

11/06/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Bermondsey https://t.co/s3eWN7Gwt2

09/06/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

WOW! Class of 2029, now I feel old... 🙃 Want to find out more about , our HAB girls and ? Then sign up below 👇👇👇👇👇 https://t.co/OOI7hqcc1h

09/06/21

We are hosting a Year 5 Open Event Webinar on Wed 23rd June, 5pm. It's a chance for our incoming Class of 2029 and their families to meet key HAB staff, and gain further information about making a successful transition. Register at https://t.co/hpe9emsNyj https://t.co/5e7OJbVQOt

08/06/21

The next Big Big session is this Thursday 10th June, 2pm – 6pm. Fancy joining us to build a shed or fill a raised bed, and create our new Wellbeing Garden? Click here to to sign up! Hope to see you there! https://t.co/U76z7GdBun https://t.co/9SW8zVQqAq

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Posted on July 20th 2021

Model United Nations Club Attends Netherlands Conference

Year 10 students have successfully completed the International Model United Nations conference in the Netherlands this week, one of the oldest events of its kind in Europe. 

Model United Nations (MUN) brings together students from around the world to simulate real UN committees and discussions. 

This year, girls in Year 10 girls have had the opportunity to become part of the Model United Nations Club at HAB (pictured), where they practise UN procedures and have also attended several online conferences throughout the year, inlcuding the most recent one in the Netherlands.

At the Netherlands conference students were part of several UN councils such as UN Women, UNFCCC, Legal Committee and European Crisis Committee. The students represented many countries as the delegates of Egypt, Chile, Croatia, Armenia, Singapore, Nicaragua, Equatorial Guinea, Solomon Islands, Japan, Philippines, Myanmar and Senegal.

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They had to research and prepare to present their countries in advance whilst delivering opening speeches. They actively took part in discussions and debated issues such as of Covid 19, domestic violence, gender equality, health discrimination,  international laws and sustainable agriculture. 

Students were also impressed by the speakers of the conference such as Dr Florian Bieber, a renowned political scientist, and historian working in the areas of international relations, inter-ethnic relations, ethnic conflict, and nationalism, focusing primarily on the Balkans.

Also Dr Peter Jay Hotez, a scientist, and pediatrician focusing on the topics of global health, vaccine development and the control of tropical and neglected diseases. 

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Taqwa's "inspiring experience"

Taqwa's feedback on her involvement in the conference.

"I joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) council and was assigned the Delegate of Chile. During the conference, we were working on resolutions for sustainable corporate development in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. Delegates discussed ways sectoral restructuring could be a necessary component of any meaningful climate change response to fight economic and environmental challenges.

The UNFCCC were visited by a veteran who fought in Bosnia. He shared his experience as a soldier and taught us that we, as humans, don’t only live for ourselves but for others too. As the day went on, delegates worked together to create and improve solutions towards a greener planet through sustainable agriculture.

Our unedited resolution paper resulted in 14 pages which exceeded the maximum amount of five pages. It was amusing to collaborate with other delegates and shorten our resolution paper under a time limit. Overall, the conference was an inspiring experience as I gained many skills, such as public speaking, diplomacy, debating, and teamwork. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to attend, and I can’t wait for my next Model United Nations conference.” 


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Tasfia's "eye-opening" conference

Tasfia reports on her role at the conference.

"I was part of the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) committee following the Paris agreement of 2015; it aims to lower the global temperature ideally below 1.5 °C above preindustrial levels.

Representing Egypt – a country known for its ancient history, arid climate and the River Nile – andspeaking upon the topics of sustainable corporate development post-Covid-19 and the development of sustainable agriculture was eye-opening. As we place a lens on filling our stomachs and satisfying the economy, the people of Egypt are living with polluted food and water, and a crippling economy in turn of being on the frontline of climate change.

Dr Didier Herbert’s (the High Representative of the European Commission of the Netherlands) lecture upon the role of the European Commission was one of the exceptional highlights of TEIMUN. The rule of law, non-discrimination and democracy are all the aspirations the European Commission strives for as the executive of the European Union.

Health is key in being the "national condolence" bringing the consideration of digitalisation, resilience, sustainability, for example, the recent implementation of digital certificates verifying those who are vaccinated to freely travel which in turn continues to encourage building forward with a "society and economy" that "caters the damages of the Covid Crisis." 


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Norhan learns new things...

"This conference was definitely a gratifying one and I learned new things about different international issues, the Covid 19 effect on gender inequality and health discrimination against women, the differences among countries based on their economic status, traditions and geographical location." 


Humaira's overview of this year's conferences

Humaira explains what Model United Nations (MUN) is all about.

"Model United Nations is seen as something tedious, but it can be entertaining. I’ve taken part in three MUNs this year, and each of them were different and had their own perks.

The conferences start with an opening ceremony, then you debate about a few topics for three or so days, and afterwards it ends with a closing ceremony. However, in between the debates, there are fun games you can take part in, to get to know the other delegates.

During NTUMUN – a conference held in Singapore – they gave us the chance to play a murder mystery; a chair governing the conference had been kidnapped and we had to use clues to find his location before the kidnappers had hurt him even more. It was fun, since I was able to play with my friends, and I made some new ones along the way.

MUN is a great way to improve your debating skills and teamwork. I’d definitely advise you all to give MUN a try!"


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