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09/05/22

Girls marked Eid with a special event on 6th May. They learned about the origins and significance of henna, got the chance to watch henna artists at work, and have a go themselves too. We also raised money for . https://t.co/YBEvDMDVbF https://t.co/C8oqOWhaQu

09/05/22

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Our arrived at today! Excited and ready to represent Niger this weekend!!! https://t.co/UdE3SzfDJp

09/05/22

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Our presenting their committees' resolution papers at the final General Assembly of conference. Well done for your eloquent speeches! We are so proud for your significant contributions and outstanding performance! https://t.co/yAIWta1zeU

04/05/22

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thank you for inviting me to facilitate a workshop on my artistic practice and mental health journey; the experience was truly cathartic. ~what a fantastic group of young women. excited for next week… 🎨👀✨ https://t.co/4C3iAOo6ok

25/04/22

A big thank you to tutors and HAB teachers for taking Year 8 students for a fascinating experience trip to Christ's College Cambridge. Students were able to complete a mini–Model United Nation conference and enjoy a tour of the college. https://t.co/Ue0VYt5IkC

21/04/22

"Seeing a play in person gives you a whole new view of the production." Read an article by Jahnaey, Year 9, on our school trip to see 'Wicked'. https://t.co/qJFaf4HHsA https://t.co/uqnLoMKKHl

23/03/22

Summer Opportunities For Year 11 HAB Girls With NCS. Read a letter to parents from NCS, who are working with HAB to create summer experiences for our Year 11 students. Find out more https://t.co/O4rruOhOLx https://t.co/4aL9Bo9VtZ

21/03/22

Congratulations to Najma for winning the "Outstanding Delegate" Award, and Amina for winning the "Honourable Commendation" at this weekend's Model United Nations conference. All HAB students demonstrated the HAB ethos throughout the conference. Full story https://t.co/TzGbzQSwAR https://t.co/P95wH9roqs

21/03/22

Well done to our Year 12 delegates for attending the Youth Model United Nations London conference this weekend. The conference focused on several global issues, with girls representing different countries and debating and finalising resolutions. Full story https://t.co/TzGbzQSwAR https://t.co/3giV5JDJJg

16/03/22

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Super excited to meet the next generation of at our STEAM 2022 Welcome Evening on Thursday 🧪 📡 🛠🎨🎲 Year 5 are most welcome too ☺ https://t.co/Zfwhd5oxP8 https://t.co/3on3lMSBqM

16/03/22

Spot our yr11 GCSE Music students who were invited to take part in this wonderful event! https://t.co/VWxPV61SjF

15/03/22

Very important business to discuss as our Student Government introduce themselves to Lord Harris. Our elected students discussed with Lord Harris the motivation and purpose behind our new HAB student government. https://t.co/qC8J12Mnam https://t.co/bM6dUPgTqM

15/03/22

We celebrated with events around the school to raise awareness and start conversations around this year's theme of . Full report and lots more pics at https://t.co/7ip6pY3ccc https://t.co/RNDhx6zs6n

15/03/22

Year 12s complete their peer mentoring training with Kidscape trainer Danny Dalton, and are ready to begin their mentoring journey at HAB, listening and supporting fellow pupils. https://t.co/FJe0hi5Hzr https://t.co/FE0X3qUX35

08/03/22

“The National Junior Indoor Championship made me challenge myself to go above and beyond," Deborah, Year 9. Thanks to for their support! Full story https://t.co/q2DcbJqmfg https://t.co/c6pjZ8Jys2

03/03/22

Any guesses who's dressed up as Jurassic Park for ? Clue: it's Dr Hay https://t.co/h25q0ZqPMj

03/03/22

We've got some special guests in school today for including Cruella de Vil, Macbeth, Mary Poppins, the Queen of Hearts, a host of Shakespearean and Manga characters and even a Cheshire Cat. All getting on famously and https://t.co/SpLNKCfZn4

08/02/22

Our student government in action. Find out more about our first student parliament and meet our MPs at https://t.co/qC8J12uLLM https://t.co/lLWy6xqn7K

08/02/22

Our Year 7 lunch time crew in action. Tilly from Year 7 is the teacher. https://t.co/jOzw4UqqFH

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Posted on April 21st 2022

‘An Unlimited Experience’ - Jahnaey, Year 9, On A Trip To See 'Wicked'

Luckily, during my time at HAB I have been allowed to go on lots of amazing experiences. One of those being a trip to the theatre to watch the wonderful musical Wicked. I really enjoyed this experience and hope to go on more trips in the future.

Wicked is the origin story of the Wicked Witch of the West, and how she earned her vile title. My favourite part of the musical had to be the electronic wizard head! As when it first came on stage the bellowing voice created an unexplained amazement in me.

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The journey to the theatre was long. But I enjoyed every second of it. I was able to talk with my peers and get to know a lot of them. Personally, my favourite part of the trip to the theatre was being able to look out the window at new sights and places.

The theatre we went to was The Apollo. Inside the theatre there were various pieces of merchandise, props and costumes on display. Having the costumes at the centre of a pair of spiral stairs was wonderful to see.

Seeing a play in person gives you a whole new view of the production.

Lots of people my age tend to watch plays on YouTube or some other viewing platform. Seeing a play in person gives you a whole new view of the production. For example, the vibrating of the room when certain characters came on stage or the electric atmosphere when the characters were singing. These 'in person experiences' created engagement and intrigue for me.  If I had watched this musical online, I don’t think it would have had the same effect as being seated surrounded by speakers and lights.

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Wicked, being a musical, included some amazing vocals from the actors and actresses. Hearing the characters sing live made me feel more engaged. When they sang, I heard their actual voices with no electronic muffles to ruin the atmosphere. My favourite song from the musical was No Good Dead, as it shows how desperate Elphaba really was when she wanted to help someone she loved.

Lucia Jones played the role of Elphaba, the main character. Throughout the play you could feel the emotions of the actress as she sang. Creating many empathic moments through her extraordinary vocal range.

Aliyah C, Year10 said: “The show made me want to go and watch it  again even though I know exactly what is going to happen. The songs were really good! Some of them are still stuck in my head. I recommend everyone go watch it.”

Ms Azams said: “I thought Wicked was wicked. It teaches people how relationships are difficult and how people change over time and being true to yourself as Elphaba stayed the same throughout everything she went through. I really enjoyed the musical.”

In the future I hope to go on other trips at HAB. Preferably to see another musical!

Jahnaey, Year 9