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18/05/18

Retweetd From Bobby Miltiadous

Well done to all girls, enjoyed taking them through the programme 🥇👏🏼🥊 https://t.co/nC1q7fJXGu

17/05/18

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! https://t.co/IBQcKVdm1p

17/05/18

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 https://t.co/n2my8m5DUs

16/05/18

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begin their first session with , "feeling much more confident around water now!" https://t.co/EVxtgGZhxc

16/05/18

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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 : https://t.co/VcTSRgb8Ql https://t.co/7VuWVdrfHH

16/05/18

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 https://t.co/jAeDGmZGTA https://t.co/7mZuzgY6Xy

16/05/18

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Really proud of year 10 art! their exhibition is open all well! Go go go! It's at https://t.co/I5zrMwyW8D

16/05/18

Thank you Nadia, and to everyone at PwC for the great workshop yesterday. Our girls really enjoyed it! https://t.co/vhQVc5Jhh5

16/05/18

Retweetd From Nadia Abena Mensah

Had an amazing time speaking on employability skills with the team at yesterday for . The students were an absolute pleasure to work with! https://t.co/OsuOM58Jaf

16/05/18

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Amazing photos from Year 10 girls at . So impressed and inspired by their ability to express the muses behind peices. https://t.co/F4euZOorTJ

15/05/18

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Members of HabFemSoc selling merch on Friday https://t.co/kTzY2OeDRV

12/05/18

Retweetd From Leonora Saunders

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. https://t.co/RHWUJXtWXC

12/05/18

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

Fantastic to be one of the 12 London Schools participating in City Hall City Pitch today! https://t.co/5XDnBkxeWl

12/05/18

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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 https://t.co/LEDA8HSGnG

12/05/18

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

HABFemSoc are excited for their final bake and merchandise sale tomorrow of the year! Excellent production lines in progress https://t.co/5GB3yQZwBW

03/05/18

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Year 9 students presenting their invention as part of a Careers in Focus workshop on User Experience https://t.co/z1KbHsSEP2

01/05/18

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 https://t.co/DoBuLMjvU9. See Milne's art at until May 7 https://t.co/F2d4gcbgmW

01/05/18

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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! https://t.co/tgDSFpUwqQ

01/05/18

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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 https://t.co/s2CPoNcJcf

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Posted on November 24th 2017

Leslie Invents Virtual Reality Game

Leslie (left)Leslie in Year 10 is a real STEM inspiration. She has been working on her own Virtual Reality (VR) and Tech projects, and is now leading her own sessions at our KS4 STEM club.

She's pictured here with Anne-Marie Imafidon, co-founder of Stemettes, who was awarded an MBE this year for services to young women and STEM sectors. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths.

During the summer Leslie applied for a STEM programme run by Acorn Aspirations, a group of entrepreneurs, mentors and educators who want to empower young people aged 12-18 to gain the skills they need to change the world with technology.

Virtual reality game

“I wanted to learn entrepreneurial skills and explore in-depth how to create a virtual reality game,” says Leslie. “During the summer I met a group of young people who also had the same passion for VR and we created a game called Eduscape. This is an app that helps teens develop their interest in maths while making it fun.”

As part of the programme Leslie also learned how to pitch her ideas to investors and other entrepreneurs, and how to make sure that when developing an idea she considers the customers’ needs and what will make them happy.

“I learned about product design and collaboration skills”, she says. “The best things about Acorn Aspiration is that I have the opportunity to pitch and have constant meet-ups to help me improve. Currently, it’s a work in progress but I love the idea that I am currently working on.”

Pitching her ideas

Elena Sinel, founder/CEO of Acorn Aspirations has been very impressed with Leslie. “When I interviewed her, she mentioned she really wanted to learn about VR and was keen to independently explore Unity, a web platform where you can develop games and VR experiences. During the Accelerator programme she spent two weeks developing Eduscape with two other members of her team. She also met over 20 entrepreneurs and speakers and learned the process of developing a digital product.”

Following the Accelerator, Leslie and her team had an opportunity to pitch her Eduscape idea at the WomenInGames conference and also at a Demo Day taking place at Wayra Accelerator/Telefonia. She also pitched her idea to industry leaders and investors at the Youth and Innovation Conference.

By 2020 there will be more than 2 million jobs in tech. As things stand, most of these jobs will not be filled as the UK is struggling to bridge the digital skills gap, says Elena. “We need more young people, girls in particular, to embrace digital skills to drive our economy forward. I am incredibly impressed with Leslie's enthusiasm and I feel she is a great example and a role model for other girls.”