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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 February 23rd 2018

Feminist Society Hosts Supper Club on Bankside

Women chefs, restaurateurs and food writers gathered at Tonkotsu restaurant on London’s Bankside last night for the inaugural meeting of the Harris Academy Bermondsey Feminist Society (HABFemSoc) Supper Club.

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Organised by our girls working with teacher Lyndsay Harris and photographer Leonora Saunders, the supper club gave students the chance to network with influential women who have developed successful careers in the food industry. Guests included:

  • Romy Gill MBE, British Indian chef and cookery teacher who runs her own restaurant, Romy’s Kitchen
  • Lisa Markwell, Food Editor of the Sunday Times and former editor of the Independent on Sunday
  • Emma Reynolds, owner of the Tonkotsu chain of restaurants.

The event also raised money for the charity SafeLives, which is dedicated to ending domestic violence.

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Role models vital

“We want people to know about feminism and what’s happening in today’s world,” says Botaina, one of the sixth form organisers of HABFemSoc. “Many people don’t know the meaning of feminism, they think it’s just for women, but it’s for men and women. We just want to let people know what feminism is and what we stand for.”

Restaurant owner Emma Reynolds (below, standing), who hosted the event, feels it’s important for girls to network with successful women in a wide range of industries. “All industries tend to be male dominated and that is changing but role models are really key in inspiring girls. They give young people the confidence to look up the chain and think ‘that could be me, I could imagine myself there’.”

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Ayse, Year 12, agrees: “When someone has a role model to look up to it can be the greatest motivation ever,” she said.

Ending domestic violence

This year HABFemSoc has chosen to raise money for the national charity SafeLives, which is dedicated to ending domestic violence. “It was absolutely brilliant when we heard the girls wanted to support our work,” said Penny East (below), Communications and Marketing Director. “We think it’s amazing that young people are so passionate about this issue and it really matters that we talk to this age group about healthy relationships and domestic abuse.”

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Over £600 was raised at the Supper Club, bringing the total raised for the charity by HABFemSoc to over £1,000.”

HABFemSoc meets weekly on Thursdays and also takes part in events outside school, including an event at City Hall last year where they met mayor Sadiq Khan. The club is a platform for the girls to explore feminism and what it means for them, and also gives them a chance to meet women from different professions.

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What our guests said…

Romy Gill MBE (below right), the first female Indian chef-restauranteur in the UK: “I think it’s really important these kind of events are happening. Having a good career isn’t just about being a doctor or engineer, you can be anything. Don’t give up. People will tell you there are many obstacles but never give up.”

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Lisa Markwell (below centre), Food Editor, Sunday Times, and former editor of the Independent on Sunday: “It’s brilliant to be in this environment with young women. Food is an exciting sector where women already lead. If you’re interested in this world you can have a lot of power.”

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Kathryn Nawrockyi (below right), gender equality campaigner: “This is a great opportunity to meet fantastic, inspirational women and find out more about their experiences. How often do you get a chance to see exactly how a restaurant works and talk to the inspirational women behind the business?”


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During the event HABFemSoc performed spoken word pieces and songs to guests, including this piece written and performed by Ayse and Botaina.

Generation after generation

We will spread our message

Generation after generation

We will continue to empower

Generation after generation

 

Our voices will be heard, not ignored

Our efforts will be seen, not turned away from.

Women will not be dismissed nor disregarded

We will not be submissive nor passive, our voice and strength will path the way to achievement.

Generation after generation

We will be heard

 

Women are hardworking, high achievers, and ambitious

We should not be judged based on our gender,

We shouldn’t have to conform to patriarchal values because we are perceived to be compassionate and caring.

Our gender shouldn’t determine our future nor our work ethic, appearance, and function in society.

Generation after generation

We will be heard

 

No more,

We will educate the women of tomorrow

Of their real worth

We will educate the women of tomorrow

To go for those high positions

We will educate the women of tomorrow, to be successful no matter their gender

Generation after generation

We will be heard

 

We will take action

We will stand together

We will achieve equality

We will unite as one

Men and women will be equal

 

One day

One day very soon

We will achieve equality

All women of different colours and pigments

We will be equal

All women around the world

Will be equal

Generation after generation

We will be heard.

 

To this generation to the next

We will flourish

 

Generation after generation

We will be heard

And we will be equal

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