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15/10/19

Year 8 team B Girls netball showed determination and resilience throughout their match today ... they lost 6-4 https://t.co/x28YBnEWhZ

15/10/19

Year 8 Girls A played extremely well against Bexley Grammar school today ... with a 6-5 win https://t.co/E8iiL6hpMV

11/10/19

Absolutely!

11/10/19

Congratulations to Ms Donohoe for her Transforming Lives Award! We couldn’t do it without you! https://t.co/lewOykSF2m

11/10/19

Congratulations to Mr Sheppard for winning this year’s primary Transforming Lives Award for his support and empathy with children and staff. https://t.co/DNSq88tXUz

11/10/19

Great idea!

11/10/19

This is what it’s all for. Harris in Harmony performing to an audience of over 4000 people! https://t.co/Q0bzy3jbAz

11/10/19

Harris Garrard has made it in to the top 10% of schools nationally for the progress made by our students! https://t.co/6BGgEh7Nlx

11/10/19

Here we go! The 12th annual Harris Federation Conference. All staff from every Harris academy is here today!#learningchangeslives https://t.co/H0eTUHHV43

08/10/19

Marshmallows and a campfire; is there a better way to spend an evening? https://t.co/Wb50K5161x

08/10/19

Wowsers! Watch Tyler take the Leap of Faith today at the year 6 residential! Would you have the courage to do it? https://t.co/4zhVminRlg

08/10/19

Outdoor survival! Working as a team while building dens and shelters! https://t.co/7l7zxv2Wha

08/10/19

Eeek! Abseiling time at Kingswood! https://t.co/RxVqRZt8OT

07/10/19

Outdoor learning changes lives! Conquering our fears and summoning courage to tackle the zip wire! https://t.co/9P5hKMRAam

07/10/19

Breakfast time! Timothy enjoying the wonders of hash browns for the first time! We’re looking forward to all of our activities today! https://t.co/7Wj7X7MER0

06/10/19

Some action shots of our Year 6s scaling the indoor climbing wall! https://t.co/icC84vW153

06/10/19

🥘 We’ve worked up an appetite after all of that indoor climbing and orienteering! Mini-olympics for tonight’s post-dinner activity! 🧗‍♀️ https://t.co/M2cF0Jol3Z

06/10/19

Character is key! We had to dig deep to solve the orienteering challenge today! Now, time for dinner! https://t.co/PwILmTfRZx

06/10/19

Second word found on our orienteering challenge! Well done Mrs Main for keeping up with the Quackers Treasure Trackers! https://t.co/BPHgqKUN2g

06/10/19

Year 6 have arrived safe and sound to Kingswood! We’ll update the twitter account during the day and once in the evening! See you all soon! https://t.co/Jbt2tr5U3X

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Duke Of Edinburgh

DofE Logo 2008The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a new initiative at Harris Garrard Academy. Currently all pupils in Year 12 are enrolled on the Bronze programme and they are expected to complete the Bronze Award by the end of the summer term. We anticipate that these students will then progress onto the Silver Award at the start of the new academic year in 2019.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides a framework for students to get recognition for their commitment to bettering themselves and their communities. At Harris Garrard, we believe in helping our students find their passions, engage in their community, and grow along the way. Participants design a programme that is unique to them and receive recognition for what they want to do.  The Award is accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status, ability, ethnicity, or gender. There are four aspects to the award:

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skill
  • Expedition

Commitment to the community

Achievement at any level - Bronze, Silver, or Gold - is an indication of a young person who is able to sustain a commitment, overcome personal challenge, has developed time management skills, and has a well-rounded area of interests with a proven commitment to their community. The Award enhances any application to post-secondary education, including scholarship submissions, and is a significant addition to any resume, identifying the commitment and characteristics of the student involved.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award encourages young people to make positive changes to their lives and communities by participating in the Award. The framework of the Award identifies these impacts and how the Award measures up against them. These positive impacts include:

  • Increased participation in civic life
  • Improved employment opportunities and sustainable livelihoods
  • Social inclusion
  • Improved physical health and well-being
  • Awareness of the natural environment
  • Recognition of equality and encouragement of empowerment
  • Improved commitment to personal growth
  • Conflict resolution and peace-building.