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03/07/20

KS3! A reminder that you have ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your entries to the Lockdown Creative Writing Competition! See remote learning slides for more details and get your poems into the English Department ASAP! We can't wait to read them. https://t.co/USxd2l5ips

01/07/20

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01/07/20

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Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it! https://t.co/CprttbnXcG https://t.co/88urcLcXOc

30/06/20

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'A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter' - resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality. View and download at https://t.co/qV2guXnJgW https://t.co/pzFjcXik7C

30/06/20

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26/06/20

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Art is a great way for kids to get creative, so why not enter our competition; 'Get Arty'. For a chance to win a £30 voucher all you have to do is take a photo, create a picture or write a poem of/or about nature.Enter here: https://t.co/DWlJO6D9d0. https://t.co/r2fDIBWGWZ

26/06/20

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23/06/20

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17/06/20

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Are you a resident who wants to explore the beauty of nature around you? We want local residents, of any age, to create an art piece inspired by nature and enter a competition. Deadline 12pm Tue 30 June 2020. More info here: https://t.co/DWlJO6D9d0 https://t.co/54hAQM4nIx

15/06/20

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15/06/20

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15/06/20

This Week's Prize Challenge: write a letter to our new students. Introduce yourself and explain what you miss most about school. What advice would you give to help them settle in. We'll give the best letters to our new students next term! Find out more https://t.co/l1ZAQUO2iK https://t.co/hN4jeMkxvj

09/06/20

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09/06/20

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09/06/20

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This week, we've launched a competition for local people to whilst exploring art in nature. If you'd like some inspiration for your entry, local artist Joseph Griffiths will be holding live Zoom sessions. More info here: https://t.co/DWlJO6D9d0 https://t.co/5CrlzOxnGW

06/06/20

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05/06/20

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04/06/20

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Posted on June 9th 2019

Uber Rewards Trip - Daily Reports and Pictures

Day five

Following our awards ceremony last night we decided that the awards would be as follows:

  • Top boy Garrard - Justin
  • Top girl Garrard - Aseoluwa
  • Top Harris boy - Luis
  • Romeo - Gianni
  • Juliet - Raluka
  • Most enthusiastic - William
  • Funniest - Syed
  • Most helpful - Jennifer
  • Most improved - Calvin
  • Legend of the trip - Lalloh

We even had some time for an evening football game and some activities as we were once again lucky with the weather. Some muddy boys came back but everyone enjoyed themselves. 

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We then had a small disco which took place in our disco room. Including some dance offs....

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We are set to depart to Croydon for Hollywood Bowl and arcade time with estimated arrival times back to Harris Boys' at 2pm and Harris Garrard back at 3pm. If anything changes then we will update the website.

Thanks to all the students and staff for making this such an amazing trip. 

Mr May


Day Four

Day 4 was the eagerly awaited trip to Thorpe Park. Despite traffic, we managed to get ourselves up and out on time and get to the park well before opening. A credit to the students' organisation skills.

We were first in line for all of the best rides, including terrifying roller coasters such as Swarme, Nemesis Inferno, Collosus, Saw and many others. Some students were also brave enough to go on the tidal wave over and over again. We were lucky with the weather and spent some of the day in sunshine with no showers.... Please see photos below of what we were able to take when we weren't on the rides ourselves.

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We again had a massive three course meal at the Harvester, this time at the one near Thorpe Park. The students have been fed so well on this trip. It was a lovely meal and the students and staff enjoyed it very much.

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We then departed back to the barn for some packing.Later on we will have a small rewards ceremony to celebrate the hard work of the students and staff to make this such an enjoyable and well run trip. Followed by a disco. Please see updates tomorrow for our final morning on the trip where we are going bowling in Croydon.


Day Three

We woke up on day three of the Uber trip to very heavy rain. Despite that, we made our way out to Dover for the Port Lyme Safari Park. Luck was on our side as we pulled up and the rain stopped.

The safari park was an amazing experience. It is split up into three different sections: South America, Asia and the main section, Africa. The highlight of this tour was the giraffes who literally put their heads inside the trucks that were taking us. Please see below for some amazing pictures of the guided tour. 

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The students were in the carnivore part. Here they went for a walk and they got to see the tigers, leapords and cheetahs as well as many other. This was an amazing experience for the students and they got to take the walk around at their own pace. We were then in the gift shop where the staff commented again on the very good manners of our students! 

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We then went to the Harvester for a massive meal. All of the students' manners were absolutely amazing and it was commented on by the staff at the Harvester. A real credit to both academies. 

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We are now back at the barn ready for an early before our exciting trip to Thorpe Park tomorrow.


Day two

We awoke on day two to some excellent weather. After a lovely buffet breakfast the students and staff left for a beautiful drive down to Brighton in the sunshine.

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We took the students to the Sea Life Centre. This was an amazing experience for the students where they got to see sharks, turtles, sting rays and exotic fish from across the world. They even got a hands on experience with sea urchins and star fish.

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We then left and had lunch on the beach followed by a few hours in the arcades on the famous Brighton pier.


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We then took over KFC in Crawley and the students ate as much chicken and chips as they could. We then headed home and the students are now asleep before our trip to the safari park tomorrow.


Day One

We met at our academies this morning and took the one hour drive to Surrey where we arrived at our rustic barn. After some time unpacking the students were in the games room and some even enjoying a morning disco.

We then took the trip out to Splash World where the students were all over the water slides and in the pools. All the students had a great time and really enjoyed it.

As we left the weather brightened up and we decided to stop off at Box Hill, one of the amazing areas of outstanding beauty in Surrey. We had the footballs out and the students were enjoying themselves. Please see the amazing photos below.

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We then decided to order a Domino's pizza and enjoy the fine weather, until there was a slight downpoour but we managed to get under cover and enjoy our pizza. We are now enjoying some more good weather before we go home for an early night.

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Tomorrow we are up early for our trip to Brighton...

Mr May