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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

A nice art idea you might like to try! https://t.co/ULS2bqUlQA

01/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

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

You'll find thousands of online digital books at https://t.co/34vPsJq6NW - and our students have a FREE login. You'll find full details (and other reading ideas) on the Reading at Home page of our website https://t.co/XclDdfyyG6 https://t.co/Rxtp8V93ks

26/06/20

Retweetd From ThamesmeadNow

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

Retweetd From Counselling Matters Bexley

We’re pleased to launch today TALKLINE - a free telephone counselling service for anyone feeling anxious, stressed, lonely or isolated. Open 5-9pm Mon-Fri and 9-9pm Sat/Sun. Funded by to help us help you through Covid-19 https://t.co/71DwNzq5mU

23/06/20

If you need uniform for September why not order it online now? Please order by August 7th at the latest, but earlier if you can, to make sure you have what you need for September. Full details at https://t.co/VrBPlhpmaN https://t.co/1E33l7Abou

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

Retweetd From Action Fraud

⚠️ALERT: Criminals target Snapchat users in extortion scam that threatens to reveal their private photos. We've had over 300 reports since January. If you've been a victim of an extortion scam, report it to your local police force. https://t.co/OZpaIey8LK

15/06/20

See the winners of our 'Take a Museum Tour' competition. Well done John, Victor, Toby and Jashanpreet! https://t.co/NOXzHJiwLf

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

Read these magazines FREE using the Harris Garrard Academy subscription: BBC History, BBC Science Focus, Geographical, New Internationalist, The Biologist, Chemistry World, and more. Find out how at https://t.co/Fx0lT4aRJ5 https://t.co/HkLS9sxklb

09/06/20

Need Harris Garrard Academy uniform for September? Please order online by August 7th. Full details, including a handy measuring guide, at https://t.co/VrBPlhpmaN https://t.co/q9mtSHuuYU

09/06/20

Retweetd From ThamesmeadNow

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

Retweetd From Belvedere Infant and Junior School TPA

Any yr6 pupils soon to start Harris Garrard, check out this virtual tour... https://t.co/s2evnQAc2Z

05/06/20

This week for story time join our very own Miss Buchanan for one of her favourite books! https://t.co/8KJpobIzEa https://t.co/rioJ9Agu7E

04/06/20

Starting Year 7 at Harris Garrard Academy in September? Join us for a lightning-fast tour of our academy with Ms Poolman and Ms Gringeri. Come on in! https://t.co/Mpcg81yoB7

01/06/20

Retweetd From Emergency Exit Arts

Thumbs up for episode 4 of the CHANGE episode, now live on YouTube channel. Click the link in our bio/below to have a look https://t.co/mCCIt3mPda https://t.co/02tmiMOKfE

01/06/20

Fancy growing a bit of salad at home? Free kits for residents! https://t.co/33c5f0ho6r

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Posted on November 14th 2019

Seat Drop, Pike Jump - Welcome to Trampoline Club

Our new trampolining club is proving a big hit, reports Ms Picton.

Our new trampolining club runs on a Wednesday after school, for students in Years 7 and 8. This popular club was oversubscribed at the extra-curricular fair earlier this term and is proving a great success.

Students have starting to learn the correct competitive technique of straight bounce focusing on ‘form’. They have then gone on to master the seat drop, straddle jump, pike jump and tuck jump.

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All of these skills will eventually allow pupils to complete a ten bounce routine, which they can perform at a trampolining competition next year, where the ten bounce routine will be judged in a competitive format.

The PE department decided to run this club to give pupils the opportunity to learn a new skill which was outside of the curriculum. Trampolining focuses heavily of aesthetic appreciation which allows pupils to be creative and unique when creating their personalised routines.

This club also focuses on personal key qualities such as focus, control and perseverance, due to the sport being very technical and having a gymnastic foundation.


What students say...

“I enjoy trampolining because we all have a chance to jump and I feel it's very safe.”

“I enjoy trampolining because it's fun and I learn to be better.”

“I enjoy trampolining because we get to learn new things and improve on our control as well as our balance.”

“Trampolining has allowed me to do it twice a week so I can improve my ability and help me progress with my competition and improve my performance.”