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23/09/21

Come to the Harris Garrard Academy , Thurs 30th Sept, 5-7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you. Visit our school, meet our students and teachers, and discover for yourself what makes our school so special. https://t.co/u1VzrMK0ho

23/09/21

Come to the Harris Garrard Academy , Thurs 30th Sept, 5-7.30pm, to see our school and meet our students and teachers. Discover for yourself what makes our school so special. We look forward to welcoming you https://t.co/LFMfx9B02S

23/09/21

This week's PE Challenge (press ups!) saw lots of our primary children and staff having a go. Well done to this week's winners - Mason (Year 5), Mr Green and Ms Anderson. We are all looking forward to seeing who will win next week! https://t.co/PJwh7FYpkt

21/09/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

It's great to be out & about in our today! There is some beautiful artwork on show! https://t.co/r1H7glKk0V

20/09/21

Amazing turnout today for the Year 8 boys inter-hub football competition. There was some unbelievable football, with Enterprise scoring one of the best team goals we have ever seen! Congratulations to World Studies who won all their matches.

20/09/21

Fantastic turnout today for the Year 8 girls inter-hub competition. There was lots of talent on show today, every game was amazing to watch. Congratulations to Active Science who came out on top today!

20/09/21

Our sixth form students at an assembly today about and student leadership. Fundamental British Values at HGA https://t.co/gW8AIYulWa

20/09/21

Year 12 students Lydia, Aleyna, Javier, Lujain, Yusuf and Alesandra pictured during their second Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) session. The EQP gives students the opportunity to develop their own enquiry skills https://t.co/BPag6A7tkH

15/09/21

Our Speed Bounce Challenge attracted over 150 attempts from primary children and staff! Everyone had to see how many times they could bounce over the barrier in 30 seconds. Huge well done to those who entered and we look forward to seeing more exciting PE challenges! https://t.co/smBEMSs9F8

15/09/21

Students are signing up for our exciting range of secondary co-curricular clubs, including STEAM Club, Juggling, Volleyball, Japanese, Rock Climbing and Language Club. Parents - watch out for permissions slips coming home this week! https://t.co/atYUzyj0CM https://t.co/6GJeQI4aWx

15/09/21

Retweetd From Nadia Kemal

What an inspiring and motivating day primary, spent learning more about how we can make small changes to gain bigger outcomes on a road to success! Thank you ! https://t.co/UPwqsFsEI5

13/09/21

Young people in London/Essex - the wants to see your vision of the future! Submit a creative piece exploring life in 96 years’ time– it could be art, a video, a story… anything! Shortlisted entries will be exhibited! For more info visit: https://t.co/eic4FfVITJ https://t.co/VhfySYd3WF

13/09/21

Today our primary and secondary student leadership teams met to present their vision for our academy https://t.co/vdBKplgLaQ

07/09/21

Open Mornings and Evening 2021 - come and meet our students and teachers. Full details of our open evening and mornings (including dates and times) are at https://t.co/Z8VL3DUIxi https://t.co/9ukVlTFP0v

05/09/21

Welcome Year 12! Head student, Daniella, introduces herself and her vision for the 6th form. https://t.co/M8YhiXJdRu

13/08/21

Well done to all our students celebrating their exam success this year. Kelsey, Quesser and Andy (pictured) achieved 13 grade 9s between them and an impressive collection of other top grades. . Details https://t.co/NUXoMhlzG2 https://t.co/JJULCer7or

10/08/21

Read how the Evening Standard covered the success of one of our students, Christian, after our A Level results were announced today. https://t.co/kED36DCvos https://t.co/dL9U4K7fSY

10/08/21

We are immensely proud of our A Level and vocational results and outcomes this year. Over 80% of our sixth formers are heading off to university, with a further 6+% of students having won places on competitive apprenticeship programmes. Full details https://t.co/9jIuV6Ym7P https://t.co/kzk2rTMvER

07/07/21

Harris Garrard Academy has been held up as a model of good practice by Department for Education (DfE) for the way we have adapted our curriculum to help students recover after disruption due to Covid. . Find out more https://t.co/YICtXA4M81 https://t.co/rzPHsZF6FH

07/07/21

Our Y11 Leavers did an incredible job of performing their GCSE Speaking and Listening speeches today to inspire all of Year 10 for their drop down day! Well done to all involved! https://t.co/RxKOUAzq75

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Enrichment at Home

To maintain our co-curriculum programme whilst the school was closed, we regularly updated this page with new enrichment activities and opportunities which can be done at home. We hope you enjoy exploring the links below.


British Science Week activity - How to keep the doghouse dry in a flood

In this experiment we are going to use materials to make a barrier to protect our doghouse in the event of a flood. Click on the image below to download a pdf with full details. 

Science Co Curricular Online Flooding


LGBTQ+ History Month activity

Watch Ms Pickett's film below about how we can celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ+ people. Find out more about a special co-curricular activity for LGBTQ+ History Month.


SconesEasy drop scones recipe

Otherwise called Scotch pancakes, this recipe is an easy substitute for those who prefer fluffier British pancakes on Pancake Day.

Click here for full instructions on how to make your tasty scones.


Arts and culture

800px Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, from C2RMF retouchedNow you don’t need to battle the crowds at the Louvre to get an up-close look at the Mona Lisa.

Explorers can jet off to the Great Wall of China and learn insider facts about this amazing feat of architecture—the longest structure ever built by humans.

The Guggenheim in New York City will allow you to walk the curving halls of this hallowed institution using Street View, making for a more realistic experience. 

Google Arts Project: Street Art showcases the world’s greatest graffiti works and tells the stories behind them.

The possibilities of what you can see at London’s National Gallery are nearly endless.

The Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the British Museum.


Leisure

San diego zoo topLove cuddly animals? The San Diego Zoo is live-streaming many of its animal areas, allowing viewers to virtually visit their favorite furry friends any time of the day or night.

For an extra dose of adorable, the Atlanta Zoo features a PandaCam showcasing the adventures of its giant pandas. Want to see more nature in action? You can tour five of the world’s most incredible National Parks, thanks to Google Arts & Culture and the National Park Service. 

Want to get your thrills on? Go behind the scenes at Hollywood’s Universal Studios or enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter—and more—from home via Universal Orlando’s virtual offerings.

Disney is bringing the magic of the Mouse right to you, with everything from 360-degree street panoramas to virtual theme park rides on its YouTube channel.

Head to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris without any queues.

Check out the sea life and hop on the Mako roller coaster at SeaWorld in Orlando. 


Languages

Use Duolingo or Rosetta Stone to learn a new language or develop your skills in a language you are learning at school.

Learn a new skill by learning the alphabet in British Sign Language.

BSL


Sport and fitness

WicksIt’s recommended that everyone takes part in 30 minutes of exercise a day… Why not try PE with Joe Wicks.

If 30 minutes is too long, why not try 10 minute workouts from The NHS. You could work these in to your school day. When you would usually be playing basketball on the playground give one of these a go!

Challenge yourself to complete the Couch to 5K.


STEM

800px OSIRIS Mars true colorHere’s a trip that’s out of this world—to Mars. While actual travel to the red planet is not yet possible for travelers, NASA has partnered with Google to offer a tour of a 3D replica of the Martian surface as recorded by the Curiosity rover.

Interested in the solar system? Find out all about the eight amazing planets each with their own unique atmosphere.