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24/07/17

Wishing all of our staff and students a peaceful and happy holiday. https://t.co/Wvy8pTs6wb

24/07/17

17 - 21 July 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/GWpqjlTb9a

20/07/17

Congratulations Nathaniel, great work! https://t.co/GMFnGbjNYQ

20/07/17

Retweeted From HAGR Performing Arts

Our winners of Creative Clash, y8 and 9 drama club, performing in this morning's achievement assembly https://t.co/TxnhxZqgxq

20/07/17

Retweeted From Harris Purley

Our End of Year letter and information about Results Days can be viewed on our website: https://t.co/iveoiqhvDZ

20/07/17

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A great afternoon, enjoyed by all. https://t.co/JKQ4oCHvFU

20/07/17

Retweeted From Chobham Primary

Year 6 prom! What a night! What a fantastic year it's been..you will be SO SO missed! https://t.co/DXOco1xjtj

20/07/17

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What and where is this London landmark? Just one of the questions in our Super Summer Quiz for the holidays at https://t.co/yvqM2hP6dF https://t.co/gy9J9HYd3S

18/07/17

Very exciting news that Harris Academy Tottenham will be partnering with https://t.co/qUwk0fNSqn https://t.co/uykzjHAXTr

15/07/17

Harris Academies 10 - 14 July 2017 https://t.co/Q0slPBWFPb

13/07/17

Huge thanks to Dan and his team for another superbly run sports day. The competitors and spectators had a fabulous day

13/07/17

Harris Academy Tottenham achieves 'outstanding' Ofsted: 'Endeavour, enjoy and excel.' https://t.co/37B7W6lZfi

13/07/17

band entertaining the crowds https://t.co/RDQQyp9xmo

13/07/17

Special thanks to our guests for presenting medals to our talented students. https://t.co/VzYOkFe9tA

13/07/17

A really special tribute paid at sports day to Michael teacher hundreds of students fell silent and applauded him. RIP ❤️

13/07/17

Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190! https://t.co/lQr9ld7aKS

13/07/17

Staff Relay - what fantastic support from South Norwood students! https://t.co/GhvpE6bqX4

13/07/17

Let the games commence! https://t.co/oDF6QoVxPs

12/07/17

We also look forward to welcoming Hussain Manawer

Posted on: July 5th 2017

Harris Academy Merton Students Become Wimbledon Ball Boys and Ball Girls

Six Harris Academy Merton students will have the privilege of being ball boys and ball girls at the 2017 Wimbledon tennis championships starting this week.

To get through, students had to take part in school trials last September, followed by extensive training with a Wimbledon instructor and Merton Academy PE staff. They then had to pass Wimbledon’s process of fitness and skills tests which all students are graded on before they start on-court work.

Sam Woolley, PE teacher at Harris Academy Merton, said:

“Being a ball boy or girl at Wimbledon is demanding and requires young people who are really focused and responsive. As well as fitness and skills, we teach our students the importance of a positive attitude and good presentation. We want our students to be as calm and well prepared as possible – tennis fans the world over will be watching!

 “Three of those selected this year had been lucky enough to be involved last year as well. Their experience was very valuable in helping to build the confidence of the other students who were new to this exciting and slightly daunting opportunity. We’re really proud of them all.”

Aisha Samad, Principal of Harris Academy Merton, said:


“The students who have been selected to be ball girls and ball boys are a credit to our school, demonstrating real maturity and commitment. We are delighted that they have had this wonderful opportunity, and that they have risen to the challenge with such enthusiasm.


“We look forward to starting the next round of trials when we come back after the summer holidays. I know there are many more students who would also love their chance to experience the excitement of Wimbledon in such an immediate way.”

 

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