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13/09/19

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Heyaballe, Ibtisam and Heyabel completed the very challenging UCL Sutton Scholars programme recently - an exciting range of visits, events and opportunities that will help them achieve top university places. We're of you! Find out more https://t.co/ENORJw9Hrb https://t.co/TT1h3Kfwqj

11/09/19

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Booking for the Harris Westminster Open Evenings is now, erm, open. If you (or a Year 11 you know) is interested in being part of a vibrant community of scholars from September 2020 please sign up and come to find out more: https://t.co/oZ5UgaUG5n

11/09/19

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The HCACP open evening will be held on Thursday 19th September 2019 between 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Please note there will be no admittance to the Academy after 7.30pm. https://t.co/U51dLp9KC0

11/09/19

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A big thank you and congratulations to Lydia in Year 7, who was a winner of the the Jack Petchey Award. She donated the funds to buy new books for the schools library. https://t.co/FMvbnq6RQJ

11/09/19

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We are looking at renewing the range of literature in our library and welcome suggestions of some good novels, plays and poetry. Got some good suggestions? Please submit them to our Library Manager Mrs Short. https://t.co/DjXmO2pRbO https://t.co/XPZ3XOvyPz

10/09/19

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Harris Invictus Academy is currently looking to appoint a Library Manager to join its thriving team of specialists. https://t.co/wsgLw6GnJ8 https://t.co/KaCnlCLDS3

10/09/19

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Staff at the Harris Primary Academy, Orpington are celebrating after Ofsted rated it Good. https://t.co/LWfjIPRY4Q

10/09/19

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It's been a fantastic start to the ! Can you spot our 250+ in the crowd!? https://t.co/RzSaneGk2o

10/09/19

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Prospective Year 7 parents and students - join us at our open events to hear and see more about us and our September 2020 opening! https://t.co/paDIzhlEvi

08/09/19

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Prospective parents and carers are invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. We will be open between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Further information is on our website -> https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/w2jWemUClG

06/09/19

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A UK first, Harris Nursery Hub in Peckham is the only free nursery in the country. It offers 32 places for children where all parents in the household are working, seeking employment or studying full time. Those who live closest are given priority. https://t.co/w3iU6kKRFn https://t.co/A1dvMjmAzX

06/09/19

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Parent and carers: Have you recently moved or changed your telephone number? Then please email us your new details on info.org.uk

06/09/19

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Looking forward to getting our induction year off to a fantastic start with on Saturday. See you all tomorrow!

06/09/19

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Year 7 looking smart in their first assembly at Harris Academy Sutton. We’re so happy to have them here! https://t.co/IS7O9HIVOx

06/09/19

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Open evening and mornings at Harris Garrard Academy, Sept and Oct 2019. See all four dates at https://t.co/UmHiNkUl8y. First one, Tues 1 Oct, 5.30pm. Our teachers and students look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/AUQNQvABC6

06/09/19

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Open evening and mornings at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all four dates at https://t.co/seSrHlbggm. First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Our teachers and students look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/YyzUE7pbPZ

03/09/19

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Open mornings at Harris Academy Bermondsey, Sept and Oct 2019. See all seven dates at https://t.co/dtEPGOWsqA. First one, Weds 11 Sept, 10am. Come and meet our students and teachers. We look forward to showing you why we are so of our girls. https://t.co/n9ZPwitVQp

03/09/19

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We hope all of our Hpabe families have had a wonderful summer! We are looking forward to seeing all of the children back on Wednesday. Remember that tomorrow is a training day for staff so school is not open for children.

03/09/19

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Looking forward to seeing our new Year 7 and 11 tomorrow at 8.45am as well as 6th form for their meetings with tutors. Y8-10 start on Thursday at 8.55am. We know you are excited to see us too!

03/09/19

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Posted on: March 27th 2015

Academy students partner with prestigious think tank

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~ Sixth Formers work with world-class academics ~

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Year 12 students from three of the Harris Federation’s Academies in South London are benefitting from access to world-class higher education through a pioneering year-long partnership with think tank the Legatum Institute.

The venture – the first of its kind for 16 and 17 year olds – includes the opportunity to take part in a series of eight lectures and roundtable seminars on The History of Capitalism. These are being delivered and attended at the Legatum offices in Mayfair by world-leading academics from universities including Oxbridge and Harvard.

The lucky Sixth Formers from Harris Academy South Norwood, Harris Academy Merton and Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are part of Harris Experience Advanced, a unique cultural and academic enhancement programme for the most able students across the Federation. They were selected based on their excellent GCSEs and classroom performance.

The prestigious year-long partnership began on January 15th 2015 with a lecture on Rome’s Economic Revolution (147-30 BC) by Oxford University’s Philip Kay. The following week, students returned for a roundtable discussion on the lecture with Dr Kay and a select group of academics and Legatum researchers.

Next on the agenda was a lecture by David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge, which focused on the role of merchants from the middle ages in fostering the roots of global trade. At the ensuing seminar, students heard Dr Abulafia expand on and answer their questions surrounding its key themes. Following the discussion, Dr Abulafia praised the Harris Experience students, saying:

“I would like to thank the students for their excellent questions; particularly perceptive and quite challenging really.”

The lecture and seminar course will ceremonially conclude in December 2015, with each Harris Experience student being awarded a certificate by the Legatum Institute.

Henry Langdon, Harris Experience Programme Coordinator, said:

“This partnership offers an exceptional boost to our students’ studies and higher education goals through exposure to a wide breadth of challenging debates and topics in economic history, steered by wonderfully inspiring scholars.

“And it is a pioneering example of the mutually beneficial links to be forged between schools and research institutions looking to broaden their impact whilst benefitting from the input of younger perspectives too. We are thrilled to be working with the Legatum Institute.”

Hywel Williams, acclaimed historian and Senior Advisor at the Legatum Institute, said:

“Harris Experience Advanced students have responded enthusiastically to this opportunity. They demonstrate an ability to absorb new information about the past and an appreciation of the ways in which history shapes our present world, whilst the seminar discussions to-date show keen minds at work during the opening phase of this venture. We are delighted that they have joined us for the series.”

Midhat Haque, a Harris Experience Advanced student from Harris Academy Merton, said:

“I think for me, the best thing is that this experience has definitely broadened my knowledge. Going to these lectures makes me consider things I hadn't thought of before, and it is nothing I'd hear about in everyday life as well. They have made me feel more aware of economics’ breadth and historical roots and the seminar discussions have built my confidence to pursue my goal of reading the subject at a top university.”

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity, based in London, which researches the themes of revitalising capitalism and democracy.

The first lecture can be viewed here: http://www.li.com/events/rome-s-economic-revolution

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