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The MFL teachers have set a fun vocabulary challenge for all year groups. All the details are on Show my Homework but the challenge is to find as many words beginning with the letter C in French or Spanish from the photo of a very untidy bedroom. Enjoy!


Win an Amazon voucher in our Half Term Bedrock Competition


Midday Mindful Meditation with Ms Marshall-Fraser can be accessed today via the following link:


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A massive well done to Ms Mhlanga who has been awarded for excellence in geography education at secondary level. This is an amazing recognition for the work she has done within her subject!


Our students continue to battle to win the prize for the most Bedrock lessons. Congratulations to the winners of last week's competition: Year 7- Erioluwa E Year 8 – Molly F Year 9 – Eva A Year 10 – Kiera N


It has been amazing to see your creative Faculty Friday entries supporting our NHS. Congratulations to Israel for his winning piece. All entries receive 5 faculty points. Look on Teams this Friday for the next competition!


Our French teachers set a cooking challenge for students to master the art of the perfect "croque-monsieur", a favourite in French brasseries, by following a video recipe. The results were great and students sent proof of their successful achievements. Miam miam!


We may be closed but that doesn't mean reading has to stop! Last week students battled for a prize for the most Bedrock Literacy lessons. Well done to winners Y7 Israel, Y8 Mel, Y9 Bradley & Y10 Luke. Let's see if we can beat our target of 300. Who will win this week?


Our students are set a daily well-being challenge to support and encourage them to keep a positive mindset. One of our Yr7 students took the challenge to visit a virtual museum and explore the collections online. Her comment on the experience, “This is sooo cool!”


Congratulations to Kane and Lisa who have just passed their Grade 1 and 3 piano exams! Huge thanks to Ms Reid , our wonderful piano teacher, for guiding them through it.


Well done to a number of our Sixth Form students who are currently doing their bit by working in local supermarkets.. some students we know are also working extra shifts!


Art, Design and Technology department want to share some superb work that students have been doing. Look at these.. they are fantastic!


Our MFL teachers set a brilliant homework for Year 7 & 8 classes to make a traditional Spanish Easter dessert, called Torrijas. A vocabulary activity was designed to learn the ingredients in Spanish and a YouTube tutorial for students to follow. You can see how tasty these look!


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The first chapter of WHERE SEAGULLS DARE is on my website. More to follow. Let me know what you think!


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We're so excited to be hosting , edited by Katherine Rundell and launched by ! A beautiful story collection from over 110 children's authors and illustrators. You can read it on our website for FREE!


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From Monday 20th April, will publish daily online lessons to help pupils expand their learning and to aid parents to engage children of all ages with learning at home 📚👇


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Here’s our ‘Guide To Staying Home...In Style’ resource for students & families. Please feel free to use.


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THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow.


Alex Rider Goes Live To celebrate the publication of Nightshade, the explosive new novel in the Alex Rider series, award-winning writer Anthony Horowitz will be hosting a virtual book launch at 10am BST on Thursday 2nd April. Horowitz will be streaming live on YouTube.


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Posted on March 9th 2020

WWI Visit Brings to Life History of Medicine

Earlier this month, the History department ran a one-day visit to the First World War battlefields of Belgium.

This was to support the students’ understanding of the Western Front in the First World War which is imperative to their understanding of the historic environment section of the GCSE Medicine through Time paper.

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In this part of their history GCSE, students explore in-depth the nature of injuries and medical problems suffered in the trenches, as well as the enormous progress that took place in tackling them over the course of the war.

New techniques included the Thomas splint, blood transfusions and facial reconstructive surgery which was pioneered at Sidcup by Harold Gillies. Other hospitals in Britain, also played a crucial role in treating injured soldiers and this included Orpington Hospital. This was created for Canadian troops who were serving with the British army.

Highlights of the day included our visit to Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, which stands near the site of an evacuation hospital where over 10,000 soldiers are buried. We then visited the Menin Gate at Ypres which bears the names of 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient – one of the bloodiest sectors of the Western Front.IMG 7294

Our next stop was Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood. There the students were able to experience an original section of the British frontline where the trenches and tunnels have survived almost intact and go a long way to bringing to life the atmosphere of the time.

Our final stop was the Passchendaele Memorial Museum which tells the story of the war in the Ypres Salient, with a focus on the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Students were able to visit a replica of an underground dugout and recreated trenches.

We would like to thank all students who took part for being role-models of good behaviour and academic focus. This made the day highly enjoyable and worthwhile for all concerned.

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