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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 5th 2020

Bergen-Belsen Visit for Year 12 History Students

Three students from Year 12 students joined our Head of History, Mr. Davidson, in participating in a one-day visit to the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in Germany earlier this month.

This was part of the UK government’s Belsen75 project commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by British troops of the 11th Armoured Division.

As part of this project, students attended a pre-event seminar in London in which they learnt about the historical context of Bergen-Belsen in relation to the Holocaust through testimony and archive material and prepared for the visit.

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At this seminar, students also heard the first-hand testimony of Renee Salt, aged 90, who survived both Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during the Holocaust. She spoke extremely movingly about the horrors she experienced in the last few months of the war at Bergen-Belsen, including witnessing the death of her own mother. This was particularly moving for one of our students, whose grandfather participated in the British liberation of the camp in April 1945.

The visit itself to Bergen-Belsen gave the students an opportunity to confront this difficult history more directly. Although little remains of the buildings which were destroyed by the British after the war for hygiene reasons, the site now houses a museum and visitors are able to walk around memorials and mass graves, under the guidance of experts. The most famous victim of the murders at Bergen-Belsen was Anne Frank whose memorial stone was one of many visited by our students.

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Besides the privilege of being able to participate in the Belsen75 project, the visit will have a direct impact on our students A level History learning. Students in Year 12 are currently preparing coursework on the intentions behind the Holocaust and asking the question how far these terrible events were the result of long-term planning on the one hand and the circumstances of the war on the other.

We very much hope that our year 12 participants will be able to share their experiences and impressions with other students throughout the school as part of our ongoing commitment to Holocaust education.

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