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26/11/20

Really proud of Yr10 who have been studying forces & stresses. They've built geodesic domes using cocktail sticks & jelly sweets, then constructed their own shapes to show how triangles are used in design due to their strength, which hold the weight of several bricks! https://t.co/A8061DumDQ

25/11/20

Well done to our dedicated and amazing Yr 11’s who yet again stayed late last night for intensive coursework catch-up, with the added reward of a Domino’s feast. Same again tonight and tomorrow! 😊

24/11/20

Beautiful sky over Harris Orpington this evening! https://t.co/VZM7OQcLoS

24/11/20

We have been particularly impressed by these recent homework submissions from Year 7 https://t.co/xRyHrRg2sC

17/11/20

We are really lucky to work here and to enjoy the beautiful grounds https://t.co/YNnzPpSF7D

16/11/20

The Shows Must Go On has been streaming free shows to remedy the closure of theatres across the country. MACBETH | Shakespeare Season https://t.co/xB0T0UbIj4 KS4/5 students - please watch!

11/11/20

Our Remembrance Day display is growing. We will remember our fallen heroes at 11am today https://t.co/bwjsbTAdBi

10/11/20

KS3 classes are producing art work and making paper poppies which will be added to this display over the next few days. Staff have been invited to view the display, pay their respects and lay their own poppy https://t.co/cdKo3pWuid

06/11/20

We are extremely lucky at Harris Orpington with the fantastic grounds we have. Mr Lewis has again been capturing these photographs https://t.co/1aj6eHcVGh

04/11/20

I am sure you will agree, this is a fantastic view of our grounds this morning. Well done Mr Lewis for capturing the moment! https://t.co/OV6Ef9Eq5D

21/10/20

Young Gifted And STEM is a new organisation to improve the engagement of Black & Minority Ethnic students with STEM subjects. On Sat 24th Oct, Harris Invictus will be hosting the event with LSBU, which is aimed at ages 14-18. Here is the link: https://t.co/GUT5RCbWfN https://t.co/VLH3s2F3aG

21/10/20

Check out the link below to the Year 11 Newsletter from Ms Humphries and Ms Powell https://t.co/bxOIs1FJ1d

12/10/20

Look at this fantastic homework that Danni has produced in English, based upon the Gothic Literature work we are currently doing. Well done Danni! https://t.co/3xgBrJs6xC

15/09/20

Three local but internationally recognised musicians have set up the inaugural Bromley & Beckenham International Music Festival which starts on Thursday night: https://t.co/tUgLIpYxmb

11/09/20

Wishing all of our children a great weekend after a fantastic first week back! https://t.co/dCX2E4HMg8

04/09/20

Look at this fantastic new year 7 group! We are so proud of how smart they all look. https://t.co/9SIMxw0MBg

04/09/20

We are so looking forward to welcoming our Year 7s this morning! https://t.co/rbtyHgu2Bs

27/08/20

Kelsey is delighted with her prize for winning the TikTok challenge.. congratulations Kelsey! https://t.co/gHmnuUoNe0

19/08/20

This closes on 31 August: give it a go all you brilliant musicians! 🎤🥁🎸🎹🎵 https://t.co/yVqlfgeCdl

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Posted on July 16th 2020

‘Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2020’

‘Historical fiction’ simply means stories set in the past. Like any story, good historical fiction has to have an exciting plot and interesting characters. It also has to be convincing about the particular time in which the story is set – there’s no good putting space ships in a story about William the Conqueror! 

Last term, the HAO History Department challenged students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to write their own piece of historical fiction. We had a number of fantastic entries and, as a department we struggled to choose between them. We judged the entries based on the following criteria: historical accuracy, historical vocabulary, a riveting read, interesting characters and creative perspective.

Well done to everyone who took part in this competition and a special congratulations to our winning entries detailed below. All entries received a certificate in the post with our winners also receiving a special prize.

Winning entries

Year 7 - Jack

Year 8 - Anna

Year 9 - Amelia

Special Prize for the most interesting and convincing historical characters - Millie Y8

You can read their stories in full by clicking this link

Historical Fiction Competition