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24/08/19

Watch & teacher run in Finals tomorrow on BBC2 https://t.co/jZ3DMl8rYr

24/08/19

Class is permanent

24/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

And in other great news, former student Lauren has just gained a first for her first year studying Chinese at university! Keep it going Lauren!

24/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thanks to , 115 students got a GCSE in Mandarin yesterday – with well over half getting a Grade 7 or higher! https://t.co/55tP17g9gO

22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

Congratulations and well done to all students collecting their results for the Chinese GCSE today! More than 100 students across have opened doors to fantastic opportunities for their future. 👏👏

22/08/19

Retweetd From Shea Williams

So, sooooo proud of every single person getting their GCSE results today. Whether you smashed it or they didn’t go quite as expected, we all worked hard for our grades and that’s what counts. Also, life isn’t over! That piece of paper does not determine your whole future💚

22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to all at on their superb today. A special mention goes to Viktoria, who achieved a Grade 9 in all 11 of her subjects - a remarkable achievement. https://t.co/8VFFPIKSPl

22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Rainham

Zainab delighted with her results today, Grade 7 and 8s across the board. Well done. https://t.co/qzyY6VZn35

22/08/19

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Congratulations to our students on their superb GCSE results! “I want to congratulate every one of our outgoing Year 11 on their exceptional results which reflect their hard work and commitment to their studies." Mr Groves, Principal. Find out more https://t.co/FbUw1wX7IF https://t.co/XlQr7dVCzL

22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Invictus

Harris Invictus Academy Congratulations to Year 11, on their GCSE results. First ever students at Invictus, celebrating our first ever set of results. The students have done remarkably well. A fantastic achievement for Invictus. . https://t.co/fpWmfK0LnD

22/08/19

Retweetd From Patsy Cummings

Congratulations!! So proud South Norwood's Finest! https://t.co/gjqKFV6KLP https://t.co/v5JgqDprB3

22/08/19

Wonderful GCSE results at Harris South Norwood where 78% gained a 4+ in English and 30% of all 318 students achieved the Ebacc. https://t.co/hRwJUOrBEm

22/08/19

Ms Bushay with Croydon Deputy Youth Mayor Shea (right) & Nasira who both got a full set of grades at 8 or better. Nasira (left) achieved six grade 9s! Wonderful achievements https://t.co/R0x6jW1j5w

22/08/19

Students collecting their superb results at GCSE this morning - here is Alicia with her four grade 9s in Biology, Geography, English Language & Literature and four other 8s https://t.co/G5ymkFLuaD

20/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

19/08/19

Retweetd From Shea Williams

Having a tour of the new building. It’s so open and amazing, can’t wait for the official opening in September! https://t.co/UbcUlj9zYr

18/08/19

Retweetd From Sian Griffiths

If you are looking for a university place has a guide today full of advice. Top of the bill is this by Andrew Halls, head of one of our top schools https://t.co/CY1lBLDahg

16/08/19

Retweetd From Girton College

🎉Congratulations Esther👏- we look forward to seeing you in October! https://t.co/2kEVVFVYPx

16/08/19

Retweetd From UCL School of Pharmacy

We're looking forward to welcoming her to the UCL . Well done on your fantastic achievements, Sawida. We hope you will continue to do well. See you in a few weeks.

16/08/19

Retweetd From Liz

What a fantastic result for Eliana, she’s a super student- you’re very lucky to have her, what an achiever

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10 December 2019Taking up spaces in power: Penguin Books and Stormzy descend on HASNOn Monday our sixth formers were lucky enough to attend a major event “Taking Up Spaces in Power,” hosted by us in collaboration with Penguin books. In 2018 Penguin set up #Merky Books in collaboration with Stormzy, which aims to find and publish the best writers of a new generation and to publish the stories that are not bring heard. This event, exclusive to HASN, involved a panel debate held by the following authors streamed live on social media. The following authors told their own inspirational stories: Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi are both graduates from Cambridge university. Their book – Taking Up Space – talks about their experiences of taking space as women of colour in a predominantly white institution. They wrote Taking up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change. Today Chelsea is studying to be a lawyer, and Ore is working as a Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Vice President of Nigeria. Derek Owusu is a writer, poet and podcaster. His book The Reminds Me explores questions of identity, belonging, addiction, sexuality, violence, family and religion. Eniola Aluko is a footballer with 102 caps for England and 33 goals to her name. her book They Don’t Teach this is a memoir of her incredible experiences on and off the pitch, including being the first female pundit on Match of the Day. Halfway through the students were shocked by a special guest arriving: ex HASN student Stormzy himself! Stormzy delivered the powerful message that there is nothing more powerful than being well educated and well read. In a particularly touching moment Stormzy saw Sue who worked in the canteen when Stormzy was a South Norwood student and he said “It’s Sue. She saved many a kid you know.” We can’t wait to see our brilliant sixth formers “Taking up spaces in power.” for more images click here  https://www.thebookseller.com/news/stormzy-takes-merky-authors-former-school-1132856      
9 December 2019World Genocide Commemoration Day To mark World Genocide Commemoration Day this December it feels apt to share some of the ways students at Harris South Norwood have engaged with this tragic topic. Since becoming a Quality Mark school for Holocaust Education in October 2018 the task has been to deepen students’ understanding of the complexity of genocide and to seek ways to fight against prejudice and intolerance in all walks of life. Some of our students have made this a personal mission. On Holocaust Memorial Day this January two of our A-Level students, Stephanie and Louis, delivered stirring speeches at Croydon Town Hall. They spoke eloquently of their experiences on the Lessons from Auschwitz (LfA) programme and the dangers of inaction of the global community in the face of ongoing crises in Sudan and Syria. Our most recent cohort of LfA students went one step further by designing a lesson to teach to Year 9 using real photographs and survivor testimony for added authenticity. The reception from the students was mature and thoughtful. One Year 9 student described how the vivid descriptions provided by the Sixth form students helped her to “visualise what it might have been like”, whilst others spoke of how they wanted to see Auschwitz for themselves. Though not quite the same, thirty of our Year 10 students did something very similar on a summer visit to Berlin and the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen. Using some of the pedagogical techniques espoused from the UCL’s Holocaust Beacon School programme, students’ again used photos to make sense of their surroundings and position themselves in the concentration camp. The photo attached shows one of our students holding up a photo of Sachsenhausen concentration camp from the late 1930s against the backdrop of the modern camp today. Not only did this drive home the stark reality of camp life, for one student it confirmed the horror of Nazi rule, which until this point she had “only been able to imagine” and “not fully understand”.  This was made all the more poignant by the later trip to Gleis 17, a now disused station in West Berlin used to transport Jewish prisoners primarily to Auschwitz but some also to Sachsenhausen. The importance of recognising genocide as part of a wider process involving multiple actors has been a key focus of the current curriculum provision to Year 9 being taught this term. Based around Gregory Stanton’s model, the 10-stages of genocide, students’ complete a comparative study of genocide, exploring the Holocaust, Cambodia and Rwanda. It remains to be seen what our students from this cohort will take from this study. However, one thing is for certain. At a time when the calls of ‘Never Again’ that first emerged after the Holocaust and that continues to fall on deaf ears in some corners of the World, on World Genocide Commemoration Day, Harris South Norwood remembers.   Mr. Marshall-Hick Director of Humanities at Harris Academy South Norwood