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20/07/21

Lara in Year 9 has just been on her first rollercoaster ever! She picked the terrifying Stealth for her first one. https://t.co/cVoVcDk6Hc

20/07/21

Students already enjoying themselves and getting soaked on the rides at Thorpe Park for their Rewards Trip. https://t.co/Ruz2zf8C3B

19/07/21

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Congratulations to Nida, 8 Gibson, for winning the final Word of the Week prize draw for this academic year and the first prize: a Kindle Reader! She'll be able to read so many amazing books this summer. Many thanks to Kiyaan and Naba, 7 Gibson, for helping with the prize draw. https://t.co/mxT0ZRMxV5

16/07/21

Year 8 having Afternoon Tea with the Principal https://t.co/TpbvQNvY9Q

15/07/21

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Savannah has attended athletics club every week this term. Her hard work and training placed her 4th overall in the Y9 300m AMAZING !! Just missed out on the medal position.

15/07/21

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Lawrence ran the second fastest time to qualify for the 200m final ! ⁦https://t.co/ZbtMc8zgyD

15/07/21

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Well done to Mutasim who has qualified for the 100m final. The difference between himself and 1st is 0.10s Come on Mutasim ! ⁦https://t.co/vl34wam3mZ

15/07/21

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A few nervous but ready year 9 students for the year 9 and 10 harris federation sports day https://t.co/V7BgxmEegg

15/07/21

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Big improvements from the Year 7 Cricket team this term! 🏏 https://t.co/Bi1xQIrqPr

15/07/21

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We have not managed to co-ordinate a group photo of HAWI Shadowers and our Carnegie winner, so we'll let the book cover do the talking. We absolutely LOVE "The Girl Who Speaks Bear". It is an incredible story with a multitude of important themes, beautifully told! https://t.co/9gFWuk145O

15/07/21

After a challenging year in school, KS3 students at HAWI have made a huge difference to the Design & Technology department. Here are some of the outstanding products made: fridge magnets, monster cable wraps, book ends and book marks. https://t.co/dep2O2Su22

12/07/21

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Congratulations to Chloe, Year 8 whose entry to Wimbledon BookFest Young Writers’ Competition has been highly commended! Chloe's short story will be published in 2021 Young Writers' Competition Anthology. We are so proud of and pleased for her! https://t.co/DMCWt0y9QP

12/07/21

Insignia (our badge company) have planted a tree in our name at the Eden Project in Madagascar! https://t.co/YgsK8fZ1VI https://t.co/nN9mhl9A0a

09/07/21

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Theo came 3rd in the 800m heat. The last 100m he really kicked on and climbed 3 places. Demonstrating great determination and perseverance https://t.co/kqSrC1TWws

09/07/21

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Woooooo 2nd place in the final heat. Very unfortunate to miss out on the final by 1.5 seconds ⁦https://t.co/BQmZC6yIwC

09/07/21

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100m boys heat Aidan came 3rd with a time of 13:27. Excellent running https://t.co/sdWLuPxpVT

09/07/21

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Our year 8 boys came 3rd in the 4th relay heat. Amazing work ⁦https://t.co/7XBUeye4Q4

09/07/21

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First event at the harris federation sports day. ⁦⁩ year 8 girls came 5th amazing effort. https://t.co/hcAZXPdR4H

09/07/21

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Celebrate that football is coming home with our book of the week! Indulge in the hidden world of professional football while you wait for Sunday's big match! https://t.co/IuAIxK20jq

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The Arts at Harris Academy Wimbledon

The Arts are an integral part of Harris Academy Wimbledon, the aim is to give all students the opportunity to think creatively, develop self-confidence and to create an atmosphere which encourages all students to be themselves.

Our curriculum is diverse and enables students of all backgrounds, experiences and standards to engage and think and appreciate the arts around them. Students have discrete Art, Music, Drama and Design & Technology lessons each week, in all year groups throughout Key Stage 3, Dance is taken as part of the PE curriculum and they then have the opportunity to choose these subjects at GCSE. The arts are regularly used to support learning cross curricular as well.

The facilities at Harris Academy Wimbledon for the arts are second to none, in the Performing Arts Department we have a Drama Studio equipped with full lighting and sound; a main theatre space in which we host our productions; two music classrooms, which are equipped with keyboards and ‘iMac’ computers, so students can create their own compositions; five practice rooms, an ensemble room and a recording studio; we also have a Dance studio, where our Dance lessons and Dance extra-curricular clubs take place. In the Art and Design & Technology Department, we have a fully operational Food Technology Room and workshop which contains state of the art machinery; such as an A2 laser cutter and a 3D printer. We also have a photography suite, a textiles lab, a photography darkroom, and a specialist ceramics room.

As you can see, we are extremely fortunate, and students are able to use all these facilities which we believe enhances the teaching and fosters the students love of learning within the arts.

At Harris Academy Wimbledon, we pride ourselves on the extensive extra-curricular opportunities that are provided within the school and this can be seen greatly within the arts. We offer Ceramics Club, Food Club, Graphic Design Club as well as Brass Band, Choir and Upper and Lower Academy Players to name a few.  

Our professional designed theatre space allows us to put on numerous shows across the year, for the school and the wider community, from music concerts to whole school musical productions. We are also keen to allow students to get involved with these productions in whichever way they want, including learning about the technical elements of the theatre, from becoming our lighting and sound crew, to designing the set and costumes. Students learn how, through teamwork large-scale performance comes together.

Not only do we have an incredible set of music peripatetic teachers who teach a wide range of instruments, from cello and piano to saxophone and trombone, we also benefit from visiting practitioners across all the arts. These outside practitioners and specialists help inspire our students to consider the different career pathways that can be achieved in the future.

We use the advantage of our school being so close to the centre of one of the arts capitals of the world and therefore, we lead trips each year to theatres, museums and art galleries each to nurture their understanding of the role of the arts within the wider community.

Enthusiastic, motivated and passionate Arts teachers are the basis of what makes the Arts at Harris Wimbledon Academy an extremely successful, engaging and inclusive environment for our students, which will allow them to thrive in whichever pathway they take in the future.

Director of Performing Arts
Kathy Hofmeyr