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14/05/21

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Library lessons this week involve discussing the Carnegie Medal shortlisted titles, using the cover, blurb and first page as the starting point. Today's class favoured "The Girl Who Speaks Bear", but there's been a wide range of winners across the different classes. https://t.co/cdfRQylIpx

13/05/21

7 Gibson presented an excellent assembly on Caring for the Environment where they shared some facts and some top tips on how we can do better to care for the environment in our own lives. https://t.co/IYtdJwUkOf

13/05/21

Fantastic display created by students in Spanish Club about Spanish in the world https://t.co/BsuLh9oW1n

13/05/21

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House Reading Challenge update: Butler took over the lead from Nelson but only just. It is incredibly close at the top of the league and much can change before the next results are announced after the half-term break. https://t.co/J05SAALjla

11/05/21

A huge thank you to Jack and Aaliyah from for their inspiring presentation about life at the University of Oxford. Our Philosophers loved hearing from you and can’t wait to apply!

07/05/21

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Our students have borrowed 318 fiction books during the first three weeks of the summer term! Keep up with the reading! https://t.co/hKjtoNcGMd

06/05/21

Some of our students have been completing Constructions and Tarsia puzzles as part of their Maths lessons recently. Keep up the excellent work! https://t.co/uYLTdxySiS

06/05/21

Year 8 students have been working on composing some music to represent a villain character in a film. Sanjay, Toshe and Jacob's composition is sounding great so far! https://t.co/CFl8jU4LwE

05/05/21

This week in Enrichment, they put these skills to the test with various team building and problem solving games. https://t.co/H3M9ijXJgi

05/05/21

On the upcoming Duke of Edinburgh expedition’s for Year 9, students will be working in groups to navigate and walk for 2 days with an overnight camp. Their key to success will be good communication, resilience and motivating peers in order to overcome the challenge as a group!

04/05/21

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Year 7 showing off their research skills in library lesson - absolutely brilliant effort and team work! https://t.co/zZaYJRorlA

29/04/21

This week in Science: Year 9 had a hands-on opportunity to learn about the circulatory system by dissecting hearts! https://t.co/mHzMlH8fWt

28/04/21

Congratulations to the students below for entering the Linguachef competition with such great international dishes! https://t.co/UtCUeZk07e

28/04/21

Some photos of fantastic student work in Latin! https://t.co/EwCwbydebQ

28/04/21

Year 7 bringing Ancient Roman Theatre to HAWI https://t.co/FauX9B7Zzp

28/04/21

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Volleyball club has over 20 students who stay after Enrichment, 4-5pm, always keen to learn and improve 🏐 https://t.co/lpKYtJ6dym

28/04/21

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Students came out of their first gymnastics session ‘beam-ing’ as they tried out the new equipment. Looking forward to using the uneven bars! Great effort 👏🏽 https://t.co/pifgoDGcd2

25/03/21

Year 9 students worked exceptionally well, learning how to put up a tent as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award! https://t.co/cF38BDWEni

25/03/21

This week in Science: while studying the topic of light Year 7 had the amazing opportunity to dissect eyes which has helped them to understand their structure and how we see. https://t.co/wdIYPrrTYj

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The library at Harris Academy Wimbledon offers a wide range of books, as well as access to computers and printing facilities. For the latest library news, please follow us on Twitter: @HawiLibrary. A blog with library news will regularly be published here.

Browse Reading Cloud, the school’s online catalogue, to search for books in the library, view the latest and most popular books and find out what to read next. Students who log into their accounts can renew and reserve books online, submit book reviews and suggest books for purchase. For queries, comments and suggestions, please contact Ms Nylinder, the Librarian: a.nylinder@harriswimbledon.org.uk


Library Opening Times

Mon: 8.30 – 16.30
Tues: 8.30 – 15.00
Weds: 8.30 – 16.30
Thurs: 8.30 – 16.30
Fri: 8.30 – 16.30

Before school - You may use the library computers before the start of the first lesson.

After School - All students are invited to attend Homework Club in the library after school on all days except Tuesdays. Just turn up to use a computer or get help with your homework from a dedicated member of staff.


Resources

You can borrow two books at a time for 14 days. The library is in an exciting phase, growing its stock in preparation for the move to the new building. Teachers and students have an active input in the purchase of fiction and non-fiction books to ensure the library’s resources are relevant to all students’ interests and educational needs. If you can’t find the book you’re looking for, just ask us and we will consider ordering it in.

Donations make a valuable contribution to the library provision. The library at Harris Academy Wimbledon welcomes particularly book donations. Magazines and journals that will enhance the students’ learning are also of great interest. Please contact Ms Nylinder to find out what the criteria are, for the acceptance of donated reading materials.

A range of inspiring reading lists for students who are looking for a great book to read next will be up soon, so watch this space…


Reading events and activities

The library facilitates events all year round to promote a love of reading.  We host an annual Book Fair and celebrate National Poetry Day and World Book Day. All students are encouraged to take part in the House Reading Challenge, which runs throughout the academic year.

Each academic year, a group of students will be invited to shadow the judging process for the prestigious Carnegie Book Award.

 

We very much look forward to seeing you in the library soon!

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