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01/04/20

David Hockney provides some welcome artistic relief from the current isolation. https://t.co/XjCRg54z3Z Perhaps this could serve as inspiration for some of our incredible artists?

01/04/20

Boredom is a mist that wanders into you it rids of all inspiration. You don't notice but it slowly snatches you away to a place where you can't escape without creativity. You wait for time to end but it never will. So endlessly waiting ends you. You can't escape boredom. NN

01/04/20

What have we become Kindness, selfishness, self-preservation. Extremes of behaviour, not normal life, Will we have normal again? Was our normal good? Will the world be a kinder place? Will we have learnt our lesson? What is it? Is it a punishment? Or is it meant to be? By JN

01/04/20

1/3 A selection of some of our Year 8 poems, written in their Virtual School English lesson:

31/03/20

It is great to receive photos of our industrious and resourceful students maintaining their focus while working hard from home. Keep it up! https://t.co/EMu7a2CyOB

31/03/20

Our Year 8 students have been developing their cooking knowledge while at home. Valuable life skills and part of the food technology curriculum. Well done! https://t.co/I64tRV3Ink

31/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Muaaz put in a kick up score of 10 for Rutherford. Started with great control. https://t.co/HWyWk54cjk

31/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The first video entry for Butler. A great attempt of 12 kick ups! https://t.co/g9HwzvnprV

30/03/20

Great resilience Mr Riches! Make sure you have plenty of space when you attempt this at home! https://t.co/11MnJ8y3ZS

30/03/20

Our students are enjoying their weekly assembly. This week’s theme is independence and is led by Miss Pocock https://t.co/NFOlGhGYNT

25/03/20

Some of our students completing the ⁦⁩ workout this morning. Healthy body, healthy mind! https://t.co/FKBiZlGG2J

24/03/20

Have you ever thought of writing your own historical fiction? Take part in the national Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2020. You can find more info here https://t.co/9BfEzGZ86o Email Ms Trapani if you would like to know more and if you are interested in entering.

24/03/20

Well done to all our students working hard through the Virtual School. Remember to register online using the link you have received in your email inbox from Mr Walsh. Keep up the good work!

22/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

19/03/20

House basketball is going down a storm! https://t.co/13REtMFGGX

18/03/20

Excellent technique shown in our skipping competition! https://t.co/2WA4afRuKB

17/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

17/03/20

House tug of war! Hotly contested with a very supportive crowd! https://t.co/RrA3I16wwy

16/03/20

Our String Ensemble have been hard at work developing their skills. Very impressive! https://t.co/wgtUOdSZx8

16/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Some year 7 classes have been learning in their PE lessons, creating routines with balances, rolls and jumps. Here are some of their group balances! https://t.co/iiPMPj3P4R

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School Library

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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