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18/05/22

Talal in Year 10 has created a clay vessel inspired by the natural form of a pineapple! The department can't wait to see what glazes and paints he will add once the pot has been fired in the kiln. Amazing work Talal! https://t.co/6km55b27fv

17/05/22

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A big thank you to the wonderful Michael Mann for a really enjoyable afternoon. Our Y7 students were so inspired by the talk and had millions of questions about "Ghostcloud" and being an author. https://t.co/GqllCLn7HT

16/05/22

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Great to see Monica and Angelica in assembly this morning performing a traditional Bulgarian dance the ‘Koprivshtitsa’. This dance is traditionally performed to celebrate the harvest, welcome spring and encourage good health. A fantastic performance from both girls! https://t.co/60Za7KNQCW

16/05/22

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Miss Gasowski hosting this weeks GeoTalk ‘Colonisation of the DRC - a brief history’ https://t.co/jAhH231qgY

12/05/22

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Podium places for girls shot put, with HAWI claiming Bronze and Silver in year 7 and Gold in year 9! https://t.co/wSrwfdveLj

12/05/22

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93 students took part in the 2022 Borough Athletics competition. I am delighted to announce that HAWI won the mixed schools trophy! Congratulations to all who took part. A further congratulations to the year 8/9 boys squad who won their age group trophy ! Thank you

12/05/22

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Yr 9/10 ready to race! https://t.co/cfnI6xnCUs

12/05/22

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Fantastic performance from our year 7 sprinters! https://t.co/b3dEke2rQ6

12/05/22

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Yr7 boys smashing their shot put this morning! https://t.co/7ceYuXaHRv

11/05/22

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Photo finish for James! Top work, 3rd place for hurdles https://t.co/70lsARMVGN

11/05/22

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Dominika finishing the 800m in style https://t.co/InAiTsc8Jr

11/05/22

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This is HAWI do it! https://t.co/I7tjBxbIEZ

11/05/22

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Alaa competing in the U16 3000 metre race and came 3rd. An incredible achievement finishing in 13 minutes ! https://t.co/OXHSClvFYS

11/05/22

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Is that gold I see ! Well done Sinai for finishing 1st in the Javelin. Isaiah for finishing 1st in the high jump https://t.co/yMuNWaquqo

11/05/22

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Bronze for Wiktoria in the High jump https://t.co/FmNsxknmTS

11/05/22

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Well done to Nadia- 2nd in High Jump. Tilly 3rd in high jump. Amelia 3rd in javelin. Bring on tomorrow https://t.co/dyUkYI4bCr

11/05/22

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Well done to all the athletes that competed in part 1 of Borough sports day ! It was well run evening and we came away with a few medals https://t.co/SNZhU3nVqK

09/05/22

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Here is an epic thriller which will also enhance your understanding of physics. Set in Peckham, we experience gang feuds and time travel with our hero Esso. A seriously good book which is soon to be a major Netflix movie. Recommended to our Y9 and Y10 students! https://t.co/bKmA4BAQgH

09/05/22

Please phone reception, 0203 962 4300, if you see any students in the playground. Apologies for the inconvenience caused to the families.

09/05/22

Thank you for your message. All students have been told in assembly that the play areas are for residents only. We will also put some staff on duty by the playgrounds at the end of the school day.

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is a life-changing experience. It is an opportunity to set personal challenges and push boundaries, developing children's independence and self-esteem. It is an internationally recognised mark of achievement and respected by colleges, universities and employers.

Please see the Duke of Edinburgh website for further information about the awards, or you can email info@harriswimbledon.org.uk and direct your enquiry to Ms Timmins, the DofE Coordinator.

Bronze Award

At Harris Academy Wimbledon, all Year 9 students will be working towards their Bronze award during their Enrichment sessions.

There are four sections students will need to complete to earn their award:

  • Volunteering: giving time to help others. Examples of this include, supporting the school library, running an awareness and fundraising campaign for a charity, or helping others in the wider community.
  • Physical: committing to a sport, dance or fitness activity.
  • Skill: learning a new skill or improving an existing talent. Examples of this include Art, Cooking, Music and Chess.
  • Expedition: A walking trip over 2 days, with 1-night camping.

Students will need to complete their volunteering, skill and physical sections at an extra-curricular club offered at the academy, an external club or at home. Many of them will already be doing these activities by attending their extra-curricular club and through other hobbies, so this award is a great opportunity for them to get recognition for their existing work. Please see the extra-curricular timetable for information about the opportunities at the academy. Students need to commit one hour per week to two of these activities for 3 months, and one for 6 months. They can choose which activity they would like to do for the 6 months and can space these out between September and June.

Please have regular conversations with your child to find out how they are progressing through their activities and what they are learning. They will need to collect evidence of their learning and accomplishments with an activity log and other sources such as photos.  At the end of a section an adult will need to write a short report on how they have challenged themselves and what they have learnt over that period of time. This assessor cannot be a parent or guardian but can be any another adult who can comment on their progress, such as their tutor, coach, or the teacher running the extra-curricular club. 

In preparation for the expedition, we will be covering key skills during their Tuesday Enrichment sessions, including the following topics:

  • First Aid
  • Nutrition and Camp Cooking
  • Navigation and Map Skills
  • Camp Craft - such as putting up a tent

These are all valuable skills which will benefit them into adulthood.

The Bronze Expedition takes place in the Summer term, in the Surrey Hills where they will spend the day walking, then camp at Bentley Copse campsite, ready to walk for the second day. Students will be provided with essential equipment such as tents, camping mats, maps and cooking equipment.

They will need to source their own personal equipment, including suitable clothing, a rain jacket, appropriate footwear, a torch and a sleeping bag. Walking boots/shoes are encouraged - please see this link for an example from a retailer; however appropriate trainers will also be suitable. Please see pictures below of examples of the personal equipment needed.

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Silver Award

Students have the opportunity to work towards the Silver award in Year 10 by attending the dedicated extra-curricular club and completing the activities:

  • Volunteering - 6 months
  • Physical and Skill - One for 6 months, the other for 3 months

At this level, the Expedition is 3 days and 2 nights, and this is completed twice - one is a practice trip, and the other is the final assessed expedition. These Expeditions take place in the Summer term and are located in the picturesque settings of the South Downs and the New Forest.

Gold Award

Students will have the opportunity to complete their Gold award in Years 12 and 13 at Harris Academy Wimbledon Sixth Form. This is an exceptionally prestigious award that demonstrates outstanding levels of commitment and positive personal qualities. Please see the Duke of Edinburgh website for further details of this level of the award.