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22/02/24

This year we had the privilege of hosting a number of Universities, providers and professionals.All years got a chance to go throughout the day as it is never too early to start thinking about your career!It was well received and our students really enjoyed it! pic.twitter.com/EhSV2pFttY

21/02/24

First hockey match against St Dunstan's College. HAWI team had great fun and gained some invaluable match experience - The students represented the school fantastically well throughout. pic.twitter.com/kVjrI3nM3N

20/02/24

Students attended a performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House organised by the Harris Experience. Students had a fantastic time watching the musicians in the orchestra and the incredible vocalists from The ROH perform and even had front row seats to the show! pic.twitter.com/mN9J80fCAp

19/02/24

Want to be a sports reporter? Look around...it's not just about the sport itself. More top tips from ➡️ https://t.co/TjNuxs8dkz pic.twitter.com/QXEENxjbCC

19/02/24

After a busy assessment week, it was great to see our sixth form students relax, and really enjoy the opportunity to socialise with each other outside of school at Mini Golf⛳️🏌️‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/4ikj0wavdL

19/02/24

📌Year 7 Parents' Evening. 🗓️Thursday 22nd February 4-7pm pic.twitter.com/HY5AKiDcYW

19/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zebv8

17/02/24

Want to be a sports reporter? Look around...it's not just about the sport itself. More top tips from ➡️ https://t.co/TjNuxs8dkz pic.twitter.com/QXEENxjbCC

14/02/24

Another brilliant day on the farm with everyone really finding their feet and loving every second! pic.twitter.com/cI2PqAzlar

13/02/24

First morning at Jamie’s Farm helping to prepare meals for the day pic.twitter.com/wFpTqVN5sm

12/02/24

Our students and staff have arrived safely at Jamie’s Farm and are already enjoying getting muddy! pic.twitter.com/l7qLW2mRJm

12/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zebv8

09/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zdDFA

09/02/24

Figges Marsh junior Parkrun. Take part in the community walk-run for 4-14 year olds and their families and carers. https://t.co/jINwvDLSdn

09/02/24

🧑‍🏫We are thrilled to be sharing the experience, expertise and empowerment opportunity in house with our students for the duration of the summer term. This club will be run weekly by local charity Rise Up. pic.twitter.com/m7mSVip0Dq

08/02/24

Well done to our year 7 hockey team this evening. Mr Heald and the students dedication to weekly training and growing the team has been amazing, culminating in their first game pic.twitter.com/JXOlEaAklk

08/02/24

Amazing work from our Spelling Bee representatives for HAWI. This took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience, spelling complex words. Well done! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/ehzuXM623u

07/02/24

Well done to our year 7 hockey team this evening. Mr Heald and the students dedication to weekly training and growing the team has been amazing, culminating in their first game pic.twitter.com/JXOlEaAklk

07/02/24

We were lucky enough to be visited by bestselling author Manjeet Mann, known for writing books such as “Run Rebel” and “The Crossing”. She engaged the students in an inspiring creative writing workshop. Highlighting the importance of celebrating books and reading! pic.twitter.com/X2M6ZThzy5

06/02/24

📌Open Evening Reminder: We will be having another 6th form open evening for those who missed it.🗓️27th February at 5.30pm https://t.co/xg4a5zdDFA

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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 Miss Jones, 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.