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26/05/22

Today was World Day at HAPU! We celebrated with cultural activities including language lessons, world cuisine tasting and even dance classes! Many attended school in cultural dress. Thank you to the students who helped organise the day and to staff who ran sessions! https://t.co/1vUhHJM3SH

23/05/22

On Saturday Ethan competed for in the 4x100m relay at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. He ran the 4th leg and received the baton in second place and did what Ethan does best - WIN! He finished nearly a second ahead and helped set a season best of 43:03 🥇 https://t.co/qhmQPmIEQm

17/05/22

On Monday evening, the Academy hosted the regional finals of the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! Talented students from across the borough spoke about topics important to them. Chidi delivered a talk entitled, 'A man thought he could be.' View it here: https://t.co/f0RLHOHO8y

17/05/22

On Monday three Y7s competed in this term's South Quadrant Cook Off at HASN! The students had 1 hour to produce a three-course meal with the theme 'The Queen's Jubilee'. Merton were *crowned* the winners, but as you can see the dishes looked (and tasted) amazing! https://t.co/QiYQl0rFi5

10/05/22

TfL have announced bus strikes in south London on May 11th, 16th and 17th. Buses in Croydon, Thornton Heath, Streatham and Brixton are among those affected. Please keep these strikes in mind when planning your journey to and from school! 🚌 https://t.co/tYXF8Gt0Ca

09/05/22

After a competitive game that went into extra time, our boys managed a 5:4 win against St Joseph’s on Friday. Their next game will be the final! Good luck! ⚽️ https://t.co/KiH8tRQVB6

06/05/22

Earlier in the week, our students met with author Simon James Green, who came to talk about the process of having his novel 'Noah Can't Even' published. His novel deals with 🏳️‍🌈LGBT+ themes and Simon was overwhelmed by the way our pupils support and promote equality and diversity https://t.co/11NzYrCOPz

05/05/22

PE had the pleasure of taking Y7 and Y8 teams to the Croydon Athletics Relay Championship. The Y7 girls were just beaten on the line for a podium finish. The Y8 boys competed in a final against Trinity, HCACP, Tenisons and Oasis to finish 1st and be named Croydon Champions! 🥇

05/05/22

It was great so see our students so engaged in rugby training yesterday. The session was led by a coach from the Matt Ratana Foundation and will get the players ready for our game against Lanfrac! 🏉 https://t.co/PCXfE8aSJy

28/04/22

Our amazing Year 8 football team managed a 5-2 victory over Clapham in their semi final yesterday. The boys will face either Harris Academy Riverside or East Dulwich in the final! Goals courtesy of Raff, Kahlan and Judah! ⚽️

20/04/22

Our latest Newsletter is available from our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/YkfWoFDIOo

14/04/22

The issues in the Academy kitchen have been rectified. Hot and cold meals and snacks will be available from Tuesday 19th April.

03/04/22

We've cooked our dinner and pitched our tents. We're now enjoying the sunset ☺️ https://t.co/F2djV2M9ZQ

01/04/22

Our Silver Duke of Edinburgh students have set off for a weekend of walking around Ashdown Forest on their practice expedition. It's a bit chilly! 🏕️💨 https://t.co/nV3FjbqDce

01/04/22

Earlier in the week we posted about Gardening Club being busy planting crops before the break. We are now excited to announce https://t.co/zdHtqQI6yK has granted us £1,994 to go towards our gardening project! We're eager to share what we use this amazing sum for next term! 🚜🥕🥔 https://t.co/2urCBAcRsd

31/03/22

A letter regarding Year 11 Prom and intervention sessions has been published on our website: https://t.co/dgSRmX7JeG

30/03/22

⚽️ Our newly formed Y7 girl's football team are having a busy year. Not only have they competed in a Croydon Schools tournament AND the U13s league, they also played a Y7-8 competition against some very tough opposition and were excellent throughout. Well done girls! https://t.co/vqCrYk8hlp

30/03/22

A letter form the Principal has been published on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

30/03/22

Our Year 7 rugby team returned to Riddlesdown for another friendly. Previously, we had a smaller group and had to borrow players, but this time we were able to play as our own team. We came up against a Riddlesdown side that had more experience and only lost by one try 8-7 🏉 https://t.co/ImWzwH1GjT

30/03/22

Despite this year's hot weather coming to an end 😅 Gardening Club took to the allotment for the final time this term to get their shooting potatoes in the ground. The club has planted a variety of vegetables and look forward to a September harvest 🚜🥔🥔 https://t.co/oSJAeJVbQo

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Live lectures and seminars are a great way for students to hear directly from leading figures from a range of industries. Students that register have the opportunity to ask questions via a moderated Q&A session.

Please note that the lectures and resources featured on this pageare not hosted or organised by the Harris Academy Purley.

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INFO

Tues 8th June 10-11am

 

In collaboration with Penguin Talks

 

Penguin Talk: Why Books Create Belonging, Hafsa Zayyan & Zawe Ashton (Lit in Colour)

 

For KS4-5/ S4-6

Dispute resolution lawyer and winner of the inaugural #Merky Books New Writers' Prize, Hafsa Zayyan, joins author, actress, playwright and director, Zawe Ashton to discuss why young people should have access to books that both reflect their world and expose them to the experiences of others.

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Mon 14th June 10-11am

 

Elma Murray, Chair, Young Scot & Interim Chair, Accounts Commission for Scotland

 

For K4-5/ S4-6

Would you like to develop your leadership skills? Join us for a broadcast with Elma Murray OBE who will be speaking about the importance of young people having a voice. Elma is passionate about the vital role of public sector services to support local people and the most vulnerable in our communities. She has a specific focus on transformation, young people and children’s services, wellbeing and inclusive growth.

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Mon 14th June 2-3pm

 

Moving The Needle panel event with Julie Weir, Label Head at Music for Nations, Sony Music, Silvia Montello, Head of Operations, Audio Network; Co-Founder & Director of #remarQabl and Karen Emanuel, CEO of Key Production Group (physical production)

 

For KS4-5/ S4-6

Are you interested in finding out about what it is like to work in the music industry? Find out about the range of roles on offer in the music industry! Join us for a panel event with Julie Weir, Label Head at Music for Nations, Sony Music, Silvia Montello, Head of Operations, Audio Network; Co-Founder & Director of #remarQabl and Karen Emanuel, CEO of Key Production Group (physical production).

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Tues 15th June 5-6pm

 

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Grierson Trust panel event with David DeHaney, Former Trustee and Creative Director of production company Proper Content (who made The School That Tried to End Racism) and Rashida Josiah, freelance Senior Researcher for TV and worked on shows like First Dates and The Circle.

 

For KS4-5/S4-6

Interested in working in TV when you’re older? Want to know how to get into the industry, or hear more about how television and filmmaking can drive forward positive social change? Join us for a panel event with The Grierson Trust, a registered charity that exists to promote documentary filmmaking. The Grierson Trust celebrates the work of documentary-maker, John Grierson and runs Grierson DocLab training and mentoring programmes to help people progress in the industry. The organisation is also responsible for the annual British Documentary Awards, more fondly known as the Griersons.

Wed 16th June 10-11am

 

 

 

 

 

Predict ’21 Campaign

 

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman, ITV

 

For KS4-5/S4-6

Join us for a broadcast with the chairman of ITV! We will be speaking to Sir Peter Bazalgette about the impact that technology is having on creativity and will be sharing his experiences of creating internationally successful TV formats.

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Wed 16th June 2-3pm

Dr. Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery

 

For KS3-5/S1-6

Calling all art fans! We’re excited to welcome Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Nicholas took up his position in spring 2015 following his role as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Wed 17th June 10-11am

Predict ’21 Campaign

 

Ed Couchman, General Manager, Snap Inc

 

For KS4-5/S4-6

Hear from the General Manager of Snap Inc! Ed is responsible for the business performance of Snapchat in the UK. He works with the world’s biggest brands and advertisers helping them understand how to communicate with and stand out to the Snapchat Generation. He will be speaking about the importance of having digital skills and the exciting variety of roles available in the industry. This is the perfect broadcast for our aspiring tech leaders!

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

WEEK STARTING 24th MAY

DATE

SPEAKER

INFO

Wed 26th May 10-11am

 

Predict ’21 campaign

 

Stephen Woodford, CEO, Advertising Association

 

For KS4-5/S4-6

Join us for our first Predict '21 Broadcast! We will be speaking to Stephen Woodford, CEO, Advertising Association about the role of technology in advertising and how students can ensure that they are prepared for tomorrow's tech accelerated world. Stephen is looking forward to answering your questions.

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

 

 

Advance registration

Mon 14th June 10-11am

 

 

 

Elma Murray, Chair, Young Scot & Interim Chair, Accounts Commission for Scotland

 

For K4-5/ S4-6

 

Would you like to develop your leadership skills? Join us for a broadcast with Elma Murray OBE who will be speaking about the importance of young people having a voice. Elma is passionate about the vital role of public sector services to support local people and the most vulnerable in our communities. She has a specific focus on transformation, young people and children’s services, wellbeing and inclusive growth.

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

Mon 14th June 2-3pm

Moving The Needle panel event with Julie Weir, Label Head at Music for Nations, Sony Music, Silvia Montello, Head of Operations, Audio Network; Co-Founder & Director of #remarQabl and Karen Emanuel, CEO of Key Production Group (physical production)

 

For KS4-5/ S4-6

Are you interested in finding out about what it is like to work in the music industry? Find out about the range of roles on offer in the music industry! Join us for a panel event with Julie Weir, Label Head at Music for Nations, Sony Music, Silvia Montello, Head of Operations, Audio Network; Co-Founder & Director of #remarQabl and Karen Emanuel, CEO of Key Production Group (physical production).

 

 

 

 

 

 

To register for this event, please email charlotte.stringfellow@speakersforschools.org with the approximate number of students you would like to attend, and you will be sent the link to join.

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