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20/06/19

Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://t.co/ZDLy8EEWsL https://t.co/0PQOhVhuj6

19/06/19

Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/9KXHKS6IyJ

14/06/19

Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/06/19

Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke https://t.co/9R1HKvAZia

11/06/19

The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event https://t.co/0KI6XpgzHB

07/06/19

This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor! https://t.co/ZLDgfvPrwX

05/06/19

Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website: https://t.co/WwbEDKn28p

03/06/19

Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team! https://t.co/KA80YVCLSW

22/05/19

On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: https://t.co/BShqa58lBF If you would like to take part, please email n.vanderweide.org.uk - Thank you!

14/05/19

From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning. https://t.co/nbNZxzIY37

14/05/19

Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya! https://t.co/j4Nu2j5BRx

13/05/19

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We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry https://t.co/e4a3bdCnY1

13/05/19

Congratulations to Charlie for coming 3rd in the Murrayfield ice skating compeition this weekend! Charlie is also competeting in Aberdeen on the 20th-21st May... Best of luck! https://t.co/er7VRXa6NW

29/04/19

We now have some wonderful new seating and picnic tables in our quad area! https://t.co/LrlzRi8wLi

23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

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Posted on February 5th 2019

Mock Trial Experience

On 4th February, Harris Experience students attended a Mock Trial set up by The Lawyer Portal at Harris Academy Bromley.

The morning was spent discussing the British legal and court system and legal careers. The students were then taught debating skills and engaged in ‘the great British biscuit debate’ with custard creams coming out on top. After break the students were introduced to a case study and assigned roles such as defence lawyer, prosecution lawyer, victim, witness, usher, judge, jury. They discussed the case and planned the arguments they would make if they were involved in the real trial.

After lunch all the students were invited into the hall for the real mock trial where some from each school were selected to play the roles. The students really rose to the challenge and special commendations to Emma for taking part in the full mock trial and conducted herself fantastically in front of Harris Experience students and their teachers from a number of Harris academies. The students wrote the following reviews of the day:

Emma: The trip to participate in a mock trial was interesting. We did a fun practice debate on biscuits to practice rebuttal and our persuasion skills followed by time to prepare and analyse the case information given to us. The trial itself was heated and exciting with good arguments and a good range of difficult questions in the cross examination of the witness and victim. The jury came to a fair decision based on the principal of conviction only if they believed the defendant was guilty ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.

Heer: I enjoyed the trip to Harris Girl’s Academy Bromley for the mock trial day and we learnt about the English legal system, participated in a mock trial. I really liked the final trial and the preparations we did as a group earlier in the day. Overall it was a fantastic day to be a part of and something I would like to do again if given the chance.

Nathaniel: Today we were taught all of the basics of British law and a crown court trial. It was a good learning experience and opened my eyes to the jobs and opportunities available in a legal career or working in the court justice system.

Ms Garner, Most Able Coordinator