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11/09/17

Open morning for Year 6 students/parents, Monday 25 Sept, 9-10.30am. We'd love to see you! More dates https://t.co/wNBP60Sbva https://t.co/u5TuYG9gCS

06/09/17

Our open days start on 25 Sept. Come and see our academy in action. Tell your friends too! All the dates and times https://t.co/OsrH6AXYR5 https://t.co/pg8WWX8Vxq

31/08/17

Term starts Tues 5 Sept for years 7, 11, 12 and 13 and Weds 6 Sept for years 8, 9 and 10. Look forward to seeing you then!

24/08/17

Got your results today? There's still time to sign up for our Sixth Form for next term. Find out how at https://t.co/YAuqnhRXme

24/08/17

A quarter of our girls passed the tough new exam with top grades 7-9. Well done! https://t.co/Hj1UYA5PJJ https://t.co/aJEbiNnPDx

24/08/17

Congratulations to all our girls celebrating their great results today. We're proud of you all. Lots more pics at https://t.co/Hj1UYA5PJJ https://t.co/4dIwloA9AM

23/08/17

Good luck to everyone collecting their GCSE results tomorrow. We're open from 10am for results and post 16 enrolment too. See you tomorrow!

20/08/17

Reminder... GCSE results will be available from 10am this Thurs 24 August. See you then! Students must come in person to collect them.

20/08/17

Sunday Times article about successful comprehensives has us listed in "top 20 for raising standards". Proud of that! https://t.co/d3o1erM09f https://t.co/zgNxnByfBv

16/08/17

Our A Level results will be available from 10am tomorrow. Good luck to students everywhere waiting for their results!

21/07/17

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17/07/17

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17/07/17

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13/07/17

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12/07/17

Thank you to Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring for talking to Year 8. Your story made a huge impression and won't be forgotten https://t.co/IA1jyVXVrd

10/07/17

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10/07/17

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06/07/17

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Posted on July 3rd 2017

Girls Work with Dulwich Picture Gallery on Mini Opera

We’re really proud of two of our girls, Abi (age 12) and Josheela (age 13), who took part in the ground-breaking Visual to Vocal project at Dulwich Picture Gallery recently.

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The project brought together people living with dementia, their carers, and young people from Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich and Dulwich College.

They all worked over ten weeks, supported by English Touring Opera, to write song lyrics and compose melodies in response to visiting the Gallery’s Permanent Collection. The project culminated in a performance of an extraordinary mini-opera at the gallery on June 25.

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This intergenerational project challenged the perceptions of what people living with dementia can achieve. “This project has helped me understand and find things out about people with dementia,” said Abi. “One thing I noticed is that I couldn't really tell who had dementia and who didn't. I think music and art work so well together because there is always a story behind the art and the making of the art."

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Josheela said: “The project so far has been a really rewarding experience, and it wasn't what I was expecting in the sense that the art would play such a big part in the music. My highlight of the project so far has been having conversations with different people in the sessions, as I always learn something new about dementia from the different individuals."

Nicki Hatton, Community Programme Coordinator at Dulwich Picture Gallery said: "Abi and Josheela have been absolutely fantastic throughout. They interacted with our older participants beautifully and involved themselves on all levels with the creation and performance of the opera. The intergenerational element of this venture is key to the project and the students rose to the challenge naturally and with ease."

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Visual to Vocal is supported by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder.

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