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15/05/24

Using our green space to promote physical and mental wellbeing as part of pic.twitter.com/YBDT53XLAx

15/05/24

Yoga and affirmations in our Health Hut for Mental Health Awareness Week pic.twitter.com/QuboefDe9H

14/05/24

Our Mental Health week activities run by our brilliant Mental Health Ambassadors and pic.twitter.com/EAfGjl32na

09/05/24

Our brilliant Mental Health Ambassadors sharing the impact of their work as a 'Be Well Hub' on film for all to see. Thank you to for setting up this brilliant resource at HGAED. pic.twitter.com/GRHi8Ds0Im

09/05/24

Wishing all our incredible Y11 and Y13 students the very best of luck for their examinations. You have worked so hard and deserve every success. Good Luck! The whole HGAED community is behind you 💫 pic.twitter.com/3xpo6nzKUq

29/04/24

An impressive £103 raised at our Bake Sale in support of . A huge thank you to the Y10 prefects for organising and everyone who donated 👏 pic.twitter.com/J3wrTFJTVU

24/04/24

Fantastic day with working with year 7 King's Scholars. Thanks to all involved in setting up the event. pic.twitter.com/pRUL5KIoAw

19/04/24

Thank you so much to our brilliant young artists for sharing their Digital Futures exhibition with the SLT. Their presentation generated so many interesting conversations about the future of technology. Thank you so much! pic.twitter.com/k16CdR3LXS

19/04/24

Winners of the London Debate Mate Cup! Huge congratulations to our debating team - you are incredible! pic.twitter.com/I5WzP8t7vW

28/03/24

Our future lawyers loved their day . Thank you for the opportunity. https://t.co/gs8cQlBw8X

27/03/24

Thanks to supporting year 11 students' well being. A great session today with NASYouth helping students prepare for exams. pic.twitter.com/2d26XwsaUN

27/03/24

You’re very welcome - thanks for continuing to invite me! Your brilliant school has a special place in my heart.

27/03/24

You’re very welcome - thanks for continuing to invite me! Your brilliant school has a special place in my heart.

27/03/24

Not everyday you have your GCSE Text signed by the author pic.twitter.com/INXqgCT6Pd

27/03/24

Our Y11s loved their creative writing workshop with . The next generation of authors here 👏 pic.twitter.com/hGWzx8e3kY

27/03/24

Almost a decade of studying 's brilliant 'Pigeon English' at HGAED. The highlight of every Y11's year in English is the Q&A with the author himself! Thank you so much for being so generous with your time. 📙 pic.twitter.com/yviphuxdUe

22/03/24

Our brilliant Ms Noah being recognised for all her work to promote good mental health in our communities. A inspiration to our students! 👏 https://t.co/JA2Ohfty3d

21/03/24

Our brilliant choir performing with 6,000 young people . We could not be prouder of your passion, resilience and confidence. A proud day for HGAED! pic.twitter.com/7e9Jj784b8

20/03/24

Our Art History Society visited the Courtauld Gallery to learn more about significant figures in art including Edouard Manet. pic.twitter.com/DCbaowPri8

19/03/24

Inspiring trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery for our Y10 GCSE Photography students. pic.twitter.com/WNeINtAaWG

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What Our Year 7 Students Say

Watch a few short clips from some of our Year 7 students.


Maya, Year 9, on what it's like to learn at HGAED

E830C04A EE52 404E B4DE 6530B76E3772Hi I’m Maya and I’d just like to let you know a bit about learning at HGAED.

For me, one of the main differences between learning in primary and secondary is, in my primary school we didn’t do in-depth learning about Geography, History, French and other individual subjects. Through going to secondary school I’ve had an opportunity to really engage with new subjects and explore new topics in detail.

When I first joined Harris I found it a bit difficult to remember where the classrooms were located for the different subjects, but all the staff are really helpful and understand if you’re a little bit late because you couldn’t find the room. There are always students and adults happy to help guide you around. Personally I really enjoy switching from class to class and getting taught by different teachers because each one has different teaching style which makes the day more varied, and each classroom has resources special to that subject.

For me, the homework was quite different from primary school, and although there is more, it’s more interesting and I enjoy doing most of it. For example, I got to make a project about my favourite place in the world for Geography and I loved learning new things about it.

My favourite subjects are Geography and PE. I like PE because I’m a very active person and in our lessons we get to move around a lot and explore different types of sport. Sometimes we get to go to the courts outside! I enjoy Geography because it doesn’t just cover rivers and maps, we learn about social, economic, environmental and human geography too. I also find that the tasks in Geography lessons really fun to do and very engaging.

If I ever find myself needing help with my learning, I know that I can always put my hand up to ask the teachers and they will give me guidance, or discuss things with my friends and they can help me understand.

Maya, Year 9