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20/07/18

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So EXCITED to have received funding from for our project ‘Hairytage’ with artist Alix Bizet exploring the importance of Afro hair to the black community. Event to take place this October! Collaboration with 💥💥 https://t.co/AoAuy60t4S

19/07/18

Penny Challenge... read about our girls' plan to raise money for charity, 1p at a time. We didn't win the Dragons Den Award but we're really proud of our team for their great idea and skillful presentation. Thanks Dragons too! Full story https://t.co/7LjPkkjw5i https://t.co/41OWxRQOHS

19/07/18

Our girls have been learning about the Holocaust so meeting survivor Harry Olmer was extremely moving - bringing home the reality of what they have been studying. Thank you Harry and https://t.co/vtL7MoktbY

18/07/18

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The nation is getting 'snap happy' with the new Snapchat features! 👻 📸 This , we're highlighting the latest updates and associated risks on the platform. Download high res version here: https://t.co/BM6lI6Dxwn https://t.co/qscFpNKmeW

18/07/18

Our staff have really excelled themselves in our staff challenge. Don't you think?! https://t.co/oOVwyYFr6S

18/07/18

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Playing through creative explorations to think through ideas of identity with https://t.co/Tp1DabxUxY

12/07/18

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My pleasure. So encouraged to hear determination of the girls & all credit to staff team (&parents of course!) https://t.co/MNn3iOjX3m

12/07/18

Good luck to all the competitors at the 2018 Sports Day today, and all the fantastic students supporting them! https://t.co/jjHCJOKwNY

12/07/18

Thank you to for coming to talk to our girls yesterday and encouraging a new generation of women to get involved in politics and fight for .

12/07/18

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Check this out! Looks amazing! https://t.co/KrzlC9Gm0q

02/07/18

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Some behind the scenes footage of the creation of the banner with . <3 https://t.co/nPqWCw2tbB

22/06/18

Calling parents of children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities. Take part in an Ofsted webinar today (Fri 22 June) 10am to give your views on local services. To take part visit https://t.co/rnPzN2yIpz. More details https://t.co/OWLSuA8vKH

22/06/18

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Material discussions and suspensions of disbelief https://t.co/NfmNNYSQtF

21/06/18

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Excited for our workshop ‘Material Matterings: Suspensions of Disbelief, with our participants have arrived! Let’s get nattering through mattering https://t.co/GutciYrH2x

20/06/18

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Achieve a in Advanced upto £300 bursary + enhance your when you attend our 4 weeks summer 2018 programme If you're aged 16-21 live, study or attend a group in and interested then visit https://t.co/UkJWR86m59 https://t.co/06K5QObJfN

18/06/18

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a big shout out to for supporting our school bookshop loving https://t.co/KZggseOjIt

16/06/18

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So today was my last day what an amazing 5 years with all my girls . I have been the biggest pain ever but still have had an amazing time . Thank u too all the staff for making it amazing , I’m gonna miss u all and all the student that I know https://t.co/SYDL2Suv2M

15/06/18

Read how our girls were chosen to be part of the PROCESSION in London to mark 100 years of women getting the vote. A big thanks to and for inviting us. Full story/pics at https://t.co/ukeB5QDiND https://t.co/eytHu4BECv

15/06/18

Some great pictures from the Post 16 Harris Federation Sports Day, where we were placed 4th. A huge well done to all our team and everyone who supported them! https://t.co/vPmvm8eDLI

15/06/18

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Amazing photographers and Afro Art creators came to to inspire young women to embrace their natural hair and skin https://t.co/ricU6wlllA

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Posted on June 12th 2018

HGAED Chosen to Lead PROCESSION Through London Streets

We are very proud to have been chosen to take part in PROCESSIONS, a mass participation art event which took place on Sunday 10 June to celebrate 100 years since women got the right to vote. PROCESSIONS was an art work developed and created by the organisation Artichoke.

They selected 100 artists to work with different community groups around the UK, with each artist creating a banner in collaboration with the group to be PROCESSED through the four capitals of the UK – London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

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Artist Heather Agyepong choses HGAED

Year 9 fine art students were lucky enough to be one of the groups selected to work with the artist Heather Agyepong. Heather exhibited at HGAED in our own ID gallery in 2017 and also led a Debate Cake discussion. She loved working with us so much that when Artichoke approached her, she said there couldn’t be any other group she would rather collaborate with.

Heather wanted to focus on celebrating women of colour activists, whilst appreciating not all women gained the right to vote as you had to be over the age of 30 and own property.

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Each student had a different activist to research and explore, and they responded to this through attempting to embody the spirit of the activist. Their physical responses were photographed to go onto the banner to be processed through the streets of London.

We also held a mini procession in the school (pictured below), so all students would get a sense of what it is like to be part of a protest. Students created mini placards inspired by their activist and processed through the grounds of the school to the Lower ID Gallery. We congregated around the current ‘What is Feminism?’ exhibition where students shared their responses to their activists through poetry, statements or chanting slogans.  

Front of the march

The culmination of this hard work was the mass participation art work - PROCESSION - which weaved its way through the streets of London on Sunday 10th June. Six students came along to hold the banner and be a part of the art work.

We were chosen by Artichoke to be the lead banner, so were were escorted right to the front of the march. HGAED had the top spot! That's us marked by the white arrow!

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Processions 4Ayat said during the experience that is was ‘overwhelming’ and that she had never experienced anything like it. Safia became inspired to develop the feminist society and start a blog. The day was exciting, exhausting and inspiring, it will be an experience that will stay with them for a very long time.

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"Being part of political and creative activism inspires emerging confidence and creates shared spaces which supports the development of emerging voices," said head of Art Clare Stanhope. "It hopefully encourages a feeling of pride in the students and the knowledge that their voices are important, that they can speak out and they will be listened to."

Well done to all the girls who took part. We're really proud of you all.


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Before the big event we held a mini procession at the school too.

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