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13/02/19

Supporting ECHO during Be bold and be loud! Wear red (or pink) tomorrow! All proceeds to

12/02/19

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Interesting discussion about Constable, ‘you need to get wet to get to the brighter side of life’ https://t.co/bfdfWPbQiY

12/02/19

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for exciting art workshops https://t.co/9pe6CwHtjd

07/02/19

Well done to our girls (and their fantastic teachers!) for helping us come top for academic attainment in our group of 55 schools with similar intake across England and Wales. We're proud of you! Full story https://t.co/ft7Vp8mrbh https://t.co/cUmzPHnru7

06/02/19

Please get an earlier bus girls!! https://t.co/c6dBdwSbJT

01/02/19

School is definitely OPEN! Looking forward to seeing you all at 8:30

27/01/19

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24/01/19

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Today’s year 3/4 Indoor Athletics was a success. A big well done to all the schools taking part and Congratulations to our winners! 🏆💪🏼👏🏽 sports leaders were fantastic as always! https://t.co/z6R4R6aP0n

24/01/19

Very proud of our girls and their wonderful teachers: making a difference for our community https://t.co/hg6a9LbJwj

22/01/19

Jamilla, Year 12, took part in the ARTiculation competition recently. “The competition encourages you to have your own opinions about and explore them,” says Jamilla. Find out more https://t.co/6a3sHO5Ruy https://t.co/sTaZ7YPhZ8

18/01/19

Massive thank you to for an inspirational talk and workshop with year 11. An absolutely brilliant end to our study of Pigeon English https://t.co/YkKWPawCnd

15/01/19

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Very excited to be for , good luck Jamilla, with your talk on Eva Rothschild’s Boys and Sculptures art work, we are massively proud of you! https://t.co/CvpLYti4rO

09/01/19

Here's one for you if you're a young woman aged 9-14 and want to find out about working in STEM. Check out "Meet the Stemettes @ LGIM: IWD edition" https://t.co/fqCzHSifed https://t.co/UbXY2fpA3r

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06/01/19

Happy new year to all! A reminder that Monday is an inset day. Looking forward to seeing our pupils return on Tuesday at 8:30. Don’t forget the big road works and diversions in Peckham-get an earlier bus!!

21/12/18

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21/12/18

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Final count of Big Red Boxes for 2018: A massive 2226 boxes. That’s 2226 boxes going to households in SE&E London to bless them this Christmas, bringing a ray of hope to those who need it. Thanks to all the sorting & packing volunteers https://t.co/4JpndWCUpm

21/12/18

To our pupils, parents and staff- we wish you a wonderfully peaceful break. School returns on Tuesday 8th January for students. Looking forward to another cracking year with our brilliant pupils and staff. Thank you for making our school awesome 👏

19/12/18

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18/12/18

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Smashed it! We’ve now packed over 2,000 Big Red Boxes this year with more to pack throughout the rest of today. If you have any food to donate that you have yet to give in, please bring it to King’s Church, Lee (SE3 9DY) by 8pm tonight! https://t.co/rHYAFocw9Y

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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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