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25/05/21

King's College () have distributed Acer tablets to some of our students through the King's Scholars programme . They were distributed last week and the students are delighted! https://t.co/gccl5AkQOD

25/05/21

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Southwark Safer Schools team have held a PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) day last week and here's what they had to say on it https://t.co/SbYC4Qa0Kc 🤩

25/05/21

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June holiday football camps for girls ages 5-16 in South London with Girls United FA ⚽️🙌 Book your space for 3 days of developing football skills, having fun and making friends - https://t.co/JYCAV7CxZ2 https://t.co/xXtwDCjXm8

20/04/21

Harris Fitness at Harris Dulwich Girls has now reopened to the public, with the majority of classes, if not all, resuming as normal. The new outside football pitch and tennis/netball court are also now available to hire. Find out more https://t.co/JLBlyG54Ck

15/03/21

Kenyea, Year 7, wrote this lovely poem for Mother's Day which we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy it too. https://t.co/rNpdHIf466

12/03/21

Thank you so much to our amazing LFD testing team and our brilliant pupils who’ve so quickly got used to the tests. We’ll get through this together-as always ☺️

05/02/21

We've had nearly 100 entries to our 'Imagine' poetry competition. Today we're sharing 'My Home' by Michaela, which won second prize. See the three winning poems at https://t.co/yT0UkwR6gP https://t.co/gs0t9GCWiL

04/02/21

A huge well done to everyone who entered our 'Imagine' poetry competition over the winter. We are fast approaching 100 entries! Congratulations to Magda for her poem 'Concentrate', which won 1st prize. See the winning poems at https://t.co/yT0UkwR6gP https://t.co/ZOdbXHsbyZ

04/02/21

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

We are so proud to present our first pen portrait from a former student ⁦⁩. Gabby took every opportunity she was offered at the academy and is a fantastic role model for our students. It’s so great to hear about her experiences. https://t.co/NuJ8MjgQ0q

04/02/21

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

It’s so wonderful to hear our students talking about mental health and well-being. Please follow our wonderful blog for a variety of opinion pieces. I’m sure you will agree the blog really does allow our students to express themselves https://t.co/h35wbK63iR https://t.co/vL1aWhfoaY

13/01/21

Do you need help with data or devices for online learning? If you require support with devices or access to WiFi or data, please do email info.org.uk. For details of what we might be able to offer see https://t.co/9ZQv5fJsRF

08/01/21

Well done!! Such impressive engagement in online learning from our girls. Thank you to the staff who delivered the lessons, the girls for working so hard and our ever supportive parents! Team effort!

04/01/21

We know you’ll have lots of questions about tonight’s announcements. Stay calm. We’re here to help and will update you as soon as we can. Stay safe and healthy.

04/01/21

Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including arrangements for consent, please visit https://t.co/fnIbYki5hm. Thank you.

03/01/21

Remote learning timetable: Year 11: starts 9:30 Tuesday Year 12 and 13: starts 9:30 Wednesday Year 7 and 9: starts 8:30 Wednesday Year 8 and 10: starts 9:00 Wednesday

03/01/21

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation. https://t.co/z3NIZz1XrV

03/01/21

If you have confirmed attendance at key workers provision, you’ll have received an email detailing all the arrangements. It’ll be great to see you tomorrow ☺️

02/01/21

Thank you to all our parents and carers for your patience as we confirm our key worker provision. Do get in touch via keyworkersprovision.org.uk with any queries.

01/01/21

Retweetd From Mayor of London

Our NHS heroes are truly the best of us. I'm so glad we were able to pay tribute to you tonight. Thank you for everything you do to protect us and keep our city safe. https://t.co/PVLcEb8Ed0

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Posted on July 12th 2021

Year 9 Represent the UK at Climate Conference

In anticipation of COP26 in November 2021, the Harris Federation ran a virtual Climate Change Conference recently, focusing on to what extent countries are meeting, or not meeting, their climate change targets. 

Seventeen secondary schools took part with each school representing a different country. Six Year 9 students from Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (HAGED) represented the UK.

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Earth's biggest challenges

The event was aimed at Year 9 Geography students who have completed our 'Earth's Biggest Challenges' topic which focuses on anthropogenic drivers of climate change as well as exploring the impacts of this change on different countries around the world.

HGAED students spent five weeks prior to the event attending one-hour preparation sessions after school to research the UK's position on, for example:

  • how climate change affects us
  • the UK’s greenhouse gas emission targets
  • examples of actions the UK is taking to achieve them
  • and what the UK is doing to support people, areas of our country and key sectors already feeling the negative effects of climate change.  

Using their research, students presented the UK's views on whether sufficient progress is being made on emission targets, if the UK is willing to do more, and if we can cooperate with other countries on cities, energy, forests and food and oceans to help raise global ambitions.   

Debates

Students also gave the UK’s opening ‘position speech’ and were able to debate with other countries (represented by other schools) to determine whether sufficient progress is being made and if more can be done.

HGAED students debated with China, questioning them on their use of coal-based energy. They also debated with Saudi Arabia on their economic reliance on the oil industry as well as with Bangladesh and the Marshall Islands who felt the UK needed to do more to support vulnerable nations.

"It was good to meet and debate with other schools just as countries meet and debate with each other in the United Nations," said Shri.

Raising awareness

Students were also given the opportunity to find out what the Harris Federation is doing to support efforts to combat climate change.  As a result of the Climate Change Conference, students are now working on their own ideas about how to bring more awareness of climate change into school

“I felt empowered to take action at school,” said Shri. After the event Nowa commented: “I feel much more informed and aware about climate change and want to make a difference in my home - we will be using less plastic and recycling more.”

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What is COP26?

In 1994, the countries of the UN signed the first international treaty on climate change.  All countries agreed that action and annual talks called the Conference of the Parties (COPs) were essential. 

At the COP meeting in 2015, world leaders signed the historic Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius.  But emissions are still rising. 

The world's leading scientists warned in their Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius that the effects of 1 degree Celsius are already here. Even as the Paris Agreement was signed it was understood that when added together, country targets to cut emissions by 2030 would not be enough to limit global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius let alone the aspirational increase of 1.5.  Five years on and time is running out. 

COP26, to be held in Glasgow, has already been delayed for a year by the pandemic.  This meeting will be pivotal in gathering the world to take strong action for the future.