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25/05/22

Download the May 2022 parent update for all the latest news from the academy. Download your copy at https://t.co/M4ytllLrzt https://t.co/nuJ5XJcZjy

25/05/22

“Doing yoga is good because sometimes I need to wind down. It helps me mentally and physically." Year 8 student. Find out more about our after-school yoga with . Read more https://t.co/ZSCieHfjPe https://t.co/F4ODFHe8BN

25/05/22

Year 10 have been discovering what studying at Cambridge and Oxford is really like. Our students visited Cambridge, while others had a ‘virtual’ visit to Oxford. Read more https://t.co/tawABnPgQQ https://t.co/wggxJspBXP

25/05/22

Our Year 9 King’s Scholars take part in a ‘Your Career Path’ workshop. This looked at GCSE options, post 16 options, and pathways beyond post 16 to university and careers. Thanks to for the great session. More at https://t.co/Tibak0QhXV https://t.co/VW1ftmFUVd

03/01/22

Years 7-11, please check out the schedule for your return to school on the website. Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for testing and to seeing you all back at school. Happy New Year!

03/01/22

A reminder to years 12 and 13 that you should be testing in advance of your return on Wednesday for the new school term

06/12/21

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A fantastic day, year 12 given advice about their future sixth form journeys from and current students, followed by workshop to support critical thinking in interviews 'is Maths art or science?'; 'is a hot dog a sandwich?' https://t.co/LtT64fJUyy

06/12/21

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year 11 students had a fantastic afternoon discussing reactions to art - Frida Khalo, Velazquez, suffragette Mary Richardson and so much more. thanks for an inspiring afternoon.

06/12/21

Download the first of our new parent updates at https://t.co/dFMaMzz5LQ. Keep in touch with the opportunities available to your children at Harris Dulwich Girls. https://t.co/AM5kZhTK0l

23/09/21

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Is your child is looking for a secondary - check out our essential guide Open days TOMORROW include: 's&StOlaves There are open days all week! https://t.co/hAcLzAzg7F https://t.co/el9xbaGxiw

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

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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

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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

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Posted on March 21st 2022

Debate Team Gets Off To Flying Start

Our after-school club Debate Mate has got off to a flying start this academic year with a large cohort of students getting involved across Key Stages 3 and 4.

Debate Mate is an after-school club that aims to empower our students through teaching skills related to debating. We have two inspirational university students who act as our peer mentors in the club, leading the sessions and providing advice.

Our current members have big boots to fill as our previous cohort managed to win The Urban Debate League, as they were the highest scoring secondary school team across the nation.

Debate 1

Through the sessions, students work on the rules and format of debates and participate in competitions against other schools. These sessions and competitions encourage students to work on skills such as teamwork and public speaking but also encourages them to further develop personal skills such as confidence and resilience.

So far, students in the club have participated in two competitions (with another one close on the horizon after the Easter Holidays!). Year 9 students (pictured above) participated in an inter-school competition against other local Harris students debating motions such as “This House believes that the government must agree to ban all use of fossil fuels, rather than working towards a target of net-zero carbon emissions.” Despite the very challenging topics the students really rose to the occasion and placed a well-deserved third across the whole competition. A big thank you to Ms Gulle who assisted with this trip.

The second competition students participated in was The Urban Debate League. This took place over two separate rounds. The first round was done virtually, with some students debating in a competition setting for the very first time! Despite the relative inexperience of our teams, the students were very strong and ended up winning all four of their debates.

The second round of The Urban Debate League took place in person and we travelled to Sydenham Girls school in Forest Hill to compete against other local schools. Motions were again challenging with topics such as “This house believes that developing countries should ban companies with negative environmental practices from operating within them” and “This house believes that private news corporations should be banned”. Once again, the students were very impressive with how they responded to the challenge which resulted in them winning 3 out of 4 of their debates.

Students are pictured below preparing for a debate against Sydenham School.

Debate 2

The team is supported by Ms Halnan and Ms Morris from the English department and Ms Boateng and Ms Murray-Tinsley from the History department. All of us have been so impressed by the inspiring attitude the girls take when grappling with some very tricky concepts.

What has been most inspiring though is the supportive environment they have created within the club – it is a real privilege to be able to watch the students give one another feedback, support and create such a welcoming and friendly atmosphere within the club.

So a big thank you to all of the students involved for making it the success it has become and we encourage anyone who is interested in the club to come along – it is never too late to join!

Alex Halnan, English Teacher


Seconds after HGAED students discovered they had won their final debate at Sydenham School!

Debate 3


On the steps of Sydenham school after the competition.

Debate 4