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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

Retweetd From Southwark Police | Central South BCU

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

Retweetd From Girls United FA

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

29/04/21

We are so proud of Awele, Yr 10, who has been chosen as Best New Cadet by Volunteer Police Cadets. “My sister was a cadet, which is what encouraged me to join, but I find it very personally satisfying,” says Awele. . Full story https://t.co/ERSI9BPkZs https://t.co/HnokVN5Oyv

22/04/21

Retweetd From Southwark Volunteer Police Cadets

GO OUR CADET AWELE, rep VPC nationally!!! FAB job well done & good luck tomorrow, so proud of you! https://t.co/7y255BVQTM https://t.co/ch2TcG6LlO

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.

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Reading at Home

If you need to study remotely from home for a period, this page has lots of useful suggestions to help make reading enjoyable at home.


Why read? 10 reasons

  1. It makes you a better reader
  2. It exercises your brain, improving your memory
  3. It teaches you about the world you live in
  4. It expands your vocabulary
  5. It improves your writing skills
  6. It develops your analytical skills
  7. It increases concentration
  8. It develops empathy and imagination
  9. It decreases stress and relaxes you
  10. It is fun!

What to read

Bookshelf library books catalogWe like to encourage our students to read as widely as possible. Obviously they will have their favourites, but we would suggest they use this time to broaden their reading to include a variety of genres of fiction, as well as non-fiction, poetry and drama.

For fiction, we have compiled a HGAED Top 50 for KS3 and KS4 and we would encourage students to read as much of this as possible for a really rich experience of literature.

Download the HGAED Top 50 fiction list

 

For reliable information about what is going on, they should read news from sources such as the BBC and the Guardian, which they can access from their phones.

For poetry, try the Poetry Society for contemporary poems, and Poetry by Heart for a more comprehensive overview.

And for drama, theatre companies such as the National Theatre and The Globe are offering free streaming of certain plays. (This definitely counts as reading, particularly if it’s Shakespeare!)

If you fancy winning and receiving a surprise book to your door, our school bookshop is also starting a series of fortnightly creative, book-related competitions. See your class’s English Edmodo page for more information.


How to read

A reminder that all of our students are expected to read every day, for at least 20 minutes, and they should all have a reading journal in which they complete a series of tasks and note down new vocabulary. The minimum expectation is that they maintain this, but for the vast majority, they have an unparalleled opportunity to go above and beyond this.

If you are looking for pure lockdown escapism, find a quiet, comfortable spot to read without interruption. Better still, if you are home with family, use this time to explore books together, reading aloud to each other and talking about the books you are reading. Research has shown this to have enormous benefits, even for older children. 

Southwark LibraryIf you are not already a member of Southwark Libraries, you can join online for free. This online membership is valid for three months and can be renewed if libraries remain closed. You will be able to borrow E-Books and E-Audio Books free of charge for all ages. Click here to join the library service. If you have a membership card, click here to use your membership card to browse the catalogue and borrow E-Books and E-Audio Books.

If you have a Kindle, or download the Kindle app on your phone, you can access most of the classics absolutely free. You can also sign up for a free 30-day trial to Kindle Unlimited, but you will need to remember to cancel to avoid being charged.

Audible.com is also currently offering a wide range of audiobooks for free; check out the Teen and Literary Classic sections. For more titles, you can also sign up for a free 30-day trial to Audible and get a free audiobook. Again, you have to remember to cancel if you don’t want to start paying monthly.

For more information on what and how to read at home, please visit our Reading for Pleasure page.


If you have any questions about reading or would like any further advice on how best to support your child, feel free to email l.hawkins@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk.

Happy reading!