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16/08/19

Retweetd From Stuart Lawrence Official

What a great night I was asked to speak & to hand out awards award ceremony. my main point was With great POWER comes great RESPONSIBILITY! How are you going to make a difference? Keep doing the great work and celebrating achievements of young people

16/08/19

Harris Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving fantastic A Level results this week! These have helped them secure places at a number of top universities and vocational courses. https://t.co/n5wQuzSrpR https://t.co/glX1RFAgOr

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to all our students picking up their today – fantastic to see so many excellent achievements across our academies

15/08/19

Good luck to all our students today collecting their A-level results! You have worked extremely hard and we are proud of you! https://t.co/9U3PVtxPq4

19/07/19

The ETA of the French trip arrival back at the Academy is 7pm!

19/07/19

Our Year 8 students spilling the tea on History at the Imperial War Museum, come and join the tea party! https://t.co/n3PWB9NLyC

19/07/19

Our stunning piece of artwork created by our Harris Experience students called 'Our World' made from donated up-cycled materials from staff, all of which had a special meaning or story attached to it. A community project sold at auction and purchased by Lord Harris himself! https://t.co/ZaSvmtl7dK

19/07/19

The fun continues ... https://t.co/JksGZoXVDy

18/07/19

Our Year 9s are immersed in a day packed rich with history. They have enjoyed a walking tour of Whitechapel, learning all about the murders of 1888 and are currently experiencing a day in the life of an Elizabethan soldier!” https://t.co/LyLjJ2MbGN

18/07/19

Students are at the market in Mont Didier. Having a great time practising their French! Bon Appetite! https://t.co/wZFAOgX7dg

17/07/19

With auction hammers at the ready our Harris Experience students have received their training to auction their creation at Christies entitled 'Our World'; a map of the world made from up-cycled material donated from staff behind which every piece has a story or precious memory. https://t.co/1CzqilDriR

17/07/19

Students have just visited the site of "le grande mine" at the Lochnagar Crater and the Somme Museum. https://t.co/i4RyT2kz9K

17/07/19

HABE Careers Fair 2019 began with George Imafidon, who gave an inspirational speech about moving out of your comfortable zone into the growth zone! https://t.co/X0MPRbOMHU

17/07/19

Looks like our staff and students are enjoying the most wonderful time already! https://t.co/2Psn4ZNsTT

15/07/19

Well-done to our amazing PE department. A great achievement!! https://t.co/gioto1L2BU

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Last act of the day!! Looking forward to next year already... https://t.co/59GvDJW20N

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Fancy watching Wimbledon in an open air setting with food, drink and music? Head on down to ! https://t.co/jCcOjsUAc3

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

A fiery debate taking place in our Creative Canopy Tent! https://t.co/Wz7cMUqxW3

12/07/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

BREAKING NEWS: SPAIN TRIP UPDATE...they have landed earlier than expected and arrival at HABE is expected at 4:45pm 🇪🇸

12/07/19

IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding . We have just received news that flight is now delayed. Estimated time of arrival back to the Academy is now 6.00pm.

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Posted on June 30th 2017

My Karate Experience and Competition

I have practiced karate for about 8 years and started to compete at age 11. I have enjoyed every step so far. Recently I was awarded 3rd best 14-15 year old fighter in Britain for individual fighting. I was also awarded 3rd best 14-15 year old team fighter in England.

Last Sunday, I travelled to Northampton with my karate club to compete in the BIKO closed championships. A kata is a combination involving several moves including punches, kicks, blocks and turns. I managed to place 4th, sadly not achieving a medal.

We then competed in team katas involving my friend Tanaya and I. We were the third team to go up and compete and I am very happy to say we performed really well and achieved the highest score of the whole day with 21.8 points. After each team competed we knew we had won. I have competed in many team katas with Tanaya since I was 10 years old.

After we celebrated our first major win of the day, I had to get ready and warmed up for individual kumite (fighting). I was determined to win this category. I won my first fight 1-0, which was a good start.  I knew I was in a good position so kept focused and practiced lots. As the final fight came up I started to get butterflies in my stomach. However, after what seemed much longer than 2 minutes, I had won the fight 6-5 and was crowned the winner!

With two great wins and a happy 4th place, I returned to Beckenham victorious. All of my team did extremely well. I can’t wait for the next competition!!

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Kasey Murphy - Y9