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05/12/18

Fashion taken to new heights - recycling clothes has never been so chic! Our scientists and budding fashion designers have worked hard today on their creations with our very own fashion show as a grand finale. HABE Innovation Day. https://t.co/zDiHTn5Iwx

05/12/18

Upcycling was taken to another level today in DT where students designed and made their own sustainable tote bags - just in time for Christmas too! HABE Innovation Day. https://t.co/OvAlVe6EvV

05/12/18

It was truly amazing to listen to the sound tracks our students composed today using the latest technology! HABE Innovation Day. https://t.co/pmMexZ0UHP

05/12/18

Our Scientists, having theoretically been stranded on a dessert island are tasked with creating a water filtration system to enable them to drink fresh water and survive! https://t.co/xQLGEhbwEL

05/12/18

Our budding mathematicians are testing the hypothesis that height and arm length affects the range of distance achieved whilst throwing a ball. HABE Innovation Day. https://t.co/eZC6lTGuAF

05/12/18

HABE is honored to welcome to our Academy - celebrated author of Pigeon English. Our Y11 students are absorbed listening to Stephen answer questions about his book, giving a first hand perspective of the written text and characters involved. https://t.co/y1V6rZQ0dG

05/12/18

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GCSE group safely arrived at bluewater for an innovation day bounce! https://t.co/mdchBBwDog

05/12/18

May the humble brussel sprout inspire our students to eat well and enjoy cooking them at Christmas! HABE Innovation Day - Food Tech https://t.co/2lsIsO94c9

05/12/18

Innovation Day at HABE! Exciting trips and deep learning experiences on offer to all our students today...

29/11/18

We are looking forward to seeing lots of parents, students and friends at the U13s festival tomorrow evening! https://t.co/veRRNF6yz5

28/11/18

All parents/carers of our Y11 students are invited to tonight's Science Master Class. Refreshments from 5.30pm, presentation at 6pm. Find out how best to support your child with the challenge of the new Science GCSE.

27/11/18

Our Y7 and Y8 students enjoyed our speaker raising awareness about body confidence and self worth. Students were guided to accept themselves for who they are rather than placing value on how social media presents unrealistic body images. https://t.co/eriQH1sHb1

24/11/18

Another great student commission meeting yesterday! Our areas of focus for the year have been sorted.... https://t.co/FD29LBTu3t

23/11/18

Well-done boys!! Keep up the hard work. https://t.co/TpGUA1s8Iu

18/11/18

You can pop in when you are available. There will be subject stalls for you to speak with subject teachers.

15/11/18

Our Y11 students enjoyed their A Level taster sessions during the P16 Open Evening for internal students this afternoon. Our external P16 Open Evening will take place for all students on November 22nd between 5.00 and 7.50pm at Harris Academy Beckenham. https://t.co/Qab7GeNZxP

14/11/18

All welcome to attend and support our talented rugby teams in the Beckenham 5th Annual Rugby Floodlit Tournament on Friday 30th November 2018 from 6.00 to 11pm. BBQ, mulled wine and a raffle all on offer along side some great rugby matches! https://t.co/S4NmZwTShm

13/11/18

We are very proud of Isaac who represented GB in a Korfball tournament this weekend. Isaac helped his team to finish 2nd place - a fantastic achievement - congratulations! https://t.co/dGyeMVkTIa

12/11/18

HABE prepares to remember... Students designed poppies, reflecting their thoughts, to make our display paying tribute to our service men and women. https://t.co/qb17yQQ9QU

11/11/18

Students representing the Academy in Beckenham for the remembrance parade today. https://t.co/2ohtwTbvwX

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Posted on July 19th 2018

Christie's Auction House - HABE Students Secure the Winning Bid for their Art

On Wednesday 18th July, 10 students and Ms Cooke and Ms Jones visited Christie’s Auction House in Central London. These students and teachers had been working on a piece of artwork for around two weeks and they had to incorporate urban and rural into the design. The students involved in making this piece are : Mila, Oliver, Joseph, Amelia, Milly, Cassie, Iola, Matthew, Aaron and Benjamin. They got given the brief of urban and rural that they had to do the piece of art work around. They used a map of London to create a collage of maps and then sprayed darker colours on the bottom to represent the pollution in the urban areas. They then used lighter colours such as yellow to represent the brightness of the rural areas. To make it stand out they decided to add the word “London” in the centre of the piece out of polystyrene to make it three-dimensional. Depending on the angle you look at it from, you will be able to see the word sticking out from the map. However from certain angles it camouflages into the surroundings. Flowing through the centre of the canvas is the blue river Thames, one of the most significant parts of London.

I went on the trip as a late addition and I was astonished when I had seen the piece my artistic peers had created. In comparison to the 20 other schools that were there, ours had to be one of the best. It was so unique and imaginative. After we had collected the work, we went to the gallery to eye up the competition but we mainly went there to hang the piece of work. We decided to hang it nearest the window so that the light would create shadows under the letters. Joseph and Mila had to keep the canvas steady and in the right position so the nails could be hammered in. Oliver did the first nail and Milly did the second. After everyone had finished admiring it, we went up to the great room where all of the auctions are held at Christie’s so that the auctioneers could have their training (our auctioneer was Aaron). Three auctioneers from Christie’s stood in front of us all, Mr. Edmonds , Ms Hilton and Mr Martineau ( I can’t remember their first names). They taught us tips and tricks about what they do to overcome nerves when they stand in front of everyone and how to exercise the mouth for pronunciation. We learnt about the history of Christie’s and the Christie’s podium as well as how many auctioneers are employed by Christie’s internationally ( 62 – 39 male 23 female). After the 35 minute session was over, we went to St James’ Park to eat lunch and returned at 1:45 for the auction.

There were 21 lots for the auction, 1 for each school. We were lot number 19 so we were one of the last. The bidding for each was around £90-180. However when it got to Harris Rainham, the bidding soared to £220. At this point I was wondering what sort of price we would get. It went to £100. Then £200. Straight past £220. Carried on past £300 and the highest bid was £340 to the lady who runs the international education at Christie’s. Everyone was gobsmacked. The whole room had their jaws dropped. It was even better when we found out the Ms Hickey had bid up to £310 and Lord Harris bid up to £330. It was Christie’s Auction House who finally sealed the bidding war! Our wonderful piece of art will now be hung at Christie’s! Quite an achievement!

In the end we got the highest bid of £340, Harris Bermondsey got £230 and Harris Rainham got £220. There was quite a big gap between 2nd and 1st. It was such a wonderful day and everyone was congratulated on the way out. I would love to do it again someday. This is the 3rd year in a row where Harris Beckenham have attained the highest bid at Christie’s!

CHRISTIES 7

By Katie