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16/04/19

Parent/carers of Year 7 students are warmly invited to attend the Y7 Parent Consultation evening on Thursday 9th May from 4.30 to 7.15pm. Letters and appointment sheets will be given to Y7 students after the Easter break.

13/04/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Our ETA back to the Academy will be 10:15pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!

13/04/19

What a great staff team! Looked like you had the best time! Thank you for giving our students such an amazing opportunity!! https://t.co/fYKWgCuq2R

11/04/19

Great to see our fantastic sporting students are having an amazing time in Malta! https://t.co/kNixS8wtDF

09/04/19

Wishing our dedicated sportsmen and women the best of luck in their fixtures on tour in Malta...Go HABE!! https://t.co/mbG8UaoL1G

05/04/19

This week our girls were also matched with their mentors for mentoring programme https://t.co/F5OKsSsLH2

05/04/19

Our Y8 and Y9 Girls Network Team finding out what it takes to be a member of the Met Police, interacting with a variety of roles - an amazing day and experience was had by all! https://t.co/RHGsP7sJ06

03/04/19

An excellent History revision technique session was enjoyed by all our Y11 Historians! - exploring how the mind remembers information and then applying techniques to aid information retention. Mental Health and well being during the exam period was also explored and discussed. https://t.co/OQjK7hyGPk

02/04/19

Harris Junior Experience students visiting the Saatchi Gallery today enter a giant kaleidoscope and enjoy creating their own work based on that of Tillman, who has taken his inspiration from the inners of a Kaleidoscope https://t.co/UyLUgyBQ3R

01/04/19

Many Congratulations! A fabulous achievement! https://t.co/PXwHievuIg

01/04/19

Well done to all our students, staff and parent/carers who ran and generously donated to help us reach our goal of £1,000 for our Comic Relief 5k run! https://t.co/WmKYoLWpws

01/04/19

All students, parents and carers are invited to attend our Y11 Raising Achievement evening on Tues 2nd April from 6-7pm, aimed at discussing students' current attainment and progress. It will also provide the opportunity to buy revision guides.

31/03/19

Well done to all our staff, students, and parents this week for raising money for ... we have reached our target! A big thank you to our wonderful PE team for organising this event! https://t.co/flU8Eri9WY

28/03/19

Our Harris Experience students are truly overwhelmed by the beauty of Covent Garden and looking forward to seeing the ballet Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Opera House. https://t.co/wBoZLaryGx

28/03/19

All Y8 students and parent/carers are warmly invited to attend our Y8 Parent Consultation Evening and Options Evening tonight at 4.30pm, to discuss students progress and finalise student's option choices.

26/03/19

Our Girls Network Team members at HABE met two influential women who came to talk to them about their careers as a magistrate and an actress. Both women spoke informatively and passionately about their career choices inspiring our your ladies to achieve their full potential. https://t.co/QK3VmOyoYH

25/03/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

And there off! Our new 8’s first up for the comic relief charity Kelsey Park 5k run https://t.co/fF9PKcbTRs

24/03/19

Our fun runs commence this week! Don’t forget to raise as much money as you can https://t.co/O2DbqoqKbl

19/03/19

Thank you so much for coming to visit - the girls are really looking forward to the journey ahead!

19/03/19

Retweetd From Tigan The Girls' Network

Such a pleasure to meet the girls at this morning and start them on their mentoring journey. ‘It’s time for women to stop being held back and that’s why I’m so excited for this opportunity’ girls!

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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