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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

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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!

15/03/19

1 week to go before our fun run! £265 raised so far. https://t.co/O2DbqoqKbl https://t.co/HvyZyTOnIR

15/03/19

Day 5 - British Science Week - Today has been the last exciting day of Science week with students and teachers not only making edible sherbet but also encouraging our budding engineers to learn, apply and build! https://t.co/TN4SRpR2Mn

14/03/19

HABE celebrates all things mathematical and International Pi day! An annual event which aims to change perceptions of maths and numeracy and to raise aspirations. Students have been engaged in an international challenge with students from all over the world! Even pie for lunch! https://t.co/pJ2YPtNDJL

14/03/19

HABE Science Week - Day 4! Science club - exploring both science and botany. Planting seeds – when these grow our students will test how plants help prevent soil erosion! https://t.co/EGpvTYDoGA

13/03/19

HABE Science Week - Zoo Lab! A truly amazing hands-on experience! https://t.co/CHl8CvP5A9

13/03/19

Day 3 - HABE Science Week - Is there an aspiring doctor in the Academy? Our very own Dr Ajeleti gave a very informative, inspirational talk to our Y9 students giving an account of his own experience of what it was like to study for and work as a medical doctor. https://t.co/GArHRNFS91

12/03/19

Day 2 of Science week at HABE. Y10 students - doctors for a day! With the help of our Medical Mavericks our students were able to simulate simple procedures and even have a scan to check that they were still growing! https://t.co/p7jied4qQK

11/03/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Due to extreme weather conditions forecast for tomorrow the year 11 GCSE rock climbing assessment has been cancelled! Please attend the academy as normal in full uniform!

11/03/19

Monday - Tomorrow's Engineers Energy Quest sets an engineering challenge for our Y7s to design, build and test the energy efficient car of tomorrow ... https://t.co/CIbH9vnG4w

11/03/19

Science Week comes to HABE! With a science-packed week full of experiments, challenges and hands on experiences for our students to enjoy be sure to follow us for exciting daily updates...

11/03/19

We look forward to welcoming all parents who are able attend our next Friends at Beckenham meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 12th March from 6.30 - 7.30pm at Harris Academy Beckenham. The forum is open to all parents who wish to contribute positively to our Academy community.

08/03/19

Two members of our staff celebrating World Book Day and International Women's Day by dressing as two inspirational female authors and https://t.co/nAesdmfbEc

05/03/19

Retweetd From Comic Relief Schools: Red Nose Day

Amazing! Good luck runners 🎉 https://t.co/cX4JzfawL5

05/03/19

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We are very excited to be working with on Wordfest. This exciting event will take place on 13th July 2019 and we can’t wait!! https://t.co/M2veZb3reB

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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