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14/02/20

Parents/Carers - please encourage your Year 11 son/daughter to attend the half term interventions running next week. This is a great opportunity for them to achieve the best possible results in the summer examinations. https://t.co/K1EX3Qi2gZ

14/02/20

... and as a result learners are prepared very well for entry into the most prestigious universities, including to Oxford and Cambridge. We know that our students will flourish here- Well done! https://t.co/PXidhzJaRI

14/02/20

... and the personal interview. As a result, Kelvin, Andrei, Quang and Neda have been offered sixth form places to study here. King's College London Mathematics School is run in partnership with King's College London University...

14/02/20

King’s Maths School is for sixth form students with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. This year four Harris Academy Rainham students were successful in the rigorous application process, passing through the maths entrance exam, the maths focused interview ...

14/02/20

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13/02/20

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13/02/20

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13/02/20

We are recruiting! We are looking for Teacher of DT, a Teacher of Business and a Teacher of Female PE to join our team at Harris Academy Rainham. If you are interested in applying please see the Harris Federation Careers page for more information. https://t.co/cL8BT1Hwqp

13/02/20

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Reminder for parents/carers Friday 14th Feb is an INSET day for Years 7,8,9 &10 only. Y11 students must come to school to sit Maths Exam Period 1 and attend targeted intervention Period 2. Year 11 students must come to school in full school uniform and will finish at 1.30pm. https://t.co/cvfqGF5Kbi

12/02/20

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12/02/20

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10/02/20

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07/02/20

To help with Year 11 revision we've created a series of subject-by-subject guides, packed with helpful hints and tips - from English to Science, History to Media Studies. These are all available on the website and can be downloaded. https://t.co/RvSfz6FqEj

06/02/20

Year 11 half-term intervention programme. Please encourage your child to attend as many sessions as possible. https://t.co/fOyiPFcGgt…/announc…/94/announcement/

05/02/20

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Year 8 netball girls make netball finals at the Copper Box after the Harris Federation netball rally yesterday 🏐👏👏

05/02/20

Reminder for parents/carers Friday 14th Feb is an INSET day for Years 7,8,9 &10 only. Y11 students must come to school to sit Maths Exam Period 1 and attend targeted intervention Period 2. Year 11 students must come to school in full school uniform and will finish at 1.30pm. https://t.co/cvfqGF5Kbi

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Posted on January 9th 2020

Holocaust Survivor Mr Kleinman's Message of 'Love Beats Hate'

On Thursday 9th January we were very lucky to have Leslie Kleinman, BEM, visit our school to speak to Year 9 about his experience as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Leslie’s testimony enabled students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. This visit was part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.

Holocaust

Leslie was born on 29th May 1929, in Satu Mare in Romania into an Orthodox Jewish family. After the Nazi occupation of Satu Mare, Leslie’s father was taken to the Soviet Union, where he was forced to dig trenches close to the Russian front. He did not survive the hard labour and died soon after.


Auschwitz-Birkenau

In 1944, Leslie and his family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Leslie was separated from the rest of his family who were all taken straight to the gas chamber with the exception of one sister. At Auschwitz-Birkenau, Leslie worked building a railway and later worked unloading bags of cement from the trains.

Towards the end of 1944, with the Russian army approaching, Leslie was sent on a Death March to Oranienburg and then onto Flossenburg, where he stayed for approximately three weeks. From there, Leslie and the remaining prisoners were sent on a second Death March towards the Dachau concentration camp.

During the march all of the Nazis disappeared and Leslie was liberated by American troops. Leslie was then sent to a monastery to recuperate for six months. During this time he learnt that his sister, who had been selected for work at Auschwitz-Birkenau, had died soon after liberation.


Coming to the UK

LK2While Leslie was at the monastery, he was told that the British government were allowing 1,000 child survivors to come to the UK. Leslie was one of this group who became known as ‘The Boys’. Leslie went on to marry and settled in Canada, having two children. He has since returned to the UK and now regularly shares his experiences in schools and colleges across the country.

Despite all of his hardship and suffering, Leslie promoted the important message of love beats hate. He encouraged Year 9 to see all people as human being, and all human beings as people to love.

This was a fantastic opportunity for Year 9 and students learnt a lot from his testimony. Whilst many of the students said how sad his story were, they all said how interesting it was, and how inspired it made them feel.


What students said…

“I felt really sad after listening to Leslie’s story and all the suffering he went through but I was also inspired that despite all of this suffering he could come and talk to us about his story.” Isaac. Year 9

“I thought Leslie’s message of love beats hate was really important.” Bobby, Year 9

“It was interesting to hear Leslie’s testimony as it was a verification of what we learned last year in our history lessons and it brought the facts to life.” Bonita, Year 9

“I think it’s really important that we listened to Leslie’s story. Leslie was the same age as me when he was taken to a Concentration Camp and it made me realise how lucky we are that life is different today.” Joshua, Year 9