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21/01/20

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More pics of our students doing v02 max tests, Wingate power and Jump test https://t.co/9legIx9omh

21/01/20

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Year 10 Btec students at giving our students a taster of uni life and sport science testing https://t.co/KIlo7EvuPP

21/01/20

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A conference tackling social mobility and children's wellbeing is to take place in Rainham. https://t.co/kd1uYWm0OZ

20/01/20

REMINDER: Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm

20/01/20

There will be a talk after school tomorrow in the hall from the Asst. Principal of Harris Academy Riverside for any Y11 students interested in applying to their sixth form. https://t.co/gdkIc4mFwU

17/01/20

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17/01/20

We were delighted to host Dr Michael Kolling at the Academy on Wednesday for a talk to Year 9,10 and 11 Computer Science students. https://t.co/iucz37C44n https://t.co/us4pe1NAUQ

13/01/20

Year 11 students will begin mock examinations on Monday 27th January 2020. Please see website below for letter and timetable. https://t.co/7tC0f97666

09/01/20

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09/01/20

We were greatly honoured today to welcome Mr Leslie Kleinman BEM to Harris Academy Rainham to speak to our Year 9 students. Holocaust survivor Mr Kleinman arrived at the gates of Auschwitz on his 15th birthday and never saw any of his family members again.... more

08/01/20

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07/01/20

Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm Students will be given letter and appointment sheets tomorrow. https://t.co/6fkvcUVQXy

07/01/20

Dear Parents/Carers It has been brought to our intention that there is a message circulating on social media that Harris Academy Rainham is closed today. Please ignore this message should you receive it. The academy is open as normal for all students.

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Posted on September 13th 2018

National Youth Jazz Orchestra Inspires Students

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Messengers came to our school recently to introduce our students to the world of jazz.

They performed six pieces from traditional jazz to compositions by two members of the orchestra itself. The band was made up of gigging musicians playing the trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass guitar, trombone and drums

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The members of the band introduced our students to each instrument and talked about their roles within a jazz band. They used key language, like improvisation and composition, reinforcing musical terms that our students will learn throughout Key Stage 3. 

Best of all, our students had the chance to be inspired by some of the best young musicians in the country, performing right here in our school hall.


What students said...

" I loved the drummer, he was really good."

"Amazing playing from the sax player... she was cool."

"It was really good learning about the different instruments.. I liked their demonstrations."

"They were all so talented..."

Thanks to Megan, Alex, Sharon, Bailey and Skye for their comments!

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The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYZO) is a charity whose mission is to promote jazz as an exciting, engaging and inspirational art form through world-class performances and education work. 

Their Messengers sextet, which performed at our school, is designed to reflect the diversity of the NYJO family and engage children and young people in listening and learning jazz music through inspirational in-school concerts.