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13/09/19

Great start to this academic year, with students understanding the importance of Literacy and Reading. Taking books out of the school library on the very first day! Well done to Betty, Courtney and Matthew. https://t.co/tINws7GayB

13/09/19

Well done to new Year7 student Phoebe, who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge set by the School Librarian on Induction day. Could students please notify the School Librarian, if they also took part this year. Thank you https://t.co/52GSmqZrtg

11/09/19

Harris Academy Rainham will be holding an Open Evening for the September 2020 intake on Tuesday 1st October from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.  Principal's presentations at 6pm, 6.45pm and 7.30pm.  All Welcome! https://t.co/TAm3PyFMY7

09/09/19

Just a reminder that it's school photograph day tomorrow 10th September for all students. There will also be a group photo taken of our Year 11 students. https://t.co/F5iMDtjKR8

05/09/19

We are looking forward to the return of all our students and meeting all our new Year 7 students. Arrangements are:- Friday 6th September 2019 Year 7 and Year 11 only. Arrive at 8.50am for a 9am start Monday 9th September 2019 All Year Groups in Learning Guides for 8.55am

22/08/19

CheungHao collecting his results. Well done and good luck in the future. https://t.co/gz9jqgsTsr

22/08/19

Kostadin happy with his results including more grade 9s in Maths and Science. https://t.co/OSVEzXzbuD

22/08/19

Anas celebrating with one of our staff this morning. some excellent results including a grade 6 in Art. A great achievement. https://t.co/xK666FFb5h

22/08/19

Naomi collecting her results. Some excellent results in particular Maths and Science. Well done, https://t.co/Ptcf2mpGzk

22/08/19

Zainab delighted with her results today, Grade 7 and 8s across the board. Well done. https://t.co/qzyY6VZn35

22/08/19

Amy and Raksha collecting results today. Great results with Grade 9 in English, Maths and Science. Well Done,. https://t.co/pQMdDFbypw

22/08/19

Emily, Roland and Megan this morning with their results. Fantastic achievements for all of you 21 Grade 4+ and special mention to Emily Grade 9 in Art. https://t.co/dMeIe8Y4zq

22/08/19

Our Head Girl, Esther and Sara Collecting their results. 15 Grade 9-7 between them. Good luck for the future. https://t.co/CSsHHlk4oK

22/08/19

Some of our Year 10 Maths Fast Track pupils, Andrei, Quang and Taylor collecting their maths GCSEs today. Keep up the good work. https://t.co/SwGMlpEOHt

22/08/19

Andrew with an excellent set of results. Well done Andrew. https://t.co/nB0DNVv83f

22/08/19

Nathan with his results today.He achieved 8 Grade 9/8. https://t.co/b176xHAYPY

22/08/19

Jay, Hannah, Sydney and Billy celebrating their results this morning. Well done to all of you. https://t.co/yM0vb8vD9h

22/08/19

Well done to Frankie on his excellent results. Good luck next year. https://t.co/O2iuIbukFm

22/08/19

Rory and James receiving their certificates. Well done to both. 15 Grade 9 GCSEs between them. https://t.co/w448CxC8IX

22/08/19

More happy students. Our congratulations to Baaba, Chelsea and Rebecca. All your hard work has paid off. https://t.co/GxxTnBkzz5

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Posted on July 19th 2018

Christie's Auction for Year 9 Students

Our Year 9 students took part in a Christie’s auction on 18th July. It was a brilliant day and the students really enjoyed it. They were able to put their art work up in a professional gallery and view all of the art pieces from other Harris schools.

They then took part in some auctioneer training and in the afternoon auctioned the art piece in front of a live audience including Lord Harris, who bid on our piece! We were the first school to sell for over £200, our final bid was £220. Congratulations to Kelvin, Neda, Quang, Emily, Mark, Lee, Daniel and Amila.

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Cultural enrichment

Christie's Education started working with the Harris Academies leadership team to create a programme of cultural enrichment for their more able, gifted and talented students in 2012.

Students from Year 9 (age 14-15) attend an art history session at Christie's Education, handling objects, assessing ways of looking at them and then discussing different ways of looking at a painting.

Jacqui Ansell, Lecturer of Fine and Decorative Art, has an extensive background in Museum Education. She spends time with students, looking at one painting and encouraging them to look closely and realise how much they already know about the painting to formulate their ideas about what they are seeing and why it might look the way it does.


How to be an auctioneer

Christie’s Education postgraduate students are also involved talking to the students in small groups and encouraging them to think about what they are looking at.

The Harris students then go on to visit Christie’s auction house in small groups, with exclusive access to objects that have been consigned. They learn about the auction business - how to be an auctioneer and how to place a bid - in fantastic sessions taught by International Director of Auctioneering, Hugh Edmeades and Director of Sales, Nick Finch.

The culmination of the year at Christie's is when the students, having made an artwork back in their classrooms, get to auction it off at a live auction. The catalogue is prepared and the sale room hung with their work. One student acts as auctioneer for their school and the room is filled with excitement as students, parents, school staff, and Christie's staff gather to watch the live auction.