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26/05/20

Phased re-opening for Year 10 students - announcement See our website at https://t.co/RaBCfvZgtl

19/05/20

HAR Bake Off. This week's challenge and last week's winners. Mouth watering yum! https://t.co/xLdeCbIj6D

15/05/20

Happy Friday. We are delighted to publish the second edition of our HAR From Home Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it. Remember to send contribution to Mrs Richards at a.richards.org.uk https://t.co/ZlQtz9e6zv

15/05/20

Dear Parent/Carers Please see important letter on our website from The Harris Federation https://t.co/LNUbHOB1N8

06/05/20

Fabulous bunting that our key worker school students and staff have made to decorate the academy for VE day. https://t.co/2TAtohZbZh

04/05/20

Dear parents/guardian Just a note that as Friday is a bank holiday there will be no virtual school lessons taking place. Happy VE Day celebrations to all.

04/05/20

KS3 Drama students combining their creative skills with their knowledge of ‘Dramatic Tableaux’. Bringing the stage home! https://t.co/gZNvxXEix3

04/05/20

More great work from our Year 9 students sent in this week. Well done to Rachel, Nojus and Oana. Also Miss Gander says to remember to tune into Grayson Perry's Art Club, Channel 4, Monday at 8.30pm. https://t.co/xCjRdroDKu

01/05/20

Happy Friday everyone. We have published our very first HAR from Home newsletter today. To see all the latest news go to https://t.co/L6C3RmEVMW To send anything you would like to see featured in our next newsletter please email a.richards.org.uk

24/04/20

Happy Friday Year 11. Hope you are all keeping safe and well. For those of you who have signed up to our Head Start Programme this will start next week. See below for the timetable for next week's lessons. https://t.co/nptEN2ciDr

23/04/20

Year 9 Parents/Guardians - see below regarding options survey https://t.co/GKS2IXORru

22/04/20

Letter to parents and carers https://t.co/lSDnPn90sX

21/04/20

Parent and pupil consultation on changes to the academy day. https://t.co/32m2tmW0Ql

21/04/20

We are so very sorry the website couldn't cope this morning, but the fact that so many of our year 8 children and parents have contacted us to let us know shows just how great our geography students are. Ms Blake

21/04/20

Help and Support for Children and Young People during Covid 19 https://t.co/SzAKsXVo5M

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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.