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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

Reminder https://t.co/zqWxPCrUlx

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

... He witnessed unspeakable horrors and has since made it his mission to teach young people of his lasting, haunting memories in the hope that history will never repeat itself. https://t.co/KCX8uubdk7 https://t.co/KCCPdt0a2u

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

Congratulations https://t.co/tRilFRP42b

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 March 12th 2019

Students Read to Residents at Oaks Care Home

As part of our commitment to build strong links and give back to our local community, students from years 9 and 10 will be visiting nearby Oaks residential care home once every four weeks to read with the residents.

Under the supervision of the school librarian, students will set up a ‘homebound’ books service - asking residents about their preferred choice of book, sourcing the books from our local borough library in Rainham, and then bringing them to the centre to read to residents.

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A small selection of books (including audio books) will be left behind at the centre afterwards and collected at the next visit.

"We feel very strongly about giving back to the community and foresee that this interaction will be beneficial for both sides," said Mrs Burt, Learning Resource Centre Manager. "Rainham Library were eager to get on board with the scheme and have provided a template of questions to ask residents so that reading material can be chosen in line with their preferences."

This scheme is one of the ways we are building a sense of community outside the school walls. Students gain from taking responsibility and becoming accountable when sourcing the books for residents, for example. Our students will gain from the pleasure they can bring the older people and the positive feedback. "Students will also gain beneficial practical insight into the lives on an older generation, and their experiences," said Mrs Burt.

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The project will also help students with their Health and Social Care studies, enabling them to acquire first-hand knowledge relevant to their GCSE.

The scheme was launched on Thursday 7th March 2019, with the next visit scheduled for Wednesday 10th April 2019.


What students said...

"I found going to The Oaks home a great experience. I was told some interesting stories by the people there, and I’m sure it was something new for them too. Most [of the residents] read when they were younger so I’m glad we are hopefully bringing memories back for them by helping them to start reading again. It was nice meeting them and sharing conversation with some lovely people."

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"I enjoyed the residential trip because it was nice to give back to the community. It helps with our studies as it links with core values. The trip was informative as it gave us an insight on how some elderly people live their retirement years. Furthermore, I spoke with a woman called June, who was a scientist and I really enjoyed talking with her."

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