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15/03/19

Parents' Consultation Evening for Years 7 and 9 Thursday 4th April from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. For details see https://t.co/H99GppKZNK

14/03/19

Our student council are holding a bake sale tomorrow for red nose day. Donations of cakes gratefully received. https://t.co/k3OWUFMPkD

08/03/19

Our wonderful Miss Holland getting Year 11s ready for Physics Mock this morning. Great turnout shows how much they value Miss Holland's dedication and teaching. Holly (Y11) said 'it was really fast paced but Miss Holland manages to do it in a way that everyone can understand'. https://t.co/JhFTa1wp7S

06/03/19

This morning your child was issued with their exam timetable and booklet for the GCSE 2019 summer exams. Please take the time to go through this with them. A copy of the booklet is on the website and their exam timetable is on MCAS

27/02/19

Upcoming Heritage and Cultural Events: https://t.co/EwAC3P0Xcd https://t.co/JEF8Lkit4O

27/02/19

HAR Heritage and Cultural Week One: https://t.co/TBapKHTKh1 https://t.co/Up1kovAEvk

15/02/19

Message from Havering Council https://t.co/rkHFXoN4Xy

15/02/19

We certainly felt the love yesterday at the Harris Academy Rainham! Roses were SOLD OUT! before the end of lunch, with roses making their way to the lucky secret admirers https://t.co/2PKxSQlHYB

14/02/19

Year 11 Half Term Intervention Timetable now available on our website at https://t.co/0C1H1B1qQQ

08/02/19

Year 8 Options Booklet has been published on our website. See https://t.co/Ti9QQCN6f5

07/02/19

, An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your https://t.co/9ca6PnU6yp

05/02/19

Another fantastic result by Ata, who achieved 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘Stay out of the Basement’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to read and quiz their Scholastic books. https://t.co/nlFNQOY1vg

01/02/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award students took time out this morning to read with some Year8 students. Making new friends and sharing stories is a great way to start the day!’ https://t.co/EkifLi2FMh

30/01/19

A small group of 10 students worked with the artist Grace Du Prez to explore the technique of 3D drawing. Students used special heated pens to draw using melted plastic – creating a variety of 3D shapes that can be used in their coursework portfolios https://t.co/eK3h1LRNVC

30/01/19

An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your meeting. https://t.co/JQoHe8vbVh

28/01/19

Massive well done to Freddie for obtaining 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘The Number 7 shirt’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to be read and quiz their Scholastic books. Thank you https://t.co/o9KdeRRkpD

21/01/19

Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from Monday 25th February until Friday 15th March. See full timetable details below. https://t.co/8VVvPl89cE https://t.co/04RWuTaH5G

15/01/19

Reminder. Year 11 meetings tonight to discuss mock exam results. Letters were sent home with appointments times. Please contact the school if you are not aware of your scheduled time.

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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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