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24/05/19

Year 10 Mock Examination Timetable June 17th to 28th https://t.co/SHWRnoh8bl

23/05/19

Year 11 May Half Term Intervention Timetable https://t.co/1HIRnYnwJN

22/05/19

Calling all teenagers!! The borough libraries are looking for volunteers for their Summer Reading Challenge this year. Why not sign up and do something worthwhile this summer. Ask the School Librarian for more details https://t.co/o3P3VeuYEs

15/05/19

Year 11 students working hard during warm up sessions in preparation for their first Science exam yesterday. Well done all. https://t.co/Vdelb9wo8m

15/05/19

The Harris Experience group visited Christie's Auction House on Friday 10th May. They took part in a 'guess the price' activity and produced their own auction house. Students will now start an art project where their creation will be auctioned off! https://t.co/jeEd1Ts3po

14/05/19

An Inspection of Harris Academy Rainham by Ofsted will take place on 15th and 16th May 2019. For full details please see our website. https://t.co/sg0hCE2Sdd

09/05/19

Another successful Duke of Edinburgh volunteering reading session in the library this morning. A great way to start the day. https://t.co/IUepEyI4R8

09/05/19

Year7 students used their research skills in the school library last week, to find out information about King James the 1st. Books and technology working in partnership to fulfil this task. Excellent work all https://t.co/4izKGjvci5

03/05/19

GCSE Students have worked extremely hard over the last few days on their final art pieces for their examination. https://t.co/yjZpP55Bug https://t.co/9F1f0OGvLW

02/05/19

Reminder - talk at 6pm this evening. All welcome. https://t.co/wXlTsUaiKi

30/04/19

Child Criminal Exploitation / County Lines Talk. Would you be able to spot the signs if your child was being criminally exploited? Come along to a talk from Trident Police on Thursday 2nd May 6pm at Harris Academy Rainham to hear how this works. https://t.co/cQL1380K6J

12/04/19

Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term. https://t.co/67Z3HFc9oX

12/04/19

Wishing all our students, parents, staff and friends a peaceful, relaxing and safe Easter break. Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 return to school on Tuesday 30th April. Students in Year 11 return on Monday 29th April.... https://t.co/fpVmtceqaP

10/04/19

Retweetd From School Space

New Irish dancing classes ☘️ at our wonderful partner school Starting on Sat 6 April! could you spread the word please! https://t.co/oPRdo991Bx

10/04/19

Y10 student Sorin teaching Spanish to Year 7 students at after school Spanish club. It is lovely to see students mature and develop during their time at HAR and to see them giving back to others at the Academy. Well done Sorin You truly embody our Belong, Believe, Become ethos. https://t.co/K1op4Oy7i6

08/04/19

are delighted to be able to offer our Year 11 students a comprehensive intervention timetable during the Easter Break https://t.co/my6omX4CN1

05/04/19

Lovely hot chocolate Fridays with the Principal, last week with Year 8 and this week with Year 9. The students are nominated by staff for their exemplary behaviour, excellent attitude to their learning and embodying our Belong, Believe, Become ethos. https://t.co/ZzgnJUpM21

05/04/19

Harris Rainham74Harris Academy Rainham has been awarded the Gold level of the National SMSC Quality Mark, which recognises excellence in spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education. For full story see: https://t.co/fOyiPFcGgt…/national-gold-award-for-… https://t.co/c3Q7UCDbTa

05/04/19

Mr Marill and headboy Rory running their after school karate classes every Tuesday. There are still places available. See Miss Jones in the PE Department for a letter. https://t.co/itMvGOLWlP

25/03/19

Brigade our uniform supplier is offering a 15% discount on orders placed during 25th March – 1st April. Please visit https://t.co/jmZu1sdZQu and place your order using the promotional code: SPRING1519

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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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