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20/10/17

Year 11 mock examinations continue and Year 13 mock examinations commence after half term https://t.co/J8nt6Z1IK0

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Year 9 music students working hard on the James Bond theme https://t.co/buL9kY4zvB

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Our Enrichment and Extension Programme for Autumn 2 has just been published on our website https://t.co/LzacD88L7X

20/10/17

Some fantastic work in progress by Year 8 developing their artistic skills by recreating the works of Austrian Artist Hundertwasser. https://t.co/JJzmMSIKfq

20/10/17

Year 11 Half Term Booster Sessions are taking place - please see link for timetable. https://t.co/EETj9gjHL6

19/10/17

Tonight is Year 7 Meet the Tutor Evening. Please arrive at 5:15pm. We look forward to welcoming all Year 7 Parents and Carers.

19/10/17

Sixth form Art students visit , the prestigious exhibition followed by in Postman’s Park https://t.co/VG7r8TrpZb

18/10/17

Year 11 Mock Exams - working hard. https://t.co/BjQHsvIetL

16/10/17

Year 7 Meet the Tutor Evening is Thursday 19 October. Please arrive at 5:15pm. We look forward to welcoming all Year 7 Parents and Carers.

16/10/17

Year 13 Medicine and Cambridge University UCAS applications have been submitted. Well done to our students!

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Year 9 were well prepared for their Of Mice and Men assessment this week and worked really hard. Well done! https://t.co/m2g8l6f0Bu

12/10/17

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Brilliant to hear Mr Duda performing . Thanks for having us & letting us try the pianos! https://t.co/nfcegyZyOg

11/10/17

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10/10/17

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 Parents and Carers at our Open Morning on Wednesday 11th October 9:00am-10:15am.

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09/10/17

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Team Peckham! So glad to have performed as part of the choir at the conference today. https://t.co/Vi355PzUxo

09/10/17

students performing at conference https://t.co/Jsy1mFcHME

05/10/17

We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Evening today at 4:30pm. https://t.co/aoK29T3lXE

04/10/17

Reminder: Monday 9th October is Federation inset day. The Academy will be closed to all students.

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Posted on February 24th 2015

Digital Democracy

With the 2015 General Election taking place very soon,  it was a great time for students from Harris Academy , Peckham to attend the 2015 DL Annual Lecture in Parliament, titled “Digital Democracy”. Hosted by Chloe Smith MP and lecturer Dr Ben Scott.  On Tuesday 24th February, seven Digital Leaders from Year 10 participated in the conference held at the Palace of Westminster, exploring the use of digital technology to promote and improve participation in the political process, and to further the reach of democracy. The conference was of particular interest to the students, as they will be perhaps the first generation to vote in elections using computers, mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, a development that might see the demise of the ballot box.

The speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow presented an engaging introduction, and the conference, chaired by  Chloe Smith, was described as’  illuminating and challenging’ by  student  Andrei Dima.

Dr. Scott is a Senior Advisor to the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation in Washington DC and a Visiting Fellow at the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin. Previously, he was a Policy Advisor for Innovation at the US Department of State where he worked at the intersection of technology and foreign policy. In a small team of advisors to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he worked to help steward the 21st Century Statecraft agenda with a focus on technology policy, social media and development.

Students left the conference encouraged that they have a major role to play in championing and developing digital technology awareness at Harris Academy, Peckham.

Some of what the students said include;

Umut - What I was surprised to find out how few people vote. More people should vote. The reasons why are quite hard to understand, but now I feel I understand the issues around democracy and technology much more.

Andrei - I found the experience interesting. The fact that there are people trying to improve the chances of young people voting is a good thing. Everyone should know about politics. This helped me to be interested.

Hafeez  -It was tantalizing to be in that amazing environment. Making voting digital will make it easier for me and my family to exercise our rights. My dad likes John Bercow, so it was exciting seeing him live for the first time. Being in a room full of sophisticated and knowledgeable adults made me feel that I have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Adam - In the presentation I found it interesting that they are trying to evolve the way technology is used in politics, and society, and teaching people how to vote on – line means that more people can get involved.  It was a wonderful venue. I am now interested in politics a lot more.