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22/04/18

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Are you a teacher looking for a role? Take a look at the latest opportunity : https://t.co/7vuz6XIXrY https://t.co/iN17FB4Zpb

19/04/18

Fantastic to be here at St George's, Hanover Square performing as part of Commonwealth Resounds with students from and Apollo Youth Choir. Rehearsal is sounding great! https://t.co/2phzHEYWv1

19/04/18

South London Gallery came in to work with Year 7. Students were creating their own comic strips using historical paintings. The work produced will be printed professionally and will be part of an exhibition in July at the South London Gallery. https://t.co/tnFI1XImO0

18/04/18

Congratulations to our talented musicians on their recent music exam success! 🎶 https://t.co/V1gzuf9ou4

18/04/18

Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening is on Tuesday 24th April 2018 from 6.00pm - 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming all Year 11 Parents and Carers.

16/04/18

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16/04/18

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Lovely to meet Head of Music A great community within Peckham with students really soaking up their love for the music and the arts! @#InspireOurYputh https://t.co/sGhsb8YRMj

16/04/18

Miss Hamner shows off her violin skills with students at the multi story orchestra https://t.co/Gi1czra35Y

15/04/18

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Heard some amazing stories about the youth of the Peckham community from Head of music Aspiring students residing in this great school providing them with great opportunities to expand their talents! https://t.co/zYrFJngFIv

15/04/18

We hope you are having an enjoyable and restful break. We look forward to welcoming all students back to the Academy on Monday 16th April at 8:25am.

13/04/18

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09/04/18

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09/04/18

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09/04/18

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09/04/18

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Huge congrats to all the incredible musicians from who performed with us in Noye's Fludde with . You were all totally awesome! https://t.co/6buGwDvARa

06/04/18

Good luck to our fantastic music students in their performances of Noye's Fludde today and tomorrow! Just warming up for the matinee. 🎶 https://t.co/lgZsR7ew7r

31/03/18

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30/03/18

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We're so proud of Crispin for his excellent performance in the Speak Out challenge regional final last night . Many congrats to winner Omotola from and all the other fantastic contestants. What a great event! https://t.co/ibK8Urmb3H

29/03/18

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What a great evening - thank you to our fabulous judges Detective Superintendent Helen Lyons Gemma Juma Josie Verghese Neil Chisholm Kat Lee Emily Reddon & Trudy-Ann https://t.co/DHFxL0hf7X

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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.