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12/12/19

Our Insight Winter 2019 magazine is now on our website. Please click on the following link to download. https://t.co/P1qK1DHvWm https://t.co/SteLXpNke8

11/12/19

Year 9 giving their speeches after the Leap Day Immigration Presentation https://t.co/ze23UCSDc6

10/12/19

Fantastic performances from our Drama and Dance students this evening! It was a privilege to host Harris on Stage this year. & you were amazing too! https://t.co/3xVgrK4ruz

09/12/19

GCSE Music students completing their analysis of Mozart. Great discussion about diminished chords v dominant minor 9ths 🎶 https://t.co/6yjtiGU2qb

09/12/19

Students had a fantastic time at Old Colfeians RFC for Project Rugby organised by the TSG section of the Met police. They came 3rd in the competition and were the only all-female side. https://t.co/UHATVB8gv8

06/12/19

Retweetd From IPPR

Great to talk with pupils from last night! We were blown away by their intelligent and thoughtful responses and questions 💯 ones to watch for the future! https://t.co/oVCbUImV41

06/12/19

Fantastic to see former student in this video from https://t.co/TCbioOWOch

06/12/19

Some critical analysis of economic policy between Islam, Tegan, Prince, Mr Tye and Ms McCurdy at the and Economic Justice Assembly. Blown away by these critical ideas and thoughts! https://t.co/LpDOoE8R2h

06/12/19

Our budding Year 10 economists working with the and on policy ideas such as a Citizens’ Wealth Fund, a 32-hour week for all & a Jobs Guarantee. https://t.co/JrgmtZDbGw

06/12/19

Year 11 students spending the day at finding out about Sixth Form & taking part in philosophy workshops to develop their critical thinking skills.

05/12/19

Year 10 creating fantastic mind maps in Spanish in preparation for assessment week. https://t.co/FbgBbosrqd

05/12/19

Amazing performance from and . You sound wonderful! 🎶 https://t.co/VemErBrdk4

05/12/19

It was a privilege to perform at Buckingham Palace last night for and their royal guest! 🎶 https://t.co/EiqlUTCGVo

05/12/19

Great to see HAP music student Yeray in this video. We will definitely be sending some more students on this next year - he had a great time! https://t.co/cHWxf8n83Q

05/12/19

Getting into the Festive spirit at Buckingham Palace! Thanks for inviting us to perform 🎶 https://t.co/55X67GHGhV

05/12/19

You were made for that stage and ! We are looking forward to providing more amazing performance opportunities for you! https://t.co/pvbxNLKgVv

05/12/19

So proud of this wonderful choir! We are privileged to be providing specislist music provision for this year! https://t.co/N6l0FIhfZz

05/12/19

Retweetd From Actors of Dionysus

Wonderful workshop yesterday Fantastic GCSE group who threw themselves into with gusto! Can you guess the characters below? https://t.co/LlBXNVWCKw https://t.co/SioCKaJ1Fu

03/12/19

Year 9 Students get ready for the Met Police TSG tournament on Saturday at Old Colfeians Rugby Club. Harlequins coaches and a star player will be there! https://t.co/zEKzu7iW2k

03/12/19

The deputy commander for Southwark has met with our student council to discuss how to display positive images of teenagers online. He has now committed to meeting our young people on a termly basis to build positive relations with local authorities. https://t.co/ZRL2aKgWKQ

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Posted on November 29th 2019

Peckham Poets Honour Bob Marley

Bob Marley 1Talented Harris Academy Peckham poets were invited to perform alongside Benjamin Zephaniah at a ceremony to mark the unveiling of a Blue Plaque on the Chelsea house Bob Marley shared with his band the Wailers.

Visiting the house at 42 Oakley Street, our Peckham Poets performed original pieces inspired by Marley’s lyrics and beliefs. A spokesperson for English Heritage team said our students were “fabulous…such confident and inspiring young women”, which filled our students with pride.

Amira, Year 10, is pictured above with Benjamin Zephaniah, and you can read Amira's poem below. Below is a picture of Fabiola, Year 10, performing her poem at the ceremony.

Ms Alexander, English Teacher


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One of the poems written by our fabulous Peckham Poets, to honour Bob Marley.

 

Buffalo Soldier

By Amira, Year 9

 

I am the third little bird of the south

Sitting on the world’s doorstep

Humming sweet melodies of freedom

Awaiting my time to be free

 

I am the Buffalo Soldier

Fighting for survival

Humming sweet harmonies of my history

Awaiting my time to be free

 

I live in the concrete jungle

Where the moon doesn’t come out to play

There are no chains around my feet,

but I know, somehow, I’m not free

I live in the concrete jungle, awaiting to be free

 

We are the little birds

We are the Buffalo Soldiers

Sitting on the world’s doorstep

Humming sweet counter melodies to the concrete jungle

Awaiting our time to be free.