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25/01/21

Well done to some of our fantastic Year 7 students, creating work inspired by Bridget Riley and William Morris https://t.co/SfgpXCCkHR

25/01/21

Year 10 German speakers completed some amazing virtual work during live online lessons. Gut gemacht alle zusammen! https://t.co/jzshK2PKvq

25/01/21

Our students gave their responses to the question 'What is the hill we climb during lockdown', after watching the inspiring inauguration poem by . Here are some of their thoughtful responses that were shared in Assembly today https://t.co/sEA6fR1eNI

25/01/21

Happy Monday everyone! We wanted to start the week by thanking our amazing Testing Team for all their hard work and keeping us safe on site! https://t.co/4unYC1SAKT

20/01/21

Join and with a new project for 17-19yrs: Rap X Gilbert & Sullivan. Who knew Hamilton was similar to Opera? Rapper John Akinde & Opera Singer guide you through the skills to use your own voice and lyrics Wed 20 Jan https://t.co/m6BMJiFF7S

20/01/21

Retweetd From Mr Daniel Tye

Do you have a spare laptop collecting dust @ home? Could it be put to better use donated to a school to loan to students to learn online during this lockdown? Then please approach who could really use your donations! 🙏🏼

20/01/21

Our Junior Experience & really learned a lot from Ms Gardner's Masterclass on the Spanish Flu Pandemic. See some of their reflective comments below! https://t.co/Cndt1ZlWRk

15/01/21

Come and collect free fresh food parcels from 1.15pm TODAY! Will see you there HAP family 😊 https://t.co/SeWbIzJJFa

15/01/21

Thank you to for providing an illuminating art history lecture to our Year 9 cohort. They found it fascinating to learn more about art history and Christie’s Auction House! https://t.co/zAJb0qlF9h

14/01/21

Thanks so much to UK for offering an inspirational virtual careers talk on Raising Aspirations – an Insight to Professional Roles in a Magic Circle Law Firm. Our Harris Peckham students were blown away by your panellist.

12/01/21

This week we have provided hundreds of families with amazing food parcels 😊 We also have fresh meals coming on Friday at 1.15pm - everyone is welcome. Thanks to everyone who has helped us to support our families. Teamwork is dreamwork! 💙 https://t.co/BYKLbotCLZ

11/01/21

As part of our and Junior Experience Masterclass programme, Ms Gardner is sharing with students her academic specialism on the Spanish Flu pandemic. Very topical and educational to learn about the history of pandemics! See below what they will be covering ⬇️ https://t.co/xWxgv0GOpQ

11/01/21

Please come to the Academy today between 2-3pm to collect your food parcels! We look forward to seeing you there. Stay safe everyone!

07/01/21

Download our Winter 2020-21 edition of Insight, a school magazine full of news about what students at Harris Academy Peckham have been achieving. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/uS83rhQFmu https://t.co/TpA1sAqxD4

04/01/21

Please come up to the Academy today 4-430pm (4th January) to collect free meals, cereals, baked beans and fresh bagels!

04/01/21

Happy New Year HAP Family!  Thank you to the Mide-Madariola World Foundation & HAP staff who gave kind donations for our Christmas Food bags and gifts that we gave out before the holiday. Malcolm’s kindness and energy will live on forever through our regular food parcels. https://t.co/KjzezrQLpV

23/12/20

Harris Academies have now delivered more than 1,300 frozen meals to families in Peckham. The food for local students and their families was provided by & Foundation. "It could not have come at a more crucial time," said Rebecca Hickey, Assistant Director https://t.co/1uwG26QYtV

23/12/20

Wishing everyone in our a community a very merry Christmas. Stay safe and look after each other. And have some fun with this... 😂💙🎶 https://t.co/8ZcRT6wL91

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Posted on October 2nd 2020

'The Rush of Wind' - A Poem for Black History Month

At Harris Academy Peckham, WORD is core to everything we do. So during Black History Month we want to celebrate the power of our voice. 

Miss Howell, a spoken word artist herself, has written a poem in reflection of Windrush. This was done following work with the poet Benjamin Zephaniah and we wanted to share it with you here.

Pictured: John, a part of the Windrush generation, visiting Clapham South Deep Shelter, decades after being there during Windrush.


John

The Rush of Wind

Written by Miss Howell 

May this Empire Windrush deliver us to freedom

I see my brothers and sisters on this glorious ship

We dance the glory dance

We cheer the glory cheer

Our merry souls are steeped in excitement that we've been invited here.

When we anchor ourselves into the blessed

Tilbury Docks of Essex

The world is our oyster.

We will disperse into England with energy matched of joyous children,

I wonder what their trains looks like.

I wonder what their roads feel like beneath my feet

Will I ever feel the humid heat of Jamaica again?

I don't know where I will lay my head

Or if I'll even have a bed

But we know we've been invited here.

 

Some two hundred and fifty of us travel

To the Clapham South Deep Shelter.

We make ourselves comfortable in our new temporary home.

Some of us have a lot of belongings and some of us have none

None of us have our papers so the journey cannot be undone.

For six shillings and sixpence a week it buys me a bunker with crisp white sheets below the Northern line.

The windowless underworld under the underground

And I cannot believe how loud it is.

Trains rattle overhead and our bodies involuntarily shake to the rhythm of moving trains.

The energy of transport is so fast here

Everyone is bolting around the streets like quick flashes of lightning.

 

We travel to Brixton to the labour employment

And guess what?

I've got me a job!

With the glorious British Rail Depot in Orpington...

But glory here in England doesn't last long

They tell you

"It's the mother country, you're all welcome, you're British" but now that I live here

You realise you're a foreigner and that's all there is to it.

 

I may always be an alien in a country that invited me

They may try to erase our labour that helped their broken economy

They may try to deport my friends of the West Indies

But they will never erase me.

 

I am John Richards, a ninety-four-year-old proud Jamaican man who worked for the National Rail until I retired.

I may, at my old age be tired of corrupt Britain

But I am one of many pioneers of the Windrush Generation.

And no matter how hard England tries to erase us, we were invited here.