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01/03/24

🎵 are looking for a strings teacher on Thursdays 8.30-4.30 and Friday 8.00-3.30. £30 per hour. 🎻 For more information visit https://t.co/9IZzShcJ5E

29/02/24

Members of our Academy Orchestra enjoying and being challenged by a day of improvising at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Thanks for organising pic.twitter.com/WplhRmKp40

29/02/24

Thank you for this amazing opportunity! Thank you also to the music staff for getting your students out to this at such a busy time of year! This is music 🥇🤩! We can’t wait to hear some concert excerpts 🥳. https://t.co/KfABaG5sX8

28/02/24

Thank you for this amazing opportunity! Thank you also to the music staff for getting your students out to this at such a busy time of year! This is music 🥇🤩! We can’t wait to hear some concert excerpts 🥳. https://t.co/KfABaG5sX8

27/02/24

We thought you'd like to see some drawings by our talented Year 7 artists. Lots more to enjoy at https://t.co/K5jM70rqbc pic.twitter.com/lPEumClOms

23/02/24

HAP students watch Brentford versus Liverpool at Brentford Football Club pic.twitter.com/hakXMxbkXY

23/02/24

More wonderful photos from the Year 7 residential at pic.twitter.com/so329QPYVW

23/02/24

Year 7 had a fantastic time at in the New Forest pic.twitter.com/bR1rtyEkbd

22/02/24

Continued success for 3 of our Basketball teams who have progressed onto the Playoffs of the National Schools Basketball League. pic.twitter.com/gIMDVAG5ax

13/02/24

Year 10 have been working on a project on the theme of ‘Distorted Portraits.’ They studied the work of artist Henrietta Harris, creating transcriptions of her distorted portraits, and then created their own new and original compositions. More at https://t.co/zbqwSfrkz7 pic.twitter.com/zx9uNQzy29

13/02/24

Toni-Ann and Solonique took part in the Drama Festival this month and were simply amazing, with Toni-Ann winning Star Performer of the event. "They delivered an incredibly powerful, moving piece of theatre that wouldn’t have looked amiss on a professional stage." pic.twitter.com/UscT8o6dNn

06/02/24

⚽️ FREE GIRLS FOOTBALL SESSIONS ⚽️We are pleased to announce that our wildcats and squad girls sessions are coming together on one night.🗓️ Every Monday from 22nd AprilScan the QR code or follow the link below to register.https://t.co/ByaE0Mydm3#letgirlsplay pic.twitter.com/IUwzNJn49N

06/02/24

Year 5 students from joined our Year 7 cohort for a wonderful presentation by author Her fantasy book “Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm” is inspired by Chinese folklore and features magic, dragon boats and paper cuts. pic.twitter.com/hL0LYQkZ8r

02/02/24

Year 7 Kings Scholars discover University pic.twitter.com/nleyVCMBHf

01/02/24

Year 4 Kung Fu workshop to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year pic.twitter.com/zGv1eetyIC

01/02/24

Year 5 are really enjoying their 1:1 Mandarin sessions! pic.twitter.com/0lnqEBe5bQ

31/01/24

Year 5 are really enjoying their 1:1 Mandarin sessions! pic.twitter.com/0lnqEBe5bQ

31/01/24

Our Year 9 Boys Basketball Team won their most recent match 56-33. Well done boys!!! pic.twitter.com/js922cibF2

31/01/24

Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 Girls Basketball Team who are competing in the U16 Harris Cup. pic.twitter.com/7dBf9Zfw0t

29/01/24

Our students from years 7-9 really enjoyed 's pantomime Beauty and the Beast recently, which they attended as a rewards trip. A massive thank you to all staff who supported the trip! https://t.co/jmfeLnrQM3 pic.twitter.com/syV986YXr6

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Posted on November 6th 2023

'Brilliant Belgium': HAP International Trip to the Battlefields of Ypres

IMG 2608Students from Year 9 and 10 had an amazing experience when the History team took them to the battlefields of Ypres, Belgium in September. One of our Year 9 students, Munib, described the day as 'brilliant' and we couldn't agree more.

Across the day, the students had the chance to visit three significant destinations in the history of the trenches in World War One:

  • Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, the second largest burials of Commonwealth soldiers at nearly 10,000 soldiers
  • Passchendaele Museum, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of WW1
  • Hill 606/Sanctuary Wood - the site of a preserved trench.

The day was rounded off with a visit to Leonidas Chocolatiers to experience buying Belgian chocolate (and waffles) from Belgium. 



Munib, Year 9, writes... 

384c4a1e 7e51 41f2 9cc1 96346711acabOur first destination was the cemetery. It contained over 10,000 soldiers who had died during the First World War. Most of the soldiers were young - the youngest I found was 15 years old! I felt weird stepping and walking around the graves of dead soldiers. 

After an hour at the cemetery, the coach drove us to our second destination: Passchendaele Museum. This was one of my favourite places as there were weapons, cutlery, and artillery for us to look at - we even got the chance to touch some of the objects, too. To top it all off, there was a replica dug out - where soldiers would have lived during the First World War - which we were able to experience. There was a hallway, and everyone had to bend down. We even got to see a re-make of a trench system which was very cool.

Our third destination was Sanctuary Wood, where we got to experience a real-life trench system which had been preserved since the war over 100 years ago! This trench system was a lot muddier and wetter than the last one. It was way worse! When exploring the trench, we went through an underground tunnel - we regretted it very quickly. It was muddy, wet, and very dark inside. It really made us understand the experiences that soldiers would have had living in the trenches during the war. It was a brilliant experience, and I won't forget it anytime soon.


The day was an inspirational one for our students and lots of memories were created that day.

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What was most inspiring was the igniting of the enquiring brains we are nurturing amongst all of our students, seen so amazingly by Fazia, in Year 9, who went away and completed her own independent research on battles of World War I and some of the experiences of soldiers, such as William Bruford from Taunton, and about the deaths of soldiers who died at Zonnebeke Chateau. You can see some of Fazia's research below. 

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The day was rounded off with a visit to Leonidas Chocolatiers to experience buying Belgian chocolate (and waffles) from Belgium. 

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