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09/05/24

24 Y12 Chemists ventured to Imperial College and carried out practical techniques, calculations, identified common method mistakes and accurately observed then recorded results. The students were described "as role model students" by the university staff! pic.twitter.com/v97xKpLeiK

25/04/24

I found a king in me and now I love you I found a king in you and now I love me'On Monday some of students saw the play 'For Black Boys...' at the Garrick Theatre. The group roared with laughter, sang along and (almost) cried during the emotional performance! pic.twitter.com/4ZOqpBAPwW

25/04/24

Well done to all students who took part in Wandsworth Schools Athletics Champs. Congratulations to Tom Radford-Silver in the Shot Putt, Kymarley Morrison-Silver in the Triple Jump, Samuel Mireku-Kwasi-Silver in 100m Hurdles and Ajdin Sabic-Bronze in the Shot Putt. pic.twitter.com/wM54NhxfYW

19/04/24

14 Y11 students visited Oxford University for a taster day on Wednesday and left inspired that with hard work and commitment to their study a future place is a realistic aspiration! pic.twitter.com/DDyNCdY9Jv

19/04/24

What an exceptional start Harris Academy Battersea Y9 students have made to their new STREET ART project! pic.twitter.com/XjFnensWQx

28/03/24

Well done to our Student Leadership Team who go above and beyond in their meetings to ensure collaboration across KS3. Their innovative ideas to amplify student voice within the school, whilst also providing a direct channel of communication are greatly appreciated. pic.twitter.com/i8NipfuDD3

28/03/24

Some of our female students attended a panel discussion and Q+A from seven inspirational female leaders from a variety of industries. Louise in Y10 was braved to preform some of her poems in front of everyone. pic.twitter.com/NeOF6zczrA

28/03/24

30 Year 10 pupils went to the Apple head offices in Battersea Power Station to learn all about how Apple Books are published and created and to get an insight into the digital publishing world on 6.03.24. pic.twitter.com/Y2igxHdSMd

28/03/24

10 of our 6th Form students went to open their fast in Battersea Art Centre as part of London's first Open Iftar event this year! It stands as the UK’s largest and acclaimed community event during Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/slqX02mJNe

28/03/24

Our Y9 Debate Mate Club achieved fantastic success in their Pitch Project. They showed a fantastic growth in confidence, and presented with clarity and composure, sharing a range of thoughtful ideas. This was part of a large national competition, and they were placed fourth! pic.twitter.com/7P63Jn3v9X

08/02/24

Congratulations to the HABS boys' and girls' basketball teams. The boys won vs Ark Putney and Chestnut Grove with 16-2 & 15-7 and the girls won vs Harris Clapham with 55-28! Most importantly they played for each other and supported each other. pic.twitter.com/sZZoUVASqi

06/02/24

Congratulations to the incredible Y7's who participated in the Harris Spelling Bee! Your resilience and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 5 challenging rounds are truly commendable. You've not only showcased your spelling prowess but also set a shining example of teamwork! pic.twitter.com/yNSmDJIurh

09/01/24

Well done, to HABS KS5 students who have raised more than £200 for Doctors without Borders to support them with aiding medical care across the world in places of conflict! pic.twitter.com/tOiMJrPLAo

09/01/24

Big thank you to for helping our wonderful student, Chelsea, to tick this off her bucket list! She got to watch the game, meet the team, and received a signed Hockey stick by the players! Big shout out to Graham for organising! pic.twitter.com/QD1Rg9VrTs

21/12/23

So thrilled to share the achievements of 6 formers who were rewarded an Ice-Skating trip. It was a celebration of their proactive approach in seeking extracurricular opportunities and dedicated efforts towards personal development. Massive well done to our students! pic.twitter.com/cKuiHGe4rs

20/12/23

Enjoy the following stills from the Year 11 Drama Component 2 Final Performance. Students put on a show of their best Crucible and Top Girls scenes exploring the theme of POWER. pic.twitter.com/vgyTHAEKc5

20/12/23

Well Done to all of HABS CNAT and Vocation Year 11 students for getting their coursework and performance portfolios completed!

20/12/23

Congratulations to Joel Sea and Roman Bafi on their outstanding achievements this term. Roman has been offered scholarships from the San Francisco Ballet School and Joel is the Regional Jack Petchey Speak Out Champion. We are immensely proud!

15/12/23

HABS Y13 students visited Imperial College London and interacted with Imperial staff and students, giving them a glimpse of what life at university would be like. The trip motivated our students to pursue higher academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/PZwvazMmmv

15/12/23

Harris Academy Y10&11 Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season and made us very proud. They won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games on displayed team play, strategic brilliance and an excellent representation of Harris Battersea's values pic.twitter.com/hyqVi6b5Ea

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Posted on July 19th 2022

HABS Does Work Experience For Years 10 and 12

Harris Academy Battersea planned a Work Experience Week for both Year 10 and Year 12 this term, which provided a huge range of experiences and skills that will support our students to thrive in this changing world – both this week and in the future. 

Work Experience Week could only be successful because of the support we received from multiple different professionals and industries over the course of the two weeks. 

Special shout out to the companies who made sure our students were able to get out of the school and gain experience of different careers and different workplaces. Thank you to:

  • The Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Greenwich Leisure Ltd
  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Christies
  • Oliver Agency
  • and Battersea Power Station Development Company 

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What students said...

  • "At first, I was really nervous to present to the professional. After I had done it, though, I felt proud of myself and they even gave me some useful tips on how to improve." Year 10 student
  • "I was hoping to meet someone who worked in sustainability, so was really interested to meet a Sustainability Manager. I asked her about the different ways into that industry, and was interested to hear you can do lots of different degrees." Year 12 student
  • "The careers talks we had in the afternoon were interesting. My favourite ones were the talk about economics in government and the NHS one." Year 10 student 
  • "I loved the trip day. It was exciting to go to Christies. I had never even heard of an auction house before." Year 10 student
  • "The interview was actually really good. The person who interviewed me was really nice too, which helped with my nerves!" Year 10 student
  • "It was great to do a practice interview during the day. I then did my actual job interview that I got during the jobs fair we visited and I got the job!" Year 12 student
  • "The jobs fair at Battersea Power Station was my highlight. There were so many different brands there and I got invited to the Body Shop and Starbucks recruitment days." Year 12 student
  • "The careers fair was a great way to end the week!" Year 10 student 
  • "The variety of careers talks that we got was really good. Was interesting to hear about people’s different career paths and what skills they needed." Year 12 student

Year 10 - Overview of the week

Monday – Day 1

Y10 students were given the knowledge and time to write their first CV. They also explored post 16 options, and were given key information to allow them to navigate the world of work more effectively. The day ended with careers talks from different professionals. 

Tuesday – Day 2

In the morning our Y10s went off to visit four different workplaces. They visited Battersea Power Station, Sir Robert McAlpine, Greenwich Leisure Ltd at Balham park Library and Christies. There they met different professionals and were given a tour. Upon returning to school they attended another series of talks from different professionals.   

Wednesday – Day 3

Midway through the week the Y10s were given the opportunity to explore one of four industries, take on one of four job roles and in teams come up with a response to a specific industry challenge. They then presented back their ideas before finally wrapping up the day with more careers talks.   

Thursday – Day 4

Was all about practicing a key professional skill – INTERVIEWS. Students got to practice in pairs and some were able to try out their professional skills with a professional. The day ended again with Careers talks.  

Friday – Day 5 

Final day was all about presentation, another vital professional skill. Students practiced in pairs then got a chance to present to a professional who gave them some feedback. The afternoon was then spent at a Careers fair with multiple different professionals and companies attending.  

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Year 12 - Overview of the week

Monday – Day 1

Y12 students were given the knowledge and time to write their first CV, or update their previous one. They also explored post 18 options, and were given key information to allow them to navigate the world of work more effectively. The day ended with careers talks from different professionals.

Tuesday – Day 2

In the morning our Y12s went off to visit three different workplaces. They visited Battersea Power Station, Oliver Agency and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. There they met different professionals and were given a tour.  

Wednesday – Day 3

The Y12s went to their first Careers Fair held at Battersea Power Station. Students got to interact with a variety of employers in everything from Retail and Customer Service to Facilities Management and Construction. Some of our Y12s have already secured jobs off the back of this, with many more having interviews and attending recruitment days. This day ended with more Careers talks.  

Thursday – Day 4

Was all about practicing a key professional skill – INTERVIEWS. Students got to practice in pairs and all were able to try out their professional skills with a mock interview delivered by some professional volunteers. The day ended again with Careers talks.  

Friday – Day 5 

On the final day our Y12s were given the opportunity to explore one of four industries, take on one of four job roles and in teams come up with a response to a specific industry challenge. Having practiced what a good presentation looks like, they then got a chance to present their response to a professional who gave them some feedback.   

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