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It has been a genuine pleasure working with the Y9 boys and incredible staff great commitment to the programme and some excellent progress made. Looking forward to continuing our support and starting with our new students next week. Helping Young People Grow.


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A great end to the Positive Behaviour Programme today. No feedback is greater than from the students themselves. A pleasure to read their thoughts on the programme and how it’s benefitted them. Looking forward to continuing to support them moving forward.


A great final session for our Y9 Positive Behaviour students with the fabulous team from - what a great few weeks it has been! We are looking forward to the follow ups as well as our new courses starting soon


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Another fantastic morning spent delivering our Positive Behaviour Programme. Great to see the boys for the first time since the Easter break and brilliant to hear of some positive progress being made. Well done boys!


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Day 4 Update & what a beautiful day it was! Clear & crisp with blue sky as we ventured further up the mountain! ‘Using muscles we didn’t know we have’ was the catchphrase of the day as the demands of snow sport start to be felt! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Day Three from Crans Montana did not disappoint! Red runs for some of our intermediate skiers, snow capped mountains all around & a torchlit walk around the frozen lake; we’ve had it all! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Our first ski/board lessons yesterday in some cloudy and cold conditions; -2C for most of the day! A torchlight walk after dinner and it was an early night; awesome first day! We Know. We Can. We Will.


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A huge thank you to all our dedicated staff who gave up their Friday evening to hold our amazing Fair 2019. Science, Maths and Computer Science were there in force with support from our wonderful Consultants, other subjects and TA’s. Thank you all! We Know. We Can. We Will.


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A huge thank you to our friends at and who have supported Fair 2019! A huge array of activities, information and guidance on We Know. We Can. We Will.


There’s electricity, dissections and robots at tonight which can only mean one thing; it’s Fair 2019 time! We Know. We Can. We Will.


It’s all about at out Fair 2019 tonight! It’s hands on, messy & practical! Amazing work for Team Science!


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Ready for Session 4 of our Positive Behaviour Programme this morning. The boys will be exploring the ‘Power of Positivity’ 💪🏻


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A powerful start to the week this morning. Great engagement, behaviour and a real willingness to learn from the boys. An excellent session had by all. Positivity is the key to success.


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Posted on April 1st 2019

Year 7 Poets Perform in Front of Hundreds

Year 7 performed The Carnival of the Animals to a mesmerised audience in Upper Norwood in March. Report by Priya and Lekshmi, Year 7.

Ms Davis’s English class (7X1) went on a fun trip on Sunday 17th March. We performed our own poems to more than 350 people! The event was called The Carnival of Animals and was held at St John the Evangelist Church in Upper Norwood.

We had all been working very hard on this ‘not so secret project’. The poetry organisation Well Versed Ink helped us on the project by holding poetry workshops in our English class. 

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Furkaan, Flori, Aayan, Grace, Lekshmi and Priya went on the trip and performed beautifully in front of the exhilarated and mesmerised audience. It was a wonderful experience.

The audience was respectful and listened eagerly for more. The little ones at the show enjoyed it too – there must have been over 100 toddlers in the audience! How did we know they were having fun? They imitated the actions of all the animals they knew. For example, when we read our lion poem, all the kids roared and joined in with us.

We also had lots of fun back stage reciting the poems. When the show ended, we got a few interviews from the audience to see how well they thought we did.

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"Absolutely amazing"

Tim Spoerer, a music teacher at Ecclesbourne Primary School and conductor and leader of the Djembe Kings, said, “I couldn’t be happier. What a beautiful space it is as well. It is amazing to hear something we usually only hear on the internet come to life. I absolutely love animals. I think they are amazing creatures and we ought to help them out. I am extremely sad that all the corals are dying and we, as humans, should make a difference.”

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“My favourite animal is either a bush baby or a rhino. If there is another show next year, I would definitely come. I have always loved animals and this show has made me love animals even more. If I had to pick from all the poems, I would pick the Aviary or the Aquarium poem. I don't think that anything could have been improved it was absolutely amazing, and as a teacher I am truly impressed.”


Jenny, a member of the London Mozart Players, who helped run the show, said, “I felt very excited about what you have achieved, and the audience of course really enjoyed it. I think that animals are amazing beings who we should look after as without them we wouldn’t exist. I also had a horse when I was eight and I still love them to this day! My favourite poems (although I loved them all!) was the swan and shark poem as they had a lovely message behind them. I also think that the performance did not need any amount of improvement considering that you were under a lot of pressure, but you guys still coped very well and made a fantastic performance! If there is another show next year - whether it's about animals or not - I will definitely come and watch as well as help!”

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We also managed to get an interview with some students. Shiv, a student at Ecclesbourne Primary School, simply summed it for all of us: “It was great. It was really great.”

We would like to thank everyone at Well Versed Ink and London Mozart Players who helped us prepare for this incredible performance and all the children and adults who contributed.

By Priya and Lekshmi, Year 7    

Students at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon are writing new stories for the school website as part of an after-school club facilitated by Ms Davis. Their articles will also appear in our termly newsletter, Invictus Scroll.