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We would like to celebrate the fantastic work being produced by KS3 students in Ms. Smith’s lessons . Creativity should always be encouraged and it is a great skill to have in all walks of life.


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Great day at with Harris Experience Y10 students focusing on a variety of STEM subjects, as well as opportunities to get involved with the university! Students have been asked some very tough scientific questions and really had a chance to apply their knowledge.


We’ve just set sail from Calais, leaving 🇫🇷 and heading for 🇬🇧! See you soon Dover!


It’s au revoir Paris as we are now on our way home! It’s been an amazing few days; students have shown real aspiration & courage with their speaking & understanding in French! It’s now back to the ferry in the rain for us!


A cultured morning exploring the Louvre; we are very impressed with Ms. Fossey and her history/art knowledge! We Know. We Can. We Will.


It’s our final morning but we have a special treat before we go - a few hours around the Louvre & the beautiful Tuileries Garden before we leave at midday!


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Another great day in Paris with our students! Bateaux Mouche ride followed by strolling around the Tour Eiffel, French market and Champs Élysées


Another day of exploring with a street market, French shops, lunch by the Tour Eiffel and a walk over the river We Know. We Can. We Will.


Amazing views of the Tour Eiffel from our boat trip! It’s a bit windy on the river but we have some of the best seats onboard! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Bonjour! We are on the river this morning onboard the ‘Le Mulet Coureau’; an amazing way to see the sights as we cruise along the Seine We Know. We Can. We Will.


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Stunning views and amazing street art today! The weather was on our side all day long. Met up with our pen pals, wandered around Montmartre and got to the top of La Tour Montparnasse. Quelle journée!#HIACParis2019


Stunning views as we visited the Panoramic Observatory at (Tour Montparnasse), 210m above Paris! We did both the inside and outside observation decks! We Know. We Can. We Will.


An arty morning exploring the cobbled backstreets... oh and plenty of steps! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Lunch with a view at Montmartre! The sun is out and it’s a beautiful little park to rest in! We Know. We Can. We Will.


What a morning of exploring! We met up with the French school we’ve been swapping letters with and have been taking in the culture of Montmartre! We Know. We Can. We Will.


We’ve got our very own tour guide in Ms. Fossey who’s been pointing out the sites this morning! We’ve arrive at our first stop of the day, Sacré Coeur 🇫🇷 We Know. We Can. We Will.


And we’ve arrived!! 🇫🇷 We are here safe and sound in our accommodation; students are unpacking in their rooms and looking forward to dinner at 7pm French time!


489 miles down and for some reason all we can hear is ‘are we nearly there yet...?!’ Our current view of Paris is equivalent to the M25 at rush hour!! But... we are nearly there!!


Getting closer now! A quick pit stop for lunch and officially 100km from ! We are heading straight to our accommodation to settle in when we arrive We Know. We Can. We Will.

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Posted on March 18th 2019

Sparking STEM Fair Takes Over Academy

Paulina, Year 9, reports on our second annual STEM fair.

We held our second annual STEM Fair on Friday 15th March 2019. For those who don’t know, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We had many successful activities being run at the Fair, from analysing slime to dissecting hearts. There were also people from different universities who came and presented different activities.

STEM fair photo 1

One of the most popular activities was a murder mystery test. Students were shown the DNA of a 'murderer' and then were give five different suspects with different DNA patterns and we had to find the one that matched the original. For some it was easy but others struggled. One student even thought it was a trick!

Volcano table

Tamjid was one of the students volunteering at the Fair at the ‘Volcano Table’ (pictured above) along with Jaleel and Flori. The Year 7 student told us: “I thought it would be an exciting experience to create the volcanos to erupt in front of people and help them do it too.”

“I think it was a success because we had many activities and I personally thought it was quite an enjoyable time for me and the visitors.”

“I really enjoy science because you get to discover so many things about the world.”

Stem Fair photo 2

Mountains of snacks

Students didn’t just love the activities, they also loved the refreshments. There were mountains of snacks including crisps, sandwiches, chocolates and more.

But more importantly this could not have been done without the head of the science department, Ms Bent, and of course the fellow teachers who gave up their time to help and come down to see our scientific event. Lastly, the students who also had given up their Friday evening to join in were really important too.

By Paulina, Year 9

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.