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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 12th 2019

World Book Day Celebrates the Wonder of Reading

Kriya, Sophia and Milan, Year 7, report on our fantastic World Book Day activities to celebrate the importance of reading.

Have you ever imagined how all these amazing characters in the photo below came to life? Well, the answer is, our teachers.

On the 7th March 2019, our stupendous teachers helped us celebrate World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book character. For Year 7s it was an extraordinary experience as it was their first year seeing this magical transformation.

World Book Day photo

As part of the celebrations, there was a treasure hunt to find out each teacher’s favourite book by looking for quotes hidden around the school.

Vikalya, a student in Year 7 who received an Amazon voucher for winning the treasure hunt, said: "It’s good because I have never won anything in secondary school. I can buy things that I can study with, which could improve educational opportunities." 

We know that there were a lot of people who had entered the hunt but two lucky people won. "I chose to do this because it is fun, and it challenges the brain since you must learn about the book character and the book that you do not know about," she said.

"A broader mindset"

Fahmida, another student in Year 7, also won a prize. "I am happy to win the Amazon gift card because I haven’t won anything from my years in education except a box of Celebrations! I thought it would fun and I had a one in a million chance out of 800 – 900 students and I could not believe that I won. I would never have thought I would win any prizes and I was shocked when my tutor, Miss Cullen, announced that I and Vikalya won. I will spend my money on my favourite books and my everyday hobbies.”

Mr Nyantaki, a maths teacher at the Academy, has a love of reading and he told us: "The books that we read provide knowledge. Knowledge is power and if you are knowledgeable it helps you with life and improves your education. Reading books gives you a broader mindset. World Book Day celebrates the importance of reading books and how books help you."

Best costumes

The English Department was in charge of deciding who had the best costume amongst the teachers. The winners were Mr Scott as John Snow from Game of Thrones and Ms Bent as an Oompa Loompa from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

However, the student journalists at the Invictus Scroll decided we would also like to create our own awards. Here they are:

  • 1st place: Ms Davis as Jane Eyre
  • 2nd place: Mr Scott as John Snow from Games of Thrones
  • 3rd place: Mr Singh as Oliver from Oliver Twist

Overall, World book day 2019 was the best at Harris Invictus this year as all children had fun experiencing the greatness of books. Hopefully next year will be even better!

By Kriya, Sophia and Milan, Year 7