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13/07/22

Brilliant to have our own police cadet unit on site! Our first intake of recruits are into week 12 of their training. Next intake in September! pic.twitter.com/JENh6IouYw

07/07/22

Fantastic trip to China Town for a meal (and to practise our language skills!) and then to the British Museum! pic.twitter.com/bnCRH9DzGK

04/07/22

Our Year 8 boys are south region Federation champions! pic.twitter.com/8anDlr9wTE

30/06/22

Official opening today! Very special event with superb speeches from our students in all three of the languages that they study! pic.twitter.com/b3WXy6cKZ0

27/05/22

Great excitement as we set off for this morning and an added bonus that we got to use the brand new ! pic.twitter.com/wWZCrffT5f

25/05/22

What a show! our students had an amazing time!

25/05/22

Our students as language teachers! Thank you for welcoming us and for allowing us to share our knowledge and enjoyment of learning Spanish and Chinese with you! pic.twitter.com/qLiD1J9sIQ

25/05/22

Thank you to for a very informative session with our students on road safety awareness. pic.twitter.com/FATIIS9VSj

17/05/22

Our amazing students started their work with two weeks ago and we are already in the top 100 schools! pic.twitter.com/w53DNySWEj

13/05/22

Ten Clapham Credits cashed in for ice-cream today! pic.twitter.com/2uoG0b5MKG

31/03/22

Huge congratulations to all our finalists and our first-ever winner of Clapham's Got Talent. You were all amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed admiring your skills and talents! pic.twitter.com/eTJtKEhKu6

25/03/22

Great to see so many of our students taking up the offer of learning to play a musical instrument. Well done for modelling The Clapham Commitment and being both curious and tenacious! pic.twitter.com/EkyAUtvWaN

18/03/22

Very enriching Globe Theatre visit and workshop for our students this week to support them in their study of The Merchant of Venice. pic.twitter.com/wE6PM4Vxdq

18/03/22

Speaker building and gnocchi making in design technology for Year 8 today! pic.twitter.com/0b2vmm9Hsq

18/03/22

Great to welcome to the Lambeth pic.twitter.com/NIA7F4mWfb

16/03/22

Great to welcome to the Lambeth pic.twitter.com/NIA7F4mWfb

04/03/22

Love this ‘micro-reading’ task from , so great for engaging students with different parts of Chinese characters. Can you find the missing parts on the right? pic.twitter.com/jrb4TTgIxn

03/03/22

Love this ‘micro-reading’ task from , so great for engaging students with different parts of Chinese characters. Can you find the missing parts on the right? pic.twitter.com/jrb4TTgIxn

03/03/22

Happy pic.twitter.com/Z9cTBV7to8

11/02/22

A first place for our Year 8 and second place for our Year 7 athletics teams at the London Youth Games today. Super proud of your conduct and achievements! pic.twitter.com/336J3nx1CM

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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped countless young people on their sometimes difficult path to adulthood.” HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT"

 

For the past seven decades, the charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

The world’s leading youth achievement award, the DofE in the UK is proud to be part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, which drives and supports global growth. 

 

For more information on what the DofE Award is, click here. To speak to the coordinator, please email Mr. O Beckford at o.beckford@harrisclapham.org.uk or Mr. J Linton at j.linton@harrisclapham.org.uk/

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a charity that has been ‘working with young people from all backgrounds for 60 years’ (DofE).

Here at Harris Academy Clapham, we believe that enrichment activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) provide students with a well-rounded education, giving them the confidence and the skills needed, for a successful future. For many years, The DofE Award has been a significant part of the school life, aligning with both our values and ethos.

The award starts at Bronze level, which is offered to students at the beginning of year 9. If students enjoy the award, they can progress to completing their Silver Award in year 10 and their Gold Award in year 11.

At each level of the award, there are four main sections that the participants will need to complete, in order to achieve their full certificate:

  • Volunteering: providing a service to the community.
  • Physical: improving skills within a sport or personal fitness.
  • Skills: developing practical skills such as cooking or learning to play an instrument.
  • Expedition: planning and training for a hike and camping in the countryside.
  • Residential (Gold): aims to inspire participants through a concentrated involvement with individuals with different background.

For the volunteering, physical and skills sections of the award, students will need to choose the two activities they would like to complete for three months in total, and the remaining activity, for six months.

The DofE Award is a fantastic opportunity for students to broaden their skills, have fun, make new friends, and discover new talents. It encompasses of our school’s core values, by teaching students the importance of commitment and encouraging them to be optimistic in an endeavour for excellence, resilient and empathise with others with integrity and honesty, when challenging themselves, pushing their own boundaries and supporting others on their expedition or through their volunteering work .

We encourage all students to partake in the award, highlighting the importance of its link to careers and employability. By participating, students gain ‘soft skills’ such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. These skills provide students with confidence and an edge over other others when applying for apprenticeships, university and their future careers. The award is also recognised as a true mark of achievement and is regarded highly by employer.