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30/01/17

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Book Buddy Breakfast in full swing with student and volunteers! https://t.co/CaBCMweAOM

21/12/16

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1 million apologies to who ACTUALLY gave us a flippin truckload of chocolate for crimbo day. sorry guys!! https://t.co/f9dr62UQZp

20/12/16

Staff & students sporting their Christmas jumpers in aid of https://t.co/TG2JMwWCQq

24/11/16

Harris Academy Morden is consulting on changes it proposes to admissions to the Academy from Sept 2018. More info https://t.co/fFscfXXGHd https://t.co/flgc3Y1qFQ

13/10/16

We can reveal we are reading 'All American Boys' a 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book.

13/10/16

We are excited to be taking part in Global Read Allowed 2016.With more than 891,000 students signed up worldwide we can't wait to connect!

08/09/16

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Teaching Assistant required . Apply now https://t.co/h7sRyZKEI1 https://t.co/uXCAgKKr8U

25/08/16

- A remarkable Progress 8 score of +0.98!

25/08/16

Best Ever GCSE Results - A remarkable Progess 8 score of +0.98! https://t.co/nI0edZhrZG

25/08/16

HUGE congratulations to our Year 11 students who received their GCSE results today! https://t.co/7lChw8JULb

15/07/16

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It was an absolute pleasure, the students were impeccably behaved - enjoy the rest of the week of activities

15/07/16

Welcome and thank you for being part of our A.E.E. Week! https://t.co/yrpBqL2xTI

14/07/16

Pokémon Go: How to keep you or your children safe when playing https://t.co/HffWxWrHcN

14/07/16

Fantastic news! Well done - huge achievement! - Any pics? https://t.co/minbO7KKkY

12/07/16

What a fantastic experience! Thank you - A very informative trip! https://t.co/0PJWb6oabD

06/07/16

We would like to welcome all of our new Year 6 (future Year 7) students to Induction Day 2016! https://t.co/7OVvBjAWln

05/07/16

Our Year 11 Leavers Summer Ball - Full gallery here: https://t.co/idcFImZJLf https://t.co/6B47IfYF7r

04/07/16

Year 7 Parents' Evening will go ahead as planned - Full information here: https://t.co/teKFUcb0f5

04/07/16

NUT Strike Information 5/7/2016 - https://t.co/teKFUcb0f5 - Year 7 Parents' Evening will go ahead as planned.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is open to Year 10 students and we currently offer the award at Bronze level. It is an internationally recognised qualification which participants gain after completing a programme of activities, decided by themselves, in four separate areas.

DofE_logoVolunteering: Giving up some of your spare time to do some voluntary (unpaid) work for the benefit of others. This may be helping a charity, doing some shopping for an elderly neighbour or helping at a children’s play group. Students at Harris Academy Morden have helped run after school clubs at St Teresa’s Primary School, as well as worked in a local charity shop. An average of 1 hour per week should be spent on this section, this lasts for 6 months.

Skill: Learning a new skill, and showing improvement along the way. This can include learning an instrument, drawing, model making or photography. Students at Harris Academy Morden have done cooking, playing in a band and even studied zoology. An average of 1 hour per week should be spent on this section, this lasts for 3 months.

Physical: This involves taking part in a programme of set physical activity and showing improvement throughout. The activity would be either a team sport or an individual sport. Students at Harris Academy Morden have done table tennis, martial arts and basketball. An average of 1 hour per week should be spent on this section, this lasts for 3 months.

Expedition: Participants are expected to take part in a practice and an assessed expedition, which involves walking approximately 24km along public footpaths using a map and compass. Each expedition also includes overnight camping along the route. Participants are to carry all of their kit and are expected to cook a meal using approved camping stoves. Previous expeditions have taken participants to different areas of the South Downs in both Surrey and Kent.

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One of the overriding principles of the Award is that participants are responsible for their progress through it. Whilst the Academy will assist the students, it is they who decide what activities they will do for the three first sections and when it comes to planning the expeditions, they will prepare the routes that they walk along. Therefore a DofE Award demonstrates not only participation in the various sections, but also it shows that participants are responsible and well organised. As participants undertake their activities they record their progress on their profile on the DofE website where it is then approved by their assessor.

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Upon completion of the Award, participants can decide to progress onwards to do the Silver and then Gold levels if they wish. The main differences are that the amount of time spent on each section increases.

More information can be found on

www.dofe.org