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29/11/21

Every wednesday our sixth formers get together and take part in a range of recreational activities! https://t.co/9Fuuxf15yT

29/11/21

Our students have been busy cooking up a storm in cooking club last week 🧑‍🍳⏲🍰🍕 https://t.co/P0jOZHcfjb

26/11/21

Retweetd From Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum

Don't forget our Christmas Light turn on from 4pm on next to the Children's centre tomorrow. Complementary sausage rolls, mince pies and mulled wine. Bring money for hot dogs etc. Carols - a time of festive cheer! https://t.co/wxIPBDpfci

26/11/21

Our Year 12 students performed very well in the Senior Maths Challenge💡 Out of 40 students who participated we were awarded with 16 Bronze and 3 Silver Certificates🤩 This happens to be one of the toughest maths competitions we have out there. Well done to all involved👏 https://t.co/C08cIfgKhi

26/11/21

Mr Russell and Mr Balogun's Year 8 team are at it again. Well done to the Year 8 football team for fighting back from 2-0 down, to finish with a 6-4 win. Making it through to the next round of the Harris cup👏 https://t.co/CCEh8kRdgu

26/11/21

On Wednesday, our SEN team and PE dept combined forces for an amazing trip to lakeside. "I think this is going to be my best day ever, I had so much fun" 🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️ Thank you to the wonderful Rock Up team for making it an amazing experience 👏 https://t.co/Ydo0TPqnYG

26/11/21

On Tuesday, our Year 8 students went to see the The Lion King at the Lyceum theatre🦁 🎭🎶 https://t.co/I5JbszFXun

25/11/21

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Sat near a group of students from the Harris Academy Riverside at a performance of The Lion King last night. They were great! Enthused, bouncy, well-behaved, accompanied by committed and caring staff. We were very impressed by them all.

25/11/21

Thank you for your kinds words. This is amazing to hear! 👏🏼

23/11/21

Retweetd From Science@HARI

A little Hooke's law today https://t.co/oOwJ68WLIq

22/11/21

*SIXTH FORM OPPORTUNITIES*💡 Please see below the FREE webinar’s available to explore exciting carers and post-18 options! https://t.co/saaqFSx5eB

17/11/21

ANTI-BULLYING WEEK Don’t forget to wear your odd socks tomorrow!! https://t.co/XVDqp97ph4

17/11/21

Retweetd From Science@HARI

Some of our brilliant year 8's made oxygen today. https://t.co/vhZuZ3q6qc

15/11/21

Year 10 GCSE Art students doing direct observation drawings at Kew Gardens today ✍🏻 🖼 🪴 https://t.co/RIY8LbJ0mp

15/11/21

Students are invited this week at break and lunch times to spread kindness around the academy this week! ♥️ https://t.co/dQRpTaWhpt

15/11/21

The first walk of the week is underway. Our students and staff are taking part in the ‘Walk and Talk’ for Stand Up to Cancer ⬆️ We are walking around the school grounds and the Purfleet community! Great start guys 💪🏻 https://t.co/Cezm5FpX5P

14/11/21

Walk & Talk for This week all of our students are invited to complete a two mile sponsored walk during their PE lessons. We are asking for students to donate £1 to Stand Up to Cancer ⬆️ Please bring your signed forms in with your PE kit on your PE day!

14/11/21

Wow! 🌟 Nearly half of all year 11 students are currently attending a voluntary Sunday night Maths revision session on TEAMs. Demonstrating outstanding habits of learning and behaviour👏🏼

13/11/21

On Thursday 18th November all students and staff are encouraged to wear odd socks of any pattern or colour to support https://t.co/t8n4g4eIPB

12/11/21

Coach Naiwo preparing the seniors for their first game of the season next week 🏃🏀 https://t.co/nzysnDLWPQ

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Experience planner

Our experience planner lists upcoming trips so that parents and carers can consider, plan and budget.

Our trips co-ordinator is Miss S. Harris who may be contacted on info@harrisriverside.org.uk or on 01375 802060.

The academy believes that a student's experiences are part of his or her broader education. Trips and events provide cultural capital, expose students to new experiences and perspectives and encourage confidence and a sense of belonging. Of course, they should also be stimulatlng, fun and engaging and some trips and events are directly related to the curriculum and the subjects that students are learning about.

On this page, we list for the consideration of students, parents and carers the trips and events we have arranged or intend to arrange. Some of these experiences are in the planning stage, others have dates and approximate costs and some have confirmed details already. All trips are subject to confirmation by the Board of Governors and details may change.

When a trip becomes confirmed, it will be opened for applications and a link will appear against the trip details in the table below.

At that time parents and carers are invited to follow the link to express interest in holding a place on the trip. The expression of interest does not commit a parent to pay for the trip. At the relevant point in the finalisation of the trip - the commitment date - Miss Harris will advise parents and carers that a commitment is necessary and after that date, parents and carers are advised that places may be withdrawn if payments are not kept up to date. In some circumstances it may be impossible for the academy to refund payments made by the parent or carer should a student withdraw. 

Allocation of places on a trip

  • The general rule is that a place will be allocated on the trip on completion of the 'expression of interest' form linked to the table below - in other words on a first come first served basis based on expression of interest.
  • The academy will never allocate places on the basis of first come first served on the basis of payment of a deposit since we believe that this is a disadvantage to those parents who will want to work out budgets and cash flow before committing.
  • On occasion, the academy may allocate a small number of places to students who have not had the chance to attend a previous trip or experience or who have won a place due to a reward or in the opinion of the Principal who would particularly benefit from a place
  • On occasion, it may be necessary to allocate places to ensure representation of student groups; for example to ensure that there is an appropriate split of girls and boys where this is necessary to satisfy trip requirements or adequate supervision; occasionally external funding for trips depends upon representation of certain groups of students - for example the academy may receive external funding for a trip provided that a certain number of students study a certain subject. 

Please be advised that our students are particularly enthusiastic about trips and experiences and so parents should not delay in expressing an interest when the academy opens the trip link. Parents are free to change their minds after requesting a place but before the commitment date. After the commitment date, the academy has to pay for the trip as a whole and therefore it may be difficult for the academy to repay parents and carers who subsequently withdraw a student.

Limited financial assistance may be available at the discretion of the Principal but parents and carers who think they may want to ask for financial assistance should not delay in following the link to register their expression of interest.

Please note that trips may have early starts or late finishes and that attendance at the academy on the academy day following a late return from a trip is compulsory. Failure to attend the academy on the day after a trip due to tiredness caused by the trip will be registered as an unauthorised absence - the academy reserves the right to remove the student from future trips. 

Event / trip

Scheduled

Cost/ Approximate Cost

Expression of interest

All Key Stages: Go Karting and Laser Tag- HARI Rewards:

At Harris Academy Riverside our students are split into six house groups: Amazon, Congo, Hudson, Mississippi, Nile, and Rhine. Throughout each term students can gain and lose points for their house. The winning house group is rewarded with a visit. Last half term winner was Mississippi!

Friday 10th September 2021

(Confirmed)

Free

Fully booked

Applications closed

Year 7

Waterstones, Bluewater:

At Harris Academy Riverside we believe in the power of reading, and the importance of encouraging our students to read. There is no greater power than knowledge, and no greater skill than being a comprehensive reader. This half term we plan on taking all of year 7 to Waterstones so that they may select a book which they will read for pleasure this term. Students will then return their book to the academy library along with a blurb as to why they think others should read that book.

10th, 17th, 24th September, and 1st, 8th, 15th October 2021.

(Confirmed)

Free

House groups will visit in alphabetical order. Parents will receive an email or hard copy of a permission slip which must be completed in order for their child to attend.

Year 11: Geography Field Trip:

As a geographer it is vital that you explore and gather information from different environments to better understand and apply theoretical knowledge. The aim of this visit is to collect data from the coastal areas of Southend that can then be interpreted back in the classroom and be used as practice for the fieldwork exam element of the exam papers for both human and physical. 

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

(Confirmed)

Free

Fully booked

Applications closed

KS4: Theatre trip: The Woman in Black:

Based on the classic gothic horror novel written by Susan Hill, the stage play was brought to the Fortune Theatre in West End in 1989 and is now the longest running play in West End history, thus a staple of British theatre and must see for anyone interested in the arts. GCSE Drama students will complete their component three written examination on the technical aspects of the The Woman in Black as well as the actor’s performance, while other KS4 students will enjoy it purely for the Culture Capital experience.

Thursday 30th September 2021

(Confirmed)

£30

Spaces available for those who are not studying GCSE Drama, if you interested in one of these spaces, please register your interest via the link  HERE before 22nd September 2021

Year 11: PGL at Bawdsey Manor:

The infamous PGL weekend combines are hosted on the Deben Estuary which has panoramic views across the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The centre has over 140 acres of beautiful grounds, packed with a huge range of adventure activities to inspire and motivate students. PGL weekends combine Focus sessions with adventure and are invite only. The aim of the weekend is to close gaps in students' understanding in specific subject areas, while also team building, gaining confidence and resilience as they tackle adventures such as abseiling, raft building and climbing.

15th October -17th October 2021 (Confirmed)

 

January

(Date TBC)

 

March

(Date TBC)

£135

An invitation will be released at the end of September via email. If you are a Year 11 or a Year 11 parents, please look out for this email. If you/ your child is not invited this term, there will be other opportunities in the future.

All key stages: Netball Camp:

 

18th October-20th October 2021

(Confirmed)

£15 per day

Expression of interest

link coming shortly

KS4: Tate Modern:

It is vital that art students have the opportunity to view and experience art first-hand in order to inspire and enrich their own craft as artists. In the first term all KS4 art students will be invited to visit the Tate Modern gallery in London to increase their cultural capital and explore a wide variety of artists' craft.

November 2021

(TBC)

£10 approx.

Expression of interest form now open - Pls complete the expression of interest form HERE

 

KS4: Kew Gardens:

Art students explore the theme of nature in their work and there is no better place to take and immerse them than Kew Gardens  in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world".

November 2021

(TBC)

£22 approx.

Expression of interest form now open - Pls complete the expression of interest form HERE

 

KS3: Natural History and Science Museum:

It is important that young people visit museums as it expands their general knowledge and increases their cultural capital; visiting museums, particularly those of an historic nature can allow students to further their awareness and empathy for others, as it removes some of the barriers between the past and the present as they are exposed to real life artefacts and material which they would otherwise not be exposed to within the classroom.

November 2021

(TBC)

£10 approx.

Expression of interest form now open - Pls complete the expression of interest form HERE

 

All Keys Stages: Romeo and Juliet at Royal Opera House:

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most infamous plays and since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the world repertory. The nuanced and detailed choreography gives dancers in the lead roles a wealth of opportunity for differing interpretations of the doomed lovers. This is an incredible cultural capital opportunity for all students as well as an opportunity to see Shakespeare in a whole new light.

 

Friday 25th February 2022

(Confirmed)

£30 approx.

Expression of interest form now open - Pls complete the expression of interest form HERE

 

KS3: Bush Craft:

Bush Craft is a fantastic 3-day residential adventure with The Bushcraft Company which will take place in the summer term 2022. The adventure will be set in some of the most beautiful privately-owned UK woodlands. We will have exclusive use of a woodland safari style camp and be guided by a highly qualified and responsible team. This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn through adventure in a safe, yet challenging, environment. The adventure activities are designed to develop leadership skills and resilience, demanding resourcefulness, decision-making and practical thinking from students. Examples of the planned activities may include:

· Camp-Craft

· Survival Bracelet Workshop

· Fire Lighting

· Wilderness Cookery

· Shelter Building

· First Aid in the Wilderness

· Camouflage & Concealment

· Wild Food workshop

· Scenario Based Activities

 

June 2022

(TBC)

£170 approx.

Expression of interest form now open - Pls complete the expression of interest form HERE

 

All Key Stages: Mary Poppins at The Prince Edward Theatre:

A classic book turned world-famous film, and now a musical in the West End.  An opportunity for all ages to enjoy the theatre and increase cultural capital.

Date TBC

£45

Expression of interest form now open - Pls complete the expression of interest form HERE

 

All Key Stages: The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre:

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet, a Disney classic and world-renowned musical, The Lion King is a must see. Puppetry and costume like you will have never seen before, and songs that resonate with generations. An opportunity for all ages to enjoy the theatre and increase cultural capital.

Date TBC

£45

Expression of interest form now open - Pls complete the expression of interest form HERE

 

KS4/ KS5: Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre:

This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives. A heart-warming story recounting a piece of modern history is sure to increase our students' understanding and empathy towards those who lived through this harrowing experience.

Date TBC

£45

Expression of interest form now open - Pls complete the expression of interest form HERE