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24/05/22

We have joined the footballrebooted mission and are accepting donations of old football boots. If you have any old/unwanted football boots or astros please bring them in and drop them in the box found in the PE classroom. https://t.co/91ljQo2EQe

23/05/22

The final result: 3-1 to our opposition. The team have worked incredibly hard this season and we are so proud of how far they have come! Today was not our day, but nevertheless a good game from both sides!

23/05/22

Opposition have scored taking the score to 1-1 ⚽️

23/05/22

Harry starts the game off strong with a 1-0 lead to Riverside!

23/05/22

It’s show time! https://t.co/t0Dhv0rLlU

23/05/22

Warming up 🏃🏼‍♂️ ⚽️ https://t.co/Gn9lHSDCyd

23/05/22

Good luck to Mr Russell’s Year 8 football team representing Riverside at the Harris Federation Cup Final today⚽️🧡

18/05/22

Today our yr7s lost during extra time in the harris cup semi final. For the boys first season to reach this far already proves what a good group we have going forward. Unlucky boys, we are proud of you! ⚽️

18/05/22

Huge congratulations to one of our own representing Thurrock. Keep up the good work Harry 👊🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/uyzc8Vz9R0

18/05/22

We celebrated National Numeracy Day today! Staff were invited to dress up with ‘numbers’ and Food Tech baked number cakes https://t.co/NFpPrj8QEs

17/05/22

Our 7/8 girls had a great day out at the Essex Girls Cricket Chance to Compete tournament 🏏 https://t.co/dm6viWCai3

16/05/22

Huge congratulations to our Year 7 netball team who came 2nd 🥈 in the Harris Federation Netball Rally at Crystal Palace! Well done girls 👏🏼🥈

16/05/22

To round off the medals from todays athletics … Well done to Oscar for coming 2nd in the 300M final 🥈 Well done to Gabriella for coming 3rd in 100m hurdles🥉 Well done to O’Zion for finishing 2nd in High Jump🥈 Proud of all competitors! 👏🏼

16/05/22

3rd place Hurdles 🥉 👏🏼 https://t.co/0QL3FS5mhR

16/05/22

1st place discus 🏅👏🏼 https://t.co/W6ZP5TWsuT

16/05/22

Our first medal of the day 👏🏼 3rd place in High Jump at Districts Athletics🏃🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/5SH3PoqZSe

12/05/22

Riverside win the league finishing 5-1 to us! 🏆

12/05/22

OUR YEAR 8 FOOTBALL TEAM HAVE DONE IT AGAIN! We have won the league! 🏆 Our Year 8 football team have worked incredibly hard this season and we are extremely proud of you all! 👏🏼

12/05/22

Our Year 8 boys are currently 3-0 up at HT in their last league game of the season. Top of table clash 🏆 Keep going boys!

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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

Scheduled

Approximate Cost

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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)

N/A

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

Year 7

Waterstones, Blue water:

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 a blurb as to why they think others should read that book.

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

(Confirmed)

N/A

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

Year 11: Geography Field Trip:

As geographer it is vital that you explore and gather information from different environments to better understand 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)

N/A

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

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

Year 11: PGL at Bawdsey Manor:

The infamous PGL weekend combines are hosted on the Deben Estuary and 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)

 

 

£135

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

All key stages: Netball Camp

 

18th October-20th October 2021

(Confirmed)

 

Fully booked

Applications closed

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 artist’s craft.

Year 11

7th February 2022

(Confirmed)

£10 approx.

Fully booked

Applications closed

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".

15th November 2021

(Confirmed)

£22 approx.

Fully booked

Applications closed

KS3: Natural History and Science Museum:

It is important that young people visit museums as it expands their general knowledge and increases their culture 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.

Year 8

Friday 26th November 2021

(Confirmed)

£10 approx.

Fully booked

Applications closed

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 culture capital opportunity for all students as well as an opportunity to see Shakespeare in a whole new light.

 

24th February 2022

(Confirmed)

£30 approx.

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

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 culture capital.

19th November 2021

(Confirmed)

£45

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

Veteran Car Show, London, Regent Street

A great trip for those looking to experience part of society they would not ordinarily see, as well as see how engineering and technology has advanced over the centuries.

6th November 2021

(Confirmed)

NA

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

Women’s FA Cup

Students will be taken to see the Women’s FA cup final at Wembley Stadium, a fantastic opportunity to celebrate women’s team sport.

5TH December 2021

(Confirmed)

£20

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

Rochester Performing Arts Festival

2nd April 2022

(Confirmed)

NA

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

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 culture capital.

16th November 2021

(Confirmed)

£45

Fully booked

Applications closed

Year 9: Docklands Trip:

Year 9 students to visit the London Docklands to investigate its history and the impact of the regeneration. The trip will also be an introduction to geography fieldwork.

TBC

£15

In order to register your interest for this trip please for the link HERE

All Key Stages: Rock-up:

A group indoor rock climbing.

22nd November 2021

(Confirmed)

 

£20

Fully booked

Applications closed

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.

Monday 21st February 2022

(Confirmed)

£45

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

All Key Stages: Life of Pi at the Wyndham Theatre:

Life of Pi is based on the worldwide bestselling novel of the same name. This extraordinary stage adaptation successfully brings to life the incredible journey of one young man who was stranded in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean on a single lifeboat for 227 days. But he wasn’t alone, there were four other survivors from the sinking cargo ship he was journeying on, a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a very hungry Bengal tiger.

23RD February 2022

(Confirmed)

£45

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

Year 11: Rendered Retina Macbeth performance and Workshop

23rs April 2022

(Confirmed)

NA

Fully booked

Applications closed

 

Year 7: Colchester Zoo:

Not only will students get to explore the 60 acres of the conservation zoo and see 180 different types of species, but the students will also embark on an extraordinary math challenge as they journey around the parkland and lakes.

Summer Term

TBC

£30

In order to register your interest for this trip please for the link HERE

 

KS4/ KS5: Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre:

Originally adapted from the epic novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables musical is the West-End’s longest running musical. An epic tale that explores the themes of love and redemption, mercy and judgment, justice and injustice, revolution and progress, all set with the historical back drop of 19th Century French Revolution.

Summer Term

TBC

£45

In order to register your interest for this trip please for the link HERE

 

KS4/ KS5: The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre:

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera is a haunting story set in the heart of the Paris Opera House as a young ballet dancer Christine Daae becomes the object of The Phantom’s secret affections, he manipulates her career at the expense and horror of the Opera House staff and stars.

Summer Term

TBC

£45

In order to register your interest for this trip please for the link HERE

 

& Juliet at the Shaftsbury Theatre, London:

A fun musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet with a very modern twist:

What is & Juliet about?

What if Juliet put the dagger down and went of a girl’s trip instead? In this irreverent rewrite that’s exactly what happens.

Summer Term

TBC

£45

In order to register your interest for this trip please for the link HERE

 

Year 10: An Inspector Calls at Wembley:

All students study the play An Inspector Calls as both part of their English Literature GCSE course, and the Drama GCSE course. Students that go to see the live production will be at an advantage as they will be able to develop an even greater understanding of the play, having seen it as the writer intended, and will have a better member of plot and character.

September 2022

TBC

£45

In order to register your interest for this trip please for the link HERE