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Onwards to the finish!


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Congratulations to all our This Is Geography video contest winners, especially Kyle from and Ella from , who received special recognition for their efforts. You can read more about the programme and view some winning entries here:


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It doesn't get better than ; partnerships produce teaching and learning


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Hiking from Coney Hall to Frylands via Addington Hill on the third DofE Bronze Practice Expedition. An excellent team finishing the day and getting their campsite set up efficiently.


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It's absolutely wonderful to be able to bring some of our to see some practice . A huge to the teams & speakers involved!


The May 2022 Edition of the HCACP Academy News Letter is now available.


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So proud of the superb contribution of Head of History and Politics, Robert Primus, to this documentary which was on Channel 4 last night - and of all Harris City Academy Crystal Palace students who expressed their thoughts so eloquently to


Year 7 and 9 students taking part in the preliminary local rounds of the Harris Federation Spelling Bee.


arrisPlease be sure to check out our Palace Life page on the HCACP website for all the latest on what is happening for the week!


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Final climb to the finish at High Elms. Soaking wet day but two very determined teams persevered throughout to complete their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


Well done to our Silver DofE group & thank you to Mr Ewers!


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👏 wow, fantastic film- well done to all those who made it and all those who star in it!


Seçkin mastermind Gabriela Soares proudly displays her Sussex Enovation Centre Business Competition Digital Presence Award.


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Admiring the view from Addington Hill. Teams now departed the lunch spot and hiking to Frylands Wood campsite.


Congratulations to our students from our student company, Seçkin winners of the the Digital Presence Award in the Sussex Enovation Centre Business competition.


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Winners are grinners!!! Big well done to the Year 7 Netball Team who won all their matches at the Final today! Well deserved 😊


Staff enjoying jam roll making as part of the celebrations of World Mental Health week.


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Kinetic Harris City Academy Crystal Palace lifted their second trophy in a week as they won the Cup after a 3-0 victory against Stoke Newington! 🏆⚽️ 📸 - Matt White


Year 11s tackling the climbing wall last night after intensive English, Biology and Physics revision


Year 11 students working incredibly hard on their third and final revision residential!

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Why not use the resources below to help you check in with how you are feeling and use the suggested apps and organisations for support too.

The email will also be checked by the HCACP safeguarding team between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm during term time if you are worried and need to speak with us.

BikeCycling - read our safety guide

With all of us looking to change our habits in getting around, and in particular to and from school, please see our HCACP road safety guide to cycling. If you have any questions please contact Ms Mills on

Click here to read our HCACP Cycling Safety Guide.

Some things to try…

Now, more than ever, is the time to think about YOUR mental health. Here are some things that you could try. Do let us know what works for you, or if you have other suggestions.

Gratitude list. Whilst drinking your morning hot or cold drink, note down 10 things you’re grateful for. This only takes a minute but will energise you for much longer.

Routine. Without the need to get up and leave the house to go to school, sometimes our daily routine can be become imbalanced (in other words, we might stay in our PJs all day and eat cereal for dinner!). However, a solid routine should not be underestimated and has been scientifically proven to alleviate anxiety and stress. Find out more.

Exercise. There are lots of things we can do to release our endorphins to feel great and stay fit. There are loads of home workouts on YouTube that require no kit and can be done in your front room. The Body Coach has some great beginner low-impact workouts, advanced HIIT, and routines to do as a family.

Talk. Even if we can’t get out to see our friends and loved ones face-to-face, there are lots of opportunities to stay connected virtually.

Parents. Amazon are doing free audible books for children. Amazon has cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed. You can instantly stream a very wide collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children continue dreaming, learning, and just being themselves. All stories are free to stream on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using this link.

Finally, think carefully about your news consumption. It's easy to reach for your phone as soon as you wake up and be inundated with overwhelming global updates throughout the day. So, do consider how much news/social media/internet you consume throughout the day. Consider structuring it into your day (e.g. 10 minutes after breakfast to catch up on the daily events) and then turning it off for the rest of the working day.

Coping with anxiety

Zara Long, Mental Health First Aid Trainer, on how to cope with anxiety in this uncertain time.

How to talk to children about COVID-19 

Parents, the NSPCC has some useful advice about talking to children who are worried about COVID-19. Find out more.

Other sources of help

If you are feeling anxious, stressed, alone or overwhelmed there are safe, confidential places you can get support. - chat to friendly counsellors, read articles written by young people, get support from the Kooth community.

Mee TwoMeeToo app - whether you are worried about exams, climate change, global pandemics, or falling out with your best friend, don’t bottle it up. MeeTwo is a safe space where you can talk about your anxieties with people who are just like you. Free, safe, and anonymous, the MeeTwo app helps young people to help themselves, by helping other people. Join a community of 25,000 young people and stay social, in isolation.


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