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22/10/20

Young Gifted And STEM a new organisation to improve engagement of Black and Minority Ethnic students with STEM. Sat 24th Oct, Harris Invictus is hosting the launch event, in collaboration with London South Bank University, aimed at 14-18 year olds. https://t.co/eSGAxjbnNJ https://t.co/cOk6sb38ul

19/10/20

Photos of the Chartwells Black History Month spread https://t.co/B5uvqSnNob

16/10/20

Great to see our Black History Month Concert premiering virtually. Well done to all the performers!

16/10/20

The HCACP october newsletter is available now https://t.co/BZ682NNldm https://t.co/nzesh8N9wJ

15/10/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

No fixtures - No problem. First Inter-faculty winners go to the Yr10 Arts Football Team. Well done Arts! https://t.co/jTlCYllNl3

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

This , the most important message we can share is talk to someone you trust if you’re struggling. You don’t have to go through this alone - and there is no shame in accepting help. Let someone support you. Things can get better.

08/10/20

Well done to all Yr10 students who take part in the first round of the inter Faculty football competition. Final round of fixtures next week. Current standings are Communications – 6pts Science and PE -2pts Maths and Commerce -1pt Arts -1pt https://t.co/eHYwI0gwn4

07/10/20

Our inter-faculty debate series starts October 14th. https://t.co/zyaHkTci6V

05/10/20

We are looking forward to presenting to all Y7 families this evening at 6pm for the Virtual Y7 Parents Information Evening! The link has been emailed, please follow it to watch via Teams

30/09/20

HCACP Year 7 Parent Information Evening - Monday 5th October at 6pm. MTeams link will be sent via email

30/09/20

HCACP Virtual Open Day 2020 for prospective year 7’s 2021. Please find details here: https://t.co/rnm5dR2yqG

24/09/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance

Diverse Leaders this is a programme that nurtures talented teachers and leaders from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups achieve career progression. https://t.co/mDPsV8QGsU https://t.co/gVFpGO1gcX

11/09/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations Sadia from all . We wish you all the best. https://t.co/lbbdVPW1Fy

11/09/20

Congratulations to our Year 11’s who received prefect ties today https://t.co/OmjtVwfrXo

11/09/20

In case you missed our year 12 virtual parent information evening last night https://t.co/jjGDQX9prl

02/09/20

Year 7, we are ready for you! See you at 8am, we can’t wait to meet you

26/08/20

We hope our new Year 7s are looking forward to joining us next week. There is now an FAQ page on our website just for you! We are so looking forward to meeting you https://t.co/MnaINCciSe

13/08/20

Congratulations to Vanesa A* A* A and off to Cambridge University to read law can achieve https://t.co/CP1LSELRsT

13/08/20

Congratulations to Leonardo A* A* A and going on to read medicine at UCL https://t.co/VICuAUDc4p

13/08/20

In this unprecedented year we would like to congratulate our students on achieving so many outstanding Post 16 results!! ⁩ ⁦https://t.co/6iBLi64X1e

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Wellbeing at Home

Should you need to study at home again, it’s very important for you to check in with your mental health and wellbeing, especially during periods where you may be asked to self-isolate.

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 info@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk 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 millsc@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk

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.


Koothwww.kooth.com - 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.