Posted on April 15th 2022
A Day In The Life - KH, Year 8
KH in Year 8 writes about one day in their life at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace.
As I hurry through the jade green gates, it’s always nice to know that no matter what, I can make my way to the canteen where my peers and I can socialise and enjoy the spread of food provided by the school (one of many perks of being a HCACP student). The day is begun by the harsh shrill of the morning bell (a hurried reminder to go to tutor time).
And so, it begins…I take my seat and begin reading (one of HCACP’s initiatives to help us develop our literacy skills). This is followed by a discussion on the latest pressing issues worldwide, which is then further encouraged by our many extra-curricular activities - including Debate Club.
Thank goodness! Next lesson was my favourite, Science, where the ducklings awaited on the front desk. As part of Science Week, HCACP incubated duck eggs and documented their growth. The best part was watching them hatch; their amber beaks pecking nimbly at their shell and finally emerging as slimy alien-like balls of fluff.
Next was another firm favourite, Art. We began by recalling previous knowledge, then we got into the best part – painting! We tapped into our creative nature and produced great abstract pieces, inspired by icons such as Mohamed Ali.
Later in the day, as part of Maths Month, I took part in a nationwide tournament, in which we were tested on quick-fire questions on numeracy and reasoning. I enjoyed every second of it, especially the rush of adrenalin I felt when I get the answer right.
Finally, I took part in Robotics club (One of HCACP’s many enrichment offers). I find it super empowering that there are so many STEM based clubs on offer, and we have made so much progress on the programming of our robot ‘Harry’. Especially, since the package we received from Will.I.Am, containing extra materials and cool accessories for Harry.
Thank you for reading A Day In the Life Of a HCACP Student.
KH - Year 8