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11/01/18

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Well done to our FABULOUS Indoor Athletes on their 🥈 Silver Medal at the Y7 Boroughs today! Congrats on Gold! 🥇 https://t.co/muU3Iyurms

18/12/17

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A fantastic final session with & this morning, great to hear such positive feedback on the programme from parents & the difference it had made with the young people’s behaviour ^CQ https://t.co/Gj16ejW75z

12/12/17

A Level Media Studies students are crowned campaign winners today. Their advertising campaign to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health beat stiff competition from 60 other schools! https://t.co/J785MDo7V1

08/12/17

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Great to see the girls confidently sharing their dreams and ambitions as part of the prog. They have come such a long way over the past 9 weeks. Looking forward to our celebration session next week and meeting parents. https://t.co/Qwl2Cknbgw

07/12/17

It’s not everyday you get to actually play tennis . Incredible tour and now a coaching session. https://t.co/XjKo8umRbH

07/12/17

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Teacher of Mathematics required .Apply now https://t.co/37Pq8ad652 https://t.co/pWI33YJlDc

04/12/17

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Grounds and Premises Assistant required .Apply https://t.co/PAnGg998sX https://t.co/ARk8ls3gdy

04/12/17

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Harris Academy Merton is looking for a Cover Supervisor and Form Tutor. Apply now https://t.co/7QvZIPB9YX https://t.co/X45w5gf4pq

21/11/17

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Harris Academy Merton is looking for a Cover Supervisor and Form Tutor. Apply now https://t.co/YtGbfYL2et https://t.co/b9vOTrgqJd

21/11/17

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Revising capital cities with Sporcle! https://t.co/NUbHbrNGr8

21/11/17

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Teacher of Geography required .Apply now https://t.co/QVeHctlvw7

16/11/17

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Session 6 of the Raising Self-Esteem Prog The girls are making incredible progress and we still have 4 weeks to go. A big thank you to for making this possible. Helping-Young-People-Grow. https://t.co/4G9kNplPZU

09/11/17

open evening is in full flow tonight and goes on until 7:30pm. Come and say hi and see where can take your future! https://t.co/4Naold3vt3

09/11/17

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Pick up a prospectus and application at the Sixth Form Open Evening today. Doors open at 5.00 pm.

07/11/17

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Applications for the Cover Supervisor and Form Tutor role are now open. Apply here : https://t.co/xWk9RYoVfx https://t.co/nAbqFkXKYI

07/11/17

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07/11/17

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20/10/17

We are incredibly of the work and support our provide to fellow students. We are pleased to present this years https://t.co/PkzLlh7lQa

20/10/17

A-Level Biology in action today with Year 12 students getting to grips in one of our new labs https://t.co/GGBhUmeQMf

20/10/17

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Posted on April 21st 2016

Harris Merton Lion King Production; A Roaring Success!

Harris Merton Lion King Production; A Roaring Success!

Harris Academy Merton was brought to life last week, as it was transformed from a South London school hall to the great plains of Africa, for a brilliant rendition of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’. The stage simply exploded with glorious colours, superb acting ability and enchanting music as the audience were captivated by the story of Simba and experienced his epic adventure from wide eyed lion club- to his destined role of King of the Pridelands.

The students were taken to watch the ‘The Lion King’ at the Lyceum Theatre for inspiration prior to the show and seeing how the ‘professionals’ do it seemed to bring their performances up to another level entirely. Standout performances included; Cain as a particularly scary Uncle Scar, Sean a perfect fit in every way as a very self-righteous, indignant and colourful Zazu, with Aemani and Elani playing the hilarious comedy duo- warthog Timon and meerkat Pumba. Brou and Nathaniel gave particularly powerful performances as younger and older Simba, perfectly depicting the emotions and challenges of growing up and what it takes to become a true ‘lion leader’.

If the acting was brilliant, the musical performances were nothing short of outstanding, with the audience being treated to fantastic renditions of songs such as ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Be King’, ‘Hukuna Matata’ and ‘Circle Of Life’ with such oomph and zest, that at times you had to remind yourself this was a school production- with predominantly younger students as its cast!

As brilliant as the actors and actresses were, the production simply would not have been possible were it not for the hard work and dedication put in to rehearsals by the Performing Arts Team. The amazing set was a true credit to the Art department, its team of enrichment students created an array of stunning masks and the make-up skills of the D&T department (along with a variety of staff and student helpers) transformed our students into visions of beauty- which simply brought the production to life.

A big thank you to all who contributed in making The Lion King the ‘roaring’ success that it was! For those who missed it, take a look at some imagery of the show below.