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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

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

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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Are you looking for a Teacher of Science role? Apply now https://t.co/PzfsdINITK https://t.co/zdUb6bdmYD

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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Are you looking for a Teacher of Science role? Apply now https://t.co/z8aNVample https://t.co/56SKtBVTHX

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Posted on December 19th 2017

Yr12 Media Studies students win Channel 4 Competition!

Harris Academy Merton’s Year 12 A Level Media Studies class entered a national competition run by Dentsu Aegis and My Kinda Future which asked young people to create a multi-platform advertising campaign which raises awareness for the UN’s sustainable development goals.

One of the groups from Harris Academy Merton chose the goal of good health and well-being with a particular focus on mental health.

The students decided that they wanted the aim of their campaign to address the stigma regarding mental health and encourage young people, especially males who often struggle to speak out and ask for support, to share how they are feeling with others and contact mental health organisations or their GP if necessary.

They created the hashtag #ImNotOkay to help spread awareness via social media and allow young people to see just how many people suffer with mental health issues at some point in their life and see the level of support out there for them.

The competition was entered by 60 schools and our students presented their advertising campaign pitch at Channel 4 along with the other 12 shortlisted entries.

The students were extremely well received and the staff from Channel 4, Dentsu Aegis and My Kinda Future all informed me that they were extremely impressed with our students’ professionalism, enthusiasm and the quality of the mock up print advert that they had created in their Media Studies lesson.

The Harris Academy Merton students won the competition and were presented with feedback from the panel of judges who said that their mock-up was of industry standard and extremely impressive at this stage in their academic careers.

The students were awarded with a trophy and received Amazon products, work experience placements and a group trip to an escape room. In addition, they have been invited back to work with Dentsu Aegis and the marketing team to create their advertising campaign to be released nationally on various media platforms late next year.