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Which staff member is being given an award at 1830 this evening by a member of Royalty?! Click on the link to find out!


We welcomed and to the academy yesterday for our Year 8 Safety First day. A fascinating day with some fantastic sessions and great interaction from our girls.


Poppy Appeal - Thanks received from Royal British Legion


Encourage your child's voice to be shared...calling all budding authors!


RAD Contemporary Dance company in rehearsal - looking forward to seeing the actual performance as this is fantastic!


HGABR Readathon – Read for Good! Help your child’s literacy by encouraging participation in our sponsored read; to help with providing mobile libraries and storytellers to sick children in hospital. It’s a win, win!


A work experience programme will allow students to network with colleagues and learn first-hand about the role and career routes within the company. These degree schemes see students attending university, gain a degree with either full or partial funding.


Year 12 and 13 attended a session PWC's Pathway to Flying Start scheme which offers an insight into degree apprenticeship and school leaver opportunities. Participants are invited to join Pwc's work experience programme for students interested in either accountancy or technology.


Our Year 12 Health and Social Students loved hearing about the amazing work of the Charity when Michelle joined us for our lesson on Friday. Students reflecting on the many roles in the H&SC sector and how they can get involved in the charity!


Who's getting a Christmas feeling?!


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Remembrance Day: To commemorate Remembrance Day and remember the fallen soldiers throughout history and all present conflicts, each class created a poppy and as a school we gathered together in an assembly for a two-minute silence.


Ellie shared that when she first considered becoming a Barrister, she told her dad she was not sure if it was for people like her and from her background. He responded, "If you won't do it, how will that ever change?" An Inspiring message for our students.


Our local MP, Ellie Reeves, visited HGABR today and spoke to students about her path into Law, Politics and her experience as a woman.


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Happy Diwali to those celebrating today 🕯️ Follow the link to find out more about this Hindu festival and why it is celebrated


Our former student Rachel Reeves Reeves faced a 'grilling' from HGABR sixth formers which was referenced in an Evening Standard article!


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Posted on October 25th 2017


HGABR has its first ever trip to NASA!

28 students and 5 staff members are on an experience of a life time as they embark on an exciting trip to NASA Cape Canaveral, Florida. This trip was open to all year groups with the proposed itinerary below. 

Day 1

Depart London & transfer to Hotel

Day 2

Universal Studios Florida

Day 3

Visit Miami Beach

Day 4

Universal - Islands of Adventure & Educational Program

Day 5

Kennedy Space Centre - Up Close Tour & Lunch with Astronaut

Day 6

Boggy Creek Airboat ride & NBA Basketball Match in Orlando

Day 7

Shopping &  Depart Orlando

Day 8

Arrive home

Keep an eye below as we update this page with pictures from the trip, as it takes place!

Day 1 - Packed and ready for lift off!

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The first day in Florida was an absolutely fantastic day for staff and students. The students day began with an early breakfast and transfer to Universal, for a behind the scenes tour. The staff at Universal were very impressed and stated that our girls were one of the best groups that they had ever had, saying specifically that they were extremely impressed with their enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge and adventure. 

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Onwards to NASA training!

Our girls' learnt about the logistics of a launch (history etc) and astronaut necessities like using the facilities and eating, with all groups launching a mission in the discovery simulator.

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The early start of 6:30am was well worth it. The group left for NASA training at 7am and were climbing the anti-gravity wall and spinning on the multi-axis trainer by 10:30am. The girls were a credit to the academy and successfully landed their shuttles during mission control.

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After leaving the centre they headed to the beach and while the teachers relaxed, the girls had fun in the waves.

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The evening was simply magical as the group watched an NBA basketball game. Orlando Magic smashed the San Antonio Spurs out of the park and Harris Bromley made the jumbotron. 

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The group got to visit the Kennedy Space Centre, with a cinematic experience about the History of Space travel and NASA...only for the screen to left and reveal Atlantis, a space shuttle that went on 33 return trips to space.

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Our girls spent some time exploring the centre and enjoyed experiencing the launch simulator. Then followed a lunch with Jon McBride, where the girls were able to ask questions about his experiences in space

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Soon after, the group headed off to the launch sites to learn more about space travel and the incredible work of NASA staff. A truly priceless and humbling experience. To stand beneath Saturn 5 was unbelievable! 

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The last day of adventures had the group wrap up warm for an early (and breezy) airboat ride at the Alligator Sanctuary, Boggy Creek.

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Students got to meet a lady from the local tribe and sang her song of friendship before heading off for some final indulgence at the Premium Outlet .... something the teachers definitely enjoyed on their final afternoon.

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It was a fantastic week and all were very sad that it was over.

The girls were a credit to all, on what has been an exceptional trip!