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Posted on September 16th 2016

Lord Harris' visit turns our academy "Gold!"

Lord Harris and the Chief Executive of the Harris Federation, Sir Dan Moynihan visited Harris Primary Academy Orpington this week and added a touch of "Gold" to the pupils' day.


Lord Harris addressed the children on the theme of trying hard and striving to make the new Harris Primary Academy Orpington the best school in the country. Pupils were really pleased to see Lord Harris but things got even more exciting when he spoke to them about his horse, "Hello Sanctos" and the rider Scott Brash. Lord Harris told the children how hard work would help them to succeed in life and explained how hard Scott Brash works everyday.


The children were told about Scott's efforts at the London 2012 Olympics and then were visibly shocked when Lord Harris showed them the real Gold medal. Lord Harris let the children wear the medal and some pictures are displayed here.


Lord Harris promised to return and left the children and staff in no doubt that he believes great things are possible!