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Friendship Day

April 14th, 2011

Friendship Day

Last week Central Foundation’s annual Friendship Day took place. The school was visited by 10-11 year-olds, who will be entering the school’s Year 7 after the summer. The event aims to welcome their future students and their parents to the school. After a welcome speech from the Headteacher, they were assisted by Central Foundation Prefects and led off in ten groups. Each group was assigned to one of the subjects they would be studying when they join the school.

These interactive 1 hour ‘taster’ sessions introduced the key aspects of the ten classes which varied from Business, to Drama, to Science. They were joined by their parents for the finale, where the future Central Foundation Year 7 pupils got to show off their new found skills and knowledge. The day ended with a performance by the school’s choir and a thank-you from the Headteacher.

Learn to Speak Somali

April 5th, 2011

In addition to the extensive provision of languages on offer at Central Foundation, students now have the chance to learn Somali from a mother-tongue teacher every Tuesday afternoon from 3.20 to 4.20pm. The programme is generously funded by the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and students will have the opportunity to sit for the Asset exam in Somali at the end of the course. All levels are welcome although some knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

Student Studying

We were delighted to find out earlier this term that we are the most improved school in the borough. The number of students achieving 5 or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths, has risen to 67 per cent – a massive increase of 17 points. This impressive performance puts us well above local and national averages.

In addition to this achievement, our Sixth Form has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, making it one of only 13 Sixth Forms in the country to receive the highest rating from government inspectors. Congratulations to all staff and students for their hard work and contribution to these remarkable successes.

An Additional Art Club

April 3rd, 2011

Key Stage 3 students have demonstarted that creativity thrives at Central Foundation. Our art enthusiasts have been working on a large scale, collaborative mural, which will soon be ready to display. Artists from ‘House of Illustration’ have been to two sessions working on Dragon drawings inspired by Jasper Fforde’s new novel ‘The Last Dragonslayer’ and the resulting drawings will be entered into a competition run by the publishers, Hodder and Stoughton.

Central Foundation Year 13 BAF Diploma students pose with the Mayor of Islington after taking up the Islington Schools Enterprise Challenge run by Islington Council. This year the project was to sell food at Whitecross market.

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Nasser Hussain Visits School

Central Foundation cricket club was recently honoured with a visit by former England captain Nasser Hussein. Twenty five boys, from across all year groups, were lucky enough to receive expert coaching from Nasser and also had the opportunity to ask him questions about his outstanding career in cricket. The boys practiced their batting, bowling and fielding skills and all got the chance to bowl for the former international cricketer. Nasser spoke to the boys about how important dedication and hard work is in order to succeed in sport and life in general.