August 21st, 2011
This month the school celebrated their sports day, giving students the chance to display their athletic abilities. Students took part in the field events long jump, triple jump, high jump, softball, shot putt and javelin. The track events included the 2000m walk and the 800m run.
The winners of each event were given the opportunity to compete in the Islington Athletics the next day. View a photograph of the team. There the school won the Year 7 and Year 10 shot put, Year 7 and Year 8 long jump, Year 7 javelin and the Year 7 300m race.
Prizes for the sports day winners will be awarded during the Founders Day ceremony. Thank you to all the staff and Year 10 BTEC sports students who helped with the events and Mr Wilson for insuring the day ran so smoothly.
August 20th, 2011
4 of our Year 7 students took part in an inter-school debating competition held in July. This is the Grand Finale in a programme developed by law firm Hogan Lovells and the DMW Group -Debate It! The programme aims to “improve pupils’ oratory, writing and reading skills; as well as helping them to develop their knowledge of current affairs, critical thinking skills and confidence.”
The debating competition, held at Hogan Lovells’ offices in Holburn, had Central Foundation Boys’School competing against all-girls school Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Our boys displayed some excellent debating skills, showing the remarkable progression they have undertook since starting the programme last year.
Despite impressing the judges Team B from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson took the trophy after an intense debate: “This House believes that all schools should be of mixed-gender.” The topic choice made for some interesting ‘floor debates’ with some challenging questions being asked, as both teams were from single-sex schools! Our students all received medals and certificates of merit for taking part in the competition.
We are very proud of our students’ progress throughout the year and look forward to seeing more pupils join the debate club next year.
August 12th, 2011
On Monday the 4th of July, Year 7 students along with the English Department visited the birthplace of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. The day was spent at three special places of interest.
The first was his birthplace in the town centre, followed by a visit to Anne Hathaway’s beautiful cottage. The boys also visited a traditional Tudor farm, at Shakespeare’s mother’s childhood home, known as the Mary Arden Farm.
The students recorded their visit via video journaling and photography. Not only did they learn a great deal about one of England’s greatest writers, but about the life and times during the Elizabethan era.
August 11th, 2011
Last Wednesday 29th June was the Debate Mate Nationals at the Royal Institute of Great Britain, where the school debate team competed against schools from across the country. The team have been busy preparing for the event at the debate club, which runs throughout the academic year.
The team was up against St Angela’s Ursuline School to debate whether nuclear power stations should be shut down. Central Foundation was the opposition in the debate which was chaired by MP David Miliband. Sadly, the team were knocked out by St Angela’s who became the overall winners of the contest in the end.
The Central Foundation team were the youngest at the competition (all Year 8 students with one Year 10) with their appearance at the nationals marking a great accomplishment. The debate club will continue in the new school year and new members are welcome.
There was some excellent coverage of the event in the Guardian.
For more information please visit their website: http://www.debatemate.com/
August 9th, 2011
History Interactive Textbooks for Year 7-9 are now available to view on the website via our VLE.
As the VLE is currently still under development History students will be able to access these documents using a temporary username and password.
These are as following:
- You can log into the VLE from the homepage via the login box on the right.
- Once you are logged in you can select your classroom using the drop-down menu on the top left or click the icon the entrance hall
- All Virtual Textbooks are located there in the Course section.
Please Note: If a pop up box appears click ‘No’.
We ask that only the History students in question use this facility and that other students and visitors refrain from logging into our VLE.
If there are any difficulties accessing the VLE please contact our Web Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org