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Sixth Form Drama Club

February 26th, 2012

Sixth Form Drama Club Rehearsals

Sixth Form drama club began this month, offering drama enthusiasts the chance to improve their acting skills and perform in a professional production.

Auditions were held at the start of February, which saw 20 hopefuls come to try out. The group are currently rehearsing their first production which is William Shakespeare’s infamous tragic play Romeo and Juliet. Sixth Form student Tahmid Chowdhury, who last year wrote and directed CFBS’ play Look Right Through Me, will again be directing. The club aims to have their first performance before the Easter break.

The Cast list is:

Romeo: Malcolm Atobrah
Juliet: Corrina Suri
Nurse: Abdul Abdulla
Mercutio: Francis Antwi
Benvolio: Charlie Diver
Tybalt: Tahmid Islam
Lady Capulet: Ahmed Walley
Capulet: Ferat Arikan
Lady Montague: Waseem Al Abdullah
Montague: Shahrukh Khan
Prince Escalus: Shakil Dowla
Servant: Omabuwa Tetsola
Friar Lawrence: Samir Sayah
Friar John: Taoheed Afolayan
Balthazar: Toyeeb Afolayan
Narrator: Mohammed Hussan
Chorus: Colin O’Halleron, Solman Khan, Andre Santos, Wasim Iqbal

Drama Club takes place every Tuesday in the drama studio (old LRC). If anyone would like to join or find out more please see Tahmid Chowdhury or leave a message with Ms Spurr.


Sixth Form Drama Club Rehearsals  Sixth Form Drama Club Rehearsals

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Sport Results & Fixtures

February 23rd, 2012

Year 8 Basketball Match



V Petchey Academy

Year 8WON4-0
Year 9WON2-0

District Cross Country Years 7-11

Year 7 Boys1stKieran Longnney (Holloway)1stSt Aloysius 40
2ndSixma Tusna (Holloway) 2ndCentral91
3rdGiovanni Bila (St Aloysius) 3rdHolloway 125
Year 8 & 9 Boys1stJames Slade (Holloway)1stSt. Aloysius 59
2ndElliot Mcfarlane(Central) 2nd Central 86
3rdKeon Evans (St. Aloysius) 3rdHolloway 108
4thHighbury Grove 180

Football Hackney and Tower Hamlets League

V Urswick School

Year 8Won7-3
Year 9Won6-3

V Hackney City Academy

Year 8Won5-0

V Bishop Challoner

Year 8Won4-0
Year 9Won4-1

V Mossbourne Academy

Year 8Won5-3
Year 9Drew2-2

Basketball Friendly

V City Academy

Year 8 (Home)Won24-16
Year 8 (Away)Won20-16

Table Tennis District Tournament

Year 7 A Team3rd
Year 8 A Team3rd

Charles Dickens’ Bicentenary Celebrations

On the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens a group of selected Year 9 CFBS students presented Dickensian style dramatic readings at Islington Town Hall. The boys received lots of positive feedback on their composed pieces of work, written with the flair of the iconic writer, and their performance as a group.

Their presentation was part of the Charles Dickens Bicentenary celebrations and delivered to an audience of 200 school children and teachers from all over Islington.


Charles Dickens’ Bicentenary Celebrations   Charles Dickens’ Bicentenary Celebrations

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Islington Youth Council Elections

Central Foundation students joined more than 3,200 of their fellow 11-17 year olds across the borough to help elect Islington’s first youth council last week. Official polling stations were set up in the school, giving the students their first real experience of voting.

The results were announced by Islington Council chief executive Lesley Seary at the Health Living Hub in White Lion Street, Islington the following day.

We are delighted to reveal that our Year 10 student Elliot Colley has been selected as one of the 8 councillors for the borough. Elliot will join the others in representing the views and aspirations of the borough’s young people on Islington Council.

Youth councillors will represent other young people in Islington and their opinions and will help influence decisions about issues that affect them.

Another CFBS student Abdiaziz Shukri , Year 12, stood as a candidate and although he was not elected we are sure he valued the irreplaceable experience gained whilst campaigning across the borough.

Cllr Richard Watts, executive member for children and families said: “I am delighted to welcome my new colleagues to Islington Council. The youth councilors will really give young people a voice in the council and I am looking forward to seeing them shake things up. Commiserations to those who were not elected but all 23 candidates deserve congratulations for their hard work. They have all been a credit to the borough.”

Congratulations to Elliot, we look forward to seeing how he, along with his colleagues, will use their new roles to speak for the youth of Islington.


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All picture copyright Em Fitzgerald

Lloyds Bank Football Tournament

February 13th, 2012

The players

Lloyds Bank held a football tournament at the school on the 30th of January for our Year 9 students. The event was attended by scouts from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham and Leyton Orient football clubs. It was an exciting afternoon, with the students displaying some excellent football skills.

The four teams played each other with a final which was won by Arinze Ossai, Edmund Antwi, Abdul Abdullahi, Yasin Ezrouki, Nuh Mire and Tiago Pontes Betu.

The winning team were taken to see Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool in the Next Generation Cup, with the runners up being awarded their medals at a Leyton Orient match.

The tournament was organised by Lloyds Bank, arranged as part of the school’s long-standing relationship with the national retail bank.


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Young Consumer of the Year Award

On the 9th of February Central Foundation won the Islington Young Consumer of the Year competition at the Emirates Stadium, beating teams from St Aloysius and Mount Carmel to retain the trophy which the school has won 4 times in the last 6 years. 

In an electrifying final, the boys Ilias Belhaddad, Khalid Muruz, Malik Yansaneh, Govinda Deb and Mert Topuz, romped to victory by answering questions on law, current affairs and business. 

The Young Consumer of the Year Challenge is organised by the Trading Standards Institute and supported nationally by a number of high profile sponsors. The local competition involves Islington schools competing against each other, testing the students on a wide range of issues.

Television’s Paul Whitehouse chaired the event and spent time with the excited winners afterwards.  They now go through to represent Islington in the London Finals at the O2 Arena in March. Another team from Central Foundation made it to the semi-finals: Saeef Ahmed, Ridwan Chowdhury, Nahid Uddin and Tommy Collins.

Well done everyone!


Young Consumer of the Year Award  Young Consumer of the Year Award

Lloyds Bank Literacy Scheme

February 9th, 2012

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank has set up a literacy scheme which is currently taking place at the school.

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning 20 of their employees have been acting as literacy mentors to help some of our Year 9 students with their reading.

The scheme has been really successful in encouraging reluctant readers to engage with fiction outside the English classroom.

Some of the boys’ reading ages have increased by 6 months during this time. 

The scheme will expand to include Year 7 students after half term.

School Council Election Results

February 8th, 2012

School Elections

We have a tradition of a very active student council.  The council aims to improve the experience of students both inside and outside of school.

The School council is supported by members of the sixth form.  We recently held the elections for the school council.

Our new school council members are;

Year 7

  • Azeez Amode
  • Samuel Adesanya
  • Samuel Alferink
  • Gideon Ankrah
  • Patavee Thamvimutti

Year 8

  • Joshua Garrett
  • Asif Ahmed
  • Mayuresh Mita

Year 9

  • Derek Nightingale
  • Joshua Shanny-Wynter
  • George Benson

Year 10

  • Elliot Colley
  • Nahid Uddin
  • Mansor Mohammed

The first council meeting will take place this week before a whole school assembly on Tuesday 21st February after half term. 

The coordinating team of sixth formers are Tahmid Chowdhury (Council Coordinator) Adrian Hracki (Deputy Council Coordinator) and Wasim Iqbal (Deputy Council Coordinator).

Congratulations to them all!

Senior Partner Chris Saul providing UCAS advice

The school has a well-established relationship with the international law firm Slaughter and May. Our students have taken part in Customer Service role plays, their Lawyers in School project and received UCAS mentoring from their employees. 

Senior Partner Chris Saul discusses the UCAS project in a video which can be found on the Slaughter and May website:

(Go to Watch our volunteering videos then watch the 5th video titled UCAS project)

You can find out more about our work with the law firm by visiting their website:

Cambridge University Talk

Our Year 10 Gifted and Talented group of students attended a presentation in January by the University of Cambridge on ‘Applying to Cambridge’. They were joined by fellow Year 10 Gifted and Talented students from St Aloysius College, Highbury Grove and Highbury Fields School, these schools along with Central Foundation Boys’ School form the Islington Consortium (IC6).

The aim of the session was to alter the students’ initial perceptions of the university – that it is impossible for most people to gain entry to. The guest speaker himself studied at the university and so demonstrated how people from all walks of life could find themselves at Cambridge.

His time at the university offered a valuable insight into education at the school. He provided a lot of useful information about student accommodation, financial support, degree choices and the application process. It left a lot for the students to consider and at the end of the lecture it was clear that Cambridge University was no longer seen as too intimidating to consider applying to.

These informative sessions on higher education will continue when the same students visit Corpus Christi College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, this March.


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