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September 27th, 2012

Islington Council offers free Bikeability cycle training courses to all residents, employees and students based within the borough.

Bikeability is the Cycling Proficiency Test that aims to improve cycle skills for all abilities. Cycle training is delivered by accredited instructors and there is a range of courses on offer.

This morning, Phil Cordingley from The London Borough of Islington visited the Year 7 assembly to talk about the benefits of cycling and Islington’s new Bikeability scheme. He explained to the Year 7 students that cycling is fun, cheap, reliable, healthy and a great way to become more independent.

He also stressed that cycling safely in London requires a lot of know-how. Which is why the Bikeability Level 3 course is a great way to learn safe cycling, route planning and how to tackle complicated roads and junctions.

During Bikeability Level 3 training students will learn the skills to tackle a wide variety of traffic conditions. On reaching Level 3 standard students will be able to deal with all types of road conditions and more challenging traffic situations. The course covers dealing with hazards, making ‘on-the-move’ risk assessments and planning routes for safer cycling. Mr Cordingley offered a Bikeability course to the first 10 students who signed up but if you or your child is keen to cycle to school or gain more confidence on a bicycle, individual training is also available.

To learn more about the scheme or to contact Bikeability simply visit The Bikeability Site.

Last Friday A Level Economics students went to The European Bank for Reconstruction and Redevelopment’s Headquarters in the city. After taking part in a presentation in the board room the students had a question and answer session with the President of the bank, Suma Chakrabarti.

Sir Chakrabarti was so impressed with the students’ knowledge and questions he spent over an hour with them despite his hectic schedule. The students loved the experience, “It was a great opportunity to meet and learn from such inspirational people such as the President and his team.”

The Annual Review

September 21st, 2012

The Annual Review  is now available. To download a copy simply click the link.

Annual Review September 2012

On Campus

September 20th, 2012


Tahmid Chowdhury, Year 12 who participated in the Key Project, recently returned from Yale University after completing the Summer School Programme. Getting onto the course was no easy feat, with 800 applicants for just 80 places.

Tahmid said that the trip to America was life-changing. One of the most valuable lessons being how to best balance extra-curricular activities with academic work. “Sitting in front of Yale’s International Admissions Tutor and learning that they would love to have someone with my drama background study there was hugely motivational, and gave me a lot of confidence going forward into Year 13.”

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

September 20th, 2012

This summer City YMCA and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant launched a new project called Comedine@Fifteen. Five students from Central Foundation Boys’ School took the course at Jamie Oliver’s famous restaurant.

The students were taught how to prepare a three course meal by graduates from Fifteen’s Apprentice Programme. The following day, the participating students, Derek Nightingale, Wassim Islam, George Benson, Dean Rowe and Malik Yansaneh cooked the meal for their family and friends.

At the end of the programme all of the chefs were invited back to Fifteen to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the restaurant’s graduate chefs.

During the course Headliners, an organisation which specialise in filming, photography and journalism, provided an opportunity for a further two students, Yusef Labib and Harry Woodall to plan, film and photograph a documentary of the programme.

Cool Runnings

September 20th, 2012

Kristen Mcdermoth recently competed in the English Schools Athletics Championships. Kristen competed in August completing the 100m and 200m in 11.07s and 23.68s respectively. After qualifying for the final he ran 200m in 23.77s placing him 6th nationally for the Under 15s.

Kristen started running 5 years ago when he moved to Jamaica. When he returned to the UK in Year 8 he carried on running. Kristen’s dream would be to run in the next Olympics but if not, he would like to study Civil Engineering.

London 2012

September 20th, 2012

In order to celebrate and reward some of our students’ own successes the school distributed lots of Olympic and Paralympic tickets for the London 2012 Games. Matches included, Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Football, Athletics, Discus and Javelin.

“My Experience at the Olympic stadium was great. The atmosphere was amazing. It didn’t matter which team won we would celebrate by cheering!” Said Dillon Patel after his trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Saturday Football Fixtures

September 20th, 2012

Hackney & Tower Hamlets Schools Football League

Below is set out the fixtures for the above league. The year 7, 8 & 9 football teams will be taking part. All players will have received a letter with a permission slip which needs to be returned to the respective manager. The majority of matches will be played on the Hackney Marshes but occasionally we will play ‘away’ at the opposition school’s facility.

All players must inform their manager if they are unable to play in a fixture. It is also their responsibility to inform their manager of any injuries.

All players will require studded boots and shin pads, goal keepers will require their gloves. Years 7 & 8 will wear their school PE kit.

All players must meet at the school by 8.15am. Generally all teams return to school approximately 11.45 -12.00pm.


September 14th, 2012

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