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With the first England Test series of the summer completed, the school’s cricket teams have also made positive progress in the season with a number of 14 over matches at two age levels. The impact of Bunbury Cricket Club’s donation of nets, pads and bats to the school has raised the quality of our game.

The Central Foundation Boys’ School Under 15 cricket team opened the season against Regents Park School.

In a closely met contest, Regents Park won the 14 over match by a margin of only 13 runs.  Good bowling restricted Regents Park to 100-6, with Hussein Abdul taking two wickets for only nine runs. Sufian Miah also shined with the bat, scoring nearly a third of the team’s total of 87-9 and saw out the innings ending on 28 not out.

Lower down in the school, the Central Foundation Boys’ School Under 13 team has already engaged in a number of matches, both tournament and league. They advanced to the second round of their knockout tournament as the Petchey Academy could not organise a full team. They advance to play Stepney Green in the next round.

Their league campaign had a less impressive start, after being bowled out for 55 runs in only 17 overs. Despite Darrell Gerald taking three wickets, St Paul’s School still racked up enough runs to comfortably win the match. Central Foundation’s Under 13s bounced back with a win over Mossbourne Academy; after setting a target of 75-2, David Adewale produced a fine effort in the field by taking two catches in the cover position and making two run outs to restrict Mossbourne to 45 all out.

The team followed this up with an even more clinical victory, this time against Morpeth School. Year 7′s Hamish McMillan opened with 25 runs to put the team on target for 90-2. Central Foundation were in no danger of losing as they restricted Morpeth to 14 runs all out, with the impressive bowling illustrated by Darrell Gerald taking a hat-trick of wickets in the fourth over.

Students interested in cricket can attend training on our Astroturf pitch between 3:30pm and 5pm on Tuesdays for Year 7 and 8 and Thursdays for Year 10, 11 and 12. Speak to Ms Patel for further details.

Last Thursday seven Year 10 and 11 students had their first taste of the professional arts world as part of the opening night of community exhibition.

Cubitt is an Islington based organisation led by artists. Founded in 1991, the organisation provides a non-profit space for London artists to showcase their work and encourages innovation. The seven students became aware that Cubitt were embarking on a three month exhibition and their creative minds took over.

Cubitt studio opened their Indications season, which aimed to promote work from different mediums such as audio or textiles, on 25 April. The Central Foundation students (Abiel Mehreteab, Richard Belfon-Charles, Joseph Nur, Simran Nijjar, Mohamed Uddin, Shahadat Ahmed and Nitain Furnari) presented their work as a collection of photographs on board.

The exhibit, running 6pm-8pm, continues until 31 July at St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ. See their website for more details.

May Newsletter

May 24th, 2013

The May edition of the Central Foundation Boys’ School newsletter is now available online. To read more about the latest goings on at Central Foundation, with a special look at the upcoming exams in the school, click here.

On Friday 26th April, 10 students from Year 10 ICT were invited to Google for a dynamic careers event led by companies from different branches of technology.

Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South & Finsbury, nominated Central Foundation to attend the day at Google’s Campus London. A seven-storey building in Tech City dedicated to technology start-up businesses, Campus London celebrated its first anniversary by inspiring children with opportunities in the IT industry and entrepreneurship.

Central Foundation’s enviable location on Silicon Roundabout, the heart of Tech City, provides its students with a tremendous opportunity to tap into local business start-ups, be involved in high profile events such as these and get a head start in forming links with future employers.

The students worked with companies from the visual effects, video games and space industry sectors, mixed with like-minded teens and learnt about the emerging digital economy.

During the day there was a competition for schools to design an app to use on smartphones. The Central Foundation students’ art-inspired phone app was chosen over the other schools’ entries. As a prize for their innovation and creativity, each pupil won a new Raspberry Pi laptop.

The exam timetable for Summer 2013 has been released. Below are links to the Key Stage 4 and 5 exam timetables, as well as a letter containing exam information and advice for parents of students in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Click here for the Year 7 letter.

Click here for the Year 8 letter.

Click here for the Year 9 letter.

Click here for the Year 11 (Key Stage 4) Timetable.

Click here for the VI Form (Key Stage 5) Timetable.