October 25th, 2013
With the new academic year fully into swing, a number of interschool sporting tournaments are starting to take shape with four of our years still in their cup competitions.
The most recent victory came from Year 11 who travelled to South London to play Addey and Stanhope for the Inner London Cup. They gave themselves tremendous momentum for the rest of the tournament, going into the second round with a 6-0 victory, with goals coming from Jordan Spearman, Jamal Dacas, Annyl Ahmed (2), Jamal Thompson and Clinton Akintola.
Outside of football, the U13 table tennis team travelled to Highbury Grove where they competed in the Islington Table Tennis tournament. With table tennis being such a popular sport at the school, two teams were entered for the Year 7 category. The team Ezra Ndukuba, Mohammed Osman, Louis Jackson and Robin Morley beat every other school at the tournament and consequently picked up their first place winners medals.
Table tennis club is run for all years on Mondays from 3:30 – 4:45 in the gym. Football club is run from 3:30-4:45 on the astroturf on Tuesday for Year 8, Wednesday for Year 7 and Thursday for both Year 9 (yellow week) and Year 10 (blue week).
October 22nd, 2013
BBC Business Editor Robert Peston visited Central Foundation last week to talk to pupils about their experiences of Business Studies in schools.
Five pupils from the Sixth Form’s BTEC Business Studies course took part in a roundtable discussion with Mr Peston that lasted well over an hour. He described the students as “brilliant at answering the questions about the future of work. They were interesting and intelligent.”
He was particularly interested in asking the pupils if they felt the government is doing enough to encourage an entrepreneurial attitude in the country’s youth and if changes in the economy had changed their views towards going to university, working or starting a business.
They also discussed the advantages of going to a school within walking distance of Tech City and how studying in the shadow of Google, Intel, EE and others affected them.
Oliver Gnandi said, “It was hard being asked questions on the spot, although it meant that our responses to the spontaneous questions were sincere and genuine.”
The Editors will air on BBC News, 28th October.