May 20th, 2014
The term dates for the next academic year have been released and can be viewed below:
Monday 1 September 2014 – Friday 19 December 2014
Half term 27 October – 31 October 2014
Monday 5 January 2015 – Friday 27 March 2015
Half term 16 – 20 February 2015
Monday 13 April 2015 – Friday 17th July 2015
Half term 25 May – 29 May 2015
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 4 May 2015
May 16th, 2014
Last Friday, noted historian Sir Richard Evans accepted an invitation to come and speak to the a gifted and talented group of Central Foundation Boys’ School’s history students from Year 10 and 11 after some previous correspondence.
Last term, history teacher Mr Samuel used a debate between Sir Evans and AN Wilson about the Nazi economy as a springboard to engage them in the subject. As part of the activity they all wrote letters to Sir Evans expressing their views and Mr Samuel decided to send them on to the famous historian.
Not only did he respond individually to each letter, he then offered to come into the school and speak to the boys. Having a published historian, with a thorough understanding of the subject matter, helped the boys consider their opinions of German politics from new perspectives. Sir Evans also imparted some essay writing and journalistic wisdom with the pupils to help them with both their exams and coursework.
May 2nd, 2014
In the build up to the next crop of Year 7s joining Central Foundation Boys’ School, the current Year 6s who will be joining in September came to visit to spend an afternoon at the school.
As part of our transition programme, the school assigns every Year 7 with a buddy from the Year above who they can go to throughout their first year if they need someone to talk to about changing from primary to secondary and also so they have a friendly face around the school. At Friendship Afternoon, the boys were put in their groups and met their five buddies from the Year above. After this they had a taster activity lesson before being reunited with their parents who were spoken to by the Headteacher.
The Powerpoint presentation delivered on afternoon can be viewed by Friendship Afternoon 2014.
May 1st, 2014
Earlier on this year Young Writers, a UK company which encourages children in creative writing, ran a poetry competition called The Poetry Games. The competition, open to schoolchildren aged between 11-18 was open across the nation and a number of Central Foundation Boys’ School pupils entered.
Now the competition has closed, Young Writers has contacted the school to let us know that six boys were winners in the competition, judged on perception, imagination, expression and good use of language. By winning the competition André Deen-Swaray, Anas Abdulle, Saeed Hersi, Salaahuddeen Smith, Salman Filli and Serhat Gunes will all have their poems put into publication. A preview edition of The Poetry Games: London Voices will be available in the school’s library before it’s made available for sale on general release in the summer.