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July Newsletter

July 18th, 2014

The July edition of the Central Foundation Boys’ School newsletter is now available online. To read more about the latest events at Central Foundation, with a particular look at the creative arts, click here.

The Athletics Team celebrate with their trophy and medals

For the second year running, Central Foundation Boys’ School have won the Islington Athletics Championship.

In a competition that also included Holloway, IAMS, St Aloysius, Highbury Fields, EGA and Mount Carmel, Central Foundation Boys’ School led the way to keep the trophy for another year.

An expanded competition saw 52 events, up from last year’s 46 thanks to the addition of the hurdles and triple jump. Competition was much sterner than last year, when Central Foundation won every event in at least one year group.

The most outstanding year was Year 10, who came first in the long jump, triple jump, high jump, javelin and the 100m, 200m, 800m and 4x100m relay race.

With a high level of competition at Sports Day and continuing success across Islington, Central Foundation’s dedication to sports from the curriculum, to after-school clubs to guest workshops in a variety of sports is paying dividends. We advise all parents and pupils to keep an eye out for the extra-curricular timetable in September to see which new and returning sports clubs will be available in the next academic year.

Whipsnade Zoo‎ visit

July 17th, 2014

Year 7 science classes at Whipsnade, Bedfordshire

On Friday 4th July, Year 7 travelled to Bedfordshire on a science visit to Whipsnade Zoo.

In recent lessons, the Year 7s have been studying nature and the visit to the zoo brought to life examples of how animals have evolved their physical and behavioural features to help them thrive in their habitat.  They also looked at the relationships in ecosystems and how organisms depend upon each other for survival, such as through food webs.

The zoo is home to many exotic animals and it was the first time for many of the Year 7s that they had seen such animals as tigers, rhinos and flamingos.

More photos from the day can be seen in our gallery.

Sports Day

July 11th, 2014

The starting pistol for the first event of the day.

On Tuesday 24th June Years 7, 8 and 9 all competed in a mixture of athletic events for Sports Day.

Taking place in Finsbury Park athletic track, a number of track and field events were held encouraging as many pupils as possible to participate in the competition. The day began with the 2,000 metre walk. Soon after the starting gun was fired to commence this, the year groups split off as Finsbury Park came awash with activities. The 2,000 metre walk set the tone of the day as a school record was broken by Zakariya Thain  in the Year 7 event.

Christopher Toussaint-Facey broke the school's Year 8 triple jump record.

This was the first of an astonishing four school records being broken throughout the day, with the longest standing record dating back to 1991. Also in Year 7, Sadik Mohamed broke the 800 metres record by running the track twice in two minutes, 34 seconds which was narrowly faster than first place in both Year 8, 9.

The other two records came from Year 8 with Dean Humphrey hurling the javelin an impressive 30.95 metres in his best throw and Christopher Toussaint-Facey leaping 10.95 metres in the triple jump.

Throughout the day boys were taking part in shotput, long jump, triple jump, high jump and javelin along with regular distance records. The day finished with a series of 8 x 50m relay races for each Year group.


In the middle of June, the school hosted our annual Art & Technology Exhibition in The Great Hall to showcase the work produced both in class and in extra-curricular time by our pupils.

With a tremendous amount of work to choose from this year, the exhibition moved from its usual venue in The Tabernacle Building to The Great Hall. With the extra space, the Art Department was able to mount work that was on display at the Wellcome Collection Exhibition on the hall’s stage.

Meanwhile, alongside the final products created by Technology Department pupils, the department was able to display production diaries detailing how each piece of work came to be and the problems students overcame during the manufacture process.

Photographs of the evening’s exhibition can be seen in the gallery.

The squad stand arm in arm watching the penalty shoot out

Last Thursday the Year 8 football team took part in a seven-a-side tournament with local Islington schools.

The cup started with a round-robin group stage. Central Foundation Boys’ School came top of their group, with goals being scored by captain Alfie Lusardi, Josh Asiamah and Pedro Dias.

With the winners and runners-up from each group going forward, Year 8 then faced Bridge Academy in the semi-final and won to put them into the final, having not conceded a goal throughout the tournament so far.

Freddy Akguc’s clean sheet continued to the end of the tournament, as the final match ended nil-nil leading to a tense penalty shootout. As the picture above shows, tensions ran high during the penalties and unfortunately Central Foundation ended up on the losing side. But by winning all but their final game, let alone not conceding a goal throughout the entire tournament, Year 8′s football team left the cup as proud runners-up.