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Ole Nielsen in Denmark speaking to Year 7s at Central Foundation Boys' School

An important part of secondary school history is analysing evidence in enquiries. One of the first projects Year 7s are tasked with is the mystery of the Tollund Man and they were helped in this project by the Director of the Silkeborg Museum in Denmark.

Earlier in the week Mr Samuel, history teacher, organised for the new Year 7s to speak directly to Ole Nielsen via a video link. Mr Nielsen works in the Silkeborg Museum where the remains of the Tollund Man is kept. The Tollund Man is a 4th century BC body that was discovered in 1950 and was incredibly well preserved due to being naturally mummified in a peat bog. Being so well preserved, it provides a rich array of primary sources for historians to debate over.

Mr Nielsen spoke to the Year 7s and then fielded their questions on the Tollund Man and how the village of Tollund was during the Iron Age, showing them artefacts found by his body. They will now use this information to write a letter to the museum explaining who they think the Tollund Man was and what happened to him.

The slideshow from the Year 7 Curriculum Evening is now available to view by clicking here or visiting the Parents page under the School Life tab.

Year 11 Success Evening slideshow

September 24th, 2014

The slideshow from last night’s Year 11 Success Evening can be viewed by clicking here or visiting the Parents page under the School Life tab.

The Kite Runner in Oxford

September 22nd, 2014

Last Thursday, Ms Goldman and Ms Baggot took the sixth form English literature students on a day trip to Oxford.

While in Oxford the students visited The Oxford Playhouse to see the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel The Kite Runner. The Kite Runner is one of four novels they will be studying as part of their module Aspects of Narrative in January. However, because the production only ran from 15th – 20th September they had to see it ahead of the module and were very lucky to secure tickets for the limited run.

Extra-curricular football training is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.

Year 8 laid the foundation for a strong season in a seven-a-side tournament played last Wednesday between London-wide schools.

Raheem Watt and Ronnie Hughes shined in attack whilst Tashan Gray and Emre Yarar were clinical in goal, letting in only two goals across six matches.

Thanks to Dequane Wilson-Braithwaite goal’s they secured a draw against Camden’s Hampstead Secondary School. A strong defence meant their second match, against the City of London Academy from Southwark, ended in a stalemate after neither team could pierce the net.

From there it was all out victory with a 2-0 victory over Holloway thanks to Muhammed Buhari and Raheem Watt. Raheem was the star of the next two matches, scoring both goals against Regent in a 2-1 victory and sharing honours with Ronnie Hughes in a 2-0 win over Havestock. Ronnie also scored the only goal in the final game of the evening against St Aloysius.

For more information about football and other sports clubs, and fixture lists, please see the extra-curricular page.

This term’s extra-curricular timetable has been published. To find out which clubs have returned and what new activities Central Foundation Boys’ School is offering this term, click on this link.

The timetable can be found year round on the Extra-Curricular page of the School Life tab.