June 30th, 2015
Two months ago, four Year 10 and 11 boys stayed after school to attend a guest lecture by historian Hugh Gault on the subject of Central Foundation alumnus and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Kingsley Wood.
The lecture was also attended by Chair of Trustees Leslie Griffiths. As well as being the Chair of Trustees and and Methodist Minister at Wesley’s Chapel, he sits in the House of Lords as Lord Griffiths of Burry Port.
Having noted their interest in politics, Lord Griffiths invited the four boys – Younes, Seven, Andrew and Yousuf – to the House of Lords last week. This included a tour of the building that the boys described as fascinating and behind the scenes access granted to them by Lord Griffiths.
At the end of the tour, the boys were able to sit in and observe Question Time in the Lords, learning a lot about the political processes in the UK.
June 19th, 2015
Monday 15th June saw Year 7 – 9 compete in Central Foundation Boys’ School’s annual Sports Day competition at Finsbury Park athletics track.
The entire lower school descended on the full size athletics track in North London’s Finsbury Park on Monday to compete in a mixture of track and field events. As well as a number of different distance races (100m, 200m, 300m, 400m and 800m as well as the 2000m walk and relay events), the boys competed in long jump, high jump, triple jump, shotput and javelin.
With an increase in forms this year, this meant at least eight pupils competed in each event which increased the number of competitors and the amount of participation in the sports.
Across the day, three individual school records were broken, and all by boys who set records in the previous year’s Sports Day. In javelin Dean Humphrey, who last year set the Year 8 record at 30.95 metres, broke a 1992 record by throwing 36.4 metres.
Year 8′s Zakariya Thain broke walked the 2000m in 11:51, a 36 second improvement on the 2011 record. Also in Year 8 Sadik Mohamed ran the 800m in 2:25, 20 seconds faster than second place and five seconds faster than the 2009 record he broke.
For more pictures from the day, view our gallery by clicking here.