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Parent Governor elections

January 10th, 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are holding Parent Governor Elections to fill a current vacancy. This is an opportunity to get involved in the work of the Central Foundation Boys’ School Governing Body. Deadline for nominations is 25th January 2019.

To read more about the role and its responsibilities, click here. To download a nomination form, click here

Winter Concert closes out term

January 7th, 2019

On the last Thursday of term, Music School brought the autumn term to a close with their annual Winter Concert.

10 music ensembles, comprised of 74 students in total, performed over the course of the evening, playing a wide variety of genres to an audience of over 150 people in The Great Hall. The Samba Band opened the show with their own improvised piece of music before the evening took a more classical turn as the Orchestra performed a duo of Russian compositions from Larianov and Tchaikovsky. More classical music was heard later in the show as the Strings Section played Chopin’s Etude in G.

The House Band brought the evening to life with their cover of the Rolling Stones’ rock ‘n’ roll hit Jumpin’ Jack Flash. The contemporary trend was continued by the Chamber Voices vocal group who sang Hall & Oates’ I Can’t Go For That and the Concert Band who performed a brass inspired version of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida. Meanwhile the FretWrx guitar group played Vince Taylor’s Brand New Cadillac and the Choir sang James Taylor’s Lonesome Road.

The audience were treated to festive offerings throughout the evening. The Junior Vocal Group sang John Rutter’s Nativity Carol, a choral song about the nativity written in 2015 while the choir sang Gaudete, a sacred Christmas Carol written in the 16th century. The Concert Band closed the show with an uplifting jazz-medley of Christmas carols assembled by composer John Strommen under the title A Big Band Christmas.

The high quality of music throughout the evening was testament to the hard work and dedication shown all year by both the music teachers and the 100 strong pupils who arrive at school an hour early for music lessons every day of the week.

Lord of the Flies

January 7th, 2019

Deserted on an island, the boys use glasses to make a fire

During the final week of term, the Drama Society presented an adaptation of William Golding’s novel The Lord of the Flies.

The Drama Society worked on the piece throughout the autumn term with direction from Ms Russell, Head of Drama. The play saw the actors take on the roles of a group of schoolboys who crash land on a deserted island without any adults and try to establish their own society.

The play began with a mime-piece, conveying an aeroplane crash

The play was performed by 20 boys from Years 7 – 10. Four more boys contributed by directing the actors and producing the lighting and audio technical work. The piece was enjoyed by parents, students, staff and partners of the school. The production incorporated a number of dramatic devices that will be invaluable to the Year 10 students who are studying Drama at GCSE and have to perform as part of their exam. The play gave the younger pupils a chance to gain experience in public speaking and working together as a team.