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Sixth form students with Centrepoint hampers

Sixth form students with Centrepoint hampers

A huge thank you to our staff and students at CFBS for creating these wonderful hampers for Centrepoint, a charity that provides accommodation, health support and life skills to homeless young people. Our Sixth Form students delivered them on Friday as part of our initiative to work with different charities across the local community. Great work from all of our Sixth Form team.

Fatima Zaman explains Kofi Annan's mission to the Sixth Form

In March, the sixth form welcomed Fatima Zaman as a guest speaker to hear about her work with Extremely Together.

Year 12 students who study sociology, history and government and politics were invited to listen to a lecture from the East London activist, though the seminar was open to all interested sixth formers.

Ms Zaman detailed her professional journey that took her from growing up in Tower Hamlets to working for former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. Her work with the Annan foundation focusses on anti-extremism and de-radicalisation, something she also talked about passionately to the students, but this work was not always her dream career.

Ms Zaman revealed that making the most of her opportunities going to university set her on this pathway, having taken advantage of an opportunity at SOAS University to study in Chicago in the US, and there joined the Obama Foundation. While in the US she also took advantage of the opportunity visit Canada and attend the One Young World Summit. It was there she met Kofi Annan, alongside Emma Watson, Meghan Markle and Justin Trudeau.

Ms Zaman concluded her seminar by explaining how her aspirations and willingness to take advantage of opportunities was what had led to her success.

 

Keble College, Oxford was one of three universities visited throughout February

Throughout February, a number of different Year groups visited universities around the south east as part of Central Foundation’s commitment to preparing its pupils for life beyond school.

On 12th February, 20 students from Year 10 visited St Catherine’s College, Cambridge and spent the day there learning about university life on campus. After an ice breaker they were given a talk by a resident of the college, describing what daily and termly life is like there.

After lunch they received two taster lectures on STEM and humanities subjects, to understand the difference between school lessons and university lectures. This was followed by a tour of nearby Gonville & Caius college to discover the difference between colleges at Cambridge and further experience the differences of living at university.

The following week, during half term, Goldsmiths University hosted a group of Year 12s as they start to focus on their UCAS applications. The day was spent learning about city university life and the courses that are available to them.

Towards the end of February, 15 Year 12 students travelled to Oxford and were welcomed at Keble College. Students toured the college campus, the dormitories and library. After this they were given a lecture to better understand the Oxbridge application process and how to have the best chance at being successful in applications.

All three university visits were organised in partnership with The Key Project, a collaboration between Central Foundation and other charities. The Key Project allows the school to provide individual tutors and workshops for students focussed on work and university applications, interview preparation and planning a professional career.

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