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Founder’s Day

November 29th, 2017

Founder's Day awards prizes to current and former pupils

On 24th November, we celebrated our annual Founder’s Day. It is a special day when we looks both backwards and forwards celebrating the School’s Founder, William Rogers, and the achievements of students. The school welcomed back one of its alumni as the guest speaker, Mr Joseph Adesunloye.

Former pupil Mr Joseph Adesunloye was the guest speaker

Mr Adesunloye was a student at Central Foundation in the early noughties. He left the school to read English Literature and Film Studies at the University of Aberdeen followed by a course at the London Film Academy. As well as curating film festivals, Mr Adesunloye has received a number of accolades for his short films, leading to his first feature film, White Colour Black, playing at the London Film Festival last year to much acclaim. Mr Adesunloye’s speech talked about his time at the school, the hard work and dedication which has led to his success and he encouraged today’s pupils to take advantage of the increasing opportunities the school provides.

The day also featured speeches from Mr Brownhill, the Headteacher, Mr Gurney, the Chair of Governors, and the School Captain. Between the speeches were three pieces of music: a brass fanfare from the Brass Quartet; Mozart’s Allegro by the String Quartet and You Can’t Stop The Beat by the Concert Band.

The main section of the event, though, was the presentation of prizes. Over 70 students were awarded prizes for progress and attainment in individual subjects as well as special awards for extra-curricular activities. The Year 8 football team collected three trophies they won last season after their 100% win record; these trophies were awarded alongside prizes for music, debating, drama, public speaking and community support.

Music School performing at the ceremony

The prize presentation concluded with the awarding of a number of scholarships including the Bendy Scholarship which went to the four highest achieving pupils in STEM subjects who are now studying engineering at university. Scholarships were also awarded to those who made the most progress and the highest attainers in the Lower School, GCSEs, vocational learning and A-levels.

More images of the day can be found by clicking here.

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