The results are Berl-in: German Olympiad
Many congratulations to Sophia in year 12, for her extraordinary performance in this year's international German Olympiad, which took place virtually this year. This feat is all the more impressive given that Sophia joined CLSG in year 9, having never studied German before.
A star team: not up for debate
Our debating team might be missing debating in real life at the moment, but we have been able to compete internationally instead. Two debates were held against Greenhills High School, Dallas, Texas, the current US national champions, and we were lucky to receive feedback from current and former members of the US national team, including Huệ Anh Cao, who was the top-ranked female speaker in the world in 2019 world schools championships.
House drama gets five stars from Oscar winning director Tom Hooper
The final day of term saw the screening of the four House Drama short films, judged by the Oscar-winning director of Les Miserables and the King's Speech, Tom Hooper. Ordinarily a stage-based production, this year's special circumstances saw director of drama Mr Whyld adapt the competition into a short film contest, with each house given four weeks to devise, film, and edit ten-minute long features on the theme of 'Alone Together'.
Black History Month at City: more than a month
Year 12 students Ishara, Nalini, and Anoushka reflect on Black History Month @ City.
Street Child Webinar: International Day of the Girl Child
At a time when coronavirus has placed extraordinary challenges on the developing world, the work of City's partner charity, Street Child has never mattered more.
Year 7 & 8 Sports Challenges
This half term, the PE department have hosted the Year 7 & 8 Challenges. As this year's summer sports day was cancelled, we decided to run an athletics-themed 'sports day' event, with each form taking part in a range of tasks. The events – including group and individual challenges – were focused around power, speed, endurance and co-ordination.
City netballers selected for the London Pulse Academy
Huge congratulations to year 11 pupils Amina and Layo, and Astrid, year 10, who have been selected for the London Pulse Academy hub for the 2020/21 season.
City girls back in the City!
As readers of the Times last weekend might have spotted, this term we have welcomed back a super team of talented alumnae to help out with cover and odd bits of teaching, where teachers have needed to be remote due to coronavirus regulations. It's been really nice to be back in a school environment" says Lois, who is planning on embarking on a PGCE next year.
Hear ye hear ye: Y12 public speaking competition
What's in a name? Is life easier for people who are conventionally beautiful? Would a social movement today be possible without teenagers? Is there a dark side to the Indian mica material mined for use in popular cosmetics? These were just some of the topics addressed by a group of talented year 12 speakers who put their oratory to the test on the 8 October in a public speaking competition organised by history teacher and head of politics, Mr Tomlison.