Netball News Roundup
The annual house netball tournaments for years 7 and 8 took place this week, with Ward and St. Bride respectively emerging victorious. Further up the school, meanwhile, one player has been selected to train with a netball academy.
Wings of Hope Award
Congratulations to year 12 Celine, who participated in the Wings of Hope Achievement Award. This is a programme which encourages students from years 9-13 to work in small teams to fundraise for the Wings of Hope Charity, which helps children in India and Malawi access free education.
Visit from Lord David Hannay
Year 13 politics students were fortunate to be able to question Lord Hannay of Chiswick over Zoom during their lesson today.
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.