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.
Objection, Your Honour: PSCHE mock trial
Real life CLSG students may be law-abiding citizens, but years 11, 12, and 13 considered a very different scenario in 7 October's PSHCE session, as students battled it out in a mock trial.
En garde – Olivia’s fencing success
Despite her youth, year 13 pupil Olivia O'Connell (pictured left) has already had a fantastic fencing career, ending last season ranked 12th in the GB Cadets (U17). For those outside the fencing world, the top 15 usually get to compete with the GB squad overseas. In other words: this is a pretty big deal.
CLSG school magazine 2020: ‘dreams’ launch
The latest edition of the student-run school magazine, on the theme of 'dreams', is now available to read online.
Black History Month @CLSG
This week we launched our Black History Month @CLSG celebrations. On Tuesday there was a whole school assembly put together by Mr Martyn and year 12 students, Ishara, Tejal, Jesse, Anoushka, Shaimaa and Noor. The assembly introduced us to three Black individuals who have made significant contributions to British history and society: Olive Morris; John Boyega; and Anne-Marie Imafidon. However, we were also challenged to think about the origins of Black History Month, both in the US and the UK, and to consider the historic neglect of Black histories that means that this month of focus is necessary.
Life After City: the virtual edition
It might have looked a little different to previous years but the Life After City talks are back! The first session took place on Wednesday 30 September, when around 500 students and staff tuned in via Teams to learn about the world of work post-education from one of three speakers with very different professional perspectives.
Duke of Edinburgh awards success
A number of students have received their Duke of Edinburgh certificates of achievement for completing the skill, physicalm and volunteering sections of their awards. Congratulations to Fedra (yr11), Himaaya and Sophia (year 12), and Isabel (year 13), who have earned Silver awards, and Lucy, Kate, Daniela, Ella, Rujula, and Meghan (all year 10), who completed the Bronze programme.
Alumnae news: Flo Chadwick shortlisted for Hive Young Writers’ Award
A poem, Viral, written by a recent leaver, has been shortlisted for the Hive Young Writers Award. Flo Chadwick studied A level English at CLSG leaving in 2019 to study English and history of art at York where she is very keen on creative writing.