Getting to the heart of it: Cardiologist Dr Varnava’s Founders Day Lecture
In a week where many were having metaphorical heart attacks about the proposed European Super League, our Founders Day lecture was suitably delivered by leading sports cardiologist and CLSG alumna Dr Amanda Varnava, who advises a number of professional football teams including Arsenal, Watford, and Fulham on screening for inherited heart conditions!
Pins with puns: Young Enterprise
The Young Enterprise team Pinimals have been working hard over the past few days to enter the regional competition with their product: enamel pins of endangered animals and plants, designed to spread awareness of those species. As you might have gathered by their name and the wildlife wordplay on their website, Pinimals are also big fans of puns, which is pretty paw-some.
City@6: Shami Chakrabarti
Head Girl Ishara has already been busy in her new role. On 26 April, she compered the Q+A with barrister, human rights activist, and politician Shami Chakrabarti, following the latter's insightful City@6 address.
World heritage celebration
To celebrate World Heritage Day on 18 April, some year 12s organised a virtual trip around the world! Students were able to visit some incredible World Heritage Sites from Argentina to Kosovo to Bangladesh and learn about their cultural importance. Click here to see what was on the itinerary and enjoy a much-needed holiday!
A silver lining of the recent shift to online debating has been the ability to participate in international competitions such as Nordic Schools. With a team of year 9 and year 10 students facing mostly year 12 and 13 competitors, we were relatively modest in our ambitions, so it was a lovely surprise to reach the quarter-finals and to do so as the top-ranked team!
MFL students and any other lingophiles might be interested to check out the student-run platform Lingoscope, which year 11 Fedra has been working hard on for a few months now.
Race equality review published
Last autumn, together with City of London School, we commissioned an independent reviewer to scrutinise every aspect of school life through the lens of race equality.
Teachers on the run: support the Hometown Half
Last year Miss Squire was meant to run the Hackney Half Marathon with some friends. When it was cancelled, they decided to create their own socially distanced half marathon for anyone who had been training and wanted to continue their training plans.
Sing & Swing ’21
Clarinet and saxophone quartets performed wearing gold and silver hats, a swing band rendition of Saturday Night Fever, and a student band (the 'Baker's Dozen') taking on Mama Mia? It must be that time of year again: the Sing & Swing is back and available to watch in full here.