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.
House music 2021
Congratulations to all Houses for rising to the challenge for this year's virtual House Music, and ending this term with a (rhythmic) bang! Although whole houses were unable to gather together in the main hall, there was certainly no shortage of house spirit. Vocal, instrumental, solo, and House song entries were all filmed in advance and broadcast simultaneously to form rooms, from which chants could be heard ricocheting across B floor corridors at truly impressive volume.
Great job, careers committee!
City hosted a series of informative, virtual talks this week about careers ranging from law and journalism to finance or medicine. So far, so usual. But this time, they were entirely student-organised by our sixth form Careers Committee!