David Hannay had a long diplomatic career which culminated in being UK representative to the EU and UK Ambassador to the UN, and he was heavily involved in the UK’s entry to the European Economic Community. He answered questions on topics ranging from the role the Lords plays in the legislative process, to Britain’s post-Brexit place in the world.View gallery
Visit from Lord David Hannay
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'.