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  • Pastoral Day

    Published 03/03/21

    All pupils were off-timetable this Wednesday to unwind and recharge with a Pastoral Day. After registration, all pupils explored the idea of their "inner voice - champion or gremlin?" in a coaching activity led by Head of Coaching, Mr Murray. Following this, students reflected on their own learning through written learning reviews and 1:1 chats with their form tutors.  

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  • City@6: Tim Otty QC

    Published 01/03/21

    On Monday 1 March we welcomed Tim Otty QC to deliver the third of our exciting new lecture series. In a wide-ranging and thought-provoking talk that drew on his own specific experiences as a lawyer, Tim discussed the role the courts - both here and abroad - can and should play in safeguarding basic liberties and in protecting minorities, the vulnerable and the marginalised, particularly now, in the age of social media, when the scope for misinformation and unchecked abuse of power and influence is so great.
    He used three specific case studies - the rights of prisoners of Guantanomo Bay, homosexuality in Uganda and the 2019 prorogation of Parliament - to demonstrate the crucial importance that the law can make. It was an impassioned plea for our students to enter the law and to make a difference and he ended by quoting Ruth Ginsberg's inspiring advice for young women: “Fight for the things you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” 

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  • Computer says yes: Oxford University Computing Competition

    Published 26/02/21

    Well done to the 71 students who participated in the Oxford University Computing Competition, a competition open only to those who achieved a Gold Certificate or performed within the top 10% nationally in the UK Bebras Challenge late last year.

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  • Traverse Festival Workshops

    Published 23/02/21

    A number of students virtually traversed the country to attend Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre’s recent online festival, enjoying two workshops from leading playwrights who set out their approaches to the craft.

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  • Masterclass Week

    Published 17/02/21

    During the week of 22 February (first week back after half term), the PE Department will be hosting Masterclass Week! A series of live and recorded events for pupils around specific sports such as athletics, swimming, and gymnastics, with some new additions including Street Dance and Karate.

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  • Girls just want to have end of half term fun

    Published 15/02/21

    As the holidays approached, and students and teachers collectively prepared to pack up their home desks to return... er... home, a dilemma emerged: how to celebrate getting through this rather strange remote half term together? With gathering round communal party rings sadly off limits, students were instead set a series of fun challenges to complete at home.

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  • The art of persuasion

    Published 13/02/21

    We have seen great performances from our debaters at a series of recent meets. First up was the Manchester University Schools Competition, where topics of debate included whether to pay politicians the average salary of their constituents, or introduce quotas for men in female-dominated careers like teaching and nursing. We approached the event as a ‘pro-am’, pairing more experienced year 12 speakers with year 9s and 10s, to great success – Anoushka and Inji are through to the Gold Final, and Niamh and Olive are through to the Silver Final. 

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  • Sister Act: Siblings Concert and Prep Concert videos

    Published 12/02/21

    For many of our musical siblings, more time together has also meant more time practising together. To celebrate this familial talent, we have put together our very first ever Siblings Concert, where you can watch some wonderful sibling sessions on recorders, strings, piano, and voice. 

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  • Sustanability at City

    Published 11/02/21

    CLSG has joined the Eco-Schools Programme, a global initiative encouraging pupil-led climate action. Over the coming year, we will work towards their Green Flag Award,  carrying out an environmental review of the school and putting in place an action plan on a range of areas including waste, transport, biodiversity and energy.

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  • LGBT+ History Month

    Published 10/02/21

    Throughout February, City has been celebrating LGBT+ History Month, a UK initiative that aims to promote equality by increasing the visibility of LGBT+ experiences.

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  • Read all about it: new history and politics magazine

    Published 09/02/21

    Pupils from both CLS and CLSG were asked to submit articles on the theme of 'Propaganda and Disinformation' for the brand new History and Politics Magazine, Folkmoot.

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  • Be the light: reflecting on Holocaust Memorial Day

    Published 08/02/21

    In addition to the Holocaust Memorial Day workshop highlighted in the last newsletter, students from Year 11 to 13 produced a thoughtful assembly to commemorate HMD, centred around its theme this year, 'Be the light in the darkness'.

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