Year 9 had a rousing final assembly to cap another successful year at Southam College for the year group. ‘Park Lane’ , our very own Southam’s Got Talent winning band, played us out, and we wished Mr Morgan and Mr Sheppard all the best for their new adventures and thanked them for all of their hard work this year.
Have a Great Summer Everyone and looking forward to see you safe and refreshed for another great year in September.
Head of Year 9 – Southam College
Our Gold and Silver HAPs rewards winners enjoyed an hour of fun on the inflatables as a reward for all of their hard work this year. Competition was fierce in the Sumo Dojo, on the Gladiator Duel and on the Bungee run, but some high energy sweets and drinks kept them refreshed. Well done to you all. A well deserved treat, and keep it up next year!
Head of Year 9
Congratulations to all those students who took part in the Tutor Debating Competition. The standard was very high and the final between 9WH5 and 9WH6 was very close, with well researched and argued points for and against Homelearning from both sides. 9WH6 just edged it in the end, but it was very close. Well done to both teams again!
Head of Year 9 – Southam College
Year 9 Product Design boys did a great job, mixing materials to make a magazine rack, well done!
Message – There will be no Homework Club on Thursday this week .
We have stopped at a motorway services. Due to traffic, we now anticipate our arrival time to be approximately 7:45 at Southam.
We have been able to get a slightly earlier ferry. We anticipate an arrival time at Southam College of approximately 7pm; we will update you further when we are in the UK.
We’ve visited a range of sites today; trenches, memorials and a safe haven for all soldiers behind the front line, no matter what their rank – Talbot House. We had a meal out at a restaurant in Ypres followed by the traditional visit to the chocolate shop, finishing the day with the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. An emotional and thoughtful day, and we hope students got a lot from the visits.
All safely back at the accommodation ready for a good sleep!
Both coaches have had a good day in the Ypres area and are currently waiting at the Menin Gate for the Last Post ceremony. Photos of the day to follow later!
Both coaches have had a brilliant day on The Somme. We have been to a number of sites; Lochnager crater, Devonshire cemetery, Thiepval and the Canadian site of Beaumont Hamel, amongst others. Students have been brilliant through out and asked some really insightful questions. Many of the girls were adventurous and tried snails at dinner! Looking forward to another great day in the Ypres area tomorrow.
On Day 1 both coaches visited the French military cemetery and memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette and the Canadians memorial at the battleground of Vimy Ridge.
We have been so pleased with the respect shown to these important sites and the insightful comments of the students. A good day!
We are all safely at the accommodation and just about to have dinner. We’ve had a great day and are looking forward to a relaxing night before another busy day tomorrow.
We have all now disembarked after a throughly successful and enjoyable voyage aboard the Queen Galadriel. The crew were fantastic and we are returning tired, but full of amazing memories and wonderful experiences!
MrMacGibbon and Mrs Vincent
On Thursday 6th July 2017 the Year 9 Rounders team represented Southam College and the Central Warwickshire area in the County School Games Level 3 Competition. The girls took part in a Rounders tournament which consisted of 15 other schools across the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire areas.
The tournament started with the girls playing in the group stages where they competed against Higham Lane School; Coleshill School and Stratford Grammar School. The girls played brilliantly winning two and losing one game by half a rounder and therefore came second overall in their group.
As result of coming second the girls were playing against all the other schools who finished second in their groups to fight for 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th position overall. The other schools included St Martins School; Lode Heath School and Blue Coats School. With shorter innings due to time constraints the girls risked everything; they produced some superb batting and kept the fielding tight as possible. The Year 9 Team did all that they could after a long day in the heat and managed to win one game, draw one game and lose one game. This meant that Southam College achieved 6th Place overall out of 15 other schools in the whole of Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire area. This was a brilliant achievement!
‘Well done to all the girls played, they did Southam College, the Central Area and most of all themselves extremely proud. Thank you for a wonderful and exciting day of competition and performance. Miss Evans’
The Year 9 Rounders Team – Amy Rigg (C); Cerys James; Maria Timms; Kacie Morby; Lucy Taylor; Cara Andrews; Carmen Ellis-Greenway; Lucy Parker; Sophie Miller; Ciara Askew, and Grace White.