Day 2 of the German Exchange Home leg

Muggle students thoroughly enjoyed learning a trick or two in the Harry Potter studios, made gains in their wand skills, had a lesson in the magic of film making, enjoyed some butter beer and then displayed their new talents on a beautiful autumnal day. ” Du bist ein Zauberer Harry!”

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Arrival of the German Exchange

After months of anticipation the German Exchange students arrived safely at Southam College at midday on 11th October and enjoyed their welcome party with their Southam partners.
Herzlich Willkommen!

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Yr 10 Rugby Tournament – Alcester

Congratulations to the Yr 10 Rugby team, who despite missing a few players, put in 3 great performances against Alcester Grammer School, Henley-in-Arden School and Studley School. They won 2 games and lost 1 to finish 2nd overall, with tries coming from Lucas Evans (3), Jacob May and Ben Irving. There were notable performances and moments all over the pitch, but special mention goes to Charlie Thwaites, who led the line well and Mackenzie Spilmann-Penn, who managed to keep his physicality just the right side of legal, wrestling possession back for Southam.

Our next game is a Varsity Game Vs Bilton (H) next Thursday 12th October.

Mr MacGibbon

 

The Year 10 Netball team win again!

The Year 10 Netball team was one of the four teams to start off the first round of Varsity fixtures versus Bilton. The girls played excellent Netball both in attack and defence! In attack Cerys James, Carmen Ellis and Cara Andrews worked the ball from centre court brilliantly into Maddison Smith who scored some cracking goals. Cara who also plays GA supported a strong score line of 31 goals. In defence Kacie Morby, Lucy Parker, Ruby Cole, Alice Dillon and Lily Fraser-Pope put immense pressure on the Bilton attack keeping the score line down. The interceptions and marking was fantastic by all and this was reflected in the final score Southam 31 Bilton 10.

Well done girls, another amazing result on the board for 2017/2018 season. Keep up the wonderful hard work and effort! So proud of you all yet again. Miss Evans.

Year 10 Netball

The Year 10 Netball Squad got off to an amazing start to the 2017/2018 Netball league winning all three of the matches they played at NLS on Tuesday 3rd October. The girls in the team played brilliantly; showing amazing skill and excellent teamwork. Final results were as follows-
 
Southam Vs Campion 13-1
Southam Vs NLS 21-1
Southam Vs Aylesford 15-1
 
Well done to all the girls who played; you never fail to let me down and as always I am extremely proud of every single one of you! I would also like to say a special well done to Ruby Cole who played amazing in defence on her first appearance with the Year 10 Team.
 
Miss Evans.

Year 10 Football 

Southam V Myton

The Year 10 Football team had a tough start to the season with a home match against a perennially strong Myton team.

We started well, competing for each ball and winning many 50/50’s. An excellent finish from Rob Armstrong put us 1-0 up and then a superb effort from Dan Turner, to create some space and finish from the edge of the area put us 2-0 up at the break.

However, with a stiff wind in their backs, we knew that Myton would come out strongly in the second half. the task of preserving our lead was made all the more difficult when some absent defending left their main striker clear through on goal after 30 seconds! 2 more goals rapidly followed and we were left with a ‘mountain to climb’ chasing the game. Although under constant pressure from Myton, we did start to offer some more resistance, and some solid defending from Jacob May, kept the scores close. Eventually our goal was breach once again to leave the score 2-4 at the end. Credit is due to the majority of the team who kept battling to the end, but a team is only as strong as it’s ‘weakest link’ and we can’t afford to let some players ‘go AWOL’ against quality opposition.

Man of the Match – Jacob May

Next match – Southam v NLS (H) 19th Oct

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IMPORTANT REMINDER- Webb Ellis winning House rewards trip

IMPORTANT REMINDER- Webb Ellis winning House rewards trip

The deadline for all payments and slips to be able to go on the trip was Friday. Afer discussion with the finance office, as a gesture of goodwill we will accept final payments until breaktime on Monday morning (2nd October). This is the absolute cut off point. Spare letters were put into registers again last week and are still in the student office if you have misplaced it. The trip takes place on Monday 16th October, it will be a fabulous day out! The payment system will close on Monday breaktime as all payments to Thorpe park and transport are taking place on Monday. Reminder- the Blue Peter badge is no longer accepted, a message went out over parent pay about this and also if you have a Merlin pass this must be brought in on the day of the trip.

Many thanks, Miss Campbell.

Year 9 and 10 Netball Varsity Fixture

Year 9 and 10 have their first Varsity fixture against Bilton (Away) on Thursday 5th October 2017. All students need to check the ECA notice board situated in the sports hall for the team sheets and further details. If there are any problems please see Miss Evans or Miss Maclachlan ASAP.

Dance Production Auditions

Dance Production Auditions Tuesday 17th October and Wednesday 18th October 2017

If you wish to Audition for the Dance Production you MUST sign up for an Audition on the sign up sheets that are situated outside SP1 (in the Pavillion Block). Please make sure you complete all the details on the sheet and do not add any additional time slots; this must be authorised by a member of the P.E Department.

Equestrian News

TEAM MEMBER PROFILE – Leila Scott (Year 10)

I am currently the 6th best Dressage rider out of the whole of the ‘Dressage UK’ community and I am also currently 2nd place on the leader board for the Prelim section.
My horse ‘Tigger’,is also 2nd best horse in the Prelim section. I am so proud on what I have accomplished with ‘Tigger’ this year in Dressage and I will hopefully do well in the championships in October!

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