Work Experience 2018

Every Yr10 student has the opportunity to complete a work experience placement during the Summer Holidays – 23rd July to 31st August 2018.

Students are expected to find their own work experience placements and the relevant self placement form, which can be found on the Yr10 blog needs to be returned to Mr Hughes in the Career office by Friday 29th June 2018.

Southam College will be working in partnership with Changing Education Ltd in the delivery of the work experience placements.  Changing Education Ltd will complete the relevant health and safety checks and risk assessments of all host organisations in accordance with Warwickshire County Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance.

If you require any further information on the work experience programme, please contact Mr Hughes – Hughes.a1@welearn365.com.

Year 10 Football

Southam v Kenilworth

A disappointing result from our first match this week. A depleted team of the bare 11 played a strong Kenilworth squad in a league and cup double-header. Although there was no complaints about the level of effort in the first half, some naïve play and poor decision making left us 4-0 at half time. The team started the second half much brighter, showing some of the quality that they are capable of. Our initial pressure was rewarded with a goal, but unfortunately we couldn’t add to our total and Kenilworth ran in a couple more goals towards the end of the match as our concentration and at times discipline deserted us. Hopefully with a full team tomorrow we will fair better!

KS4 and KS5 House Competition -Get caught revising

The English Department would like to encourage an element of competition into revision to spur you on! During English fortnight and the Easter break, can you capture an image of yourself or a friend hard at work revising?
Can you manage to squeeze some revision in, during the most unlikely trips out?
HAPs for all entries and a prize for the best revision picture. Get snapping!

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Year 10 & 11 English Literature Macbeth Trip 

Letters have been sent home to all students who have places on the Macbeth trip on Tuesday 20th March. The coaches will leave Southam College at 6pm, so please arrive before 5.45pm. Please ensure that you have had something to eat before returning to school as the performance starts at 7pm. Due to allergies, please do not bring snacks containing nuts on the coach. Students can come in non-school uniform that is school appropriate. Coaches will be back to school by approximately 10.30pm, if this changes we will keep you updated.

 

Coach lists will be pinned up outside the English Office tomorrow, please make sure you know which bus you will be travelling on.

We are looking forward to this fantastic performance!

French Trip Day 3

Quel jour gastronomique!
A day full of food, fun and friendship. Lots of proud teacher moments today watching our students make friends at Jean Bosco school in Guines. Finally we got to meet our penpals of the past few months, and students were fab at talking to and meeting their  French friends. Speed-dating and pictionary started our day, followed by a tour of the school and it’s facilities, and then football, rounders table-tennis and Just Dance. Very proud of Louisa Sixsmith, Holly Driscoll, Katie Shilito, Olivia Constable and Emily Lovett who really came out of their shells here! We also experienced lunch in the French canteen before saying a sad goodbye to all of our new friends. The afternoon bought a hilarious and terrifying visit to the bakery, where under the scary French instruction of Bruno the baker, students formed their own croissants (or tried to.. we won’t mention any names here, Luca del Torre). More food followed with our trip to the creperie, where students made their own crepe batter, then all flipped their own pancakes (again with varying success). They also all created together a beautiful marzipan cake topper! On return to the hotel, we were treated to an amazing five course meal – complete with snails and French cheeses!
. An amazing 21 out of 24 students tried the snails – and Louie Bulyka and Rory Stewart were brave enough to blind taste them! As we write, students are completing a quiz on the trip’s events. We’ll all be very sad to leave tomorrow, but hopefully will have lots of happy memories. We will update the blog with travel times as the day progresses. Bonne nuit!

Year 10 English Language

Students can download an electronic copy of the guides given out last night for Paper 1 and Paper 2 for the English Language GCSE in the English Revision area on the website. The pack contains model responses and checklists for each question – a brilliant resource for revision! Snap Collins Revision Guides will be available from the English Department and in social areas next week for only £1.

French Trip – Day 2

L’aventure continue! Students enjoyed a delicious petit-déjeuner this morning with some freshly baked croissants and chocolate chaud, before heading out to experience the market in Le Touquet. Here students completed lots of speaking challenges, and Mme Spencer and I were extremely impressed with the way students threw themselves into these activities – really proud of the amount of French language everyone tried out on the French vendors! Special shout out to Rory Stewart and gang for their efforts, and Mia Russell, Lily Fraser-Pope and Caitlin Neville.

After a quick visit to the beach, it was on to a local biscuit factory where students learnt about production of this local delicacy (and tried some wares). Etaples Military Cemetery came next, and students spent some time admiring this powerful place before moving onto more food at the chocolate factory.

Well done Louie Bulyka and Jack Waterfield for being the first complete the challenges here! We saw lots of chocolate being purchased at the factory – can only assume it’s presents for those at home!

More games this evening, then rest for our visit to school tomorrow! A demain.

Writing to Describe House Competition.

Year 10 – as part of English fortnight, please get involved by entering our writing to describe house competition.
HAPs for the winner and all entries.
 
This would also be great practice for your English Language GCSE writing section!
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French Trip – Day 1

Un début magnifique for the French trip this year!

After a smooth crossing on le ferry and a pleasant journey through rolling French countryside, students arrived at the musée de la céramique in Desvres, where under careful instruction in French they created their masterpieces. Charlie Parsons broke down the barriers of conventional pottery with Grahame the Gravy Boat, and I doubt anything like it will ever be made again… c’est incroyable! Special mention also goes to the secret masters of ceramic, Thomas Mills and Jack Waterfield, and bien sur, to Lucy Taylor’s turtle. Their creative instincts fulfilled, students then arrived at our beautiful hotel, Le moulin, and enjoyed their first three course meal (but only after learning all of the cutlery in French!). Students’ powers of logic were well tested after dinner with a variety of logic puzzles, that left us scratching our heads and (quite literally) tied up in knots. Quentin, our animateur, is putting all the students to the test as he speaks to them exclusively in French, and today Erin Day, Jodie Bates and Louie Bulyka really shone as helpful students who are rising to this challenge!

What will tomorrow have in store for us?