The Media Studies Department are pleased to announce the winners of the ‘Short Film Competition’

KS5 – Megan Cooper for her film ‘Timshel’. Megan submitted an original film which was thought provoking and provided a really engaging response to the ‘Spring’ brief.
KS4 – Alisdair Hutton and Luke Curtis Herbert for their film about ‘determination’. Alisdair and Luke wrote, directed, edited and starred in their film which was an amazing achievement. Also Alisdair’s technical ability and post production skills were impressive for a Year 10 student.
KS3 – Ethan Trundley for his film ‘Determination’. Ethan interpreted the brief using his stop motion animation skills; coupled with some funny sound effects, this film entertained our judges.
Certificates and House Achievement Points are on their way to you. We would like to wish the winners many congratulations on your achievements and thank all students who entered. We look forward to your future entries.

Year 9, 6 a-side tournament

cTonight the year 9’s played NLS, Kenilworth, and Myton in a round robin tournament. The squad was made of seasoned pro’s of Chris Bailey, Dean Jordan and Charlie King. Supported by new players James Cowley, Jordan Shearsby and Oliver Haynes. Kenilworth played us first although we got it tactically wrong against some of their better players we did score 33 of 5 overs but were well beaten when they responded with 63. However a vast improvement vs Myton and it was really close, down to the last few balls. However we couldn’t quite get the runs, loosing by 4. Finally we played NLS and everything clicked. Dean scored 40 including 3 6s, and 5 4s whilst paired with Ollie. Charlie and the lads bowled well and kept extras to the absolute minimum. We beat NLS (who’d beaten Kenilworth) 58 runs to 29. A nice warm up at the start of the season. More players are welcome at training Thursday 3:30 and nets Friday lunch. Hope to see more Year 9’s there. Mr Franzoni

Town Champs County Athletics

The Town Champs County Athletics took place on Tuesday 19th May 2015 at Edmonscote Athletics track. The rain came down on several occasions throughout the afternoon, bringing hail, wind and whatever else it could throw at us so not the perfect conditions for the athletes. Despite the good old British weather, the students all performed brilliantly. They remained committed and enthusiastic to produce their best performances for the school and individually to try and earn a place on the Warwickshire County Athletics Team.

There was a great team effort from all the Year 9 girls who competed and achieved Fourth place overall Central Warwickshire area. Sophie Smales, Tasha Taylor, Georgia Clarke, Tia Broderick, Stacie Jones, Eloise Merrell, Rhea McCulloch, Ruby Harvey, and Ria Becker all representing Southam College. There was also Aoife Williams, Georgina Hurt and Larissa Hurt from Year 8 performing in the 800m to stand a chance for team selection. These three girls battled it out and certainly held their own against the older competitors. All three girls performed outstandingly and did themselves proud. There was outstanding individual performances from Year 9, Sophie Smales performed her heart out deservedly winning her 300m, knocking off over a second from her PB and achieving a seasons best in the Long Jump; Tasha Taylor won the 100m and took down two places on the back straight of the 4 x 100m relay and Georgia Clarke winning both her events with ease in the Hurdles and 200m. Well done to all the girls for all your excellent performances and huge effort. You certainly did yourselves and Southam College P.E Department proud. Miss Evans”

The Year 9 Boys also braved the cold, wet weather with great credit. Chris Bailey and Lewis Timms battled down the straight in their sprints, picking up useful points for the team. Braydon Orr, a late replacement, filling in for a couple of disappointing drop-outs, performed fantastically in the 300m, coming in 4th and also made valuable contributions in the Discus and Relay. Oskar Challice and Hayden Clamp were are field event stars in the Jumps and the Javelin. But arguably the best performances were in the middle distances, where Rhys Jones battled around the 800m to 3rd place, and Will Eadon and Dom Priest both picked up 1500m PB’s in terrible conditions. The team finished tied for 3rd overall, just proving how valuable every point was. Well done to you all and good luck to those who have made it through to the next round!

Mr MacGibbon

Well Done Natasha

11165104_1619470078289528_7602675807164081081_oOn Saturday 16th May 2015, I embarked on a journey. In Clapham Common, London, 15,000 people stood eagerly at the starting line, awaiting the klaxon. We started at 23:30 and began our fast paced walk through our nations capital, seeing the sights and hearing the amazing stories of some of the people walking for this great cause. At 10 miles my feet were beginning to ache and walking got harder and harder each step I took. I felt like giving up. But with some wise and powerful persuasion, I pushed on through the pain. Positivity became my only option. I celebrated every mile marker we passed. We saw the giant pink tent and our hearts leapt, the end was in sight. The last 0.2 miles were the hardest of all. Every step I took added what seemed like another weight onto each foot. But I did not care, I was going to finish this. Cold, aching and sore we crossed the finish line at 5:02am with tears in our eyes and pride in our hearts. The volunteers placed my medal around my neck and I smiled, I can sleep well tonight knowing that the money I have raised is going towards helping people with breast cancer and buying Scalp Cooling machines to help those with cancer to keep their dignity and keep their hair. All monies must be given in November 2015, so you can sponsor me any time before then, in person or on the website:

https://moonwalklondon2015.everydayhero.com/uk/tasha-and-elaine.

We currently have £260.50.

Rounders Update

Year 7,8, 9 and 10 were all playing rounders matches after school against Princethorpe on Wednesday 13th May 2015. The atmosphere was wonderful due to the beautiful weather and the main fact that all teams had lots of enthusiastic students taking part. There was approximately 70 girls representing Southam College which was outstanding. All of the teams played brilliantly despite the various outcomes of the overall results.

Year 7 played their first real competitive match of the season and have proved they have got lots of potential with excellent batting and fielding skills to build upon. Final score was 8.5 rounders to 21 rounders scored by Princethorpe. Year 8 played amazingly scoring a half rounder off nearly every ball. The final score 23.5 rounders to 13 rounders. Year 9 played well and scored a respectable 7 rounders, unfortunately not quite a win with Princethorpe achieving 12.5 to take the match. Finally, Year 10 were superb, the batting in the second innings was outstanding by all . The game was brilliant from both sides and remained exciting throughout. Final score 14 rounders to 13 rounders, a close but well deserved win.

Well done to all who played and committed their time and effort to represent Southam College P.E department. We are extremely proud of you all, keep it up. Miss Evans

Battlefields Notice

A reminder to all Year 9 students who have chosen to study GCSE History next year: the deadline for payments for the battlefields trip is Friday 15th May.
There are still places available. Please see Mrs Meredith if you have any questions.

Southam College win the first Rounders fixture of the season!

Despite the last minute worry we would not have a team for this fixture against Aylesford the girls who could play won their first match of the season!
Megan Hickey; Olivia Draper; Jen Moya; Isabel Gilks; Ami Jerger; Claudia Ellis Greenway; (All year 10) Charlotte Webster; Natasha Fennell (Year 11) and Sophie Kirk (Year 9) played brilliantly to beat Aylesford 15 Rounders to 11!
There was excellent teamwork amongst all the girls who were from different year groups, the fielding and batting was outstanding and it looked liked they had been back into practice for weeks.
Well done girls to a fabulous start and lets hope we can keep the winning streak going!
Proud of you all Miss Evans!

Rounders Fixtures

Wednesday 13th May 2015

There is a rounders fixture for Years 7,8,9 and 10 versus Princethorpe at Home. Please check the ECA Noticeboard for all Team Sheets and more details. If there are any problems please see a member of the Female P.E Department ASAP.

Thursday 14th May 2015 – Year 10 Mid Warwickshire Rounders Tournament

The Year 10 Mid Warwickshire Rounders Tournament is on Thursday 14th May 2015 @ Myton school. Please check ECA Noticeboard for team sheet and further details. Any problems please see Miss Evans ASAP.

Warwickshire Schools Combined Events Competition

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A good performance from the boys at the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events Competition.

Not only did the boys have the battle a variety of events they also had to fight the wind and rain.

The minor boys team consisting of Morgan Jones, Jacob May and Benji Lindsey had to battle through 80m, Long jump, Shot and 600m. Star performances from Morgan and Jacob in the 80m finishing in 11.6 and 11.8 respectively. The boys finished as a team in a very respectable 6th place.

The junior boys team consisting of Rhys James, Will Eadon and Charlie King saw them tackle 5 events, 80m hurdles, shot, long jump, high jump and 800m. With Charlie stepping in 2 hours before the event. As a team the boys finished in 3rd place.

Individually Rhys finished the day with an excellent 800m (finishing in 1st place) with 2.21 seeing him finish in 6th place overall with 1497 points. Will had solid performances throughout the day but a 2nd place in the high jump with 1.44m saw him finish in 7th place with 1488 points.

Overall the boys did brilliant and enjoyed themselves even with the awful weather conditions.

Well done, Miss Warman and Mr Macgibbon

9SE6 CHARITY PHOTOBOOTH

During Charity Week, 9SE6 organised a photobooth to raise money, and spent their lunchtime taking photos of many Southam College students, all dressed up in crazy props! The tutor group created most of the props themselves during tutor time, and then students were asked to donate money for photos in the photobooth. Jaya Kudhail had the original idea, but Sophie Kirk, Eve Murphy, Zoe Foster, Verity Spencer and Rachael Lythe all helped out with the photobooth on the day! If you had your photo taken, here are your photos! More due to be printed off for those who donated a bit more!

Thanks! Miss Mulligan.