The Year 9 football team made it 3 County Cup wins in as many days with a 2-1 win over Nuneaton Academy. Despite arriving late, Southam made the brighter start and a through ball was put in his own net by a Nuneaton defender. Southam again had the majority of possession, with Jack Ramsden in goal dealing mainly in goal kicks.
Mike O’Rourke made it 2-0 finishing off a fine team move and cross from Leighton Tonge.
The second half was more one way traffic but Southam could not find the net, after the Nuneaton ‘keeper made a string of good saves. Ramsden was beaten following a breakaway late on but Southam held out 2-1 winners.
The Year 9 Rugby team had a difficult start against a powerful and well organised Alcester Grammar School team in their first pool game and were caught a little cold, allowing the game to get away from them before their had got themselves up to speed. However, they made amends in their second game against Trinity High School winning a well contested game 20-10.
Unfortunatley, due to time constraints, the proposed semi-final – final format was changed and we then went into a straight final. This was unfortunate as we were confident of winning our Semi-final against Myton, allowing us to have another shot at Alcester. Instead we went through to the Runners-up final against a well built KESH Academy team. Our superior athleticism and skill quickly gave us a secure hold on the game and, having increased our intensity and drive for our first game, we ran away comfortable winners 30-0.
As this was the first experience of 7’s Rugby for many of the team, it was good to see the improvements as we adapted to the pace of the game, and it was great to see Chay Bennett prove what an effective and powerful player he can be when he applies himself. Well done to all the team and lets hope we can continue this form into our next game against Myton next Tuesday!
The Year 9 Rugby Team opened their account this season with a comfortable 54-14 win over Coundon Court. It didn’t look promising before the start of the game as a number of late call offs and injuries left us with just 10 players. Luckily, Charlie King responded to a late SOS call and as Coundon Court were also a little short we started with an 11 aside game.
Any initial concerns were quickly banished with a flurry of 3 quick tries in our first 3 possessions, but the Year 9’s didn’t succumb to complacency and keep their intensity and discipline throughout the game running in 6 more tries. Chris Bailey bagged a hat-trick of tries and there were solid performances throughout the team, especially from Dean Jordan, Oliver Westland and Lucas Mann.
Signs are promising for the rest of the year… if we can consistently field a full squad!
At Southam College we are determined that everyone is the best that they can be. One of the ways we want students to achieve this is through using ambitious vocabulary, and with this in mind we have a ‘word of the week’. The word is published in school on the daily bulletin, and also on the school website. Students can gain house achievement points by using the word in their talking and in their writing.
Having an assembly together on the first day back was a great way to see how you have all grown over the summer holidays. A lot of you are now taller that me and you all look so smart!
Time is going very quickly and as mentioned this morning attitude will bring success!
Good luck in Year 9 and make things happen for you!
Mrs. Erroi, Head of Year 9
Summer reading list for all you keen readers. Enjoy and remember to challenge yourself!
Have a great holiday. Miss Davies!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Looking for JJ – Anne Cassidy
The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas – John Boyne
The Outsiders – S.E Hinton
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
Coram Boy – Jamila Gavin
The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
The Northern Lights/The Ruby in the Smoke – Phillip Pullman
Life: An exploded Diagram – Mal Peet
How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
Revolver – Marcus Sedgwick
The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R. Tolkien
Witch Child – Celia Rees
Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
Abridged Great Expectations
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Today Year 8 had an end of year Celebration Assembly. We recognised the achievements our students have attained both in school and in their activities outside the school day.
Well done to
Bailey Cordener-Young, Katelyn Southwick, Lucy Knight, Rhea McCulloch, Jacob Jordan, Toby Wines, Olivia Kay, Oskar Challice, Charlie King, Charlie Jones, Greg Fisher, Lucas Mann, Isabelle Barker, Olivia Krawczyk, Bradley Jones, Todd Constable, Rachel Clarke, Helen Aries, Billie Whyte, Jerrie Jenkins, Elisha Bowmaster, Nicola Rose, Nicole Spakes, Chris Bailey, Rhys Newland, Joe Burch, Beth Edwards, Chloe Curtis Dune and Jamie Clements.
All Year 8 students have grown in maturity, confidence and personally. Congratulations to all my Year 8 students for their achievements thus far.
Have a great summer. I look forward in seeing you all in Year 9.
Mrs Erroi, Head of Year 8