Both the year 9 and 10 netball teams defeated Campion last night, in two big scoring games; 15-1 and 20-0.
The Year 9 girls started the game off extremely well in the cold conditions with some fantastic shooting from Marie Pavey, Amy Carro and Jodie Rigg. However the shooters would not have been as successful without the numerous turnovers and interceptions made from the defenders; Katie Cummings (captain) and Clarice Ellis-Greenway. The centre court players were strong in both attack and defence helping reduce Campion to only having 3 attempts on goal.
A huge effort from the girls and the supporters and scorers (Hope Aris, Megan Coats and Grace O’Kelly). Well done a well deserved win.
Southam started off strong winning the first quarter against Campion 6-0. The defence made up of Sophie Kirk and Rosie Hill ensured that Campion weren’t allowed any shots on goals. Eve Rhea, Maisie Powell, Jeri Jenkins, Sophia Lindsey and Ruby Harvey, Southam’s centre court applied pressure on the Campion team and managed to steal interceptions – moving the ball swiftly up court for Jess Frogley and Eve Murphy to attack with their accurate shooting. Campion did show a strong defence and intercepted passes from Southam to deny goals. Southam did well to maintain their strength and play their own game. A final score of 20-0 showed the immense pressure Southam applied. Overall a great game to watch with lots of excellent team play.
Miss Warman and Miss MacLachlan
Can all Year 10 students who are in either Miss MacLachlan’s GCSE PE class or Mr MacGibbon’s BTEC Sport class bring their PE kits for todays lesson (D9, P4). This will be a practical lesson NOT a theory lesson.
A huge thank you to all of the students who came with us on the Battlefields Trip this week. Every single one of them was respectful, polite and considerate of others. We had many compliments from members of the public who were keen to tell us about the impeccable behaviour of our students. They all behaved with maturity and we are so proud of them.
Mrs Meredith and the battlefields team
We are on the last leg of the journey and expect to be back at Southam College shortly after 6pm. Please do not park in the bus bays, we’d really appreciate this.
We have arrived safely in Dover, at this time we are estimating an arrival at school at approximately 6pm however this will depend on traffic and we will update you as we progress.
Both coaches have arrived in Calais and through customs safely. We are sailing on the 12.45 ferry back to Dover. We will update you as soon as we arrive.
We have packed the coaches and have left the hostel making our way back to Calais.
Both coaches are back at the hostel safely. We will keep updating you tomorrow. The students have been amazing, all of the staff are really proud.
The students observed the Last Post ceremony impeccably and were a true credit to Southam College. We were particularly honoured that Hugh Cave was allowed to take part in the wreath laying ceremony. Hugh did an excellent job and it was such a proud moment for everyone on the trip.
All students are now on the coach and we are heading back to the hostel.
Group B at Talbot House
James Davey in front of the grave of a relative at Tyne Cot cemetery.
Essex Farm Cemetery
Coach B have visited Essex Farm cemetery, we have seen the grave of one of the youngest British soldiers to die in WWI, rifleman Strudwick. Essex Farm is also the place where John McCrae wrote the famous poem in Flanders fields that Izzy Wicks read to the group before a moment of silence.
We have visited the most muddiest trenches and realistic trenches both coaches have thoroughly enjoyed it.
Coach A have spent some time reflecting about the treatment of men who deserted during WW1. They visited the Shooting Post and cells at Poperinge and were told about Herbert Morris who was shot here.
Coach B are visiting Tyne Cot Cemetery and reflecting on the scale of this historical site where 12,000 men are buried and 35,000 men with no known grave are remembered.
Ellen Moreton commented that the cemetery is a very quiet and peaceful place, it’s a very positive place to remember the sacrifice of so many men.
Day 3 of the trip and everyone’s raring to go. Coach A are going to Talbot House and Coach B are going to Tyne cot Cemetery. Exciting day ahead.