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National Arts & Minds Competition

Congratulations to Dan Ridges (Yr9), Emily Aries, Katerina Nova (Yr8) and Beth Edwards (Yr9) who have been entered into the National Arts & Minds competition this year; their artwork/poetry on Equality and Diversity was thought-provoking, poignant and inspirational.

Watch this space for the results in September.

Athletics Club

There will be no Athletics Club for the last two weeks of term. The P.E Department would like to thank everyone who has committed to training and represented the school this academic year.

Basketball Level 1 Referees

bA great bunch of lads, ranging from Years 9 to 11 gave up their Friday night to begin a qualification as Level 1 basketball referees.
This allows the boys to referee under 16 games and below. It is another step in the Basketball development at Southam College; improvements in coaching, equipment, new kit, leaders awards and now referees.
Andrews, Haydon, Bendzak, Heap, Nicholas, Lee, Horley, Brooks, Fletcher, Usher, and King worked hard to develop and practice their skills and all passed the initial part of the course.
Well done lads, a proud Mr Franzoni.

Enrichment Day

Tomorrow is our second Enrichment Day of the academic year so students should go straight to their morning activity at the start of the day. Lunchtime will be 11:45-12:40 and there will be a morning and afternoon break for students. Students will end the day with their normal registration session. Students are to attend in normal uniform, with planners and writing equipment.
Activities:
Year 7
– Modern Languages in MFL Block (Godiva and Webb Ellis in the morning and Whittle and Shakespeare after lunch)
– Maths Challenge in Maths Block (Whittle and Shakespeare in the morning and Godiva and Webb Ellis after lunch)
Year 8
– Slam Poetry in the Hall (Godiva and Webb Ellis in the morning and Whittle and Shakespeare after lunch)
– Art in Art Block (Whittle and Shakespeare in the morning and Godiva and Webb Ellis after lunch)
Year 9
– History Crime Through Time in History Block (Godiva and Webb Ellis in the morning and Whittle and Shakespeare after lunch)
– Lifeskills Modern Criminology in the English Block (Whittle and Shakespeare in the morning and Godiva and Webb Ellis after lunch)
Year 10
– Science in the Main Science Block (all students, all day)
Year 12
– Next Steps in the Quad (all students, all day)

Year 9 Arts & Minds Competition

If you are a whizz at creative writing, poetry or art then enter this amazing national competition…you could meet Gok Wan and win the cash prize!
The topic is diversity, equality and identity and what they mean to you and your life.
Your chosen art can be a drawing, painting, photograph, collage, poem or a story. The poetry section is focussing on Anne Frank and her story this year. Entries can be from an individual or, for the art work, from a group.
For any more details or to see last years entries then see Mrs Loydall in Philosophy & Ethics – P2.
The deadline to have your entry with Mrs Loydall is Friday July 3rd.

ARTS AND MINDS

Spanish Trip Day 5

Spanish trip day 5

So it has been our last day in sunny Spain and the hottest one yet with highs of 34 degrees and clear blue skies. As is tradition with the trip we held our annual sand castle building competition and I’m pleased to announce that Mr Johnson has finally claimed victory this year with Mrs Rhodes a close second. A final dip in the pool and we are just getting ready to set of for the airport in about 30 minutes. Please check the website for updates and I will send messages about how our journey is going as well as an updated eta for arriving in southam this evening.

It has been a great few days in Spain and my thanks to Miss Davies, Miss Warman, Mrs Rhodes and Miss Martin for their help and well done to all of the year 8 and 9 students for the great Spanish and the excellent behaviour throughout it has been a real pleasure!

Hasta pronto
The Spanish Team

Spanish Trip Day 4

After our usual breakfast we headed out to Port Aventura theme park with Europe’s largest rollercoaster. Blue skies and highs of 32 degrees mean it has been hot hot hot!! We were thankful for the water rides…although Rhys took great satisfaction in using the water rockets to squirt the teachers on their way round. Miss Martin and MR Johnson with a few intrepid students made it through the big rollercoaster although are still recovering! A great day but we are now well and truly worn out so it’s an early night for us. We need to get our game faces ready for the sandcastle competition in the morning.

Please check the blog for updates on our eta tomorrow and we look forward to seeing you when we are back in Southam although we wouldn’t mind staying for a little longer as it’s been a fantastic trip!

Hasta pronto
The Spanish Team

Spanish Trip Day 3

After a night of beach rounders and football we headed out for our 3rd day in SUNNY spain! Weather update…we hit 30 degrees today and clear blue skies!
So it was on the coach for a trip into barcelona. Firstly we visited la sagrada familia one of spains most famous landmarks before heading into the centre itself. Once there we ate our packed lunch at the top of las ramblas before venturing into the food market! All of us were massively impressed with the amount of spanish our students were using but in particular we would like to mention the fantastic effort from michael O’Rourke who has constantly been ordering in spanish and making a great effort to use his language even if he is eating a mountain of peaches!!
we then walked down las ramblas and into the port area where students had some time to explore before walking through the gothic quarter to meet the coach. After dinner it was back to the beach for round 2 of the johnson versus warman rounders grudge match but even our secret weapon of mrs rhodes could not bring us victory! Port aventura tomorrow so now off to bed….

Hasta pronto
The Spanish Team

Spanish Trip – Day 2

Day 2 in SPain

Day 2 and the sun has come out in a cool 25 degrees, it has been a glorious day and we have made the most of the weather and the culture in the local towns of Reus and TArragona. First thing we travelled to TArragona to see the balcon de meditarraneo and the roman ruins, after a quick stop by the beach for some frisbee we went into the old part of the town to explore the shops and old buildings that this ancient town has to offer. After a short trip down the road we ate our picnics before enjoying the guadi museum and it’s interactive tour. A quick dip in the pool and we’ve just finished dinner so it’s off to the beach for rounders and football! A great day Spanish style! Barcelona tomorrow, a viva espana!!

The Spanish Team