We are back on british soil after a swift journey over the channel. I think Mr Elkerton got his oars out to help get us back quicker!
Estimated time at College 13:30, again will update if any different.
Please do not park in the bus bay
Today we wave goodbye Calella – our home for the last 4 days. We are pretty much on time with departure, but will update when we get closer and have a more accurate idea of what time we will arrive back at Southam tomorrow.
Our last full day of the trip and it did not disappoint!
We started the day with our final training session at the Espanyol training ground where the students were put through their paces for the final time. After lunch we headed to Barcelona to take in the attractions such Port Vell and Las Ramblas allowing us to take in some sight seeing, local entertainment and shopping. The coach journey from here took a bit of a detour so we could see the Olympic Stadium for a quick photo opportunity, with the final part of the day proving to be the highlight of the trip for many as we headed off to the famous Nou Camp for a full tour of the stadium and megastore! This truly took the breath away of many and will be remembered for a long long time. Mr Cooper
An update from another busy day today. The day started with some training in the morning, then watched some action at a local tournament before our fixtures against a local side – Sant Fost C.F. This was a great opportunity for our teams to test themselves versus unknown opposition and also give some students the chance to represent the College in a fixture for the first time.
The first Year 8 fixture ended in a narrow last minute 3-2 defeat despite goals from Tom Driscoll and Tom Woodward.
The next year 8 fixture was The hardest fixture, the opposition team are top of their league having scored 130 goals and not lost a game this season. Despite our best efforts, Sant Fost were too strong and ultimately too good! A late Josh Thomas goal was harshly ruled out for offside, as the game finished 5-0.
The final game proved the most entertaining and gave Southam a victory, as they won 2-0 through a Ryan Gidney penalty and a late Jay Morgan strike.
After this we went back to the hotel to refuel with their evening meal like true athletes: Chips with everything!
Apologies for the late update, it’s been a long busy day.
The day started with the group being put through their paces from the Espanyol coaches for a session either side of lunch. This was then followed by the obligatory trip to the beach, then we rounded the day off with a trip to the local amusements for some bowling and crazy golf!!
We’ve arrived safe and sound in Spain and have checked in to the hotel after a short 25 hour journey!
Headed off to the beach for a spot of beach football and to dip the toes in the sea before tonight’s evening meal!
Thank you for all of the feedback we received with regard to the introduction of a set skirt for girls as of September this year. We have been speaking to current students to gain their opinions and a range of students have tried on sample skirts to ensure that new skirts are fit for purpose. We have been really pleased with the constructive feedback students have given and their positive feedback on the style of skirt finally selected. We will be releasing details of the new skirt after the Easter break and it will be available from our usual uniform suppliers.
Huge congratulations to Tatty Kee, Year 11 and Charlie Beavan, Year 8, who ran in the Mud, Sweat and Beer charity run yesterday. Both coming first in their age group for the second time.
Well done to you both!
Well done to Year 8 Abi for competing in the district finals of the Rotary Young Chef Competition in Wales this weekend. She did not get a place in the National finals but as one of the youngest competitors it was an great achievement nonetheless. Well done Abi, from all the Technology Department and we will see you again next year – we hope!
Well done Abi – I look forward to sampling your food in future years. What an amazing mature talent in in someone so young!!!! Mr Elkerton
Over the last term, a group of keen and enthusiastic photographers from Year 8 and Year 9 have been working on a brief set by Southam Online, a website that provides news, information & entertainment for Southam and the surrounding area. They were asked to create a series of images based on the theme ‘What Southam Means To Me’. The students have been working very hard to shoot photographs of Southam at specific locations that are important or inspiring to them. In our Photography Club sessions, the students have been learning how to edit their images on Photoshop using techniques such as layering, adding photo filters and altering exposure. Students have been uploading their images on to the Southam Online website and can be viewed on http://www.southamonline.org.uk > Southam in Pictures. We are looking forward to seeing how their photographs change as they continue to capture Southam over the Summer Term. Visit the website and the blogs to see their progress.