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.
The Year 8 Boys Athletics team took part in the County Schools Games Finals representing the Central Warwickshire Area against teams from Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The team of Will Eadon, Finn Purnell, Fin Doherty, Luke Padmore, Sam Enston, Jack Latus and Max Hurtubise competed in the 100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump, Javelin, Shot Putt and Relay. In a very tight finale and with a fantastic final leg on the relay from Sam, the team finished joint second, a fantastic result considering the injuries some team members were carrying.
Congratulations to you all and this result tops another very successful year fro the Year 8 Team!
As requested last night, here is the Year 8 summer reading list. If there is nothing on here that takes your fancy, don’t give up! Challenge yourself and persevere.
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 – Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
Year 8 students participated in a large scale collaborative drawing during Enrichment Day in the Art Department on Tuesday. Students created a landscape/cityscape, adding to and refining the drawings of their peers as they rotated around the work. Music was used for cues to start and stop drawing and the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience of sharing their ideas and interacting with each other in this way.
Monday saw the turn of the year 7 and 8’s to compete in their Town Championships at Edmondscote track. There were some brilliant performances in the track and field. A huge congratulations to the year 8 boys who managed to regain their title by 1 point!!
The boys team were helped by excellent performances, stand out performances came from Fin Purnell winning the year boys javelin with an outstanding throw of 26.29m and Sam Enston in the 100m coming home in 1st place in a time of 12.3secs.. Another solid performance came from Will Eadon in the year 8 boys 1500m finishing in a very strong 2nd place in 5.17min. The year 8 boys 4x100m relay team (Jack Latus, Finn Doherty, Luke Padmore and Sam Enston) put on a very good performance coming home in 2nd place with some excellent baton changes.
Emily Harrison and Izzie Hannay worked hard together to secure 1st and 2nd respectively in the year 7 girls 800m which saw the girls battle against a strong field of girls and boys. The 4x100m relay team (Alice Parsons, Izzie Hannay, Darcy Christie and Maria Timms) put together a good performance coming home in 1st place in their heat.
Georgie Hurt had another strong performance on the track in the 800m winning the girls event comfortably in 2.35mins. Similarly her sister Larissa completed an excellent 1500m finishing in 3rd in the year 8 girls race. After not competing in the discuss for a whole year Jodie Rigg finished in a fantastic second place with a throw of 17.41m. Jodie Stevens powered through a high jump competition finishing in 3rd place with 1.25m after twisting her ankle whilst competing.
Stand out performances in the year 7 boys event came from Jacob May in the 100m winning the year 7 boys event in 13.6sec.
Well done everyone, you all pulled together due to some last minute changes due to injuries and illnesses, you should be very proud of yourself.
Miss Warman, Mr MacGibbon and Mr Mills
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.
– 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)
– 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)
– 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)
– Science in the Main Science Block (all students, all day)
– Next Steps in the Quad (all students, all day)
After a long hot gruelling day at sports day eleven Year 8 girls went along to Myton to play in the areas rounders tournament.
The first game started extremely strongly against North Leam A team which saw Southam win 5 and 1/2 rounders to 3, Southam’s fielding was excellent with some awesome catches by Aoife Williams and Marie Pavey. The second game Southam played Campion which saw some excellent batting by Jodie Rigg, Amy Carro and Larissa Hurt seeing Southam win again.
The third game saw Southam play Kenilworth B team. There was some outstanding batting by the whole team but specifically Jodie and Amy which saw Southam put 8 rounders past them. Fielding was strong and some fantastic catches were made by Georgie Hurt, which meant Kenilworth only got 3 1/2 rounders.
Unfortunately the winning streak came to end in the final game of the pool again Kingsley. Again the game saw some brilliant batting by Marie Pavey and Clarice Ellis-Greenway however Southam could only score 3 1/2 past a very strong fielding performance by Kingsley. The girls fielded well however Kingsley managed to squeeze 5 1/2 past them. This result meant that Southam finished second in the pool and had made it through to the semi final against Kenilworth A.
Southam fielded first and managed to stop Kenilworth scoring too many rounders (6), this was helped by some awesome catches, bowling and fielding by Jodie Rigg, Leah Constable, Nomie Nicholas. Southam came into bat and decided to take a few risks which saw only 3 players remain in play throughout the 21 balls. There were some excellent shots however Southam could only score 3 1/2 past such a strong fielding team.
Batter of the day: Jodie Rigg
Fielder of the day: Marie Pavey
The girls played excellently considering they had all been busy earlier during sports day. I was very proud of your performance girls you should be very proud of yourselves, well done!!
“Well done girls a solid display. We’ll have ’em next time!!” Mr Elkerton
Can year 7 and 8 girls please check the extra curricular board for the athletics team going to the Town Championships on Monday 29th June (1pm-4pm approx).
The Year 8 Rounders Tournament is taking place this Thursday 25th June 2015 after school. Please see the ECA Noticeboard for the Teamsheet and further details.
Any problems please see Miss Warman ASAP.
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!
The Spanish Team
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!
The Spanish team
Thank you to the Southam College Eco Team for planting up our newly created herb patch. We are sure these herbs will come in useful during our Food Technology lessons.
We have had some stunning entries in from Year 8 for this year’s Spirited Arts Competition.
The deadline for work is Friday 3rd July, please give your splendid piece of work to your P.I. teacher and include your name, form and the category your piece of work belongs to.
HAPs for every entry.
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….
The Spanish Team
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