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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.

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Year 7 and 8 Haps Gold and Silver reward afternoon

What a lovely afternoon – students were rewarded for their efforts in obtaining high HAPs. Needless to say the student were a pleasure to be with, but I don’t think any of them will be budding sumo wrestlers or gladiators quiet yet!!
Well done all.
Mr Elkerton


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‘Art in Heaven’ competition

The Philosophy and Ethics department have had many entries for the ‘Art in Heaven’ competition. We have had some great interpretations of ‘faith or doubt;’ ‘Questions: Big, bigger, biggest;’ ‘Stories that change lives;’ and ‘where is God?’ We have narrowed down to 8 entries and the students art work will now be entering the national competition.
Well done to Alex Costa, Hannah Fulford, Sam Rigby, Heidi Rushent, Melissa Voice, Roisin Hamiliton, Amy Carro and Lucy Davies

Well done – some inspirational work with real meaning. You should all be very proud of your achievements.
Mr Elkerton


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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.

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County Super 6 Athletics Finals

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!


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YEAR 8 Summer Reading List

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.

Happy reading!

Ms. 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

Challenge Titles

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

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Year 8 Enrichment Day

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.


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Another good day on the Athletics track!

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


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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.
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)

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Year 8 Girls narrowly miss out on the final in the rounders tournament.

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!!
Miss Warman


“Well done girls a solid display. We’ll have ’em next time!!” Mr Elkerton

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Year 8 Dani to appear in the West End.

We have had thrilling news – Dani has been offered a part in the Senior Ensemble Team for the West End Show of Annie Jr. . Rehearsals start in July in London and the performances are in August.
Massive congratulations Dani!
Break a leg!


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Town Championships

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).

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