The Media Studies Department are pleased to announce the winners of the ‘Short Film Competition’

KS5 – Megan Cooper for her film ‘Timshel’. Megan submitted an original film which was thought provoking and provided a really engaging response to the ‘Spring’ brief.
KS4 – Alisdair Hutton and Luke Curtis Herbert for their film about ‘determination’. Alisdair and Luke wrote, directed, edited and starred in their film which was an amazing achievement. Also Alisdair’s technical ability and post production skills were impressive for a Year 10 student.
KS3 – Ethan Trundley for his film ‘Determination’. Ethan interpreted the brief using his stop motion animation skills; coupled with some funny sound effects, this film entertained our judges.
Certificates and House Achievement Points are on their way to you. We would like to wish the winners many congratulations on your achievements and thank all students who entered. We look forward to your future entries.

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Slam Tennis Tournament

Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 11.02.25Thursday night a squad of Year 7 & Year 8 boys played in the Central Area Slam Tournament. Other schools entered were NLS, Kenilworth, Myton and Aylesford.
Max Hurtubise, Will Eadon, Kier Wood, Tom Constable, Matt Baker, Ruairidh Macleod, Alex Costa, Greg Virr and Brandon Chevassut have varying experience levels but got a lot from the experience of competitive tennis. After completing the round robin draw the squad made it through to the final. Will and Max won their rubber 3-2 but Aylesford were too strong and took the remaining 2 games.
Well done boys a solid platform to build from. See you at training on Wednesdays, all boys and girls welcome.

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Year 8 Kings of Cricket

Victory over Kenilworth

The undefeated year 8 team went to Kenilworth with a quality batsman missing in the guise of Fin Purnell. The team collectively were good for their win. Playing on artificial due to weather, the team all bowled an over and Adam Bennett was pick with 3 for 8 off 2 overs. Set 49 to win, Southam openers Eadon and Robson hit 20 off the first 2 overs, before being retired in the 3rd and 4th over respectively. A few very silly shots saw a slightly nervous finish but Southam won by 3 wickets with 6 overs to spare. Robson and Eadon were unbeaten on 20 and 9 and Keir Woods took two very pleasing catches along side the ever improving Hurtibise at keeper. Well done to all the lads involved.
Mr Elkerton

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Rounders Updated

Year 7,8, 9 and 10 were all playing rounders matches after school against Princethorpe on Wednesday 13th May 2015. The atmosphere was wonderful due to the beautiful weather and the main fact that all teams had lots of enthusiastic students taking part. There was approximately 70 girls representing Southam College which was outstanding. All of the teams played brilliantly despite the various outcomes of the overall results.

Year 7 played their first real competitive match of the season and have proved they have got lots of potential with excellent batting and fielding skills to build upon. Final score was 8.5 rounders to 21 rounders scored by Princethorpe. Year 8 played amazingly scoring a half rounder off nearly every ball. The final score 23.5 rounders to 13 rounders. Year 9 played well and scored a respectable 7 rounders, unfortunately not quite a win with Princethorpe achieving 12.5 to take the match. Finally, Year 10 were superb, the batting in the second innings was outstanding by all . The game was brilliant from both sides and remained exciting throughout. Final score 14 rounders to 13 rounders, a close but well deserved win.

Well done to all who played and committed their time and effort to represent Southam College P.E department. We are extremely proud of you all, keep it up. Miss Evans

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Southam College Junior Athletics teams finish 3rd in English Schools Cup.

After an excellent afternoon competing both Southam College junior boys and girls teams finish in 3rd place in the English Schools Cup.
12The junior boys team performed well across the board, with people having to fill in due to illnesses and last minute changes. They finished the day with 224 points, finishing in 3rd place. Individual outstanding performances came from Will Eadon in the 1500m (5.09mins) and High jump (1.44m) which saw him obtain 34 points, the most points for the team. Fin Doherty had 2 solid performances again in the 200m (27.7sec)and in shot (7.83m) seeing him gaining 30points for the team. Other stand out performances for the team came from George Monaghan in the 200m (27.9sec), Benji Lindsay in the long jump (4.00m) and the boys relay team (Josh, Morgan, George I and Jacob).
The junior girls had similar performances as the boys finishing in 3rd place only 22 points behind Myton who finished in 2nd place. Individual outstanding performances came from Aoife Williams in the 800m (2.37mins) and the high jump (1.29m) which saw her obtain 39 points for the team, the most by any Southam student during the day. Maria Timms had another excellent day; this time running against year 8 students and in a new event the 200m; Maria completing the 200m in 29.6sec and anchoring the girls relay into 3rd place. Other stand out performances came from Larissa and Georgie Hurt in the 1500m finishing 1st and 2nd respectively with 5.35mins and 5.43mins.
Excellent performances all round and a well deserved 3rd place for both teams.
Well done!!
Miss Warman and Mr MacGibbon

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Southam’s Success at the Super Six Competition.

saSoutham College took 4 teams to the super six athletics competition. The event involved 6 athletes in a team performing 6 events and a relay.
The year 8 boys team (Finn, Finn, Sam, Will, Luke and Max) saw the most success winning the year 8 team event by nearly 40 points. This was helped by outstanding performances from the whole team but especially Luke Padmore and Finn Doherty who finished 4th and 5th in the individual competition.
The year 8 girls team (Jodie, Georgie, Larissa, Alice, Lydia and Katie) finished in 5th place in the girls team event, after battling some very strong teams from Myton and Kenilworth. Outstanding individual effort by Jodie Stevens saw her finish 5th overall in the individual event after excellent performances in the 100m and javelin.
The year 7 boys team finished 3rd in the team event after some outstanding performances on the track the boys struggled to convert their performances to the field events.
The year 7 girls team (Maria, Alice, Emily, Amy, Isabella and Kayleigh) finished 5th place in the team event. Maria Timms had an excellent day finishing 3rd overall in the girls event (Southam’s highest placed performer of the day) with outstanding performances in the 100m, Long jump and the relay.
Everyone performed brilliantly and was a very successful and enjoyable day all round.
Well done, Miss Warman and Mr MacGibbon.

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Good Luck Neve

On 16th May 2015, Neve Conlan in class 8GV3 will be undertaking the 26.2 mile Walk the Walk London Moonwalk to raise money for breast cancer research and cancer care. She will set off from London’s Clapham Common at approximately 11pm and walk through the night, passing many of London’s famous landmarks before reaching the finish line in Clapham Common sometime after daybreak the following morning!
Please support Neve by donating money for this very worthwhile cause

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Hunter Trails

wdCongratulations to year 8 student Olivia Hill who took individual 3rd place at Winchester House School Hunter trial at Foxhill Farm, Eydon this weekend. Well done as well to Mackenzie Spilman-Penn, Holly Hill and Harriet Perkins who also competed.

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Rounders Fixtures

Wednesday 13th May 2015

There is a rounders fixture for Years 7,8,9 and 10 versus Princethorpe at Home. Please check the ECA Noticeboard for all Team Sheets and more details. If there are any problems please see a member of the Female P.E Department ASAP.

Thursday 14th May 2015 – Year 10 Mid Warwickshire Rounders Tournament

The Year 10 Mid Warwickshire Rounders Tournament is on Thursday 14th May 2015 @ Myton school. Please check ECA Noticeboard for team sheet and further details. Any problems please see Miss Evans ASAP.

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Warwickshire Schools Combined Events Competition.

piA good performance from the boys at the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events Competition.

Not only did the boys have the battle a variety of events they also had to fight the wind and rain.

The minor boys team consisting of Morgan Jones, Jacob May and Benji Lindsey had to battle through 80m, Long jump, Shot and 600m. Star performances from Morgan and Jacob in the 80m finishing in 11.6 and 11.8 respectively. The boys finished as a team in a very respectable 6th place.

The junior boys team consisting of Rhys James, Will Eadon and Charlie King saw them tackle 5 events, 80m hurdles, shot, long jump, high jump and 800m. With Charlie stepping in 2 hours before the event. As a team the boys finished in 3rd place.

Individually Rhys finished the day with an excellent 800m (finishing in 1st place) with 2.21 seeing him finish in 6th place overall with 1497 points. Will had solid performances throughout the day but a 2nd place in the high jump with 1.44m saw him finish in 7th place with 1488 points.

Overall the boys did brilliant and enjoyed themselves even with the awful weather conditions.

Well done, Miss Warman and Mr Macgibbon

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Year 8 Lifeskills Lesson

ps8WH4 were getting involved in politics in this weeks lifeskills lessons. Seven groups battled it out to be the winning party, they created a party name, logo, manifesto and badges to persuade the rest of the class to vote for them on their ballot papers.
Votes were counted and a coalition was created between Regeneration and CJCJ.
I was really impressed with your enthusiasm and creativity – well done.
Miss Bennett

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Gurdwara Trip

All Year 8’s, there are still places available on the Gurdwara trip. If you require another letter or more information please speak to your Philosophy teacher.

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