Enrichment Day 2 – Tuesday 19th July 2016

Today we held our second Enrichment Day of the year. Students have shown real enthusiasm for the challenges set them over a range of subjects.

Year 7 students have spent the day experiencing different cultures and languages in MFL, with some excellent Salsa moves seen! They have also been considering the trials and tribulations faced when stranded on a desert island, very fitting given today’s weather.

Year 8 students have been taking part in a thoroughly interesting and engaging workshop on Hinduism and finding out what makes a hero in Drama. Other students are taking part in the “Your First Enterprise” Challenge with local business men and woman supporting their businesses.

Year 9 students have been tessellating and enlarging shapes, learning to make curves from straight lines and creating origami 3D shapes. Students have really shown their artistic side today.

Year 10 students have taken part in Para Olympics in PE, with activities from wheel chair basketball to first aid. In science students have been doing a range of experiments and have visited the Southam College Eco-club Nature Reserve to investigate the habitat.

Year 12 have been working on their next steps, preparing for life after school, with UCAS statements being prepared, ready for Year 13.

Thank you to all of the staff, students and external visitors for making this such an enjoyable and engaging day!

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Last Post Ceremony

On Tuesday evening we attended the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Josh Harding laid a wreath on behalf of Southam College and his local cadets regiment. It was a particularly busy evening at the ceremony and Josh laid his wreath in front of members of the public, other school students and members of the armed forces.
Well done Josh.

 

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Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields of WW1.

Both coaches have had a fabulous day in and around Ypres. We have visited Talbot House, where we enjoyed a cup of tea and listened to some piano playing. We visited Tyne Cot cemetery and Langemark German cemetery. We spent some time in the trenches at Sanctuary Wood and attended the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. We finished the evening with a trip to the chocolate shop and then had a singalong on the coach journey back to the hostel.

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Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields of WW1.

Today we are heading across into Belgium to spend the day in and around Ypres. Students slept well and have eaten breakfast. It’ll be another long day, with the Menin Gate ceremony at 8pm and a visit to the chocolate shop in Ypres afterwards.

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Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields of WW1

Both coaches have had a great day visiting sites down on the Somme. All staff and students attended the Royal British Legion ceremony of commemoration at Thiepval memorial this morning and Sam Enston and Marie Pavey laid a wreath from Southam College.

We visited the Devonshire cemetery, Mametz Wood (to see the Welsh Dragon memorial), Newfoundland Park at Beaumont Hamel and Lochnagar crater. It’s been a busy and tiring day but the students have asked lots of relevant and interesting questions and have been incredibly respectful of the places we have visited.

Back at the hostel this evening student have had the chance to try snail eating! This didn’t go down too well.

Students are now enjoying the sunshine with some social time before bed.

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Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields of WW1

Coach A have had a fantastic day. The students have been wonderful and the weather has been very hot. We enjoyed time at Vimy Ridge and Notre Dame De Lorette. We had a brief introduction to the Vimy site by a Canadian student and students listened really well. Everyone is exhausted but we are all now at the hostel and ready for our evening meal before watching the football later.

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