Our year 7s took a 40-minute trip down the road to Nicholas Chamberlaine School in their new Philadelphia 76ers kit who they are representing in the Jr NBA competition. The team started well offensively scoring lots on the fastbreak but defensively were sloppy, which kept the game close at halftime. Sam was the driving force on offence but Raff’s communication on defence was crucial which kept the game close. Early in the second half, Southam took a 5-point lead which was quickly decreased by some good Basketball by Nicholas Chamberlaine. Southam played some great Basketball, and Mr Jeffries and Mrs Turton were so proud of their effort throughout the whole game as they gave their all.
Southam lost by 1 point, 22-21. The year 7s deserved more but they represented the school brilliantly and have loads of positives to take from the game moving forward. The player of the match award goes to Sam for an excellent performance, who just beat Mason to the award who performed amazingly on the defensive end for Southam.
The year 8s took on a strong Campion side but unfortunately just lost 24-20 in a very tight game. The year 8s have improved significantly in their recent games and will continue to grow in our next Jr NBA fixtures after Christmas.
The year 7s put up a good fight against a very good campion team with a few talented players. In the first half, the score was tight, but Campion’s size proved to be important in the game as Campion an out 32-17 winners.
The Amnesty Society are really looking forward to educating their peers about human rights this week. Check out the calendar and come along and visit our campaign stalls during lunch. We look forward to seeing you get involved in Human Rights education.
On Monday 28th November, our year 7 Basketball team started their Jr NBA campaign as they represented the Philadelphia 76ers and took on the Toronto Raptors (Bablake School) and Boston Celtics (Barr’s Hill).
We played our first game against the Boston Celtics (Barr’s Hill) and the 76ers started well, scoring some good early baskets, passing, and moving well up the court. Oscar scored some nice baskets and the team got lots of rebounds and many players contribed to the scoring. In the second half, Philadelphia managed to continue to score and play some good defence to stop the Boston Celtics attack. Philadelphia brought the ball up the floor with pace and skill all game and made things happen on offense as the 76ers won convincingly 12-0. Philadelphia’s second game saw them play a very strong Toronto Raptors who took control of the game early on and scored lots of baskets in the first quarter. Some lovely baskets from Rafferty in the second quarter saw the 76ers starting to come back into the game. Despite Toronto being very strong, the 76ers continued to play some great basketball. The game finished 6-20 to Toronto. The pupils represented the Southam College and the Philadelphia 76ers brilliantly and, for most, it was their first experience of a competitive basketball game and they thoroughly enjoyed it!!
The year 7 team have two more fixtures before half term so training is going to be really important for the next few weeks.
On Tuesday 29th November the famous Southam swimming gala returned to our house competition. It was lovely to see all our swimmers representing their houses in a well contested gala.
The morning started with the year 8 and 9 girls gala. The Godiva girls stole the show winning both galas with outstanding swimming from Lucy D (yr9) winning both the breaststroke and the free style. Tammy M secured the yr8 win with wins in the butterfly and breaststroke.
The second slot saw the year 7s take to the pool. The Godiva golden girls continued their domination and took the year 7 girls event too thanks to fantastic swimming from Grace C taking the breaststroke and butterfly and Isabell P winning the backstroke.
The year 7 boys event was more evenly spread with wins coming from all houses from Harvey K-V (WE, breaststroke), Morgan J (WH, front crawl and butterfly) and Alex M (GV, backstroke). Webb Ellis managed to sneak the win thanks to some fantastic team swims.
The final slot was for the year 8 and 9 boys. The Whittle boys grouped together to produce some fantastic swims with sports captain Tom N leading by example winning the breaststroke and butterfly and team mate Josh L winning the backstroke. The boys relay teams also snuck 1st and 2nd in the relay.
The year 9 boys finished in the pool and we were blown away by Jack B (WE) winning both the butterfly and front crawl convincingly. The other houses put up a fight with Tudor C (WH) winning the backstorke and Felix B (GV) winning the breaststroke but Webb Ellis were too strong.
Well done to everyone who took part in the event it was great to see and celebrate so many great performances. Keep your eyes peeled for more house events to help support your house in the competition.
We are very mindful of the rising costs of ingredients (we all have to cook and provide for ourselves/our families too). Whilst we are trying to deliver our Curriculums as normal, we can help students should they be unable to source ingredients (currently eggs), by selling them the amount required, from our store cupboard. We encourage all students to bring in their ingredients ALREADY WEIGHED out, to save time. If they haven’t weighed out their ingredients, we have scales in school and request that students come to T2/T3 before school or at break time, to do this. We also HATE WASTE, now more than ever, so please remind students to take ALL food and any leftover ingredients home with them. Every week we have to throw food away that has not been collected – we just don’t have the storage space to freeze it all etc.
On Thursday 17th November Southam College played netball against NLS. It was a slow start for Southam meaning NLS took advantage to get in some early goals. First quarter score 4-1 to NLS. The second quarter was also a nervous 7 minutes; Southam tried hard to win and defend the ball but there was still no stopping NLS who scored another 5 goals. Score 9-1 to NLS. In the third quarter Southam finally changed their gear; they fought hard for the ball and defended the NLS shooters tight. The Southam shooters were successful in receiving the ball and scoring. Third quarter score 9-3. The final quarter demonstrated resilience for the Southam team, even they though they were down on goals they never gave up to attack and defend the ball. Unfortunately, there was not quite enough time to get up to the NLS score line. Final score 11-4 to NLS.
‘Thank you to all the girls who played and Isabella who was awarded player of the match and captained the team. There is a lot of positives we can take from the game so keep you heads held high.’Miss Evans