We, the Head Students are excited to announce a new approach to anti-bullying week this year. We have created a week that will surround the topics of sexism, racism and homophobia, and take a more direct and united approach to tackling bullying. Within this week we aim to educate the lower school on why bullying is not tolerated, but more specifically the history behind the aforementioned subsections of bullying and put a stress on why we shouldn’t use targeted, hateful words. The Year 12 prefect team are running a presentation session in years 7-9, which will be an educational session on why certain derogatory slurs are not used, and the history behind them. This is because we believe that educating students as to why these words are hurtful is a lot more efficient at tackling targeted bullying than punishment.
Exciting reminder for all of year 7 …the Explorer Dome Company are coming to Southam College on the 16th and 17th January 2023 to perform their ‘Cells’ shows for all of year 7. Please remember to tick the consent box and pay your £5.20 on parent pay if you have not done so already. Please see Mrs Sharpe in Lab 2 for further information.
Our year 7 football team were a part of the 4 away fixtures that took place on a sunny Wednesday evening against North Leamington School (NLS).
The year 7 were excited to play their first game in green and black and started off well in the first 10 minutes, linking up well and trying to keep the ball on the floor. NLS always looked threatening when they attacked and got lots of shots away in the first 15 minutes but with Jasper playing brilliantly (And out of position!) in between the sticks for Southam, they were beginning to wonder how they could break the deadlock. Southam opened the scoring after the 20-minute mark as Sam broke the NLS line of defence and calmly took the keeper on and slotted the ball home to go 1-0 up. This lead did not last long as NLS struck back with a superb finish in the bottom left corner which followed a wonderful through ball which unlocked Southam’s defence. 1-1 at half time was a fair representation for the first 35 minutes with all to play for in the second period. The second half started very much like the first with both teams creating good scoring opportunities but could not capitalise. NLS came close with a 25-yard volley which left the crossbar shaking. With 15 minutes to go, NLS scored a wonderful goal with a shot from outside the box which nestled into the top left-hand corner. Southam fought hard and tried to find a way back into the game but unfortunately could not find a way through the NLS defence which meant the game ended 2-1. Southam’s attitude in the game was positive, they played some good football and represented the school well which is great to see. The team will be back stronger in their next fixture after half term!