Today ticked all the boxes: Courtesy of Mrs James, the food technology team and the support of the fabulous Y12 students the German Exchange had its very own Southam bake off and learned to make scones. Students certainly made gains in team work, character and culture, intercultural learning and translation and enjoyed the “fruit of their hard work” at a lovely tea party in ML1 with cream tea, scones and jams. Refreshed and ready to embrace more culture the German students spent the afternoon with the Mayor learning about the history of Southam. Keep calm and keep on baking!
Many thanks and have a nice weekend!
The German Exchange students and their Southam counterparts spent a fabulous day in Birmingham, visiting Birmingham City football stadium and learning all about the history from our highly motivated guide. The weather also played ball (pun intended) and made the following visit to the city centre and bull ring very enjoyable. Students of both schools were an absolute joy to be around and certainly furthered their intercultural understanding.
Bis morgen beim Backen!
On Wednesday 16th October Year 10 Computer Science students attended the National Computing Museum at Bletchley Park and had a very educational day, undertaking a guided tour around the site, with a focus on the ‘Digital Revolution’ plus two workshop looking at the work of Alan Turing and the ‘Turing Test’ along with programming an old BBC Micro Computer to program the trajectory of a rocket.
This experience was specifically designed by the National Computing Museum to complement and enhance the OCR GCSE Computing qualification.
The Year 10 netball attended the Emerging Schools Netball Tournament yesterday and played some outstanding netball throughout the evening to take the winners title.
The girls all played really well not only individually but as a team, which is what we have been working on. With a couple of players missing from the squad the defence had to be changed slightly but this did not have an impact on the determination and effort from Megan Free, Abi Bourton, Kiera Moore and Mary Stewart all making great interceptions and marking the ball down the court.
The attacking players also had a fantastic impact on the game with Ruby Irving and Holly Yates playing the ball around the circle well and feeding some great balls into our shooters Rosie Dillon and Jess Carro who as always were on fire with their shooting.
The girls won all four of their games in a round robin competition.
Game 1 v Campion 11-0
Game 2 v NLS 8-0
Game 3 v Myton 7-2
Game 4 v Kingsley 11-7
Coaches Player of the Tournament – Megan Free
Thank you to Madison Smith for being my assistant coach and scoring.
Another great evening of netball. Proud of you girls as always.
Is this an angry poem, or a celebratory one?
Why does Agard change the style and tone when he writes about black lives?
Whose story do you think should be seen and heard today?
A reminder to Year 10 students that you will be sitting your Paper 2 Section A End Assessment (An Inspector Calls or Animal Farm) in the Hall on Thursday 17th October P5. Please check the exams board on the day to check your seat prior to P5. To ensure you feel prepared for your assessment you are advised to learn themes, context & key quotations for the text you have studied.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Let’s Get Started evening last night. It was fantastic to see the positive attitude from the students as they made a start on some revision, and great to talk to parents about how to support their children this year. Here are the slides from the main presentations which took place in the hall.
Lets Get Started PowerPoint
We look forward to hosting our first ever Revision: Let’s Get Started event for Year 10 students and their parents tomorrow from 6.30.