Warwickshire Schools Cross-Country Championships, Moreton Morrell

A massive congratulations to our hardy runners who represented the school at the Warwickshire School Cross-Country Championships. The weather was a little damp and cold, but our runners battled on, producing some excellent results and many will now go on to represent Warwick at the English Schools Championships in Leeds and Prestwold Hall.

Performance of the day came from Madeleine Jacks (Yr 8), who tore away from the field on the second lap to win comfortably. Madeleine was running against Yr 9 students and still has another year in this year group, making her win all the more impressive! Elspeth Unitt suffered a fall during the race, but recovered well to finish 14th, and Poppy Lister (22nd) and Mae Quinney (31st) completed the Southam Junior Girls team.

Other runners to gain selection for the Warwickshire teams were: Oliver Wetherall – 6th in the Minor Boys (Yr7), Emily and Ana Lovett finished 5th & 6th respectively in the Inter Girls (Yr10/11), & Georgina Hurt was 8th in the Senior Girls (Yr 12/13).

We also had a number of runner finishing just outside the top 8, who will be reserves for the Warwickshire Teams. Our other runners, who all competed fantastically were: Zoe Sayer (13th), Scarlett Sanders (20th) & Elsie Palmer-Boyd (34th) in the Minor Girls, James Eatough (16th) in the Minor Boys, Sam Hobbs (28th) in the Junior Boys, Rositsa Gugutkova (10th) in the Inter Girls, and Sam lambert (13th) in the Inter Boys.

Well done again to everyone and good luck to all our runners in the National Championships in March.

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Year 9 GCSE History students

Battlefields 2019 trip update – a letter will be coming out to students this week with further details regarding payments etc.  We are really pleased to say that all students who paid the deposit have been allocated a place on the trip.  Please contact Mrs Gough in the History department if you have any questions.

Football – Match Report

Wednesday night saw an impressive display by the year 9 football team Vs Studley. Tristan Marriott opened the scoring 4 minutes into the game after a well worked passing move was capped off with a placed shot into the bottom corner. This was immediately followed up a few minutes later after a ball over the top of the defence by Kacie Smith found Eric Stanley who chipped the goalkeeper.
 
A wonderful strike from outside the box from Reuben Cooper made it 3-0 and two goals from Kacie Smith meant that year 9 went in at half time 5-0 up.
 
The boys carried on with their relentless attacking after the restart when Eric chipped the keeper for the second time to make it 6-0. Tristan came back on and shortly after, capped a weaving run past three Studley players by firing past the keeper. The Final goal came when Tom Currell’s shot was handled off the line by one of Studley’s outfield players. A penalty was awarded which was slotted away by Eric who completed his Hattrick to make it 8-0.
 
Well done boys!
Mr Kelly

Girls Rugby Festival

Girls Rugby Festival
 
Yesterday,students from years 7, 8 & 9 went to play rugby, coached by Wasps coaches and England women’s rugby team members.
 
The girls were given opportunity to develop their skills of passing, driving onto the ball and moving play forward. As they went through the circuit and got advice from the experienced coaches, the girls were able to learn more about rugby than they’d previously known.
 
The teams were able to play some touch rugby games against other schools once the coaching had finished and this is where the Southam girls showed their natural talents. After an enjoyable time spent playing the students were now equipped with the skills to move forward in the season.
 
Thank you to Olivia Constable and Poppy Lummis for coming along to support and help coach and well done to all of the girls who attended – exciting things to come in the next few months!
 
Miss MacLachlan and Mrs Turton
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