Go Further Week

This afternoon Year 9 students took part in an historical crime investigation as part of the ‘Go Further’ week of activities.  Groups worked through a range of contemporary evidence to develop their own theories about which of the suspects was most likely to have been ‘Jack the Ripper’ before creating crime boards to support their judgements.  We were really impressed with the both the independent learning and source analysis skills on show – well done to all involved!

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Year 9 Cricket 

Monday evening saw the year 9 cricket team finally play a game! Unfortunately, our previous 3 fixtures have all been postponed due to the bad weather. Southam travelled to Campion with a number of debutants in the side hoping to claim victory!
Southam won the toss and elected to field first. James P and Matt C opened the bowling and after their first spell had Campion 14-2. Southam continued to restrict Campion with few runs being scored off the bat. A number of runs were scored through wide deliveries but this didn’t deter Southam from taking wickets. Charlie picked up a wicket in his first over and kept the score tight. Jacob and Will both took wickets with their first ball of their bowling spells. Eric picked up a wicket through a good catch from Charlie. Oscar took a wicket after tempting the batsman into a big shot which James caught comfortably. The remaining 2 wickets came from sharp fielding from Kasey who ran both batsmen out. Archie, Ollie and James all bowled well despite not getting wickets. Jack kept wicket excellently in his first time doing it! End of Campion innings 66 all out from 15.2 overs.
Southam knew that if they didn’t throw their wicket away the target score was in reach. Matt and Oscar were instructed to keep their wicket intact for as long as possible.
The opening batsmen kept the scoreboard ticking over and were aided with some wide deliveries adding to the score. Matt scored a quick fire 19 before having to retire. Charlie entered the crease to join Oscar who had defended brilliantly. Between Charlie and Oscar Southam hit the winning runs in the 13th over without losing any wickets. A great team performance which deserved the victory.
Man of the match goes to Oscar for a great all round performance. A wicket, a brilliant one handed catch as well as batting for the entire Southam innings. Well done Oscar!
A very pleased Mr Turton

Warwickshire Schools Athletics Championships

In atrocious conditions last Saturday at a wet and windy Pingles Athletics track in Nuneaton, a selection of our courageous students went head to head with the best athletes from around the county. We had fantastic performances all round and 4 of our students have gained selection to the Warwickshire Athletics Team to compete in the Mason Trophy next weekend at the International Athletics Stadium in Birmingham against counties from across Central and West England. Emily Lovett (1500m S/C), Izzy Fairhurst (80m Hurdles), Rhys Bennett (300m, Triple Jump) & Austin Turner (Discus).

Well done to all those who took part. You were a credit to the school and helped the Central Warwickshire Team to win the overall team prize.

Year 9 Rounders Tournament

Fantastic performances all round last night at the Year 9 tournament. Myself and Mrs Mellor are so proud of the following students Abbie B, Rosie D, Megan F, Jess C, Amelia R, Holly Y, Sophie S, Issy B, Keira M and Ruby I.

Although we went through our round as runners up we absolutely smashed our batting to beat an impressive Kingsley School team 11-10. Unfortunately though we lost to Myton narrowly in the final by 1 rounder for the second time. The girls batting, fielding, communication & teamwork were superb.

Well done girls I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Mrs Herbage

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Year 9 Rounders against Kenilworth

The year 9 team consisting of: A.Bourton, M.Free, K.Moore, R.Dillon, H.Yates, A.Reeves, I.Bergendorff, J.Carro, R.Irving and S.Swallow, played brilliantly against a strong Kenilworth team.

The first innings Southam batted first and some big hits from M.Free and R.Dillon got the score going, Kenilworth fielded well and minimised the Southam score line however, they finished with a good 4 and a half rounders. Kenilworth then batted and Southam fielded with positive attitudes and excellent team work. We worked hard to stop the score and Kenilworth then scored 4 and a half rounder – leaving the first innings at a draw.

The second innings saw Southam and Kenilworth battle it out again with Southam scoring 4 rounders when batting. When we fielded for a second time, the team worked excellently together with some outstanding bowling from H.Yates and backstopping from J.Carro. K.Moore had a fantastic near catch and stopped Kenilworth scoring a full rounder, whilst A.Bourton had a couple of great catches. With the team pushing hard until the last ball, Southam kept Kenilworth at 4 rounders, with the final score 8 and a half rounder each.

Overall a fantastic match from both teams. Good luck tonight for the tournament girls and well played.

Miss MacLachlan