Last night, the year 8/9 with some year 7s football team played Kineton in the semi-final of the county cup.

The team started the game strong with E.Constable, A.Bourton. M.Free and S.Viteri pressuring forward in attack. A.Griffiths-Standagr and M.Norton kept pushing the ball forward and supporting in defence when needed. Some amazing attempts on goal from A.Bourton and S.Viteri kept the Kineton keeper active, but we couldn’t get past her!

H.Freimanis, M.Green, E.Luo and A.Stanley did well in defence to save A.Constable from having to do much keeping in goal. L.Parsons came on to add more pressure to the opposition, but still, neither teams could score!

At half time, Southam needed to up their game. Chasing every ball and pressuring every pass as well as being more creative in attack is what we needed.

After 2 minutes of the second half, Southam scored with a huge team effort, eventually giving M.Norton the goal. R.Dillon came on to support in defence and pressure the ball forward and A.Constable came out of goal to support in midfield, however, once Southam had begun scoring there was no stopping them! E.Constable, H.Freimanis, A.Griffiths-Standage and M.Free added their names to the score line and soon the game was being dominated by Southam.

Southam were definitely the stronger and more composed team in the second half and worked well together as the game came to a close.

Final score 8-0 to Southam! This puts the team into the County Final on Wednesday 3rd April at 4pm. If anyone would like to support the team and the U16s – the finals will take place at Campion school.

Well done to everyone!
Miss MacLachlan


French Trip – Day 2

Day Two of the French Trip and students have had a very full day including a visit to a real French market in Le Touquet, a glimpse at the stormy seaside, a tour (and tasting) of a local biscuit factory, a walk through the Étaples war cemetery, a stop at a hypermarché and an extremely intense treasure hunt! Congrats to winners Les pamplemousses, but also special mention to Holly Y, Mary S, Oliver S, Eric S, Tom M and Louis S for their efforts. We are en route to the school this morning and students are preparing their presentations!

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French Trip Update – Day 1

Sucèss pour le premier jour!
A successful first day on the French trip. Students have impressed and amused us with the handmade pots they created in their ceramic workshop, and made some very proud teachers on their arrival to the Moulin centre. Our animateur, Baccié, has kept students on their toes with continual French and some puzzling logic games. Issie F, Louisa S, Lydia L and Sylvia H have impressed us with their resilience.
Just had a petit-déjeuner of croissants and fresh baguettes – on to day two!

Year 9 Netball

This was the Year 9s last game before tour next week.

The team consisted of Issy B, Megan F, Mary S, Holly Y, Abbie B, Rosie D, Jess C, Ruby Ir and Bailey P.

The girls got off to a great start with Rosie D and Abbie B working hard to get the ball into the circle to Jess C.  Kings High play was very fast and accurate and Issy and Megan had to work hard in the defensive circle and made some great interceptions leaving the score 7-4 to Kings.

Kings High started the second quarter a lot quicker than Southam and this saw them take a good lead.  However, Southam continued to push and played some good netball but speedy play saw Kings High pull the lead to 16-6 at half time.

The third quarter saw a very low scoring quarter with some great defending down the court from all players. Some great interceptions from Mary Stewart saw Southam turn over the ball on several occasions but struggled to get the ball into the attacking circle.  The score at the end of the third quarter was 20-7.

Southam continued to defend as a team in the last quarter and put pressure on Kings High play which forced them to make errors. The girls began to work better as a team throughout the last quarter and saw them play better netball as they had done in the first quarter

The overall score of 28-11 didn’t reflect the game as the team played some great netball.  However, we left the game aware of errors we need to improve on ready for PGL.

Well done girls, proud of you as always.

Mrs Smith.

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Magistrates Mock Court Trial Competition

Southam College students participated the local heats of the Magistrates Mock Court Trial competition this weekend at Coventry Magistrates court.

Students from across years 8 and 9 acted in a mock trail where they had to consider the key roles of the prosecution and defence. All students who took part did really well in their roles. Our defence won the first round but however we didn’t get though to the next heats.

Thank you to all those students who took part.

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German Exchange

All students going on the German Exchange 27th March-3rd of April are reminded that there will be an information evening for students, parents/carers in ML1 at 6 pm on Monday 18th March.
Students must bring their passport and EHIC cards to the meeting and they are reminded to check that their passports must be valid 6 months beyond the length of the stay.
Mrs Dias-French