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Warwickshire Police Cadets scheme – open for applications

Warwickshire Police cadets is for young people who wish to engage in a programme that offers them an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing, develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship, while supporting their local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities.

Message from Mr MacGibbon

Dear Year 9

Happy New Year and I hope that you have all had a good break.
All the best of luck for the Yr 9 Exams this week.
Please make sure that you know what equipment you need and where you need to be before the exam.

Read the questions carefully and try to answer all the questions.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Mr MacGibbon, Head of Year 9

Chocolate logs

Christmas has well and truly arrived in the Food Department. We have had lots of festive fun making Chocolate logs – home-made swiss rolls skilfully crafted, rolled and decorated accompanied by Christmas songs along the way. Ho Ho Ho.. Look out for our gingerbread houses next week to end the festive fun!

Out and About

The first Out and About Personal Development Trip took place on Wednesday afternoon when a group of Year 9 students visited Ryton Pools Country Park for a country ramble and some fresh air, while braving the freezing temperatures and enjoying the beautiful winter sunshine

Food preparation and nutrition

Year 9 Food students have continued to develop their knowledge of the working properties of eggs by looking at Coagulation and Aeration when making a Lemon Meringue Pie. It was fascinating to watch the effect of the acid in the lemon juice on the filling. Science at its Best.

Well done Year 9. Chocolate logs next.

Mrs James

WWI Battlefields trip

Year 9 History students / WWI Battlefields trip – thank you to those who have paid the deposit for this special trip, we are so pleased at the response!  We have a final few places available so have extended the deadline for the deposit on Parent Pay. 

If you are interested in securing a place but need a replacement letter, please come to the History department or see your History teacher.  

Human Rights Week

The Amnesty Society are really looking forward to educating their peers about human rights this week. Check out the calendar and come along and visit our campaign stalls during lunch. We look forward to seeing you get involved in Human Rights education.


Year 9 Geography students had a wonderful time today learning about wildlife and animal adaptations in tropical rainforests and the threats they face. They saw a scorpion and tarantula and were able to handle the stick insects and snake. They asked brilliant questions throughout the day.
Well done Year 9!

Southam Super Swimmers 

On Tuesday 29th November the famous Southam swimming gala returned to our house competition. It was lovely to see all our swimmers representing their houses in a well contested gala.

The morning started with the year 8 and 9 girls gala. The Godiva girls stole the show winning both galas with outstanding swimming from Lucy D (yr9) winning both the breaststroke and the free style. Tammy M secured the yr8 win with wins in the butterfly and breaststroke. 

The second slot saw the year 7s take to the pool. The Godiva golden girls continued their domination and took the year 7 girls event too thanks to fantastic swimming from Grace C taking the breaststroke and butterfly and Isabell P winning the backstroke. 

The year 7 boys event was more evenly spread with wins coming from all houses from Harvey K-V (WE, breaststroke), Morgan J (WH, front crawl and butterfly) and Alex M (GV, backstroke). Webb Ellis managed to sneak the win thanks to some fantastic team swims.

The final slot was for the year 8 and 9 boys. The Whittle boys grouped together to produce some fantastic swims with sports captain Tom N leading by example winning the breaststroke and butterfly and team mate Josh L winning the backstroke. The boys relay teams also snuck 1st and 2nd in the relay. 

The year 9 boys finished in the pool and we were blown away by Jack B (WE) winning both the butterfly and front crawl convincingly. The other houses put up a fight with Tudor C (WH) winning the backstorke and Felix B (GV) winning the breaststroke but Webb Ellis were too strong. 

Well done to everyone who took part in the event it was great to see and celebrate so many great performances. Keep your eyes peeled for more house events to help support your house in the competition. 

Dave Sunderland Inter-Counties Cross-Country Champs – Himley Hall, Dudley

Bella B. and Rosa W. competed for the Warwickshire Junior Girls Team at the Inter Counties Champs against the best cross-country runners from counties ranging from Surrey to Cheshire.

On an undulating and testing Himley Hall course, bathed in warm autumn sunshine, both girls ran with their usual courage and determination. Bella running against Yr 9 girls ran fantically and was the 5th Warwickshire runner home in 38th overall, and Rosa battled to the finish, when feel less than 100%, to come home as the 11th Warwickshire athlete in 59th. The Junior Girls Team finished 4th, but contributed vital points to the Overall Trophy that Warwickshire won.

The next schools race with be on 21st Jan and runners will be selected from there for the National Schools Championships in March.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to send a good cohort from Southam to represent Warwickshire again this year.

Well done again Girls, and lets hope you have some company next time.

Mr MacGibbon

Year 9 Food – Eggs 5 Ways

The current topic that Year 9 Food are studying is the most eggcellenty versatile, yet humble egg. From the simple boiled egg to its’ more diverse uses such as binding, coating, thickening, these nutrient packed meal-in-ones, have many functions. To begin this topic, Year 9 investigated cooking eggs in 5 different ways: poached, boiled, scrambled, fried and finally made into an omelette, to demonstrate how the various methods affect the white and yolk. Once students had washed up, they were able to eat what they had produced. Some eggceptional, eggsamples of the properties of eggs.

Well done Year 9.

Mrs James/ Miss Sinden/ Miss Dicken.

Food Lessons

Dear Parents/ Guardians. 

We are very mindful of the rising costs of ingredients (we all have to cook and provide for ourselves/our families too).  Whilst we are trying to deliver our Curriculums as normal, we can help students should they be unable to source ingredients (currently eggs), by selling them the amount required, from our store cupboard.  We encourage all students to bring in their ingredients ALREADY WEIGHED out, to save time.  If they haven’t weighed out their ingredients, we have scales in school and request that students come to T2/T3 before school or at break time, to do this.  We also HATE WASTE, now more than ever, so please remind students to take ALL food and any leftover ingredients home with them.  Every week we have to throw food away that has not been collected – we just don’t have the storage space to freeze it all etc. 

Thank you. Mrs James.