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Southam’s Got Talent!
P.E. Department Message
Year 9 Netball Tournament CANCELLED tonight due to the weather conditions. Training will be on instead.
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
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
Many thanks for all those who came a long this evening and for the help moving the chairs!!! For you all, and those who were not able to attend, please see the attached powerpoint. The link for the £150 deposit will be open on Parentpay soon, and the deadline is 21st Jan 2023
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.
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.
Mince Pie Workshop
Human Rights Week
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!
2024 Ski trip (Current Year 9’s)
The launch meeting for the 2024 Ski trip will be in the Hall next week on Wed 7th December from 6pm – 7pm.
If you are interested in sending a student on the trip please make sure that you attend.
Head of 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.
Netball cancelled tonight
Year 9 netball is cancelled tonight due to staff absence. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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.
Anti-bullying week 2022
You will never reach higher ground if you keep pushing others down.
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.
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.