Year 8 Netball

Last night the Year 8 netball team travelled to North Leamington School for the League ‘cup’ semi-final.  North Leam started off strong creating a 4-1 lead. and then extended this lead to 6-2 in the second quarter. However, we didn’t let this faze us! After a half time team talk we, fought strong in the third quarter!  Isla and Eva worked hard in the circle forcing the shooters to make errors. The centre court consisting of Rosa, Charlotte and Phoebe H puts lots of defensive pressure on the passes turning over lots of ball as well as making great movement to get the ball into our shooting circle. Alexia and Phoebe B were on form with their shooting! This whole team effort took us into the lead after the third quarter with the score ending 8-7 to Southam. We knew the last quarter was going to be tight having only a one goal lead. The team continued to work hard putting pressure on every pass allowing us to turn over possession! Hannah worked hard against the shooter keeping her from receiving the ball to shoot. This led to us extending our lead and taking the win with the final score being 11-9 to Southam!

So proud of you all and looking forward to the final in March!

Oppositions player: Charlotte

Coaches Player: Rosa  

Thanks to all our supporters who came to watch!

Miss Carro

Year 8 Football

Southam vs Princethorpe

On Thursday evening the Y8 team travelled to Princethorpe for the final game in this season’s fixture block. Reports if a prospective muddy pitch proved true due to the pre match rain (and also highlights how luck we are at Southam to have the fantastic Astro playing surface) but nevertheless the team set themselves the task of imposing themselves upon the opposition from the outset. Playing with the advantage of the slope, Southam dominated the whole half and controlled play in and around the Princethorpe goal. Only a fantastic save from their keeper kept out a pile driver strike from Jamie M from fully 30 yards, and even when the keeper was beaten, the post denied Luca V a well deserved goal.

Half time 0-0 but the whole team were aware that they should have been well ahead on the scoreboard. 

This was exacerbated when the team were caught with a sucker punch in the second half as Princethorpe scrambled in the first goal. The boys did not let their heads drop and continued to press and harry their opponents all over the pitch. A well worked corner saw a Princethorpe player catch the ball, unfortunately for him, he was not the goal keeper. Captain Jamie sent the keeper the wrong way and coolly stroked the penalty into the opposite corner. 

With 10 minutes to go the team pushed for victory and were rewarded with a incisive finish from Jesse D. A fantastic run on the left wing by Alex M saw the ball fed to Ethan who drew the defender and laid it in a plate for Jesse. He dummies the keeper beat a despairing dive from a defender and again found the bottom corner.

Final score 1-2 and a well deserved victory that was a reward for the overall work rate from all 12 players.

Special mention for Zac G, who broke up countless attacks, but MOM was Reece who ran tirelessly all day, building attacks from midfield but also running back to help stifle his opposite players.

Well done boys, really proud of the performance tonight.

Mr Lowdon

Hygiene bank collection 2022

As part of Southam College’s celebration of International Women’s day 2022, we are asking staff, students and the local community to donate essential toiletry and hygiene products to Coventry Haven Women’s Aid. Coventry Haven Women’s Aid provide emergency shelter and essentials for vulnerable women and families affected by domestic violence.

Please place all donations on the table by reception by Friday 18th March 2022.

All essential toiletry and hygiene products collected will go to providing basic and essential hygiene to those living in poverty and victims of domestic violence.

Hygiene poverty is being unable to afford the everyday items most of us take for granted, from basic washing products to essential toiletry items.

Products you may wish to donate:

• Toothpaste/Toothbrush (child/adult)

• Shampoo

• Shower gel

• Deodorant

• Hairbrush/hair ties

• Nappies

• Baby wipes

• Toilet roll

• Laundry detergent

Together we can challenge hygiene poverty.

#Breakthebias#IWD20

German Onatti Play

Du bist eingeladen, dir ein wunderbares Theaterstück auf Deutsch anzusehen!  

On Wednesday 2 February during Period 5, Onatti Productions will be performing the German play ‘Horoskop’ for students in Years 8-11 studying German. Students are to go directly to the hall P.5 where they will be registered in their teaching groups. 

Live French Theatre Performance – Onatti Productions

We were delighted to welcome back Onatti Productions to Southam College on Friday, with a live performance of Mon père ne me comprend pas, specially for French students in Years 8 to 13. After studying the play in class last week, students enjoyed watching Hélène, and her eccentric family and friends, as some magical wishes on her 16th Birthday led to some hilarious disasters.  

Well done to all our students for engaging so well with the play, and particularly to Year 11 for interacting so well with the actors afterwards in a question and answer session – we really hope you enjoyed the experience! We would also like to say a massive merci beaucoup to the actors from the Onatti team for delivering such an immersive, inventive French session. It was such a treat to see live performances again! 

We are looking forward to welcoming Onatti Productions back later this year with the German play Horoskop and the Spanish play En el campamento. 

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