Year 9/10 Girls Football County Tournament

Yesterday A.Bourton, S.Costa, P.Lummis, M.Free and R.Dillon went to Solihull to represent Central Warwickshire for girls football having won their area league in November.

Starting the tournament positively the team beat Etone College 1-0. Into the next match they had tough competition against Tudor Grange Academy where their attack proved difficult and the defence hard to break, leaving the final score 3-1 to Tudor Grange. The next game, Southam needed to win to get into the cup finals and after tough competition ended losing 1-0 after a free kick from the opposition.

Southam then entered the plate where they had 3 opportunities to get into the final round. The first game against Avon Valley saw Southam dominate and the team had more belief that they could win, after pressuring the opposition defence, the team took the lead 1-0. The next match against Henry Newman proved difficult for the team and although the first few minutes were close, Henry Newman took control and the final score finished 3-1. The last match against Blue Coats, needed to finish with a win for Southam to get into the final match. Southam played brilliantly as a team and with P.Lummis making some incredible saves the final score finished 2-0 to Southam!

Southam had made it into the 3rd/4th play off, knowing they had 8 minutes to prove they could do it, the team put out everything to win. R.Dillon made some great defensive tackles as A.Bourton and S.Costa drove the ball forward in attack. M.Free managed to gain the first goal to Southam from a corner kick and S.Costa had a great shot to make the final score 2-0 Southam!

Overall, Southam finished 3rd. A great tournament with some very good opposition. Well done to the whole team and thank you for a great day of football!

Y10 Food Preparation and Nutrition

Yesterday, Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students undertook their final presentation challenge, involving eggs.

Their task was to cook one egg in the method of their choice (fried, scrambled, boiled..) and display it, with toast, salad, sauces etc. Pupils evaluated and judged the end results, with the 10C winner being Jack, closely followed by Tia, Alex and Maisie. Meanwhile in 10D, Charlie’s work was voted the winner, with Isla and Izzie runners-up.
Some eggceptionally attractive displays of work!

After Easter, they will be working on presenting cakes and biscuits, in final preparation for their Mock NEA 2.

Well done Year 10, keep up the eggsellent work!

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Year 10 Football

Southam V St. Benedict’s

Southam tame the weather and the opposition with a mature performance.

On a wet and windy afternoon, our Year 10 team showed a level of confidence and aptitude that showed the improvements that have been made by the team this year and the promise for next year.

From the kick-off, we quickly showed our intent with a couple of well worked moves forcing their keeper into some fine saves. However, it was from one of the resulting corners that L. Cramp left him with no chance when he met a Cameron P. corner with a thumping header. We kept our pressure up, with some assistance from the wind and slope of the pitch, and were rewarded when a powerful angled drive from Cameron P. was too hot for their keeper to handle.

With a comfortable 2-0 lead at half-time we looked to consolidate our position and ensure that we kept the St. Benedict’s attacks at bay. Apart from a few forays into our half we were able to comfortably deal with their attacks, and extended our lead further when Leyton M. deflected a driven Lennon C. free kick into their net.

Eventually, with the game won, St.Benedict’s did manage to fashion a number of chances, but Olli U. pulled off a number of impressive saves to keep a clean sheet and wrap up an excellent end to the season for our team.

Well done lads and looking forward to next year.

German Exchange

Our last full day started in Lauffen and the Hölderlin Gymnasium with a visit to the local micro bakery Clauß where we learnt a lot about making bread, pretzels and the working day of a micro bakery.  Students then rejoined their partners in lessons. The day concluded with the annual farewell party which was much enjoyed by everyone and as we thoroughly enjoyed the company of our Exchange partners it was hard to say: Bis morgen… No doubt there will be tears tomorrow.

A massive thank you to Mr Holfelder, Mrs Brändle, staff and students of the Hölderlin Gymnasium for going above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

Auf Wiedersehen im Oktober!