U14 Girls Football Semi-Final 

Tonight the U14 girls team played Stratford in the semi-final of the cup. Stratford has lots of shots in the first half but Poppy Lummis saved them all! Great attacking from Abbie Bourton, Sarah Costa and Georgia Eversden put pressure on the Stratford defence. Lana Wilson-Shrubbs, Esha Sance, Ellie Cumberbatch and Niamh Purnell kept the ball moving forward in midfield, whilst Olivia Constable, Emily Lovett, Ana Lovett, Ellie Gregory and Lucy Parsons played well in defence clearing the ball for the Southam attack! Amazing play from all meant that Abbie Bourton could fire in 2 amazing shots in the last 5 minutes. A 2-0 win for Southam puts the team in the final!!! Well done everyone!

Thank you for Shauna O’Neill and Katie Morby for doing the lines.

Miss MacLachlan & Mr Ginger


French Trip Day 3

Quel jour gastronomique!
A day full of food, fun and friendship. Lots of proud teacher moments today watching our students make friends at Jean Bosco school in Guines. Finally we got to meet our penpals of the past few months, and students were fab at talking to and meeting their  French friends. Speed-dating and pictionary started our day, followed by a tour of the school and it’s facilities, and then football, rounders table-tennis and Just Dance. Very proud of Louisa Sixsmith, Holly Driscoll, Katie Shilito, Olivia Constable and Emily Lovett who really came out of their shells here! We also experienced lunch in the French canteen before saying a sad goodbye to all of our new friends. The afternoon bought a hilarious and terrifying visit to the bakery, where under the scary French instruction of Bruno the baker, students formed their own croissants (or tried to.. we won’t mention any names here, Luca del Torre). More food followed with our trip to the creperie, where students made their own crepe batter, then all flipped their own pancakes (again with varying success). They also all created together a beautiful marzipan cake topper! On return to the hotel, we were treated to an amazing five course meal – complete with snails and French cheeses!
. An amazing 21 out of 24 students tried the snails – and Louie Bulyka and Rory Stewart were brave enough to blind taste them! As we write, students are completing a quiz on the trip’s events. We’ll all be very sad to leave tomorrow, but hopefully will have lots of happy memories.
We will update the blog with travel times as the day progresses. Bonne nuit!

French Trip – Day 2

L’aventure continue! Students enjoyed a delicious petit-déjeuner this morning with some freshly baked croissants and chocolate chaud, before heading out to experience the market in Le Touquet. Here students completed lots of speaking challenges, and Mme Spencer and I were extremely impressed with the way students threw themselves into these activities – really proud of the amount of French language everyone tried out on the French vendors! Special shout out to Rory Stewart and gang for their efforts, and Mia Russell, Lily Fraser-Pope and Caitlin Neville.

After a quick visit to the beach, it was on to a local biscuit factory where students learnt about production of this local delicacy (and tried some wares). Etaples Military Cemetery came next, and students spent some time admiring this powerful place before moving onto more food at the chocolate factory.

Well done Louie Bulyka and Jack Waterfield for being the first complete the challenges here! We saw lots of chocolate being purchased at the factory – can only assume it’s presents for those at home!

More games this evening, then rest for our visit to school tomorrow! A demain.