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On Monday Exchange students explored Blenheim Palace in the footsteps of Winston Churchill. Despite the weather we persevered and found the” whomping willow tree”featured in the Harry Potter films. The visit was concluded with a fabulous farewell party where Leila Scott surprised with a brilliant video put together from previous Exchange visits. It came as no surprise that Lucas Evans took over the role of putting on tunes and the family Talue provided us with fabulous food- dauphinoise potatoes and chocolate tart. All in all, Southam students and families did themselves justice in repaying their guests’ hospitality with the fantastic dishes they brought and a great time was had.
Bis zum nächsten Jahr und gute Heimfahrt!
Day Trip to Stratford
Southam and Hölderlin students experienced a Shakespearean lesson in the actual schoolroom were the Bard of Avon himself was taught once as a boy. The students made gains in Latin and enjoyed their quill skills. We discovered that Mr Holfelder looks a little like Professor Snape in an Elizabethan school teacher’s dress. A day in Stratford would not be complete without a stroll to the RSC and Shakespeare’s birth place, and the Exchange would not be complete without Mrs Martin, who nurtured German and English relations successfully for years. Much fun was had in the evening at ten pin bowling.
Ein schönes Wochenende!
Southam V Coundon Court
A tough afternoon for the Year 10 team.
Expecting a weakened and small opposition, we didn’t take a full strength team, and were surprised to find and strong 21 man squad to play.
We held our own at the breakdown and were able to gain territory from putting together multiple phases of play. Their strengths were from open play, with some strong, fast players, and they were able to exploit this with a couple of earlier tries. We scored a well worked try through Josh L, but unfortunately, when pushing for a levelling score, their runners got away again to score before the break.
Looking to start the second half strongly and get back into the game, our intensity and energy levels were high, but with a stiffening breeze, slope and large squad of players against us, we struggled to stay with their runners and they quickly broke free, scoring multiple tries and taking the game decisively away from us.
We have a game next week at home against Harris on Wednesday, so hopefully with a full strength team, we’ll be able to put a better performance together.
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