A Beginners Orienteering event is being held at Ryton Pools Country Park on Saturday 26 September from 11am until 3pm. This event is part of Warwickshire Parks Big Day Out. Runners and walkers of all ages, 5 – 85 years, and abilities are always welcome to come along to try out this outdoor adventure navigation sport. Help is available to all newcomers. A large scale map and electronic timers are provided; bring a compass if you have one.
To find out more see website www.octavian-droobers.org or tel: 01926 632189.
A new and exciting resource for creative thinkers:
The all-new Southam Challenge Boxes are in place in all classrooms! They are for students who complete all of their work in class to a very high-standard and have the opportunity for an extra thinking challenge. With teachers’ agreement, students can select their own challenge, complete it and hand it in to the library. These challenges will force students to use logic, reasoning and combine areas of knowledge from across departments and outside school.
Great quality efforts will be recognised through displays and the awarding of HAPs.
Ask your teacher and take a challenge today!
Year 7 Rugby: Coundon Court 10 Southam 15
A dramatic last gasp try from the excellent Lennon Cramp, his second of the match, sealed an impressive victory in Year 7’s first ever rugby match. The display of tackling was superb, with James Phillips worthy of a particular mention. Ben Robinson was given Tackle of the Match for a fabulous try saving tackle. Captain Tom Hill and Vice Captain Josh Lee led by example with excellent personal performances. However, for both his excellent tackling and strong powerful running, the Man of the Match award went to Cameron Power. Joe Cummings showed good strength to score a crucial try. He was one of a powerful set of forwards that included Leon Jennings, Adam Mullen, Benedict Symonds, Harrison Robbins, Kaizer Ndlovu, Charlie Knights, Howard Farrall and Josh Poulton. On a small pitch which restricted space and under the controversial new rules of play, the backs did well to give the game shape and to try to pass the ball wide. Tenacious performances were evident from Kieran Caruana, George Hind, Patrick Fitzgerald, Oliver Upton and Dylan Wilson.
Thanks to Coundon Court for hosting this excellent game, it is always a pleasure to visit this fine school and PE Department. We are hoping to have an A and B team game at Southam against Coundon later in the term. Thanks to the young referee officiating his first ever game, and a thank you to the parents on the side for all their support for the boys.
With over 40 boys at training last week competition for places is fierce. So players must show commitment to training on Wednesdays. On a final note, everyone of all standards and experience is welcome at training as we are a squad, not just a team, and will eagerly promote the rugby camaraderie and values.