Southam’s Got Talent 2016

Southam’s Got Talent culminated with a magical evening on Wednesday. The thirty-four acts performed superbly to entertain a captivated audience! With over seventy students performing and a large student support crew coordinating the music, lighting and props; it was an evening that made you appreciate how fabulous Southam College students are. A significant characteristic of the evening was the incredible support the students offered each other.
The judges had an impossible task but eventually declared brilliant Year 7 singer Ella Hinsull the winner. The amazing Irish Dancing of Tilly Wilson secured second place. Whilst third was shared between the expressive dance of Holly Driscoll, the stunning gymnastics from Amy Rigg and Darcy Christie and the lovely voice of singer Lauren McCann.

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Netball Tournament

Two Year 7 teams went to North Leamington tournament this evening. The teams split into green and black and were in separate pools. 

The blacks – consisting of, Rose Hill, Katy Black, Issie Fairhurst, Sarah Costa, Grace Broomhead, Ellie Cumbebatch and Charlotte Wain started their bid off positively with a 1-0 win against Kingsley. However this was a close match and the team knew they needed to up their game for the following matches. Campion school kept them on their toes and pushed the defence to work hard and intercept passes. In the end, a 4-1 win which was well deserved. Winning the pool meant playing Myton in the semi-final! A game that was tough in both attack and defence, stretching all players! A lovely feed from Sarah Costa to Ellie Culberbatch and then Charlotte Wain allowed Charlotte to score just as the final whistle went, leaving the game 3-2 to Southam and a place in the final!!

The green team consisted of Alex Lyle, Niamh Purnell, Erin Powell, Erin Jones, Savannah Spliman-Penn, Olivia Constable and Phoebe Town. They started their pool against Campion and won 4-0 – a great start!! The second game was against North Leamington and although a tougher game a 3-1 win put them in with a chance of the semi final! The final game of the pool was against Myton and a 3-2 win put them in the semi final against Kingsley!! The match was a fair and equal match but Alex Lyle and Niamh Purnell shot incredibly and helped the team win 5-1, putting them in the final!!

The final match Southam Green v Southam Black…you can ask the girls who won, but Southam did win! 

Well played all round, Miss MacLachlan and Miss Leng 

Year 7 Football

Yesterday the year 7 and 8 girls football league winners went to their first School Games competition to represent Central Warwickshire. The team consisting of Sarah Costa (C), Kacie Morby (VC), Syd Jenkins, Niamh Purnell, Ellie Cumberbatch, Poppy Lummis, Emily Lovett, Ana Lovett and Georgia Eversden had no idea of the standard of play to expect but went in positive and ready for some football!

Our pool was a mixed bunch and in the first game after a super goal from Sarah Costa the final score ended 1-1. Heading into the next pool match the team knew they needed a win if there was a chance for a semi-final play off. The girls fought hard and played some excellent football, attacking the ball and going in for every tackle. Poppy Lummis showed huge strength in the goal and saved every shot taken at her! The team worked hard together and ended up with a 1-0 win. The final pool match was the toughest yet against Stratford, the team looked strong and had some very skilled players. However, Southam came out fighting and when a penalty was given to us Sarah Costa got another goal for us! A final score of 1-0 which meant the team won their pool!

The semi-final match was nail biting and tense with both teams fighting and attacking passes, tackles and shots. There were some amazing saves from both keepers and the pressure was mounting! After full time the game went into extra time…1 and a half minutes each way. Still both teams played brilliantly and the final score ended 0-0. This meant penalties. Sarah Costa, Kacie Morby and Niamh Purnell chosen to take one each. Unfortunately the opposition took charge and managed to sneak the win from us!

The team had one final game – 3rd and 4th play off. A game against Stratford who we had previously beat. However the team were nervous as this team were a skilled one. Both teams again came out strong and wanted to win! Southam blocked excellent shots with Ana Lovett clearing fantastic balls, Kacie Morby going in hard on every player and Syd Jenkins carrying the ball through defence towards our attack. Stratford managed a goal but Southam answered back with one and the team went wild! However, we had to compose ourselves for the last few minutes. The girls did amazing and took Stratford to extra time, this eventually led to penalties and the team were once again nervous as ever! After nearly everyone in the team taking a penalty the penalties went to sudden death. Stratford got one and meant they snatched 3rd place!

A well deserved 4th place for Southam out of 8 teams with some tough competition! The whole team should be proud of how they played and conducted themselves throughout the tournament. Excellent effort.

Miss MacLachlan

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Swimming News

The Year 7 Girls and Boys Swimming team have enjoyed the Level 3 County Games. Year 7 Girls are coming back to Southam as overall Area Winners of their competition.

I am proud of all the students they were brilliant and have represented the Central Area with pride.

Well done, Miss Evans.

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Orienteering Championships

Well done to all of the students who took part in the Octavian Droobers Schools Orienteering Championships at the Memorial Park in Coventry.

Competing in the Year 7-9 Lower Schools category for the first time, our students from Year 7 and Year 8 did fantastically well. Notable performances were Izzy Fairhurst finishing 3rd and Ana Lovett 7th in the girls competition, Team captain Joe Quinney 7th in the Boys and our team finishing 2nd overall, not bad for our event!

With some more competitions coming later in the summer term and some local club events coming up as well, hopefully this will just be the start to many more successes.

Mr MacGibbon