Saturday morning saw the Year 11 rugby team travel to Lutterworth rugby club to play Lutterworth High school.
A fiercely competitive battle ensued with both teams trying to break through the defensive line. The first try of the game from Will crashing over the line in the corner. Tom converted to give us a 7-0 lead. A second try of the game followed after tremendous forward play allowed Tom to pick the ball and dart through from distance and give us a 12-0 lead. Lutterworth pulled a try back before half time. Half time 12-5.
A few changes at half time due to injuries didn’t change the pattern of the game with both teams countering against each other. After a passage of good forward play, Joe touched down over the line to extend the lead to 17-5. Some errors with handling allowed Lutterworth back into the game and Southam conceded 3 quick tries in the final 10 minutes allowing Lutterworth to take the win 26-17.
There were some real positives to take from the game with some brilliant work in the forwards. A special mention to Ioan, Jack and Cass for stepping up and playing brilliantly.
Also, a big thank you to parents for coming to watch.
On Wednesday afternoon we hosted 2 matches against Princethorpe. We played a combination of year 11-13 players to tackle the two teams from Princethorpe.
The first match saw a nail biter between the two teams, after the first quarter Princethorpe were up by 1 goal 3-2. Some great play down court from Millie, Abby and Liberti saw Southam come back into the contest and bring it back to 5-5.
The second half it remained equally close but some outstanding defending from Megan and Chloe H saw Southam stop Princethorpe being able to sneak ahead. The score remained even until the final quarter where Holly H and Abby T managed to slot their final shot meaning victory went to Southam, 13-12.
The second match saw an equally contested match, however the accuracy of the Princethorpe GS allowed them to take the victory in the end. A good first quarter saw Chloe S and Sophie take some vital intercepts but after the first period of time Southam we’re down 7-3. The same 7 continued to play and there were some elements of great link play by Chloe S, Scarlett and Rosie but unfortunutly they managed to sneak further ahead at half time, 13-5.
The second half saw both of the Holly’s come onto court. Holly Y was confident it putting the ball in the circle to Holly F in the first few minutes looking really positive. However, Princethorpe had got their eye in and there wasn’t too much Scarlet could do about it. The final quarter the girls went all out to try and bring back the score, but it finished 24-10 to Princethorpe.
Two great games this afternoon and we look forward to heading over to Princethorpe for the reverse fixture.
We are very mindful of the rising costs of ingredients (we all have to cook and provide for ourselves/our families too). Whilst we are trying to deliver our Curriculums as normal, we can help students should they be unable to source ingredients (currently eggs), by selling them the amount required, from our store cupboard. We encourage all students to bring in their ingredients ALREADY WEIGHED out, to save time. If they haven’t weighed out their ingredients, we have scales in school and request that students come to T2/T3 before school or at break time, to do this. We also HATE WASTE, now more than ever, so please remind students to take ALL food and any leftover ingredients home with them. Every week we have to throw food away that has not been collected – we just don’t have the storage space to freeze it all etc.
We, the Head Students are excited to announce a new approach to anti-bullying week this year. We have created a week that will surround the topics of sexism, racism and homophobia, and take a more direct and united approach to tackling bullying. Within this week we aim to educate the lower school on why bullying is not tolerated, but more specifically the history behind the aforementioned subsections of bullying and put a stress on why we shouldn’t use targeted, hateful words. The Year 12 prefect team are running a presentation session in years 7-9, which will be an educational session on why certain derogatory slurs are not used, and the history behind them. This is because we believe that educating students as to why these words are hurtful is a lot more efficient at tackling targeted bullying than punishment.