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Year 7 Parents’ evening

Please note that in the interests of logistics and fairness one Science teacher has been allocated to report on each Year 7 Science group.  Regardless of the subject they teach, they will feed back on all 3 Science subjects using records of internal tests and comments passed on to them by colleagues.

If there is a need to speak to a particular Science teacher, you can either contact them at the school or leave a message with the Science teacher you speak to at Parents’ Evening.

If you have a more general enquiry regarding the Sciences at Southam College then you might wish to contact me by email:

Jim Eltringham

Head of Science

Southam College

Year 7 Football

Southam year 7 football team played Kenilworth in the district cup semi-final on Monday evening. The team were fully aware that they would have to be at their best to avenge the 3-0 defeat Kenilworth inflicted in the league 2 weeks ago.

From the first whistle Kenilworth were on the front foot and could have scored in the first minute. Southam did grow into the game and scored against the run of play through Harry after great pressing in the midfield from Archie and Oli. Harry’s finish was calm and neatly dispatched into the bottom corner. This gave Southam confidence to try and pass the ball around. The game was firmly played in Southam’s half with very few opportunities for the striker. Southam pressed, made challenges and were fortunate to be 1-0 up at half time as Kenilworth had wasted a number of good opportunities.

Early in the second half Kenilworth did finally score, a well struck free kick from the angle of the box, straight into the top corner. Southam didn’t let their heads drop and fashioned 2 excellent chances which we were extremely unlucky not to score. The game was much more even in the second half with both teams searching to find the winning goal. Kenilworth hit the post twice and Southam were denied by some good defending after good play down both wings. Noah also ensured the game was level heading into the last 5 minutes with a great last ditch clearance. Unfortunately, Kenilworth did score with 3 minutes of the game remaining. A fantastic team goal resulting in a tap in. Southam continued to search for an equaliser but couldn’t quite find it. Final score 2-1 to Kenilworth.

A very pleasing performance, one which the boys should be proud of. You matched a team that had beaten us previously and the result could have quite easily been different. I am extremely proud of you all for reaching the semi final and the fantastic football that you have played. Thank you to everybody who came along and supported the team, it’s very much appreciated.

Well done year 7

Year 7 National Cross-Country Championships

Well done to Oliver W who competed for Warwickshire in the National Yr 7 Boys Cross-Country Championships at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough. Against the best runners in the country, Oliver finished an excellent 84th and was the 3rd Warwickshire runner home. For a runners taking part in his first National competition this is an outstanding result. Congratulations Oliver and we look forward to many more successes in the future!

Mr MacGibbon

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Year 7 Football

Thursday evening saw the year 7 football team play Myton in a league fixture. The team started brightly and took the lead through a goal mouth scramble within the first 10 minutes. Southam played some superb football, looking to play from the back with neat interchanging passes through Archie, Alfie and Ronan, Southam should have doubled their lead but for a great save and then the rebound striking the post! Myton got back into the game through a well taken break away goal. Half time score 1-1.
Southam continued to press in the second half and still played from the back but a slight mix up allowed Myton to score their second. This didn’t deter Southam; with Oli and Jasper pressing in midfield, Ronan holding the ball up front and looking to play Harry in Southam had multiple efforts on goal. Southam should have been level but for two fantastic strikes from Harry hitting the upright and bouncing clear! Eventually the equaliser did come with 2 minutes to go, again it was another goal mouth scramble this time tucked away by Leo! Full time score 2-2.
Man of the match goes to Oli, who worked tirelessly in the midfield and always looked to create attacking chances.
A thoroughly entertaining game with some exceptional football played. It was certainly the best football I have seen played by the team this season and we are very unlucky not to have won!
Thank you to all parents and supporters who came to watch, it’s very much appreciated.
Our next game is on Monday against Kenilworth in the semi final of the cup.
Well done boys.
Mr Turton