Welcome back from Germany Year 8!
We are really in awe of the quailty of entries for Frau Galvin’s photo challenge so far. Please remember you have until Wednesday 10th July to e-mail your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have extended the deadline after seeing so many wonderful entries that were waiting for a wi-fi connection! Remember that your different challenges were : Tuesday – #vivacolonia, Wednesday – #deutscheslandschaft, Thursday – #deutschesessen, Friday -#whatdeutschlandmeanttome. Viel Glück – Good luck! Frau Galvin
Current ETA of the Y8 Germany trip: 7.30 pm/8pm.
Boppard am Rhein und Koblenz:
Heute heißt es: Schiff ahoi! Southam College students admired the picturesque old- worldly charm of Boppard am Rhein before embarking on a river trip enjoying the breathtaking landscape. It goes without saying that students will not forget the words “Schloss” and “Burg” in a hurry (both meaning castle) as they were used in abundance by our keen students. At the Lorelei viewpoint we tried our best to make our two birthday girls feel special (Evie Clifford and Mrs Bishop) and celebrated with cake (courtesy of Mr and Mrs Clifford), candles, cards, little presents, party hats and badges. Hollie James, Marie Green and Daisy Aratoon proofed themselves to be real assets thriving on the responsibility to cater for the whole group.
At 29 degrees we truly welcomed the soave and serene pool landscape in Koblenz (serene until we arrived!). Könige der Kletterwand (Kings of the climbing wall): Callum Banthien and Jake Haden. Jake Lynch and Cam Morrison’s big smiles spoke for themselves.
A fantastic day was had today in Cologne starting at the cathedral where Mr Johnson educated students on the biblical stain glass windows. Then students and teachers enjoyed a picknick in the sunshine by the river whilst brushing up on their conversational German ahead of the evening.
At the zoo Tate Workman, Finn Harris and Tyler Shearsby admired our distant relatives, whilst Callum Banthien, Imogen Angel and Josko Panek excelled in the competition learning the most items of new animal vocabulary. Marie Green, Evie du Bois and Daisy Aragon displayed their artistic skills in the photo competition. In the evening the Spaghetti-Eis was very well received and ordered in perfect German. Linguists of the day: Paul Hickey, Imogen Angel and Emily Levett.
After a fairly smooth journey Southam students arrived safely at their accommodation in Köln- Deutz. Mr Johnson, Callum Banthien and Luke Lynch made the time pass quickly by entertaining us with their jokes. Students have been an asset to the college today and swiftly adapted to the group routines. Now to dinner to experience our first German meal. Lecker! 🥨🇩🇪
Gute Nacht und bis morgen in Köln!
The afternoon started off with a strong win for James P in the hurdles winning convincingly. The hurdling successes continued with Izzie M and Freya E finish 1st and 3rd overall.
Following on from this successes followed on the track for Dom E in the 800m beating all of the year 7 and 8 competitors. Charlie S finished the boys track events with a win in the 100m by at least 10m.
The girls track joys came from Madeleine J in the 1500m winning by 100m, with Abbey G-S and Emily R coming home in 2nd and 3rd. Mae Q had a battle on her hands in the 200m but finished in a strong 2nd well ahead of the rest of the field. Maddie N continued her success on the track this season with another convincing win in the 100m.
The field events saw some good performances also with wins in the shot putt by Max F-P and Mae Q. A first win for Freya E in the yr 7 girls high jump with a jump of 1.25m. The yr 7 girls earned 1st and 2nd in the long jump with Izzie C-B stealing the victory over Holly F by 2cm.
All in all a lovely day, and reminder the year 7 and 8 girls and the year 8 boys have the County Finals of the Super 6 Athletics on Thursday.
Well done, you should all be proud!
Mrs Turton, Mr MacGibbon and Mr Turton
The Year 8 Rounders team played Aylesford school on Thursday 27th June 2019. Southam won the toss so took the opportunity to field first. After a rocky start Southam finally got in to their stride. However Aylesford managed to achieve 7 and a half Rounders in the first innings. Southam went in to bat; after some amazing batting and super risk taking from Madeleine Jacks Southam achieved 8 Rounders. In the second innings the fielding from Southam was superb with very little mistakes made. They kept the score exceptionally tight with Aylesford only achieving 4 Rounders in the second innings. Southam had nothing to lose and stepped up to bat with confidence in the second innings. Again there was some brilliant play from Marie Green; Emily Levett; Aimee Stanley and Sophie Constable. Southam achieved 9 and a half Rounders and therefore taking a win. Final score Southam 17 and a half Rounders Aylesford 13 and a half Rounders.
“Well done to all the girls who played, each and everyone of you made a fantastic contribution to the overall win. So proud of you as always! Miss Evans”.