On Tuesday 19th November a group of Year 10 students attended an Oxbridge/ Russell Group conference at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel. At the conference the students found out more about the expectations and requirements of these top UK Universities and listened to a talk from the schools liaison officer of Oxford University. The conference was run by the PiXL organisation who focus on sharing ideas and good practice.
On Wednesday 20th November pupils from Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 competed in the school heat of the Rotary Young Chef Competition. Their task was to cook and serve a meal for two. Judging took place by a panel of 5 which included last years regional finalist, Emily Buckley and the Deputy Mayor. The standard was incredibly high which made the judging extremely difficult. Charlotte Bonham from Year 8 went through in first place. The other 3 places will have to be decided by a dessert Bake off between students Emily Steele-Pells,Tilly England (year 9) Carly Lucas and Lauren Rankin (year 7). We will keep you updated.
A massive thank-you to all of the staff who have gone on the Battlefields Trip this year. Your enthusiasm has been contagious and students have clearly had phenomenal experiences because of your dedication. A special thank-you goes to Mrs Meredith for planning and leading the trip as well as to Mrs Bradburn for continually updating this blog! Finally, thank-you to our amazing Year 10′s – you have been fantastic and a credit to our school. We can’t wait to hear about all of your experiences in person!
We got an earlier ferry home and have just arrived on English soil. We hope to be back between 8pm and 8.30pm.
Bay Toner and Ruby Potter have been awarded the ‘Coach A student of the trip’ prizes for their interest, enthusiasm and responses to the places we have visited. All students have been excellent and a real credit to Southam College and themselves. Mrs Gough
Coach B awarded prizes to the two students who they felt had fully immersed themselves into the spirit of the trip. The students chosen were Oliver Doyle and Ellen Stanton. Both had shown empathy and a real interest in all of the sites visited. The decision to choose these two students was tough. All students have been excellent for the duration of the trip and the prizes could have been awarded to any of them. Well done year 10 for such a wonderful experience. Mrs Meredith
Our final day. We have all had a wonderful trip and I am so proud of our students who have demonstrated such a positive attitude towards everything we have done. They have been respectful at each and every site visited.
Today we have started the day in Poperinge visiting the ‘Death Cells’ where men who were being executed for desertion were held and the execution post in the yard where executions took place. Students have examined the engravings and writings on the walls of the cells.