Year 8 Jr NBA games (Round 1 and 2)

Tuesday 6th December vs Barr’s Hill and Rugby Free (round 1):

Tuesday started the year 8s Jr NBA journey as they are representing the Denver Nuggets in the NBA format. Barr’s Hill and Rugby Free travelled to Southam College to take on each other and Southam in a Tournament style fixture. The first game saw Southam take on Barr’s Hill (Minnesota Timberwolves) in a very close game which saw the game tied for a long period of the game until Barr’s Hill took control at the end of the third quarter which continued into the fourth and saw Barr’s Hill take a good win in a competitive first game. The third and final game saw Southam (Denver Nuggets) take on Rugby Free (Toronto Raptors) in another close game. LJ led the team with scoring a couple of strong baskets inside, which uplifted squad as Southam went into half time in a good position. Again, in the second half, Rugby Free pushed the pace and managed to gain the lead which was then extended in the final quarter and win but Southam represented themselves well and showed excellent sportsmanship after two tough defeats.

Thursday 8th December vs Sidney Stringer and Nicholas Chamberlaine (round 2):

Southam were excited to get started and play again on a tight schedule after their agonising losses on Tuesday, this time against Sidney Stringer (New York Knicks) and Nicholas Chamberlaine (Boston Celtics). Southam faced Sidney Stringer first which proved to be their toughest test yet. Southam started well in the first half by losing the first quarter but winning the second with Arthur E hitting multiple mid-range jump shots. Sidney Stringer then started making multiple shots and Southam’s head started to drop as Stringer ran away with the game in the second half with the score ending 32-10 after a poor scoring half from Southam and the opposite from Sidney Stringer. The second game of the night saw Sidney Stringer match up against Nicholas Chamberlaine which was a really high-quality game of Basketball which was tense and competitive throughout until the fourth quarter, where Sidney Stringer’s use of screens became vital as they came away with a 16-13 win. Southam’s last game of the week coincided with the year 8s playing their best Basketball with the help , encouragement and support from Miss Mason, Mr Turton, Miss Rehman-Minas and Mr Johnson. Arthur E continuing to score baskets helped Southam get off to a great start and filled with confidence. Nia A worked well getting offensive rebounds whilst Reece Y and LJ linked up well to score some impressive baskets. Southam Lost the game 16-7 but was b far, their best basketball and are continuing to grow in the early stages of their basketball journey. Once again they represented the school really well and lots of positives to take into the next game against Campion next week before the Christmas break.

Human Rights Week

The Amnesty Society are really looking forward to educating their peers about human rights this week. Check out the calendar and come along and visit our campaign stalls during lunch. We look forward to seeing you get involved in Human Rights education.


On Tuesday 29th November the famous Southam swimming gala returned to our house competition. It was lovely to see all our swimmers representing their houses in a well contested gala.

The morning started with the year 8 and 9 girls gala. The Godiva girls stole the show winning both galas with outstanding swimming from Lucy D (yr9) winning both the breaststroke and the free style. Tammy M secured the yr8 win with wins in the butterfly and breaststroke. 

The second slot saw the year 7s take to the pool. The Godiva golden girls continued their domination and took the year 7 girls event too thanks to fantastic swimming from Grace C taking the breaststroke and butterfly and Isabell P winning the backstroke. 

The year 7 boys event was more evenly spread with wins coming from all houses from Harvey K-V (WE, breaststroke), Morgan J (WH, front crawl and butterfly) and Alex M (GV, backstroke). Webb Ellis managed to sneak the win thanks to some fantastic team swims.

The final slot was for the year 8 and 9 boys. The Whittle boys grouped together to produce some fantastic swims with sports captain Tom N leading by example winning the breaststroke and butterfly and team mate Josh L winning the backstroke. The boys relay teams also snuck 1st and 2nd in the relay. 

The year 9 boys finished in the pool and we were blown away by Jack B (WE) winning both the butterfly and front crawl convincingly. The other houses put up a fight with Tudor C (WH) winning the backstorke and Felix B (GV) winning the breaststroke but Webb Ellis were too strong. 

Well done to everyone who took part in the event it was great to see and celebrate so many great performances. Keep your eyes peeled for more house events to help support your house in the competition. 

Dave Sunderland Inter-Counties Cross-Country Champs – Himley Hall, Dudley

Bella B. and Rosa W. competed for the Warwickshire Junior Girls Team at the Inter Counties Champs against the best cross-country runners from counties ranging from Surrey to Cheshire.

On an undulating and testing Himley Hall course, bathed in warm autumn sunshine, both girls ran with their usual courage and determination. Bella running against Yr 9 girls ran fantically and was the 5th Warwickshire runner home in 38th overall, and Rosa battled to the finish, when feel less than 100%, to come home as the 11th Warwickshire athlete in 59th. The Junior Girls Team finished 4th, but contributed vital points to the Overall Trophy that Warwickshire won.

The next schools race with be on 21st Jan and runners will be selected from there for the National Schools Championships in March.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to send a good cohort from Southam to represent Warwickshire again this year.

Well done again Girls, and lets hope you have some company next time.

Mr MacGibbon

Food Lessons

Dear Parents/ Guardians. 

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. 

Thank you. Mrs James.

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