6th Form Football

Wednesday afternoon saw Southam 6th form travel to North Leamington School for the first round of the cup.
The team looked a lot more composed and started the game brightly with Leighton almost scoring inside the first minute. The back 4 continually won the first ball which allowed the central midfield of Fin, Owen and Finn to get on the ball. Southam should have taken the lead after a corner evaded all players with Lewis sliding in to send the ball over the bar. Southam did take the lead with the next corner when Riley gambled at the front post and nipped in ahead of the defender to flick the ball home. Southam nearly scored straight from kick off after a defensive mix up but the defender managed to clear the ball off the line.
Southam had the first chance of the 2nd half, a long ball from Jack bouncing over the defender but Chris was unable to lift the ball over the rushing goalkeeper. NLS nearly equalised but for fantastic defensive teamwork from Addison and Ben who somehow managed to prevent a goal from 4 yards! Strong defensive play from all players kept NLS at bay and Southam nearly added another after Lewis was allowed a free header off a great Chris delivery. The last 5 minutes Southam saw the game out with good tactical decision making to win the game 1-0 and progress into the next round.
2 men of the match this week. Finn Brown and Fin Purnell for outstanding performances in centre midfield.
A very pleased Mr Turton
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6th Form Football

On Wednesday afternoon the 6th form football team played Camp Hill at Southam.
Southam started the game brightly and passed the ball neatly and threatened down both flanks. Southam had a number of opportunities to score but the Camp Hill goalkeeper was in fine form and Southam couldn’t make the breakthrough.
Camp Hill took an unexpected lead through what can only be described as a wonder strike from 25 yards into the top right corner. This was the only score in the first half.
A few tactical tweaks at half time allowed Southam to get back into the game. The play was dictated by Finn in CM who was linking with both Riley and Chris up front. Southam finally equalised through Owen who had his initial chance saved before scoring the harder opportunity!
Southam had chances to win the game but yet again found the goalkeeper making remarkable saves. The game opened up in the last 10 minutes and both teams had chances to win the game but neither team could capitalise on their chances.
Full time score 1-1.
An entertaining game played at a good tempo by both sets of players. Man of the match goes to Owen for an excellent performance.
Mr Turton

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Spanish Exchange

“El pueblo blanco de Zahara de la Sierra ” was our first stop today: a beautiful white village in the Cádiz province. Students were keen to enjoy the views so had an early morning climb to the castle at the top of the town (1100m-> higher than Scafell Pike!).

Lucy, Daisy and Amy even had enough energy for some dancing with their partners when they came back down, supported by music from Billy.

We then continued our journey to beautiful Ronda where Mrs Spencer spent two months learning Spanish. We walked above “El Tajo” (the gorge) along the “Puente Nuevo”. Students also got to see one of the oldest bullrings in the area.

Our final visit of the day was to Setenil, another “pueblo blanco” which had houses built within the rocks. It is considered to be the most beautiful rural town in Spain.

Tonight, we’re looking forward to a party with our families, followed by a flamenco show!

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Spanish Exchange

Day 3 of the Spanish Exchange saw us visit Seville, the capital of the Andalucía region.

Upon arrival, we had a quick breakfast snack which included pre-prepared “bocadillos” from host families.

We then marched though the rain to “La Giralda”, a gothic style bell tower with a 1200kg weather vane on top. The bell tower forms part of the biggest gothic style cathedral in the world. Our facts were explained to us by the Spanish students.

We then made our way to “El Alcázar” which is a royal palace in the city. The architecture was very impressive and varied due to the influences over the centuries. This was a particularly useful visit for our sixth formers who study architecture as part of their A Level course.

The rain stopped just in time to allow us to put our umbrellas down and enjoy some of the oldest streets in the town. This led to “La plaza de España” which is a spectactular piece of architecture.

We finished the day in Seville with food and some free time in “el centro comercial”.

All of the students are ready for a relaxing night in after a full day which included singing to Queen on the way home!

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