Congratulations to the year 9 netball squad for a fantastic win against Aylesford School last night 25-0Sandra, Chloe, Tyra, Izzy, Darcie, Sofia, Lily, Keri, Lauren, Esme and Orla. Another excellent performance which reflects their commitment, teamwork and individual skills. Well done to you all.
Sophia in Year 12 will be creating and selling her craft keyrings in support of her National Citizen service project. All money raised will go to creating essential backpacks for local homeless and vulnerable people this winter.
Sophia will be selling her craft keyrings for £3 every lunchtime outside reception from Tuesday 30th November.
A reminder to all Year 9 Geography students. If you would like to take part in the Zoolab workshop on Wednesday 1st December, you will need to pay via ParentPay by Wednesday 24th November. Thanks, Mrs Bradbury
It was a chastening morning for the Yr 9 Rugby team. After the highs of Thursday’s tournament victory, we faced a Kenilworth team out for revenge on their home turf.
The game started evenly with 2 well matched forward packs, but Kenilworth always had the territorial advantage, and eventually their pressure told as they crossed twice before the break. Looking for a fast start to the second half, we again battled hard, but any progress we threatened was undermined time and again with unforced errors, poor handling and passing. Our chances of getting a foothold in the game were extinguished with injuries to the impressive Ben H and Alfie M., and then finally to team leader Ioan E..
Man of the Match, Jack R. continued to conquest at the breakdown, assisted by Max F. and Frank P., but their dangerous backline were getting too much ball and scored at will, running away with the game. We did threaten their line at the death, but just as it looked as if we may eventually get on the scoresheet, Kenilworth intercepted to score a final try.
There is time to re-group and ‘lick our wounds’ from this experience before our next game on 4th Dec Vs Camp Hill. We’ll need a full team out for training next Thursday. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
The Year 9 Rugby team were back with a bang after a few weeks off at the U14 Leamington Tournament.Starting off against Aylesford and North Leamington, we secured comfortable wins, dominating the possession and territory, with tries from Ioan E, Alfie M, Tyler A. and Jack C. We always knew the tough battles would be against Kineton and Kenilworth. Kineton came first and we really rose to the challenge, suffocating any of their possession, turning the ball over, and recycling our ball to pressuring their defence. Jack R. was on hand to burst through their line and score the decisive try.
Going into the final game against Kenilworth, we knew that a draw would be enough to win the tournament, as we were the only team with a 100% record, however, we didn’t want to sit back and gift possession against a dangerous attacking opposition. As a result, we carried on where we left off against Kineton, dominating possession and not giving their talented backline as chance to dictate the game. It was a very hard-fought game, with both sides threatening at times, but our line held strong, and as time was called, we were able to clear the ball, albeit on the second attempt (Cassidy’s hacked attempt aside), to claim a well-deserved victory.
Congratulations to all the team, and this sets up our game against Kenilworth on Saturday perfectly. We’ll need a full-strength team and the same levels of commitment then to maintain these high levels. Looking forward to it!