To conclude their Half Term topic of Macro nutrients, our Year 10 GCSE Food students have been learning to make French Fruit Tarts, using Pate Sucree, a sweet shortcrust pastry, to line individual tartlet tins. Made over the course of two lessons, the cooled tart cases were filled with crème patissiere, a sweet custard-like pastry cream and then decorated with fresh fruit. Anyone who has visited any French town is likely to have seen these attractive tartlets temptingly displayed in the window of a Patisserie. They make a delicious treat and Y10made a great effort in producing some appetising tartlets.
Next half term we are focusing on micro nutrients ; have an enjoyable week off Y10 and well done for your hard work.
On Thursday 13th October Southam College’s year 10 Netball squad played their first league fixture against Aylesford School at home.
Chloe, Tyra, Isabel, Keri, Sofia, Lily, Darci, Esme, Lola and Grace were superb.
All the girls played brilliantly, attack was amazing, and the defence was unbreakable. The girls worked together beautifully in and around the circle to keep possession of the ball and score some exceptional goals under pressure 33 in total. They worked hard up and down the court to keep possession flowing and gain possession with some excellent interceptions. The energy and dynamics of the whole team was outstanding. All girls demonstrated their versatility playing in 2 or even 3 positions but the goals just kept going in.
Well done to you all. As always, you are a credit to Southam College.
The year 10 Football team started their league and cup journey on Monday 10th October, as they took a short trip across the countryside to Shipston High School. Southam started on the front foot with a couple of good chances in the opening 10 minutes but could not capitalise. Shipston then took the lead with a really composed finished which was followed by a brilliantly worked goal for Shipston to take a 2 goal lead into half time. Southam started the second half well which was rewarded with a goal finished by Tobias C and allowed them apply pressure with only a 1 goal deficit. Halfway through the second half, Shipston managed to take advantage from a long throw which was flicked goalward and over the line to take it to 3-1. Southam did not give up and managed to create good chances but could not finish until Liam J was through on goal and managed to calmly place the ball in the top right corner of the net to give Southam hope of getting something from the game at 3-2. Southam managed to push on and create more chances which could not be capitalised on and with time running down, Tobias C with 3 minutes on the clock, brilliantly struck ball from 25 yards out which rattled the crossbar but unfortunately, was as close as Southam got to an equaliser and came up short on this occasion. The 3-2 loss meant that Southam were out of the cup but lots still to play for in the League, with our next game against Kineton after half-term.
The Y10 Geography trip to Cranedale have had a fantastic time visiting Hornsea and Hull, collecting data for their physical and human fieldwork. They also experienced an adventure walk in the Yorkshire Moors.
Well done to all students for their kindness towards the Cranedale staff.
We are looking forward to meeting parents and carers at the Literature Launch tomorrow. Please arrive promptly for a 16:30 start and head to The Core (the white building by English and Maths), this will be signposted. The event should finish at 17:30. And finally, all resources will be sent out after the event.
We have attended the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres this evening and three of our students laid a wreath as part of the ceremony. The behaviour of our students has continued to be totally brilliant and many people have stopped us to commend them on their behaviour and attitude.
Both coaches have had a day exploring the sites around the Ypres Salient in Belgium. We have visited Talbot House, the Everyman’s Club, where soldiers were able to rest and recuperate away from the trenches. Both coaches listened to some incredible piano music played by our talented students. We also visited Tyne Cot cemetery, the largest British military cemetery in the world, along with Langemarck German cemetery. All students walked in the trenches at Sanctuary Wood, many venturing into the tunnels too. This afternoon both coaches met at Essex Farm and listened to ‘In Flanders Fields’ which was written by John McCrae who served at the dressing station there.