Weekly Blog

19th February – 23rd February

Primary Indoor Girls football

A team of Year 10 Sports Leaders helped to organised and run the annual indoor girls’ football event. The Leaders were refereeing, scoring and encouraging all the Primary Schools that attended. It was a very close competition with Broughton School becoming the winners for 2018 with Wallop as runners up.

Primary Basketball Coaching

The Year 10 Sports Leaders gave a coaching session to six local primary schools as part of their on-going leadership assessment. They were assessed on their ability to teach a basic warm-up which was basketball related and the three key skills of: Shooting, Passing and Dribbling.

The session was during the morning with two hours of continuous coaching including game situations. Well done to all the Sports Leaders on passing their assessment!

Keeping our Sports Leaders Busy!

Year 7 New Age Kirling

The Year 7 New Age Kurling competition has started with the tutor groups competing against each other in a very tight and close event. The final matches will take place after the Year 11 exams resuming on Wednesday 7th March at lunchtime. Only one round of the competition has been played so far with 7G TAKING THE LEAD and winning both their games!! The competition is run by the Year 8 Young Sports Leaders as the final assessment for their course running on Wednesday lunchtimes in the school gym.

Year 7 pupils will be working with the Year 8 Young Leaders as an  introduction to  the new course. They can sign up to join the Sports Leaders every Wednesday lunchtime. The Young Sports Leaders work with the primary pupils from our cluster schools just like the Year 10 Sports Leaders and sometimes support them to host their activities. ‘Taster sessions’ will start just before the Easter holidays and the official course will start in the Summer Term with the Year 8 pupils Young Leaders helping to mentor.

Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

The Rotary Club encourage speaking and presentation skills in young people and to promote this they hold a serious of competitions which showcases superb quality speakers called ‘Youth Speaks’. The Rotary Club of Andover host the local rounds for this area.

Congratulations to Year 9 pupils Eve Wansboro, Cerys Hotchkiss and Kevani Bhoodhoo who, having won the first round of the competition for their age group, all participated in the second round of the Youth Speaks competition. This was held at Test Valley School this week.

All delivered a clear and persuasive presentation on the topic of fitness for all. The judges praised them for their thought-provoking speeches and their engaging delivery.

Well done! We are very proud of your achievement in getting so far in the competition.